Education

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 […]

Tressel Lays Out Challenges YSU Faces; Budget Still No. 1

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In his first state of the university address, President Jim Tressel didn’t sugarcoat the challenges Youngstown State University faces. After delivering a 45-minute brag about the many accomplishments and achievements its faculty and students have achieved during the 13 months he’s been in office – especially honors and recognition won nationally – […]

South Side Academy Marks Move to St. Patrick School

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Administrators of the South Side Academy cut a ribbon Tuesday afternoon on the steps leading to the northern entrance of St. Patrick Church, 1400 Oak Hill Ave., to mark its new site. The charter school had been housed in the former South High School on Market Street – it was renamed Eagle […]

HB 70 Opponents Weigh Taxpayer’s Lawsuit

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Opponents of the plan to turn control of Youngstown City Schools over to a CEO say they are looking into filing a taxpayer’s lawsuit. Jaladah Aslam, president of the Youngstown Warren Black Caucus, said Tuesday afternoon she is gathering additional information on the timeline of events that led to the state Legislature […]

HB 70 Opponents Weigh Lawsuit over Youngstown Plan

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Opponents of the plan to turn control of Youngstown City Schools over to a CEO say they are looking into filing a taxpayer’s lawsuit. Jaladah Aslam, president of the Youngstown Warren Black Caucus, said Tuesday afternoon she is gathering additional information on the timeline of events that led to the state Legislature […]

Humphries Says Business Community Solidly Behind Him

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Tom Humphries is unapologetic, unfazed by criticism of meeting minutes that show his Youngstown City Schools Business Cabinet met in secret with state education officials, demanded confidentiality of its members and overruled a suggestion by Jim Tressel that public focus groups be created “in hopes of avoiding drastic push-back or opposition to […]

EGCC’s New President Says First Test Is Passing Levy

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Since he arrived in the Ohio Valley a month ago and became president of Eastern Gateway Community College, Dr. Jimmie Bruce figures he’s learned a thing or two about the community he now calls home. “People are proud of Eastern Gateway, proud of its history,” Bruce said. “So much has happened since […]

Webinar for Manufacturers on Production Technician Certification

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Oh-Penn Manufacturing Collaborative will host a free one-hour webinar at 10 a.m. Aug. 26 so regional manufacturers can learn more about the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council’s Certified Production Technician. This certification can verify the mastery of applicant and worker skills. Participants also will learn how they can tap into more than […]

5 Schools Offer One-Year Program to Train Machinists

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – This fall five area schools will begin classes on machining, a high-demand trade that pays well, reports the Oh-Penn Manufacturing Collaborative. Approximately 300 skilled machinists positions, which pay an average starting wage of $14 per hour, are expected to become available in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties over the next few years, […]

NASA Guides Youngstown Companies at Roadshow

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Katie Phibbs has a unique problem. Her company, The Lettuce People, which grows food indoors using light-emitting diode – or LED – lighting, has created a bike generator for use in classrooms. “We are taking these units into schools so kids can learn how to do this, Phipps said Friday. In the […]

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