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Abatements cost Ohio schools $125.6M

Property tax abatements caused 180 school districts across Ohio to forgo $125.6 million in revenue, according to district financial reports issued for the 2017 fiscal year


Hilbun pleads not guilty in parent group theft case

She is accused of stealing $8,300 from the McDonald Parent Educator Group.


4 arrested at KSU open-carry walk

A high-profile open-carry walk at Kent State University on Saturday was far from what “gun girl” and alumna Kaitlin Bennett wanted it to be.


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Prestin Allan, a special needs student, is Hubbard’s Homecoming king

Prestin Allan embraces the Hubbard Homecoming queen, Ramiah Givens, during a rehearsal of the homecoming pep rally Friday afternoon at the high school. At the time he was a candidate, but later found out he was chosen this year’s homecoming king.


School bus collides with truck in W. Pa.

Authorities say a school bus with students aboard has collided with a pickup truck in Pittsburgh, leaving some students with minor injuries.


YSU alum among Yale protesters on Capitol Hill Monday

The protesters asserted that the judicial confirmation process should be extended to thoroughly investigate sexual-assault allegations made by women against Kavanaugh, who is a Yale law-school alum.


Valley produces six National Merit Semifinalists, 2 from Poland

Six seniors from the Valley were named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists.


More than 200 enrolled at Potential Development

Potential Development School for Students with Autism saw a 44 percent increase in students’ enrollment from the 2017-18 school year to the 2018-19 school year


The politics of education

School leaders discussed changing graduation requirements.


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UPDATE | State Report Card shows some Valley schools making progress

Third-graders do work Thursday in Tracy Kaschak’s McKinley Elementary School classroom in the Poland School District. The district earned an overall B grade in the latest Ohio Department of Education State Report Card.

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State report cards are coming this week

Youngstown City Schools CEO Krish Mohip said he doesn’t anticipate dramatic improvement in letter grades but hopes to see improvement in student growth.


Valley schools benefit from Sandy Hook Promise programs

State Rep. Glenn Holmes emphasizes the need for violence prevention programs in schools.


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YSU president talks to students about grit, curiosity and selflessness

Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel told Girard High School seniors there are three things they will need to succeed in life: curiosity, grit and selflessness.


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Struthers food pantry addresses needs of school community

Dakota Kuhley, back, and Elijah Dixon straighten boxes on the shelves of the Struthers Middle School’s food pantry. The pantry provides food for students whose families are in need.


Performance audit recommends Howland schools cut 15.5 teaching positions

Howland School District could achieve annual savings of about $3.4 million through staff reductions and other measures recommended in a performance audit released this week by Auditor of State Dave Yost.