University of Akron to Cut $40M in Costs, 215 Jobs

AKRON, Ohio – The University of Akron today announced it will cut expenses by $40 million over three years, eliminate 215 jobs and the school’s baseball program, and raise tuition. Scott L. Scarborough, UA president, said three-year spending and revenue plan addresses the university’s “significant financial challenges.” The $40 million expense reduction plan was drafted […]

Niles Schools Will Be Taken Off Fiscal Watch List

HOWLAND, Ohio – Since 2003, Niles City Schools have been on the state auditor’s fiscal watch list because the district has operated with a debt that at times was forecast to run as high as $2.9 million. But the school system will soon be removed from that list, superintendent Frank Danso announced Friday at the […]

Number of YSU Degrees Awarded Hits 31-Year High

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of degrees awarded by Youngstown State University hit a 31-year high this past academic year, the university conferring   2,270 degrees – including 1,682 baccalaureates “This noteworthy total is a reflection of the high enrollments that the university experienced a few years back and the hard work of our faculty […]

YWCA of Youngstown Offers STEAM Enrichment Camps

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The YWCA is inviting youth in grades 4 through 6 to participate in a series of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) summer camps. One-week and one-day programs are available. “Stop Motion” will take place from 10 a.m. until noon each day from July 13 through 17. In this camp, children […]

YSU Named One of Top Online Schools in Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A study by Affordable Colleges Online ranks Youngstown State University as the 11th best online college in Ohio, YSU announced today. Among the criteria on which the rankings are based are the number of degrees offered, the ratio of undergraduate students to faculty, a university’s six-year graduation rate and the percentage of […]

D&E Counseling Tapped to Run Head Start Programs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The D&E Counseling Center, 711 Belmont Ave., has been chosen by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to administer its Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Mahoning County. The executive director of D&E, Joe Shorokey, made the announcement Wednesday. Head Start is for children ages 3 to 5 […]

Leadership Mahoning Valley Extends Application Deadline

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The deadline to apply for the Leadership Mahoning Valley class of 2015-2016 has been extended to Aug. 1, the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber announced Tuesday. This is the second time that the deadline, initially May 1, has been extended. The program offers participants with an overview of the Mahoning Valley, an increased understanding […]

YSU Gets $365,000 DOD Grant for 3-D Printer

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University is getting a $365,000 grant from the Department of Defense to fund the purchase of a 3-D printer that will give its students and faculty “access to additive manufacturing technology unmatched by any other university in the nation,” says Martin Abraham, YSU provost and vice president for academic affairs. […]

Middle-School Campers Learn Basics of Manufacturing

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Roman Jones, a 10-year-old from West Middlesex, Pa., spent a good part of last week building a small, battery-powered rover as part of this year’s Summer Manufacturing Institute. Now that the week-long camp is finished, the first thing Roman hopes to do when he gets home, he said, is to disassemble and […]

TMH Foundation Awards $30K in Scholarships

WARREN, Ohio — The Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation yesterday awarded $3,000 scholarships to 10 Trumbull County residents who are pursuing careers in health care. The $30,000 in awards matches the most ever provided by the foundation. The foundation provides grants to initiatives that advance the health of Trumbull County residents, as well as scholarships to […]


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