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 […]

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 […]


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