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Area state legislators support Tressel for YSU president



Published: Mon, February 24, 2014 @ 11:54 a.m.

Area state legislators support Tressel for YSU president

YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning Valley’s state legislative delegation is urging Youngstown State University’s Board of Trustees to hire Jim Tressel as the school’s next president.

The legislators made the announcement today at the conclusion of a press conference to criticize Gov. John Kasich, who will deliver his State of the State address tonight in Medina.

“We are collectively endorsing Jim Tressel for Youngstown State University president,” said state Rep. Robert F. Hagan of Youngstown, D-58th. “He has the charisma, ability to raise money and the loyalty needed to be a great president.”

Others state legislators at the press conference were state Reps. Ronald V. Gerberry of Austintown, D-59th; Tom Letson of Warren, D-64th; and Nick Barborak of Lisbon, D-5th.

The former YSU and Ohio State University football coach has already received support to be YSU president from U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Howland along with 31 business and union leaders who sent a letter to the university trustees on Wednesday. Since then, Trumbull County and Mahoning County commissioners have urged the YSU trustees to hire Tressel as president.

For the complete story, read Tuesday’s Vindicator and Vindy.com


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