Thu. 1:30pm: Warren organization leading pack in tech giveaway

YOUNGSTOWN – A Warren organization is the leading finalist for a shot at $30,000 in a technology upgrades.

The winner of the giveaway, dubbed The CommunIT Tech Giveaway, will receive an IT upgrade valued at $30,000 in technology equipment and services, and a website makeover donated by PALO Creative.

Topping the list is the United Methodist Community Center in Warren with 151,508 votes, followed by Gateways to Better Living in Youngstown with 118,077 votes. Rounding out the list are the Youngstown Business Incubator (116,856), the Girard Multigenerational Center (70,733), and Beatitude House (51,329), according to a release.

Online voting closed Sunday with 582,769 votes. The top five move on to a committee evaluation round, during which a six-member selection committee will select the winner.

The winner will be announced the first week of September.