Kent, YSU Collaborate to Connect Campus, Downtown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Through a mutual agreement between Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design and Youngstown State University’s Center for Urban and Regional Studies, more than 75 Kent State students will spend the next year working on projects aimed at connecting downtown with the YSU campus. The goal is to spark revitalization […]

InventorCloud Partners with Believe in Ohio Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – InventorCloud, a program developed by local company Applied Systems & Technology Transfer, or AST2, has partnered with the Believe in Ohio initiative to provide participating schools with access to a virtual entrepreneurial course and 3-D rapid prototyping technology. The collaboration allows Believe in Ohio schools to receive immediate access to a “self […]

O’Brien Sees Signs of Progress in Race Relations

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The fact that more people acknowledge problems revolving around race in America is a positive sign, Soledad O’Brien suggests. Still, Americans have yet to have the “uncomfortable” conversation they need to have about race, she said at a news conference before her lecture at Stambaugh Auditorium last night. The journalist, formerly with […]

‘Film at 11,’ 1955 to 2000, at Business & Media Archives

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The materials at the core of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s Business & Media Archives represent the “pre-eminent multimedia collection of a community’s history,” a member of the family that donated those materials says. The historical society, which is celebrating its 140th anniversary, held a press event Tuesday to mark the relocation […]

Google Teaches Canfield Students Internet Safety

CANFIELD, Ohio – The students at Canfield Middle School are growing up in the Information Age and are the first generation to have the Internet for their entire lives. That’s why safe browsing and social media posting is so crucial for these students, representatives from Google say. “The Internet connects us all in ways that […]

Professional Development Summit Gives YSU Students an Edge

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Almost as soon as the panelists at the professional development summit at YSU finished answering one question, students’ hands shot up to asks theirs. “What are you looking for when someone comes in for an interview?” one Youngstown State University student asked. Another wanted to know, “What if I don’t have any […]

$3M Grant Affirms Success of Oh-Penn Collaborative

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A partnership among organizations covering 14 counties to provide apprenticeships attests to the value of the partnership formed by the Mahoning and Shenango valleys to collaborate on workforce issues, a model that is spawning imitators, local proponents say. The U.S. Department of Labor awarded an American Apprenticeship Grant of just shy of […]

Oh-Penn Partnership Gets $3M for Apprenticeship Programs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The U.S. Department of Labor today awarded nearly $3 million for a 17-county manufacturing apprenticeship program led by the West Central Job Partnership in New Castle, Pa., and the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition. The West Central Job Partnership will act as the fiscal for the grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s […]

LED3 Lights Up Stambaugh Stadium’s New Scoreboard

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Between the third and fourth quarters of every Youngstown State University football game at Stambaugh Stadium, Cab Calloway’s rendition of “Minnie the Moocher” blasts through the speakers and lights up the video board at the northern end of the field. This season, with the help of a new screen, fans should be […]

Brimming with Confidence, YSU Ready for Kickoff

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Two teams from the Missouri Valley Football Conference met last season in the Football Championship Subdivision championship game. On top of that, five Missouri Valley teams were selected for the playoffs, an FCS record. But Youngstown State University finished sixth in the conference after another late season slide cost the Penguins a […]


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