Penguin Club Boosts Athletics at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Members of the Penguin Club at Youngstown State University Penguin Club are among the most loyal and fervent boosters of the athletics programs, says the new president of the club board of trustees. “Penguin Club members are generally in for the long haul,” remarks Scott Schulick, who began his term in July […]

$7M Gift Allows Grove City College to Surpass Goal

GROVE CITY, Pa. – A gift of $7 million from an anonymous donor has allowed Grove City College to meet and surpass its goal of $90 million in its most recent capital campaign, the college announced Monday. The gift took the “Grove City Matters: A Campaign to Advance Grove City College” over the top and […]

Training a Captive Audience for Jobs

GRAFTON,Ohio – In this small town is a job-training site where the residents are learning more than 30 trades or vocations – from maintaining and repairing diesel engines to welding to landscaping to training service dogs that help paraplegics – all paid for by the state. Among other occupations are producing and editing videos, restaurant […]

Career Centers Work with Business to Train Workers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Brian Benyo, president of Brilex Industries Inc. in Youngstown, is among the many Mahoning Valley employers who rely on career and technical centers to turn out qualified employees. “The training provided through our local career centers and all the training programs in the Valley is vital,” remarks Benyo, whose companies require candidates […]

Community Connectors to Host Kickoff Event Sept. 24

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Parents, students and community members are invited to attend the Community Connectors Kickoff Sept. 24 at the Choffin Career and Technical Center Commons, 200 E. Wood St. The kickoff event begins at 5 p.m. with refreshments, followed by a program and the opportunity to meet the teachers. The program is part of […]

YWCA Seeks Vendor, Resource Table Participants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The YWCA of Youngstown is seeking vendor and resource table participants for its eighth annual Women’s Leadership Conference to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the YWCA. The conference is designed to provide knowledge and skills important for career and personal growth as well as opportunities to […]

YSU Freshman Enrollment Up 17% from Last Fall

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown State University today welcomed a freshman class that’s significantly larger in number and more diverse than last year and, the university says, the strongest academically in its 107-year history. In addition, the university reported that residence halls are at capacity and that the number of Honor College students has also increased […]

Tressel Lays Out Challenges YSU Faces; Budget Still No. 1

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In his first state of the university address, President Jim Tressel didn’t sugarcoat the challenges Youngstown State University faces. After delivering a 45-minute brag about the many accomplishments and achievements its faculty and students have achieved during the 13 months he’s been in office – especially honors and recognition won nationally – […]

South Side Academy Marks Move to St. Patrick School

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Administrators of the South Side Academy cut a ribbon Tuesday afternoon on the steps leading to the northern entrance of St. Patrick Church, 1400 Oak Hill Ave., to mark its new site. The charter school had been housed in the former South High School on Market Street – it was renamed Eagle […]

HB 70 Opponents Weigh Taxpayer’s Lawsuit

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Opponents of the plan to turn control of Youngstown City Schools over to a CEO say they are looking into filing a taxpayer’s lawsuit. Jaladah Aslam, president of the Youngstown Warren Black Caucus, said Tuesday afternoon she is gathering additional information on the timeline of events that led to the state Legislature […]


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