Education

YSU Trustee Committee Approves Budget, Tuition Freeze

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

Library Will Preview New Branch Designs June 9

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County will hold a public preview from 5 to 6 p.m. June 9 of designs for the new Michael Kusalaba Branch Library. The preview will take place in the meeting room of the Austintown Library, 600 S. Raccoon Road. Architect Ronald Faniro will present interior […]

Free Welding Classes Offered to 2016 Mercer Grads

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Penn-Northwest Development Corp., the Laurel Technical Institute, West Central Partnership, Mercer County school systems and three private employers are offering free welding classes this summer to 2016 graduates of Mercer County high schools. The classes, called “The Welding Academy,” will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. weekdays and run from July […]

3 Chefs, 3 Vineyards Featured at DeBartolo Dinner

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Those looking to blend the best food in the Mahoning Valley with some of the best wine from California’s Napa Valley need only attend The Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. Memorial Scholarship Foundation dinner June 13. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. “It is going to be an exciting evening,” says Dr. John […]

West Library to Host Sales, Fundraising Events

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County will sell surplus items June 6-7 at its former West Branch library and hold a fundraising event there next month. The West Branch closed April 30 to make way for construction of the new Michael Kusalaba Branch on that same site. Before demolishing the […]

YSU Gets $500K for Young Entrepreneurs Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Legislation approved by the Ohio General Assembly will provide $500,000 for Youngstown State University’s Young Entrepreneurs Program. The YSU program, in collaboration with the Youngstown and Warren City Schools, teaches middle and high school students about entrepreneurship. Students learn the fundamentals of starting and running a small business, how to develop a […]

YSU, Lunghwa University Sign Exchange Agreement

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In coming years, dozens of students and educators will travel between Youngstown and Taiwan, thanks to the student and faculty exchange agreement between Youngstown State University and Lunghwa University of Science and Technology. The five-year agreement, signed Wednesday by YSU President Jim Tressel and Lunghwa Vice President Ru-Jen Lin, re-establishes the “sister […]

Cafaro Foundation Awards Record Number of Scholarships

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Thirty-one high school seniors will share $71,000 in William M. and Alyce Cafaro college scholarships awarded this week by the Cafaro Foundation. The number of students receiving aid is the highest in the 20-year history of the foundation. Last year 28 students shared $67,000 in scholarships, said Joe Bell, Cafaro director of […]

Chamber Extends Deadline for Leadership Mahoning Valley

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber is extending until June 30 the application deadline for the 2016-17 class of Leadership Mahoning Valley. The program provides community leaders with a general overview of the Mahoning Valley, an opportunity for increased understanding of key community issues and the potential to develop effective working relationships with […]

Chamber Extends Leadership Mahoning Valley Deadline

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber is extending until June 30 the application deadline for the 2016-17 class of Leadership Mahoning Valley. The program provides community leaders with a general overview of the Mahoning Valley, an opportunity for increased understanding of key community issues and the potential to develop effective working relationships with […]

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