Business Sponsors Revive YSU Club Hockey

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Hockey, as most players can attest, is an expensive sport. A good pair of skates starts around $100 and can climb to $850, although some online dealers offer a few older pairs from years past at a discount – for $500. For sticks, considering that most players keep three or four in […]

Oak Hill Makerspace Hosts Middle, High School Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A four-week program designed to enhance the computer skills of middle school and high school students will be launched tonight at the Oak Hill Collaborative. The Oak Hill Collaborative Makerspace is offering the program to help students learn how to build and program their own Raspberry Pi computers. They will learn to […]

5 YSU Business Students Named Beeghly Fellows

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Five students in the Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University have been named John D. Beeghly Fellows. Fadi El Chammas, Jerry Dugan, Jessica Marando, Alex McFarland and Corey Patrick will work in the Ohio Small Business Development Center and the International Trade Assistance Center. The five will conduct market […]

NCST Can Move Forward on $8M Campus in East Liverpool

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – By agreeing to lend the New Castle School of Trades up to $250,000, the Columbiana County Port Authority put the last piece in place that will enable the school to build a campus here. Work on the site, 127-129 E. Fifth St. in the downtown, should begin before the end of […]

Papagna Family Gives $200K for YSU Planetarium

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The family of the late William T. Papagna has given $200,000 to Youngstown State University to fund the operations of the planetarium in Ward Beecher Hall. The president of Youngstown State, Jim Tressel, met with the family outside the planetarium on a bench dedicated to Papagna’s memory. The bench is part of […]

Legislators Seek Amendments to Youngstown Plan

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – State Sen. Joe Schiavoni and state Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan announced this morning they would, in their respective chambers,  introduce legislation  iWednesday they assert will improve  House Bill 70. Approved by the Legislature this summer, the measure, originally attended to establish community learning centers in school districts across the state, was altered to […]

YES Announces Its Support of Youngstown Plan

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The announcement in front of the Central YMCA Thursday morning sounded eerily familiar as the speakers extolled the value of education, called for accountability in Youngstown city schools and urged community involvement in reforming them. YES – the acronym for Youngstown Educational Solutions – which describes itself as “a new coalition of […]

Free Field Trips at Oh Wow! for Disabled Children

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Children living in Mahoning County and diagnosed with disabilities are now able to receive free field-trip admission to the Oh Wow! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology. The Hine Memorial Fund of The Youngstown Foundation provided grant funding for the program, and organizations serving this population are […]

Free CDL Training to Address Bus Driver Shortage

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Mahoning County Educational Service Center will offer free commercial driver’s license — or CDL – training to address the shortage of substitute school bus drivers in Mahoning County. Sports team trips and home and away schedules already have been altered because of the scarcity of drivers, which also could affect the […]

Library Gets $1.68M Donation for West Side Branch

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A $1.6 million donation from the Michael Kusalaba Fund will provide 60% of the money required to construct a new West Side branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, says the library’s executive director, Heidi Daniel. In exchange for the donation, which Daniel and members of the library’s board […]


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