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September 05, 2018

Community center plan advances

NEWTON FALLS — Village council by a 4-1 vote Tuesday approved having a draft lease agreement prepared between the village and the Newton Falls Preservation Foundation for the 77-year-old community center.


December 10, 2017

Newton Falls Community Center recognized as historic building

The Newton Falls Preservation Foundation hopes that with this historical recognition, they can save it

By WKBN Staff

December 09, 2017

Newton Falls center nominated for national historic list

NEWTON FALLS — The village’s community center — one of four former USO buildings still standing in the United States — will be considered for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.

Members of the Ohio Historic Site Preservation Advisory Board on Friday unanimously recommended to forward the nomination for the center on East Quarry Street to the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places, who directs the program for the U.S. Department of Interior.

November 27, 2017

Newton Falls looks to lease center Council makes offer to local non-profits

NEWTON FALLS — Village Council has agreed to offer local, non-profit organizations the opportunity to lease the community center.


November 26, 2017

Preserve Newton Falls community center

The Newton Falls community center an integral part of the historic landscape of this community. It has served as a valuable community asset, yet it is in danger of being lost forever.

October 19, 2017

Newton Falls community center seeks state, national recognition

NEWTON FALLS — The village community center has been approved for recognition as a historical building by the Trumbull County Historical Society.


May 02, 2017

Council approves forming committee

NEWTON FALLS — Village council by a 4-1 vote Monday approved forming a committee to spend the next three months working with the Newton Falls Historic Preservation Foundation to determine what work needs done at the community center and how much that will cost.


April 30, 2017

Effort mounted to save historic Newton Falls USO building

NEWTON FALLS, Ohio - In Newton Falls some history dating back to World War II still exists and efforts are underway to preserve, not demolish, Ohio's only USO left.

By Janet Rogers

April 18, 2017

Residents may decide on center

A proposal to give residents the say over whether the community center should be saved or demolished was put on hold until after village council hears a presentation from a local historical group.

BOB COUPLAND, Reporter Tribune Chronicle

April 04, 2017

Community center gets reprieve

Residents fight to keep structure; retired historian will speak to council

The community center here has received a reprieve, of sorts, from a date with a wrecking ball.


April 16, 2017


NEWTON FALLS WEIGHS RAZING OR RESTORING COMMUNITY CENTER - The city of Newton Falls is still trying to decide what to do with its closed community center. - Video WFMJ - 21

March 29, 2017

Parks commission at odds with group over future of Newton Falls Community Center

NEWTON FALLS, Ohio (WKBN) – The Parks and Recreation Commission in Newton Falls voted to send a recommendation to council to demolish the old community center. Some in town aren’t happy about it and are working hard to save the facility.

March 29, 2017

Newton Falls park board: Raze Community Center

The Newton Falls Parks and Recreation Board has recommended to Village Council that the closed community center be demolished and a levy be placed on the November ballot to build a new one.

BOB COUPLAND, Reporter Tribune Chronicle

March 06, 2017

Newton Falls group laughs for funds

It was a night of comedy, magic and dining, all to help raise funds for the Newton Falls Preservation Foundation, whose focus will be showcasing historic homes and buildings in the community and improving them.

BOB COUPLAND, Reporter Tribune Chronicle

November 30, 2016

Foundation gets support from Newton Falls basketball team

Members of the Newton Falls High School boys basketball team are helping the new  Newton Falls Preservation Foundation by donating all tickets sales from a Thanksgiving weekend scrimmage to the foundation.

BOB COUPLAND, Reporter Tribune Chronicle

October 24, 2016

Foundation aims to beautify

NEWTON FALLS — The newly formed Newton Falls Preservation Foundation aims to beautify the banks along the Mahoning River, clean up local parks and reopen the community center.

BOB COUPLAND, Reporter Tribune Chronicle

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