Growth Report 2017: YSU Enrollment Up, Finances Stabilized

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. By Ron Cole, YSU Public Information Officer YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Increased enrollment for the first time in six years, the most academically-prepared freshman class in university history, a structurally sound operating budget and record fund-raising were among the major highlights […]

Grove City College Touts Grads’ Job Placement, Pay

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Six months after commencement, 96% of Grove City College’s class of 2016 is employed or in a graduate or professional school, the college’s career services office announced this week. The college reports 81% of graduates are working and 15% are seeking advanced degrees or further training, according to its survey, which […]

MCCTC, Working with GM, to Open Robotics Lab

CANFIELD, Ohio — Mahoning County Career and Technical Center will cut the ribbon Thursday on a new lab at the school. The new Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Education Collaborative – RAMTEC – lab was developed in collaboration with the General Motors Lordstown Complex. In September, GM manufacturing engineers visited the school to discuss the […]

Commentary: Frederick Douglass’s Amazing Job

By L. Diane Barnes, Youngstown State University professor of history YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — “When in doubt, quote Frederick Douglass,” observed a historian at a professional meeting several years ago. Through multiple autobiographies, speeches and editorials, Douglass’s words remain inspirational well into the 21st century. As the most prominent civil rights activist of the 19th century, […]

Score Some Advice at Library Session Feb. 14

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Do you need help with your business? Get your questions answered Feb. 14 at the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County’s main library downtown. From 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., two volunteers from the Youngstown Score (Counselors to America’s Small Business) will be on hand to provide advice and answer questions. […]

Students Complete Oak Hill’s Raspberry Pi Class

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Oak Hill Collaborative has completed its new class of 15 certificate graduates from its successful Raspberry Pi program. The program teaches middle- to high school age children how to build and program their own Raspberry Pi microcomputer, an inexpensive, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a TV and monitor along with a […]

$200K Lift for Innovation & Commercialization Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – One of the manufacturing hubs in the same Manufacturing USA network as America Makes will assist the local partners collaborating on the proposed Mahoning Valley Innovation & Commercialization Center. The Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow – or Lift – hub, based in Detroit – will provide $200,000 to the local partners, led by […]

Growth Report 2017: Williamson College Supports Business

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. By Betty Jo Licata, Dean, YSU Williamson College YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Impact, innovation, and engagement are the strategic priorities of the YSU Williamson College of Business Administration. We emphasize the academic and professional preparation that will position our students for […]

MCCTC, Valley STEM to Host Open House

CANFIELD, Ohio — The Mahoning County Career and Technical Center and Valley STEM + ME2 Academy will host an open house Feb. 9. Parents of students and students interested in attending MCCTC and Valley STEM are invited to visit and learn more about the opportunities at the school as well as see firsthand how career […]

Education Workshop Series Begins Feb. 21

WARREN, Ohio — The first of a new four-part educational series designed to develop skills, processes and resources to ensure that organizations can thrive in a global environment will be held Feb. 21. The session, “Aligning Mathematics with After-School Curriculum,” facilitated by Dr. Kim Yoak, is sponsored by Eastern Ohio Education Partnership in partnership with […]


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