Sunday, February 7, 2016

This Week's Youngstown Roundup

1. Five individuals, including former Boardman Township Trustee Kathy Miller, have filed a taxpayer lawsuit against the City of Youngstown. The suit contends that water and wastewater funds should not be used for economic development or demolition in the city. They also request eight years of restitution of funds spent on such activity. 

City officials contend that the practice is legal and note that the water funds have played a significant role in key development projects, specifically in the greater downtown area which is experiencing significant revitalization.
2. The Youngstown State Football team announced its 2016 recruiting class on Wednesday. The new class includes 11 players and features several local and regional products. The Penguins open spring camp in mid-March. The annual Red-White Spring Game is scheduled for Friday, April 15 and the season and home opener takes place on Thursday, September 1 at 7:30pm against Duquesne.
3. Saturday night was the 4th annual 'Cookie Tables & Cocktails' event at the Mahoning Valley Historical Society's Tyler History Center in downtown Youngstown. Over 300 individuals enjoyed approximately 10,000 cookies crafted by over 70 different bakers, both amaetur and professional. Proceeds from the event benefit the capital campaign for the center which has successfully raised $6.1 million to date for renovations.
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