A Taste of Comfort event to be held at Lanterman’s Mill

The Taste of Comfort event will be held at Lanterman’s Mill on October 12 from noon – 4 pm. Admission is $5. This event is presented by contributors to the Recipes of Youngstown cookbook. Samples of comfort food will be available as well as a basket raffle. All proceeds from the event will benefit the preservation of Lanterman’s Mill.

The Recipes of Youngstown cookbook is available for sale at Lanterman’s Mill, Mill Creek MetroParks Administrative Office, Ford Nature Center and Fellows Riverside Gardens. Cookbooks are $18 each plus tax, and all proceeds benefit the preservation of Lanterman’s Mill.

Miller stepping down as Mill Creek MetroParks Executive Director

The Mill Creek MetroParks Board of Park Commissioners is announcing it has received and accepted the resignation of Executive Director Dennis Miller as of September 29, 2014.

“I am truly appreciative of the opportunity the Board of Park Commissioners has given me as Executive Director of Mill Creek MetroParks,” Miller said in a resignation letter to the Board of Park Commissioners. “I feel that I have accomplished so much in my tenure here at the MetroParks, but I have made the difficult decision that it is time for me to move on in my professional career.”

Miller has served the MetroParks for nearly 17 years, first as Head Golf Professional, then as Golf Director, and most recently as Executive Director for 2 years. He is leaving to pursue a position at The Lake Club in Poland, Ohio as the Golf Director. Miller will remain involved with the MetroParks until the end of the year to ensure a smooth transition to the new Executive Director.

“I feel humbled and honored that I have been able to represent such an iconic institution in the community,” Miller said. “The future is bright for Mill Creek MetroParks. We are in the second year of a 10-year Action Plan that will strengthen the mission of the MetroParks. This Plan will introduce innovative ideas while preserving the historic integrity of Mill Creek MetroParks. I wish all the best for the MetroParks, the Board of Park Commissioners and especially the MetroParks staff. I would like to thank each and every staff member for his/her hard work, dedication, and professionalism throughout the years. I am confident that the new leader of Mill Creek MetroParks will carry on the great legacy left by Volney Rogers more than a century ago.”

Mill Creek MetroParks Road Closures (9.28.2014)

The following roads in Mill Creek Park will be closed to vehicular traffic as well as cyclists and pedestrians from approximately 7 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 28, 2014 for the Run Ytown 10 Miler:

  •  Old Mill Drive
  •  Kreider’s Entrance
  •  West Newport Drive
  •  East Newport Drive
  •  Chestnut Hill Drive

Always use caution when driving on MetroParks roads as many of these roads are also used by pedestrians and bicyclists. Pedestrians and bicyclists should be reminded to also use caution and be aware of vehicular traffic when on these roads. For more information about Mill Creek MetroParks, visit our website at