Students, Teachers Turn Out to Say ‘No’ to DeVos

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – More than 80 educators, students and members of the community turned out at Youngstown State University’s Beeghly College of Education Tuesday to say “No” to President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos. The rally, coordinated by HaSheen Wilson on behalf of the Ohio Education Association and Progress Mahoning Valley, […]

Grow Your Business Through Client Relationships

By Victoria Munro and Dave Block LAKEWOOD, Colo. — People choose to do business with those they know, like and trust. Business owners who’ve worked in the corporate world often find it challenging to adjust to the reality that small business is built on relationships. Studies reveal that the majority of customers leave not because […]

Chadderton Donates $100K for Penn Shenango Scholarships

SHARON, Pa. – Paul Chadderton, the retired owner of Chadderton Trucking and an emeritus member of the Penn State Shenango advisory board, has donated $100,000 to the campus to create a scholarship. “As a father of two Penn State University graduates, grandfather to current a Penn State Schreyer’s honor student, and an active member of […]

YSU Export Internship Program Names 10 Students

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Eight Youngstown State University students are among the 10 selected to participate in the Ohio Export Internship Program this year. Two students from the University of Akron also were selected. The students are Adam Aras of Boardman, Mariah Carna of New Bedford, Pa., Ellen Chittester of Youngstown, Allison Conroy of Canfield, Emily […]

Students Give YSU High Marks

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Freshmen and seniors at Youngstown State University gave the university high marks in student experience and educational activities, according to a survey by the National Survey of Student Engagement. The survey measures academic challenge, learning with peers, experiences with faculty and campus environment. Nationwide, 557 colleges and universities participated, with more than […]

YSU-OEA Opens Applications for Scholarship

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown State University chapter of the Ohio Education Association is accepting applications for its Union Heritage Scholarship. The deadline to apply is March 1. The application is open to current sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students at YSU. Applicants must be either a current or former member of a labor union […]

Thomases Endowment Gives to Sister Jerome’s Mission

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Thomases Family Endowment awarded $7,500 to the Sister Jerome’s Mission College program Tuesday morning. The grant will allow the program to admit an additional student for the spring semester. The Mission College program provides first-generation college students from low-income families with financial assistance for food, clothing and transportation, as well as […]

Warren Community Connectors Launches Feb. 1

WARREN, Ohio – The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber is launching the Warren Community Connectors program Feb. 1 at Warren G. Harding High School. The program is aimed at educating students, parents and educators about internships, externships and mentoring opportunities. The 90-minute session, from 11:30 to 1 p.m.,  will feature guest speakers including AVI Foodsystems Vice […]

Ohio Arts Council Names Smarts as Award Co-Winner

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Youngstown’s Students Motivated by the Arts program – or Smarts – was named one of nine winners of the 2017 Governor’s Awards for the Arts. Smarts is being recognized as co-winner of the Arts Education award, along with Dayton musician and educator Jim McCutcheon. The Ohio Arts Council named the 2017 honorees […]

YSU Student Group to Host Poverty Simulation Feb. 3

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Bridges Out of Poverty Student Union at Youngstown State University will host a poverty simulation Feb. 3 in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center on campus. The event, which will run 2-4 p.m., will simulate for participants the issues people living in poverty experience. Bridges Out of Poverty Student Union supports […]


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