Grant supports Trumbull property owners tending to side lots - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Grant supports Trumbull property owners tending to side lots

Posted: Updated:
WARREN, Ohio - An extra resource is available to those who are tending to side lots purchased through the Trumbull County Landbank.

Property owners in Warren can apply online for $250 gift cards to Lowes for tools and materials.

Huntington Bank donated $5,000 to the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership to pay for the program.

"This is going to take a long time, and we're in it for the long haul," Matt Martin said, TNP executive director. "Ultimately it's about quality of life for residents and it's about stabilizing property, stabilizing neighborhoods one property at a time."

The Side-lot Incentive program is in its second year. Homeowners who want to expand their property can purchase land available through the landbank for a total of $500. Some have transformed vacant properties into gardens throughout the city.

"We've got a wide variety of projects, a lot more activity, more demolitions, more land, more yard expansions, so I think these gift cards will be gone in no time," Martin said.
  • More From wfmj.comHot ClicksMore>>

  • White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'

    White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 6:22 AM EDT2018-08-15 10:22:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Rourke). In this Aug. 1, 2018 photo, Lauren Woehr hands her 16-month-old daughter Caroline, held by her husband Dan McDowell, a cup filled with bottled water at their home in Horsham, Pa. In Horsham and surrounding towns in eastern Penns...(AP Photo/Matt Rourke). In this Aug. 1, 2018 photo, Lauren Woehr hands her 16-month-old daughter Caroline, held by her husband Dan McDowell, a cup filled with bottled water at their home in Horsham, Pa. In Horsham and surrounding towns in eastern Penns...
    Toxics used in nonstick cookware, fast-food wrappers and much more are turning up in public water systems in dozens of states.More >>
    Toxics used in nonstick cookware, fast-food wrappers and much more are turning up in public water systems in dozens of states.More >>
  • Outdoor fun dwindles as smoky haze hangs over California

    Outdoor fun dwindles as smoky haze hangs over California

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 1:03 PM EDT2018-08-14 17:03:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lorin Eleni Gill). The city of Berkeley, Calif., sits in a dull, smoky haze Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. The air quality has hit unhealthy levels in cities miles away as California's largest wildfire ever burns to the north.(AP Photo/Lorin Eleni Gill). The city of Berkeley, Calif., sits in a dull, smoky haze Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. The air quality has hit unhealthy levels in cities miles away as California's largest wildfire ever burns to the north.
    No major wildfires are burning near Sacramento but for two weeks a dull haze and the faint smell of smoke from distant blazes has blanketed California's capital region.More >>
    No major wildfires are burning near Sacramento but for two weeks a dull haze and the faint smell of smoke from distant blazes has blanketed California's capital region.More >>
  • Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones, Infowars

    Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones, Infowars

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:01 AM EDT2018-08-14 15:01:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, July 19, 2016 file photo, Alex Jones, center right, is escorted by police out of a crowd of protesters outside the Republican convention in Cleveland. Facebook says it has taken down four pages b...(AP Photo/John Minchillo, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, July 19, 2016 file photo, Alex Jones, center right, is escorted by police out of a crowd of protesters outside the Republican convention in Cleveland. Facebook says it has taken down four pages b...
    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defend company decision not to ban right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his "Infowars" show.More >>
    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defend company decision not to ban right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his "Infowars" show.More >>
  • More NewsMore>>

  • Three of the fires were near a Youngstown fire station

    Crews battle five house fires on Youngstown's West Side within two-hour period

    Crews battle five house fires on Youngstown's West Side within two-hour period

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 6:58 AM EDT2018-08-15 10:58:37 GMT
    One of three fires on Midland AvenueOne of three fires on Midland Avenue

    An investigator thinks a group of juveniles may be responsible for torching five homes on Youngstown's West Side early Wednesday, bringing out firefighters from around the city. 

    More >>

    An investigator thinks a group of juveniles may be responsible for torching five homes on Youngstown's West Side early Wednesday, bringing out firefighters from around the city. 

    More >>
  • The wall is on display Thursday through Sunday in Warren

    The Wall That Heals: What visitors need to know

    The Wall That Heals: What visitors need to know

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 5:50 AM EDT2018-08-15 09:50:04 GMT

    Valley residents who lost a loved one in the Vietnam War and those who just want to honor those who died will be stopping in Warren this week at a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. 

    More >>

    Valley residents who lost a loved one in the Vietnam War and those who just want to honor those who died will be stopping in Warren this week at a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. 

    More >>
  • Youngstown Firefighters fear city could default on government grant

    Youngstown Firefighters fear city could default on government grant

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 5:21 AM EDT2018-08-15 09:21:56 GMT

    Youngstown Fire could be putting out a 911 call of their own after a firefighter resigned in July.  That one resignation has put the department under the required staffing level of 127 people needed to man the department, according to the requirements of the federal SAFER grant.  So could that put the City of Youngstown in jeopardy of defaulting on a nearly half a million dollar commitment? Lieutenant Tony Ciccone, The President of the International Association of Firefight...

    More >>

    Youngstown Fire could be putting out a 911 call of their own after a firefighter resigned in July.  That one resignation has put the department under the required staffing level of 127 people needed to man the department, according to the requirements of the federal SAFER grant.  So could that put the City of Youngstown in jeopardy of defaulting on a nearly half a million dollar commitment? Lieutenant Tony Ciccone, The President of the International Association of Firefight...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms