Kent State Pilots Compete in Air Race for Women

KENT, Ohio – The first pair Kent State University female pilots will race 2,700 miles across the country in an effort to win the historic Air Race Classic. The competition is the oldest of its kind with roots that can be traced back to the 1929 Women’s Air Derby, in which Amelia Earhart and 19 […]

Ohio Education Department Awards Chamber $200,000

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Education so the chamber can extend its school mentorship program to Warren City Schools, the chamber announced Monday. The program, called “Community Connectors,” is directed at juniors and seniors in high school and would make them […]

Park Vista Dedicates Gelhaar Learning Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Peter Gelhaar’s parents would have had very different reactions to attending the dedication of the Gelhaar Center at the Park Vista of Youngstown campus, but both would have been proud, he said. For his father, the late Richard Gelhaar, “The thought of being in the row of the dignitaries here with the […]

Responses Needed for Research Survey on Arts Economy

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Two student researchers, in partnership with Youngstown State University’s Regional Economic Development Initiative and the Mahoning Valley Young Professionals, are seeking responses in an online survey from residents of the Mahoning Valley. The survey seeks to help the entities better understand the region’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as perceptions of art, […]

Constantini Gives YSU $1M to Build Media Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – By the fall of 2017, the east side of Youngstown State University’s Stambaugh Stadium will be dominated by a new multimedia center that stands to elevate students academic potential as well as enhancing coverage of YSU Penguin football. Longtime YSU benefactor Don Constantini, owner of Falcon Transportation and Comprehensive Logistics, presented YSU […]

Researchers Study 3-D Printing of Polymer Membranes

By Walt Mills, Penn State News Service UNIVERSTIY PARK, Pa. — A new type of 3-D printing will make it possible for the first time to rapidly prototype and test polymer membranes that are patterned for improved performance, according to Penn State researchers. Ion exchange membranes are used in many types of energy applications, such […]

Wean Foundation Awards $729,400 in Grants

WARREN, Ohio — The Raymond John Wean Foundation approved grants totaling nearly $729,400 at its June 2 meeting to organizations committed to its strategic priorities of community revitalization and educational opportunity. Funding includes $115,000 for Western Reserve Land Conservancy, which along with Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership and Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp., will support the education of […]

Westminster College Sees Increase in First-Year Deposits

NEW WILMINGTON, PA – Westminster College report a 20% increase in incoming first-year deposits and a 21% increase in applicants compared to June 2015. “In our region, we’re in the midst of fierce competition – and yet, by these numbers, we can see that students and families from across the nation recognize the importance in […]

YSU Freezes Tuition, Fees, Housing Costs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Tuition, fees and housing costs will be frozen at current levels for next academic year at Youngstown State University, maintaining the university’s status as the most affordable public university in Ohio and western Pennsylvania, officials said. Meeting Thursday, the YSU Board of Trustees’ Finance and Facilities Committee approved a fiscal year 2017 […]

YSU Trustee Committee OKs Budget, Tuition Freeze

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A Youngstown State University trustee committee approved a $169.7-million budget for the fiscal 2017 that included  freezing tuition for undergraduates. The finance and facilities committee approved the changes this morning. The budget is 2.5% lower than the fiscal 2016 budget. Tuition increases for undergraduate students for fiscal 2017 are prohibited by the […]


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