12 Students Receive DeBartolo Scholarships

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Twelve high school seniors who have demonstrated excellent academic achievement, resilience in overcoming challenges and a personal commitment to their communities comprise the largest group of recipients in the 19-year history of the Edward J. DeBartolo Memorial Scholarship Foundation. The 12 were selected from a pool of more than 400 applicants, said […]

Graduate Contributes 3 Sculptures to YSU Campus

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Visitors to the Youngstown State University campus can now see a set of three bronze sculptures, each depicting the theme of children and education. The sculptures, placed at three sites on campus, were donated by YSU graduate and Youngstown native John Irving, in honor of his late wife, his parents and his […]

Ben Carson to Speak at Grove City Commencement

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Former Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson will be the commencement speaker at Grove City College’s commencement ceremony Saturday morning. “Dr. Carson’s story of his journey from extreme poverty to becoming one of America’s leading physicians will certainly inspire our students,” said Grove City College President Paul McNulty in a statement. […]

Drexel Team Wins OH-Penn for Business Contest

HERMITAGE, Pa. – A team of students from Drexel University in Philadelphia is the winner of eCenter@LindenPointe’s fourth annual OH-Penn For Business contest. The finalists, selected from more than 100 groups at five colleges in Pennsylvania and Ohio, pitched their ideas to seven judges at the business incubator April 16. The results were publicly announced […]

Kasich Names 2 to YSU Board of Trustees

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Gov. John Kasich named two new members to the Youngstown State University Board of Trustees, YSU announced yesterday. Joining the YSU board are Samuel W. Grooms, CEO of Hy-Tek Material Handling Inc. in Columbus, and Allan Metz as a student member of the board. Grooms, who holds a bachelor’s degree in business […]

Joneses to Receive YSU Friend of the University Honor

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Roger and Gloria Jones, founders of Fireline Inc., will receive Youngstown State University’s 2016 Friend of the University Award at an invitation-only event Friday at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. The award recognizes leadership and contributions to YSU and the community by a particular individual or individuals. The event enables YSU to acknowledge individuals […]

YSU Commencement Looks to Grads’ Future – and the City’s

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Traditionally, college graduation ceremonies are a reflection on students’ experiences there. And while there was plenty of looking back on college careers, commencement speakers at Youngstown State University looked toward the future and what it holds for students, the university, the city and the world. “You are accepting the role of a […]

Watsons Donate $1M for Student Success Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For 70 years, Frank and Norma Watson have enjoyed a deep association with Youngstown State University, either as students or benefactors. That legacy of support was celebrated this morning as a large crowd of friends joined the Watsons and their family at YSU’s Melnick Hall to recognize the couple for yet another […]

MCCTC Students Soar at Aviation Maintenance Contest

CANFIELD, Ohio – Two students in the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center’s aviation maintenance program took second and third place at the SkillsUSA state competition April 23. At Columbus Community College’s aviation hangar, Austintown senior Damian Devito and South Range junior Rawson Hurst were awarded the silver and bronze medals. For the contest, the […]

Retired Windham Teacher Establishes YSU Scholarship

WINDHAM, Ohio – Following his graduation from Youngstown State University in 1973, Robert Kimes taught 15 years at Windham High School before retiring. And now, he’s giving something back – a lot back, really — to the two schools to which he dedicated his life. Kimes, a modest man, established an endowed scholarship at the […]


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