Education

Kent State Signs Agreements with South Korean University

KENT, Ohio — Kent State University President Beverly Warren today signed two agreements with Dankook University of Seoul, South Korea, that expanded the schools’ existing partnerships. Joining Warren at the ceremony was the president of Dankook University, Chang Ho-sung. “A top priority for Kent State is to expand our global reach and enhance opportunities for […]

Mercy College Adds Evening/Weekend Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Mercy College of Ohio will expand its associate of science in nursing program and offer it in an evening/weekend format at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, the college announced Wednesday. The program, which begins in August, will be in addition to the daytime format and other degree and certificate options now offered here […]

Boardman Library in Line for Renovation Project

BOARDMAN, Ohio — The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County will review renovating the Boardman branch following approval Tuesday by its board of trustees’ building and sites committee of a proposal by Olsavsky Jaminet Architects. Renovations on the Boardman branch, built in 1992, are part of the Public Library’s strategic plan. The project cost […]

Boardman Library Next in Line for Renovations

BOARDMAN, Ohio — The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County will review renovating the Boardman branch following approval Tuesday by its board of trustees’ building and sites committee of a proposal by Olsavsky Jaminet Architects. Renovations on the Boardman branch, built in 1992, are part of the Public Library’s strategic plan. The project cost […]

YSU Foundation Names Four New Trustees

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown State University Foundation has named four new members to its board of trustees. The new members, all YSU graduates, are Susan Spencer Briney, Stephen J. Gurgovits, Jude Jospeh Nohra and Stuart T. Wise. Board members must be nominated by a foundation board member. “We are grateful to Susan, Steven, Jude […]

‘Inspiring Minds’ Bringing Program to Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A youth organization that’s achieved great success in Warren is looking to duplicate that effort here. “We’re going to mimic and model some of the good things we’ve done,” says Deryck Toles, CEO of Inspiring Minds (inspiringmindsyouth.org), which sponsors summer and after-school programs for mostly inner-city children. “The good thing is that […]

America Makes Announces New Project Call

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — America Makes is seeking projects for which it will provide up to $8 million in funding with at least $8 million in matching cost share to be provided by the awarded project teams. The project call award announcement will take place June 12. Projects are expected to get underway in July. “Today’s […]

YSU Trustees OK Labor Agreement with Faculty

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The trustees of Youngstown State University today approved a three-year contract with the union that represents the full-time faculty. The YSU chapter of the Ohio Education Association represents the faculty in collective bargaining. The union accepted the agreement by a 17-vote margin last week. The contract, retroactive to last August, freezes the […]

High School Teams Compete in Bridge Building

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Thirty-five teams from 18 area high schools will take stabs at building the best foot-long balsa-wood bridge at the 8th annual Miniature Bridge Building Competition Friday in Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State University. Among the schools registered to participate are Bristol High School, Brookfield High School, Champions High School, Chaney STEM, Hubbard […]

Manufacturers Coalition Learns Efforts Paying Off

CANFIELD, Ohio — Manufacturers in the five-county region say the effort to increase awareness and attract younger people to the industrial workforce is gaining momentum. “We’re moving the needle when it comes to the demand versus supply equation,” says Jessica Borza, sector partnership coordinator for the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition, a segment of the Oh-Penn […]

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