Y-Town Tech Tour will be Thursday in downtown

Y-Town Tech Tour will be Thursday in downtown


The second annual Y-Town Tech Tour will take place Thursday in downtown Youngstown.

The event is designed to introduce Youngstown’s rapidly growing technology career opportunities and research efforts to visitors.

It is free and open to the public.

Guests can tour the Youngstown Business Incubator at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and learn more about computer science and information systems jobs in Youngstown.

Martin Abraham, dean of Youngstown State University’s College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, will be available to discuss the college’s new research efforts, including doctorate programs, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute and the YSU Natural Gas and Water Resources Institute.

The OH WOW! children’s center will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and some downtown restaurants will offer discounts to Y-town Tech Tour guests.

Budget information for Niles schools


Niles City Schools Alternative Tax Budget information for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2013, is complete and available for inspection in the treasurer’s office, 100 West St., on Thursday between 10 and 11 a.m.

For more information, call 330-652-2500.

Children’s hospital gets $1.6M grant


Akron Children’s Hospital has been awarded a $1.6 million federal grant to provide services and support to children and families who have experienced psychological trauma.

Akron Children’s joins a national network of more than 130 child-trauma centers that addresses a wide range of traumatic experiences, including physical and sexual abuse; domestic, school and community violence; natural disastersand terrorism; and life-threatening injury and illness.

With the four-year grant, Akron Children’s becomes a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, whose mission is to improve the quality, effectiveness, and availability of services for children and families who experience traumatic events.

Community surveys suggest that by their 16th birthday, 67 percent of American children are exposed to at least one significant traumatic event.

Ohio in top 10 for Peace Corps


Ohio ranked No. 10 among all states in producing Peace Corps volunteers this year with a total of 291 volunteers.

Peace Corps officials say Ohio produces 2.5 volunteers for every 100,000 state residents, and 3.6 percent of all volunteers come from Ohio.

Officials with the organization’s Midwest regional office in Chicago say Ohio historically has produced a total of 6,875 volunteers who have served in 139 countries.

More than 210,000 Americans have served in the organization since President John F. Kennedy established it in 1961.

A total of 8,073 volunteers now work with local communities in 76 countries in fields including agriculture, community economic development, education and environmental science.

Vindicator staff/wire reports

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