YSU to Host Internship Information Breakfast for Employers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A breakfast for employers looking at improving their internship program will be held at Youngstown State University’s Williamson Hall Aug. 11. The program, hosted by YSU Williamson College of Business Administration and College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, begins at 8 a.m. with a presentation from the Northeast Ohio Council Higher […]

Greenwood Pays $330K for Fitch Naming Rights

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Greenwood Chevrolet has reached a 10-year, $330,000 naming rights agreement with the Austintown Local School District that changes the name of the Austintown Fitch High School stadium to Greenwood Chevrolet Austintown Falcon Stadium. The agreement, arranged by Hunter Sports Marketing of Cleveland, was approved last night by the district’s school board. “Schools […]

Charter School Chief Resigns, Erases F Grades

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The state official who oversees charter schools, David Hansen, resigned Saturday after acknowledging that he erased failing marks for the sponsors of two online charter schools. Hansen was the School Choice director for the Ohio Department of Education. His wife, Beth, is Gov. John R. Kasich’s chief of staff and is expected […]

Eastern Gateway to Offer Advanced Machining Courses

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Eastern Gateway Community College is partnering with the Oh-Penn Manufacturing Collaborative to offer advanced machining classes beginning this fall that may lead to an associate’s degree. The two-year program will prepare students for jobs in advanced machining while earning industry recognized credentials from the National Institute for Machining Skills. In announcing the […]

Meeks Leaves EGCC After 16 Years as President

STUEBENVILLE, Ohio – Sixteen years have passed since Dr. Laura Meeks arrived in Jefferson County, armed with a checklist of things she wanted to accomplish as President of what is now Eastern Gateway Community College. As she eases into retirement, Meeks said she’s pleased with all they’ve been able to accomplish. “We started out with […]

Council Votes Would Advance Training Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A proposed manufacturing training center serving the Mahoning Valley likely is three years off, but the project is expected to inch closer to reality this evening. Members of Youngstown City Council will consider two items related to the Youngstown-Mahoning Valley manufacturing training center at its special meeting tonight. If approved, one ordinance […]

YSU Trustees OK Contract with Administrative Staff

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – After more than 1½ hours in executive session Monday afternoon, the trustees of Youngstown State University emerged and quickly ratified a three-year contract with APAS, the union that represents 166 administrative and professional staff. Last week the YSU chapter of the Association for Professional and Administrative Staff overwhelmingly voted to accept the […]

Beatitude House Seeks Back-to-School Donations

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — As the homeless and disadvantaged children served by Beatitude House prepare for the upcoming school year, Beatitude House is asking for the help of the community. It is taking a collection for back-to-school supplies such as note cards and three-ring binders. Also on the list of needs are flash drives, book covers, […]

Audience Assails Kasich Plan to Reform City Schools

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — For nearly three hours Monday afternoon, parents, teachers, former teachers, a retired principal, school board members (current and past), union officials, professors of education at Youngstown State University and graduates of city high schools condemned Gov. John R. Kasich’s plan to reorganize the administration of Youngstown public schools. The reorganization, as set […]

Humphries: New Rules, Reaction; ‘Renewed Optimism’

By Tom Humphries, CEO, Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Students and their families in Youngstown have a better opportunity now than they did at any time in at least a dozen years. It was the 2003-04 academic year that Youngstown City Schools received its first F on the state report card. It has […]


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