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 […]

7 Students Receive DeBartolo Scholarships

BOARDMAN, Ohio — When Raymar Rivera relocated to the United States from Puerto Rico, he moved in with his grandmother in Youngstown who is disabled, cannot drive, and does not speak English. The transition was difficult, he recalls, but his grandmother took care of him and he vowed that one day he would return the […]

Little Free Library to Open at Urban Farm

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. will hold the grand opening of a new Little Free Library at 2 p.m. Thursday at Iron Roots Urban Farm. The event will be held at the Mercy Health Foundation Demonstration Kitchen, located at 822 Billingsgate Ave. The Little Free Library being installed at Iron Roots Urban Farm will […]

Learn Culture of Valley by Playing Mahoning Bingo

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Mahoning Cultural Collaborative has launched Mahoning Valley Bingo, an activity for all ages this summer. The Mahoning Cultural Collaborative is composed of local nonprofit institutions that are field trip destinations for students who attend local schools. Its goal is to increase awareness of cultural institutions through programs and group promotions. Visit […]

Engineering and Art Meet at YSU Launch Lab

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Engineers are often described as being driven by the left side of the brain, where the neurosystem governs logic, rational thinking, and analytic ability. Artists are generally considered right-brain dominant, the part of the cranium that processes creative talent. Both hemispheres meet regularly in the basement of the Butler Institute of American […]

YSU Receives Patent for Solar Panel Wind Deflector

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Northern States Metals faced a dilemma in installing the racks it used to make that secured solar panels atop flat roofs: how to protect the panels from winds that could move them out of position if not blow them off. “The panels could be bolted to the roof but that leads to […]

Educators Invited to Work with Local Manufacturers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Local educators are being invited to participate in the Educator in the Manufacturing Workplace program this summer to help them bring real-world experience into the classroom. Participants will attend a four-hour orientation, complete 32 hours of on-site job shadowing at a local manufacturer between June 19 and August 7, and create and […]

Machining Program for Adults Starts this Fall at CCCTC

LISBON, Ohio — The Columbiana County Career and Technical Center is partnering with the Oh-Penn Manufacturing Collaborative to offer a one-year machining program for adults beginning this fall. This entry-level machining program focuses on the skills needed in manual machining. Within a year, students will earn industry recognized credentials from the National Institute for Machining […]

Career Center Offers Manufacturing Readiness Program

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — The Lawrence County Career and Technical Center will offer a six-week Manufacturing Readiness Program May 26 through July 17 to new high school graduates and adults. It will be held at the Lawrence County Crossing of Butler County Community College. The program, valued at $4,000 per participant, is free because the […]


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