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NORTH JACKSON, Ohio -- The Antonine Sisters will host an open house 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 18 to celebrate the opening of Antonine Village, a newly constructed $9 million assisted-living and memory care center that will complement their adult day-care center.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Paul Hagman’s favorite spot in Youngstown is Central Square. As he stands there, the owner of RBF CoLab Architecture and Design can see the history of the city and the intricate details of the landmark buildings downtown.
On the northeastern corner is the Stambaugh Building, built in the neo-classical style in 1907 with a bright white brick exterior. That is the structure Dominic C. Marchionda and NYO Property Group is converting to the first hotel in the downtown in five decades.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Long before the steel industry retrenched, this city was losing residents. Every census since 1950 -- when the city’s population peaked at 168,330 --– the number fell each time heads were counted.
What began as small losses turned into giant ones as the old mills were razed. Since 1970, each decennial count has shown the population dropped at least 16% and that those who remained were older on average than the nation.
The city lost something more than its young people. It lost their brains.
BROOKFIELD, Ohio -- The Strimbu Memorial Fund awarded nearly $175,000 in grants to area organizations and individuals in 2014, the fund announced at its annual distribution committee meeting.
“The Strimbu Memorial Fund was created to perpetuate the work of the late Nick Strimbu Jr., who had a passion for leading individuals and economic development agencies in order to attract, assist and retain the industrial base of the valley,” said Paul O’Brien, board president.
WASHINGTON -- As the holiday season spotlights acts of kindness and giving back, a new federal study shows that one in four Americans volunteered through an organization and two-thirds helped their neighbors last year. Collectively, Americans volunteered nearly 7.7 billion hours last year.