Obituary for Jeffrey Mandel

Jeffrey Hayden Mandel passed away after an extended illness at his home in Struthers. Services for Jeffrey will be at the Shriver-Allison-Courtney-Weller-King Funeral Home at 1:00pm on Wednesday and burial will be at the Akron Orthodox Jewish Cemetery at 2:30pm. Jeffrey was born on January 30, 1949 in Youngstown and attended the Youngstown City Schools. Jeffrey attended…

Isle Hero Profile: Walter Mootz

Our ISLE hero for July is Walter Mootz! Walter is fighting back against his diabetes by eating healthily and working out at the Downtown Youngstown YMCA. Walter attends the YMCA with his staff member Gil Pagan and then often enjoys spinning tunes at Walter has lost over 20 pounds. Walter loves Michael Jackson, Elvis,…

Isle Hero Profile: Matthew Campbell

Our ISLE hero for June 2012 is Matthew Campbell! Matthew is recouperating from major surgery and is working on physical and occupational therapy. He has been extremely brave throughout the entire ordeal. Matthew loves the Pittsburgh Steelers, Chuck Norris, police officers, and cowboy hats. Please keep  him in your thoughts and prayers.

New Mural

Miami artist, Elio Mercado graced sunny Youngstown on Saturday May 25. Mercado painted his mural “Lynched Dreams” on the side of 28 and 32 Fifth Avenue in Youngstown, Ohio. The building will someday house ISLE, Inc. and Purple Cat offices and programs. The building is located across from the WRTA Station in Downtown Youngstown. The…

Shear Excellence

Alpaca’s sheared at Farmer Casey’s Ranch.  On Friday May 10, 2013, our Purple Cat alpacas were sheared to guarantee a cooler summer for our fine Peruvian friends.  The wool will be used for looming.  Dallas Winston, Wally Castle, Beulah, and Honey Boo Boo were not big fans of the process.