Education

West Library to Host Sales, Fundraising Events

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County will sell surplus items June 6-7 at its former West Branch library and hold a fundraising event there next month. The West Branch closed April 30 to make way for construction of the new Michael Kusalaba Branch on that same site. Before demolishing the […]

YSU Gets $500K for Young Entrepreneurs Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Legislation approved by the Ohio General Assembly will provide $500,000 for Youngstown State University’s Young Entrepreneurs Program. The YSU program, in collaboration with the Youngstown and Warren City Schools, teaches middle and high school students about entrepreneurship. Students learn the fundamentals of starting and running a small business, how to develop a […]

YSU, Lunghwa University Sign Exchange Agreement

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In coming years, dozens of students and educators will travel between Youngstown and Taiwan, thanks to the student and faculty exchange agreement between Youngstown State University and Lunghwa University of Science and Technology. The five-year agreement, signed Wednesday by YSU President Jim Tressel and Lunghwa Vice President Ru-Jen Lin, re-establishes the “sister […]

Cafaro Foundation Awards Record Number of Scholarships

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Thirty-one high school seniors will share $71,000 in William M. and Alyce Cafaro college scholarships awarded this week by the Cafaro Foundation. The number of students receiving aid is the highest in the 20-year history of the foundation. Last year 28 students shared $67,000 in scholarships, said Joe Bell, Cafaro director of […]

Chamber Extends Deadline for Leadership Mahoning Valley

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber is extending until June 30 the application deadline for the 2016-17 class of Leadership Mahoning Valley. The program provides community leaders with a general overview of the Mahoning Valley, an opportunity for increased understanding of key community issues and the potential to develop effective working relationships with […]

Chamber Extends Leadership Mahoning Valley Deadline

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber is extending until June 30 the application deadline for the 2016-17 class of Leadership Mahoning Valley. The program provides community leaders with a general overview of the Mahoning Valley, an opportunity for increased understanding of key community issues and the potential to develop effective working relationships with […]

YSU Business Leader Program Graduates 1st Group

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The first group of graduates from the Business Leader Program in Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration are advancing to careers at a variety of prestigious companies, YSU reports. Students are selectively recruited out of high school to the program and are admitted directly to their business major of choice. […]

Smarts Introduces New Home, Tells Fundraising Goals

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The 5,000-square-foot auditorium on the first floor of the Ohio One Building where the Ohio Edison Co. displayed refrigerators and electric stoves in the 1930s and ’40s is the new home of Smarts, Students Motivated by the Arts. The auditorium will become the “Smartatorium,” says Executive Director Becky Keck, and the other […]

YSU to Offer Manufacturing Engineering Program

CANFIELD, Ohio – Youngstown State University is poised to offer a new program in manufacturing engineering as soon as this fall, members of the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition learned today. The program would focus on “the processes of making things,” said Darrell Wallace, a YSU assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering. Only 20 such […]

Lordstown Power Plant to Offer Hands-on Education

WARREN, Ohio – When construction on the Lordstown Energy Center is completed in 2018 and its turbines begin to spin, the provision of electricity to communities throughout northeastern Ohio won’t be its only task. As Clean Energy Future LLC President Bill Siderewicz sees it, the power plant will also play in role in educating students […]

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