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Monday, September 22, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- As of 9:15 a.m. on the final day of its Fall Fund Drive, WYSU-FM surpassed its goal of the $132,000, the station announced Sunday. That sum came from 1,110 listeners, including 111 new donors, who contributed. The $132,000 goal was higher than the $115,000 set for the last several drives. This year’s fall drive was moved up a month and spread over three to adjust for changes in personnel that would have made that goal in October “impossible,” the director of broadcasting, Gary Sexton, said. Sexton said the additional funds are necessary to offset...

Monday, September 22, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Recent and classic books that have been banned or challenged are the subject of a new exhibit in the Sweet Gallery of University Archives and Special Collections in Maag Library. The free exhibit on the fifth floor of the library is in recognition of Banned Books Week, an annual event spearheaded by the American Library Association to highlight the value of free and open access to information. Since 1990,ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom has received reports of 9,500 attempts to remove books deemed by some as inappropriate. Most of the...

Monday, September 22, 2014

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- With more insurers selling dental insurance through government exchanges, HealthPocket examined premiums and out-of-pocket costs to determine the typical expenses facing consumers, the authors of a recent study say. For adults who buy buy stand-alone dental coverage on government exchanges, the average monthly dental insurance premium was $31.81. The study also found that 82% of dental plans examined charged a co-insurance fee for major dental expenses such as crowns and root canals. A co-insurance fee is a percentage of the dental expense the...

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien LISBON, Ohio -- Bob Crosser thought working 42 years as an Ohio Edison troubleshooter was enough, so in 2011 he chose to retire and spend his time tending the horses he raises on a farm along U.S. Route 30 here. But a recent turn of fortune might also have factored in his decision. “It’s been a gift, really,” Crosser says as his Chevrolet pickup truck bounces toward an operating natural gas well Chesapeake Energy Corp. drilled on his property almost three years ago. “This well’s been good to us. If it keeps coming...

Saturday, September 20, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Jim Kinnick, planning and engineering administrator for the Ohio Department of Transportation, will discuss plans for a major road project at state Routes 224 and 11 in Canfield at the Regional Chamber’s Good Morning, Canfield breakfast Oct. 3 at Tippecanoe Country Club. Preliminary work will begin this fall on the project, which is expected to be completed in October 2015. Additionally, Canfield city, township and school officials will provide updates at the breakfast event, sponsored by Farmers National Bank. Speakers include Canfield Mayor...

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.