YSU summer enrollmentrises 2% from last year
YOUNGSTOWN -- Summer student enrollment at Youngstown State University is up by 2 percent this year compared to 2004. Summer enrollment is at 4,923, up from 4,827 last summer, an increase of 96 students, according to preliminary enrollment counts prepared by the YSU Office of Institutional Research. "We continue to be pleased with the upward trend in enrollment," said Tom Maraffa, special assistant to President David C. Sweet. "Our main focus now is to maintain that trend into the fall semester and beyond." The numbers represent head-count enrollment, which tallies the actual number of students taking classes. Enrollment was 4,336 in summer 2001. It has increased by 587 students, or nearly 14 percent, since then. But the number of full-time students at YSU this summer is down 0.9 percent from 1,991 in 2004 to 1,974 this summer.
$62,000 in computersfor McDonald Schools
McDONALD -- The school district will be buying $62,000 worth of new computers this school year and books from a new math series for grades five to eight. Schools treasurer Thomas Radabaugh said the district will pay for the improvements from the general fund. The math series cost $37,000 and the computers were $25,000. Of the 25 new computers to be purchased, 15 will be used to upgrade computers now in use for mobile computer labs used for the business and math departments at the high school. The remaining computers will be used to replace some of the 160 computers the district now has.
Recycle program grows
STRUTHERS -- The Mahoning County Green Team drop-off recycling location behind city hall now will accept magazines, phone books and catalogs. The site also accepts aluminum cans, newspapers, office paper, metal food containers, glass bottles and jars, certain types of plastics and flattened corrugated cardboard. Newspapers, metal cans and glass and plastic bottles can be picked up curbside if bins are requested through the Green Team at (330) 740-2060.
Salem auditor honored
SALEM -- The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada presented its certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting to Salem and its auditor, James Armeni. The certificate is the highest honor given by the group in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. Armeni received the award for Salem's 2003 comprehensive annual financial report. This is the fourth consecutive year Salem has received this honor.
Ex-clerk court dates
WARREN -- A pretrial is set for Sept. 26 in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court, and a trial scheduled for Jan. 6, 2006, for Wendy L. Kosovec, former clerk for the village of McDonald, who faces a felony charge of theft in office and a misdemeanor charge of dereliction of duty. Authorities said Kosovec, 39, of Ridgeview Street, Youngstown, took about $1,200 from the village. She was arrested last year after a three-month investigation. She was elected to the clerk's post in 1999. The trial is set before Judge Peter Kontos.
Pellet shooting bringscharge against mother
YOUNGSTOWN -- The mother of an 11-year-old boy police said fired his Daisy pellet rifle at a street light in the 1300 block of Dryden Street was charged with parental responsibility. Tanita McElroy, 28, of Dryden Street, pleaded innocent at arraignment Tuesday in municipal court. She will be back in court Sept. 8 for a pretrial. Her son was issued a juvenile court citation at 10:40 p.m. Monday that charges him with criminal damaging. Reports show the boy dropped the BB gun and ran inside his house when he saw a police officer. When the officer explained to the boy's mother what had happened "she showed little concern or surprise to what had transpired," police said.