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Here's a look back at some of the notable news of 2014 in Youngstown:

The Raymond John Wean Foundation awarded eight fourth-quarter grants totaling $1,239,920, making it the largest grant-making quarter of the year.

T. Sharon Woodberry, the city’s economic development director, will head the newly created department of community planning and economic development, Mayor John McNally announced this morning.

Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation has been chosen as a winner of the Local Foods, Local Places grant award to provide access to healthy, local food for the residents of Youngstown.

A successful partnership between urban and rural growers, processors and distributors helped convince federal authorities that the Mahoning Valley is headed in the right direction in regards to revitalizing its economy through local food initiatives.