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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

KENT, Ohio -- The National Science Foundation awarded more than $1.5 million to four research groups at Kent State University for projects that will advance basic knowledge of liquid crystals -- an area KSU is well known for -- and further their development in new materials and technologies. The new projects will further a fundamental understanding of liquid crystals that could lead to their use in new advanced materials for medicine, sensing devices and communications, KSU said in a news release Monday. Targeting Toxic Agents Research led at Kent State by Robert J....

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- The Tartan Companies will hold a seminar from 8:30 a.m. until noon Sept. 23 at the Hampton Inn in Canfield on topics such as Workers' Compensation, human resources isues and health care. Registration begins at 8 a.m. For more information, call 330 726 4117, ext. 719. A registration form is available at this website. Here is the seminar agenda: Workers Compensation: Update on prospective ratings: Change and impact of Ohio BWC Programs, presented by Jerelyn Pasternack, president, Tartan Benefit Services. Human resources compliance update presented by Clarissa Tyson,...

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.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Officials with the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. attempted to get a youth perspective on the city’s problems by meeting with students at Youngstown State University. While most city residents are concerned by population loss, YSU students are worried about decreased enrollment. The post YSU students mirror concerns of Youngstown residents appeared first on The News Outlet.