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BUSINESS UPDATES | Speaker to discuss Youngstown Sheet & Tube housing preservation

Among today's business updates: Cafaro Foundation and Sight for All United; and AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.
Youngstown Sheet and Tube housing
Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. housing. (Contributed photo)

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. housing preservationist Tim Sokoloff will share his efforts to restore and preserve the nation’s first pre-fabricated industrial workers’ planned community at 10 a.m. Sept. 19 at Kravitz’s Deli Meeting Room, 3135 Belmont Ave.

Sokoloff graduated from Struthers High School in 1985 and moved into the company homes in 1989. He has acquired 60 of the original 194 fire-proof units, which were built in Campbell in 1917, and is bringing them up to code for lease or sale. 

The discussion is being presented by the William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society as part of the Memories of a Lifetime cultural and educational program. The cost is $5 for members and $6 for nonmembers. Refreshments will be served, and there will be a 50/50 raffle to benefit the society’s education mission.

Reservations are suggested, but walk-ins will be admitted based upon seat availability.

For reservations or more information, call Richard S. Scarsella, society chairman of the board of trustees, at 330-726-8277.

Cafaro Foundation donates $12,900
to vision program for Warren students

WARREN — The Cafaro Foundation donated $12,900 to Sight for All United to provide a better chance at academic success for 60 students in Warren City Schools.

Third-graders underwent reading assessments, and those identified with difficulties were given a full eye examination to evaluate visual and medical conditions that can limit academic success.

“It’s heartbreaking to think that a child can’t learn because of some basic need that’s not met,” Phyllis Cafaro of the Cafaro Foundation said in a news release. “We’re happy to support the wonderful efforts of eye care professionals to alleviate vision problems for local children."

Sight for All United provides vision services to the community regardless of the ability to pay. The organization implements the school vision programs, recruits eye doctors from the community, organizes therapy and medical care and distributes and fits the glasses at the school for the children.

According to Dr. Sergul Erzurum, co-founder of Sight for All United, children are often misdiagnosed with attention deficit disorder or receive behavioral-related diagnosis when their vision could be a contributing factor in their ability to learn. 

"Through these collaborative efforts, we hope to eliminate the visual related barriers that prevent these children from being the best that they can be at home and school," Erzurum said in the release.

Gasoline prices decline
14 cents in Northeast Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN — The average price for gasoline across Northeast Ohio is 14 cents lower this week at $2.16 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.

The average price for unleaded self-service gasoline in the Youngstown area is $2.09 per gallon.

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