South Avenue business leaders meet with city officials

South Avenue corridor

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Members of the South Avenue business community met with city leaders Monday to discuss making improvements on the main roadway.

The South Avenue Business Association held its meeting to hear updates on work in the area. Several neighborhood improvements are under way.

Youngstown Police Chief Robin Lees discussed efforts to fight crime in the area and city officials talked about cleanup programs.

“This is one of the veins, the main arteries that feeds our city and we want to keep this artery healthy and alive because it affects the overall health of the city,” Pastor Al Yanno of Youngstown Metro Assembly said.

City officials said South Avenue will see large paving projects very soon. That project will cost more than $1 million.

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