Public Library Presents New Look of Pop-Up Library

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A $50,000 grant has allowed the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County to introduce its newest vehicle in its fleet of bookmobiles, , a modified Sprinter van that can hold 1,700 books. The van, signage identifying it as a Pop-Up Library, was parked on the front lawn of the main library […]

Oh-Penn Offers Incentives for Training Machinists

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Greater Oh-Penn Manufacturing Apprentice Network is encouraging manufacturers to join its group-sponsored apprenticeship model to train new machinists. The U.S. Department of Labor provides reimbursement grants of up to $6,000 per apprentice to companies within the 14 counties in the network. The network covers Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning, Trumbull, Geauga, and Portage […]

Hine Grant Funds New Exhibits at Oh Wow!

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Hine Memorial Fund has awarded a $172,304 grant to Oh Wow! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology,. The Hine Memorial Fund is a component fund of the Youngstown Foundation. The grant will help fund the installation of three new hands-on, interactive exhibits coming to the center, […]

New Home of Education Service Center Opens Doors

CANFIELD, Ohio – The newest home of the Mahoning County Education Service Center officially opened Thursday afternoon as Beth Donofrio, president of its board, used an oversized pair of scissors to cut the first ribbon to the main entrance. Then 21 students representing the member school districts the Education Service Center serves cut a second […]

YSU to Build New Bookstore Barnes & Noble Manages

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Now that Barnes & Noble College has been signed to manage the Youngstown State University bookstore, plans are underway to build a new standalone bookstore on campus along Fifth Avenue that would open a year hence. The new university bookstore would also have a Starbucks coffee shop. After YSU President Jim Tressel […]

Barnes & Noble College to Manage YSU Bookstore

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown State University announced this morning a new agreement with Barnes & Noble College to manage the university’s bookstore, a partnership that could eventually lead to the construction of a standalone Barnes & Noble College store on campus. “It is a pleasure to welcome Barnes & Noble College and its decades of […]

FIrst Day on the Job for Thiel’s New President

GREENVILLE, Pa. – The first female president at Thiel College starts her new job today. Susan Traverso was selected by Thiel’s Board of Trustees in May to become the college’s 20th president and the first female to hold the post. Previously, Traverso served as the provost and senior vice president at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, […]

Kent State Hosts International Liquid Crystal Conference

KENT, Ohio – The Glenn H. Brown Liquid Crystal Institute at Kent State University this week is hosting the 26th International Liquid Crystal Conference. Organized by the International Liquid Crystal Society, more than 700 scientists, engineers and students from around the world are attending the conference, which features research and technology presentations on liquid crystals […]

Kent State Stark Seeks Employers for Vets Job Fair

NORTH CANTON, Ohio – Kent State University at Stark is looking for employers to attend its job fair for veterans Aug. 18 at the campus’ conference center, 6000 Frank Ave. NW in North Canton, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The university has partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Ohio Department of […]

Portage Industries’ Miller to Run Masco as Well

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The CEO of Portage Industries Inc., Philip Miller, has been named the chief executive of Masco – Mahoning County Adult Services Co. – to lead both entities under a cost-sharing agreement, the Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities announced last week. The contract for his services is expected to run two years, […]


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