Teaching Vocabulary Early Leads to Better Behavior

UNIVERISTY PARK, Pa. — Two-year-old children with larger oral vocabularies enter U.S. kindergarten classrooms better at reading and mathematics as well as better behaved, according to a team of researchers lead by Paul Morgan, associate professor of education policy studies, Penn State. Other research has found that children who are doing better academically in kindergarten […]

Ticket Sales, Ads Vital to YSU Sports Programs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Whenever money is brought up during discussions of college sports, especially football, the conversations steer toward TV contracts. After all, the deals that secured the TV rights to entire conferences led to their realignments, expansions and contractions between 2010 and 2013. In 2014, the Southeastern Conference, which has the richest deal in […]

Cafaro Gift Boosts Struthers School Foundation

STRUTHERS, Ohio – Before presenting a $5,000 check to the Struthers School Foundation for Educational Excellence, retired Cafaro Co. President Anthony Cafaro Sr. urged Danny Thomas Jr., president of the foundation, to ask for more money next year. Providing funds for educational opportunities is “an absolute no-brainer,” said Cafaro as he presented the check on […]

Penguin Club Boosts Athletics at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Members of the Penguin Club at Youngstown State University Penguin Club are among the most loyal and fervent boosters of the athletics programs, says the new president of the club board of trustees. “Penguin Club members are generally in for the long haul,” remarks Scott Schulick, who began his term in July […]

$7M Gift Allows Grove City College to Surpass Goal

GROVE CITY, Pa. – A gift of $7 million from an anonymous donor has allowed Grove City College to meet and surpass its goal of $90 million in its most recent capital campaign, the college announced Monday. The gift took the “Grove City Matters: A Campaign to Advance Grove City College” over the top and […]

Training a Captive Audience for Jobs

GRAFTON,Ohio – In this small town is a job-training site where the residents are learning more than 30 trades or vocations – from maintaining and repairing diesel engines to welding to landscaping to training service dogs that help paraplegics – all paid for by the state. Among other occupations are producing and editing videos, restaurant […]

Career Centers Work with Business to Train Workers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Brian Benyo, president of Brilex Industries Inc. in Youngstown, is among the many Mahoning Valley employers who rely on career and technical centers to turn out qualified employees. “The training provided through our local career centers and all the training programs in the Valley is vital,” remarks Benyo, whose companies require candidates […]

Community Connectors to Host Kickoff Event Sept. 24

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Parents, students and community members are invited to attend the Community Connectors Kickoff Sept. 24 at the Choffin Career and Technical Center Commons, 200 E. Wood St. The kickoff event begins at 5 p.m. with refreshments, followed by a program and the opportunity to meet the teachers. The program is part of […]

YWCA Seeks Vendor, Resource Table Participants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The YWCA of Youngstown is seeking vendor and resource table participants for its eighth annual Women’s Leadership Conference to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the YWCA. The conference is designed to provide knowledge and skills important for career and personal growth as well as opportunities to […]

YSU Freshman Enrollment Up 17% from Last Fall

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown State University today welcomed a freshman class that’s significantly larger in number and more diverse than last year and, the university says, the strongest academically in its 107-year history. In addition, the university reported that residence halls are at capacity and that the number of Honor College students has also increased […]


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