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BREAKING NEWS | Trumbull commissioners recommend Tressel for YSU prez

Published: Thu, February 20, 2014 @ 11:44 a.m.

WARREN — Trumbull County commissioners today recommended Jim Tressel to become Youngstown State University's ninth president.

"Not only is Jim Tressel a household name throughout Ohio, he has a following because of his ability to lead and inspire people he comes in contact with.

"His love of YSU and commitment is demonstrated by his $1 million donation to YSU several years ago. Will any of your prospects demonstrate that kind of commitment and allegiance to YSU?" the commissioners wrote in a letter.

Tressel is a former head football coach at YSU and Ohio State University, and he coached both squads to national championships. Tressel now is executive vice president of student success at the University of Akron.

On Wednesday, a group of Mahoning Valley business people, union leaders and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Howland, D-13th, wrote a letter to YSU trustees endorsing Tressel as president.


1Attis(1128 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

You folks got the wrong Jim. The next YSU President should be Jim Traficant, an unsung and persecuted American hero who has done more for this hard-pressed area than any former football coach ever did or ever could do.

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2ts1227(137 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

Everyone seems to forget that the University of Akron presidency is also open, has been for a while (President announced it sometime last year), and he's probably been working that angle for a while now given that he's already employed by them and whatnot. Plus, UA will likely be able to pay him more.

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3bmanresident(607 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

Did the Trumbull commissioners force Jimbo to purchase a new septic system?

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4Chessiedad(374 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

Did the Trumbull commissioners ever hear of a place called "The Ohio State University" and Tressels (and I'll put this gently) fall from grace there? Yeah, he's a great influence for all of the young adults in the Mahoning Valley.

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