Donation to YSU
YOUNGSTOWN -- An anonymous donor has given $150,000 to Youngstown State University. YSU President David C. Sweet launched an initiative in December to raise $1 million in private and university funding for additional scholarship support to help students pay for a tuition increase that will take effect this summer. Tuition for full-time undergraduate students living in Ohio will go up by $476. With the latest donation, the fund-raising effort now totals $327,000.
AHA raises $100,000
LIBERTY -- The American Heart Association's "An Affair of the Heart" gala raised more than $100,000 as a record attendance honored Parker T. McHenry with the Heart of the Community Award, and Dr. Alejandro A. Franco with the Cardiac Service Award. Six-year-old Colin Beltran of Austintown, the 2003 Mahoning/Columbiana Heart Child, was a special guest at the event Saturday at the Holiday Inn MetroPlex. Funds raised will support the heart association's research and educational programs.