Mahoning county is located in northeastern Ohio with Youngstown
serving as the county seat. The county population on July 1, 1999, was 252,597, a decrease of 12,209 over the 1990 census.
Among the county's attractions are the Arms Family Museum ("Greystone"), the Butler Institute of American Art the McDonough Museum of Art, all in Youngstown; Noah's Lost Ark Exotic Animal Sanctuary in Berlin Center and the War Veterans Museum in Canfield.
The events calendar is active with happenings such as the Greater Youngstown Italian Fest (Canfield Fairgrounds), the LPGA Classic at Avalon Lakes (Warren), the Youngstown Summer Arts Festival on the campus of Youngstown State University, all in July; the Ohio Welsh Pony Show (Canfield) and the Rib & Wing Music Festival (Boardman) in August and the Youngstown Area Community Cup in September to name just a few.