Impact of election

Impact of election


Tickets for the Nov. 14 City Club of the Mahoning Valley “Elections Have Consequences: The Election’s Impact on the Mahoning Valley” will end this week. The event will take place at the Stambaugh Auditorium Ballroom, 1000 Fifth Ave. Dinner will start at 5:30 p.m., and the program begins at 6.

The event will feature a panel discussong how the new president’s polices, as well as the “down-ticket” results will affect the economy, education and quality of life in the region. Panelists are Marilyn Geewax, senior business editor for National Public Radio; Karen Kasler, bureau chief for Ohio Statehouse News; Doug Livingston, politics reporter for The Akron Beacon Journal, The Vindicator’s politics reporter, David Skolnick; and Paul Sracic, professor and chairman of YSU’s department of Politics and International Relations. YSU English professor and WYSU-FM radio show host Tim Francisco will moderate.

Tickets are $30 per person, which includes dinner, or tables of eight are available for $350 for organizations and businesses (includes event sponsorship recognition). Table sales end Wednesday and individual sales end Friday.

For information, contact Phil Kidd at 330-519-8712 or Francisco at 330-402-1769.

Dental hygiene services


The seniors in Youngstown State University’s dental hygiene program will be working with The Rich Center for Autism students Wednesday to provide the students with free oral exams, cleanings and fluoride treatments.

The YSU dental hygiene program is a bachelor’s degree program in Cushwa Hall. The program offers free preventive services to the campus community and the community at large.

For information about programs and services offered at the Rich Center, visit

Library groundbreaking


The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County will have a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Michael Kusalaba Branch Library at noon Thursday on the site of the former West Side Library, 2815 Mahoning Ave., which awaits demolition.

The new branch is being named in honor of a $1.68 million donation from the Michael Kusalaba Fund of the Youngstown Foundation for its construction, which is expected to take about one year.

Discussing energy efforts


A panel discussion on the implications of this year’s general election on energy efforts and the environment will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Youngstown State University’s Cushwa Hall, Room B100. Ray Beiersdorfer, a professor of geology at YSU, is the moderator.

The results of the Community Bill of Rights, which would ban fracking and fracking waste in Youngstown, will be discussed, among other topics.

Seeking term limits


Attorney General Mike DeWine has signed off on the initial paperwork submitted by a group proposing a constitutional amendment to limit Supreme Court justices’ terms on the bench.

The Committee to Impose Term Limits on the Ohio Supreme Court and to Preclude Special Legal Status for Members and Employees of the Ohio General Assembly wants to limit members of the state’s high court to nine-term limits. Current justices are barred from running for the bench after they are 70 years old, but there are no other term limits on how long they can serve.

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