Tuesday, January 17, 2006


Welcome to Mighty Mahoning, your alternative source for all things Youngstown. Inspired in part by Joe Lowry's historical site, youngstownpride.blogspot.com, and my own experiences growing up in Bomb City, this site will cover a number of different aspects of life in the Youngstown area. This is not a professional website- in fact, it's far from it. It's simply another source of information, however "unfair and unbalanced," about Youngstown and its surrounding areas.

I'm not exactly sure what all the site will include. I'm aiming to comment on news, sports, and historical material on the Youngstown area, and I'm also hoping to do the occasional spotlight on something uniquely Y-town- a restaurant, media outlet, a landmark, and so on. I'm hoping this becomes something, organically, that's interesting to more people than just me (although I realize that's not all that likely). But regardless, I'm anticipating that it will take shape and find direction over time. I'd rather not force it in one particular direction or another.

Anyway, a little bit about me- I was born in Youngstown in 1980, and grew up on the city's North Side, where my parents still live. I live in Cleveland at the moment, and may be moving again within the year, but for the time being, I still get down to Youngstown quite a bit. I guess I've got a good vantage point on the place right now- sort of on the outside looking in, but an insider through and through. Like many of us who have come from the area, I love the place and I hate it at the same time. And of course, it's an endless source of fascination.

I hope this works out, and I hope you- whoever "you" are, probably just me- enjoys this. More to come soon.