Enrollment Up at YSU for First Time Since 2011

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – While there was a significant increase in new students this all semester, total enrollment is now up at Youngstown State University for the first time in five years. The university reports 12,361 students are enrolled this spring semester, up 0.33 percent or 41 students from last spring semester. It’s YSU’s first semester-to-semester […]

New Canfield Library Opens to Public Today

CANFIELD, Ohio – Bailey Mellon clearly was enjoying her morning outing with her grandfather, Jim Bowser. “Whee!” the 3-year-old girl from Girard exclaimed as she slid headfirst down a sliding board in the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County’s expanded Canfield branch. From there she headed to the nearby balance beam in the play […]

YSU Students to Attend Professional Development Summit

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Business students in Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration with junior status or 60 hours of credit will be attending the semi-annual Professional Development Summit 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in Williamson Hall. The semi-annual event is a half-day workshop focusing on topics related to career development and professionalism, […]

Sister Jerome’s Mission Names Kubik as Director

CANFIELD, Ohio – Sister Jerome Corcoran was ready for the question: What are her plans when she officially retires later this month. Bermuda, Las Vegas “for a week at least,” and maybe Australia, she joked. Sister Jerome, the indefatigable nun who turns 100 in April, named Maraline Kubik as the new director of Sister Jerome’s […]

Community Foundation Urges Students to Apply for Scholarships

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With the increasing price of higher education, the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is encouraging parents and students to explore scholarship opportunities, including those available through the foundation. Among the organizations offering scholarships through the Community Foundation are the Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation, the Women’s Board of Youngstown and First Place […]

North Canton Firm Verifies Largest Prime Number Yet

NORTH CANTON, Ohio – To write out this number by hand would require a strip of paper more than 68 miles long, but Squirrels LLC, a software development company based here, settled for verifying its existence as the largest prime number discovered. The president of Squirrels, David Stanfill, said Tuesday that his firm verified the […]

Stem Academy To Open at MCCTC This Fall

CANFIELD, Ohio – An academy devoted specifically to science, technology, engineering and mathematics – or STEM — is set to open at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center for the 2016-2017 academic year, according to MCCTC. The Valley STEM+Me2 Academy, first announced in 2014, will begin accepting applications in February for ninth and 10th […]

Penn State Selects Startups for LaunchBox Program

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Happy Valley LaunchBox has selected six business startups who will participate in Invent Penn State’s no-cost business pre-accelerator program. The teams will complete 10 weeks of business startup training, have access to no-cost legal and marketing consulting, and enjoy no-cost co-working space that’s available 24 hours daily. The final six entrepreneurial […]

‘Meet the Employers Day’ Feb. 9 at Williamson Hall

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration is inviting employers from across Ohio and surrounding states to participate in “Meet the Employers Day” from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in Williamson Hall on the YSU campus. The event allows employers to discuss internship career opportunities with WCBA students, identify potential […]

Case Western Law School Names Dean for Diversity

CLEVELAND – Rugaiijah A. Yearby, Case Western Reserve University School of Law’s first tenured female African-American professor, has been named as the school’s inaugural associate dean of Institutional Diversity and Inclusiveness. Yearby, who joined the faculty in 2011, begins her administrative position this month. “Professor Yearby’s knowledge, experience and commitment to helping others make her […]


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