Graduate School Enrollment Up at YSU, KSU

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Prospective enrollment in graduate programs at Youngstown State University and Kent State University remain on a steady track for the upcoming academic year, administrators say. New advanced-degree programs in science and technology, business, online education opportunities, along with a growing influx of international students have contributed to the boost in enrollment in […]

Kent State Partners with Barnes & Noble to Manage Bookstores

KENT, Ohio — Kent State University has named Barnes & Noble College as the new operator of the Kent State University Bookstore at its eight campuses. The existing bookstore staff will stay on and transition to new management, which took effect May 18 for the Kent and Trumbull campuses, and will take effect July 6 […]

Meeks Applauded for Achievements as EGCC Leader

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Laura Meeks, who retires next month after 16 years as president of Eastern Gateway Community College, is leaving at the top of her game. Her many accomplishments and achievements, which include overseeing the expansion and transformation of Jefferson County Community College as it entered Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties and doubled its […]

YBI Tells Startups How to Avoid Mistakes Most Make

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Brittany Housel and Jim Cossler recall the challenge Hudson Fasteners Inc. faced when it became a tenant company at the Youngstown Business Incubator. “We had two ladies who were in a male-dominated industry,” Housel, the YBI client development coordinator began. “We really tried to help them power through, use their strengths to […]

YSU Interns Gain Experience at Area Nonprofits

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Ten Youngstown State University students are working internships across the region this summer as part of the 2015 Nonprofit Leadership Summer Honors Internship Program. The Center for Nonprofit Leadership at YSU, housed in the Williamson College of Business Administration, was awarded a $50,020 grant from the Raymond John Wean Foundation to implement […]

Our Lady of Hungary Sold to Fostering Dreams

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — 545 Management Group Inc., a nonprofit corporation that purchased the former Our Lady of Hungary property on North Belle Vista Avenue two years ago, then launched a $400,000 capital campaign to transform the property and buildings into the Youngstown Heritage Center, has sold the property to Bob and Mary Noble’s Fostering Dreams […]

Ryan Co-Sponsors Bill to Boost Salad Bars in Schools

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, joined Wednesday by fellow U.S. Reps. Sam Farr and Frederica S. Wilson, introduced the Salad Bars in Schools Expansion Act. The legislation, which can be read here, establishes a new program to provide training, technical assistance and placement of salad bars in elementary, middle and high schools across the […]

YWCA Awards Scholarships to 2 Seniors

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The YWCA of Youngstown has awarded a total of $20,000 in scholarship money to two Mahoning Valley high school seniors. The scholarships, awarded as part of the YWCA’s Young Women with Bright Futures program, were made possible through a grant from the Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation. To […]

Cafaro Foundation Gives $67K in Scholarships

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A record number of young scholars from the Mahoning Valley will benefit this year from scholarships awarded by the Cafaro Foundation. This year, 28 students have earned scholarship money totaling $67,000. That amount is the largest the Foundation has awarded for scholarships in a single year and $10,000 more than last year, […]

YSU Trustees Tentatively OK Reorganization Proposals

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The president of Youngstown State University, Jim Tressel, announced his proposals Thursday to reorganize its administration, which if adopted by the board of trustees, would save more than $900,000 annually, he says. Based on the administrative positions listed on the YSU website, not updated in some time, the savings would appear to […]


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