Market for Student Housing Keeps Building at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For Christopher Tornello, manager of CT Rentals, the Youngstown State University community is a proven rental market. Tornello’s company has been leasing properties to YSU students for 40 years. When he attended YSU, he saw firsthand his fellow students’ need for better housing. “Most of the housing that was offered students was […]

Retired Educator Zambrini Dies at Age 61

CANFIELD, Ohio –Dante Zambrini, the former superintendent Canfield Local Schools and the retired interim vice president of operations of Eastern Gateway Community College, died unexpectedly Monday after falling ill at his home in Canfield. He was 61. Zambrini retired July 1 from his post at EGCC. His office was at the Valley Center in downtown […]

Library, Oh Wow! Partner on Learning Project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County will open an interactive learning space Wednesday in the Main Library as part of a $20,765 Sparks! Ignition grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The grant facilitates shared learning with partnering organizations and will use coordinated learning spaces at the Main […]

Grove City Professor’s Book Makes Year-End Lists

GROVE CITY, Pa. – A book by Gary Scott Smith, chairman of the Grove City College history department, has landed on a pair of year-end best books lists. “Religion in the Oval Office: The Religious Lives of American Presidents,” published earlier this year by Oxford University Press, was singled out by reviewers from the Center […]

Sister Jerome’s Poor Updates Its Website

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sister Jerome’s Poor has launched a new website that provides an online portal for donations. The nonprofit organization, founded by Sister Jerome Corcoran, provides assistance to inner-city children to continue their education into their college years. Sister Jerome’s Poor also helps struggling poor families to pay their bills. Sister Jerome is a […]

Boardman Schools Name Saxton New Superintendent

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Boardman Board of Education named Tim Saxton as its new superintendent. The board unanimously approved the appointment at its meeting last night. Saxton, currently the district’s director of operations, will replace Boardman’s longtime superintendent, Frank Lazzeri, when he retires effective Aug. 1. “I am honored and humbled to be recommended by […]

YSU, NEOMED Program to Boost Family Physicians

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown State University and the Northeast Ohio Medical University are collaborating on a new educational partnership aimed at increasing the number of primary care physicians serving medically underserved populations throughout the region. The YSU-BaccMed program, which will enroll its first cohort of students in the fall semester, allows individuals who want to […]

YSU Hires STEM Dean, Advances Housing Project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Board of Trustees of Youngstown State University Wednesday hired Wim F.A. Steelant, vice president of research and dean of science at St. Thomas University in Florida, as the new dean of the YSU College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The trustees did so at their quarterly meeting. He succeeds Martin […]

Robotics Competition Set for Saturday at MCCTC

CANFIELD, Ohio — More than 175 high school VEX Robotics students and mentors from around Ohio will meet at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center Saturday for the Mahoning Valley VEX Qualifier Competition. More than 30 teams will compete in a series of back-to-back robot challenges. Participants will compete for the championship title by strategically […]

Struthers Schools to Launch Entrepreneurship Program

STRUTHERS, Ohio – The Struthers City School District is in the very early stages of developing an entrepreneurship program for students in grades seven through 12, superintendent Joseph Nohra Jr. and Dexter A. Hollen announced Monday. Hollen is president of the Struthers School Foundation for Educational Excellence, which would provide $20,000 in funding. He is […]


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