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Thursday, July 3, 2014

KENT, Ohio -- A new company formed by a Kent State University researcher and inventor will market a technological innovation -- flexible, electrically conductive transparent films. The product, says the inventor, can be used in electronic devices such as smartphones, touchscreens, and in windows that switch from transparent to opaque to block light. Fitos, the company founded by John L. West, trustee research professor and senior research fellow at Kent State’s Liquid Crystal Institute, has been awarded $100,000 by the Ohio Third Frontier Commission to further...

Thursday, July 3, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- After 118 years of encouraging an appreciation of the musical arts in the Mahoning Valley through creative performances, programs and education, The Monday Musical Club board of directors has voted to conclude its operations as an organization. Instead, it is transitioning to become a funding source for local musical arts initiatives and programs and has been established as The Monday Musical Club Fund under the umbrella of The Youngstown Foundation. “The Youngstown Foundation is honored to serve as steward of this prestigious organization’s Fund...

Thursday, July 3, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- There is no such thing as a "backyard fireworks permit," the Ohio state fire marshal, Larry Flowers, emphasizes. For this reason, he encourages Ohioans to attend displays of public fireworks hosted by municipalities and licensed exhibitors this Fourth of July 4 holiday rather than discharge illegal fireworks. “The best way for Ohioans to prevent fireworks injuries is to attend a licensed, professional fireworks exhibition,” Flowers said in a prepared statement. “Keep in mind that even trick and novelty fireworks, like sparklers, are inherently...

Friday, May 9, 2014

Jim Tressel, executive vice president for student success at The University of Akron, has accepted an offer to be the next president of Youngstown State University, where he coached football from 1986 to 2000 before leaving to coach the Ohio State Buckeyes. The post YSU chooses Tressel as next president appeared first on The News Outlet.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Robert W. Shroder of Catholic Health Partners will be the commencement speaker for spring commencement May 17 at Youngstown State University. Melissa Wasser will address fellow graduates. The ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. for undergraduates and 2:30 p.m. for graduate students. The post Shroder, Wasser speak to YSU grads at spring commencement May 17 appeared first on The News Outlet.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Election officials in the Mahoning Valley expect a light turnout of voters, in the 20-percent range, on Election Day, May 6. The exceptions may be in the West Branch School District and in Austintown, where levies are on the ballot. The post Elections officials expect light voter turnout at Mahoning Valley polls appeared first on The News Outlet.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Firefighting cadets with the Youngstown Fired Department participated in a controlled burn of a house at the corner of Ford Avenue and Arlington Street, adjacent to the Youngstown State University campus. Residents, businesses and university students were unaware this was a training exercise. The post Cadets participate in controlled burn of vacant house appeared first on The News Outlet.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The first Youngstown SOUP dinner event will be at 7 p.m. April 27 in the Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave. Attendees will be served soup, salad and bread, and asked to vote on one of five community projects. The money collected from the $5 admission will go to the winner. The post SOUP serves up fun, funds for community projects appeared first on The News Outlet.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Residents in South side of Youngstown say future lies in creating jobs. Roughly 40 people, who live in that area, attended a gathering April 19 at the Oak Hill Collaborative. Sean Posey, an historian and professor, spoke about the South sides, past, present and future. The post Gathering learns about past, present, future of Youngstown’s South side appeared first on The News Outlet.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Pure numbers don’t tell the whole story of the Oak Hill neighborhood in Youngstown. The numbers say the area is near death. The residents and officials at the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. say the odds change when you factor in human determination. The post Some try to restore American dream in Oak Hill appeared first on The News Outlet.