YSU Launches Fall Semester with Welcome Week

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University marks the start of fall semester this week with a series of activities for new and returning students. Classes begin Wednesday. All this week, the Home Savings and Loan Co. will perform “a random act of kindness “by covering and paying for the parking meters surrounding the YSU campus. […]

Pastors to March Sunday in Support of East High Students

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With the start of the school quickly approaching, educators, community leaders, residents and 10 Youngstown pastors will kick off the academic year with a show of support for students at East High School. Sunday afternoon, The March 4 Hope will begin at Price Memorial AME Church, 920 Dryden Ave. At 1:45 p.m. […]

Panel Looks into Challenges Public Education Faces

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Funding, establishing fair testing and teaching standards, and improving the efficiency and quality of school systems remain among the most pressing challenges public education in the Mahoning Valley faces today. So said those who participated in a Business Journal round table Aug. 9. A transcript from the discussion will be published in […]

Grove City College Highlights Campus Improvements

GROVE CITY, Pa. – When students return to Grove City College for the fall semester, they’ll find some changes to the campus resulting from the college spending $7 million on improvements. Most noticeable, said vice president of operations Jim Lopresti, will be new turf on the  Robert E. Thorn Field and a new porch and […]

Howard Jones’ Legacy Is the YSU Foundation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Marilyn Chuey remembers when the Youngstown State University Foundation was set up a half century ago. She should. She’s the daughter of Howard W. Jones, the man who negotiated its creation with the governor of Ohio, James A. Rhodes, along with Youngstown University becoming Youngstown State University. When Chuey met Rhodes, the […]

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 […]


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