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Boardman's freshmen orientation a blast, thanks to Link Crew

Most recall the first few days of high school with a grimace, but thanks to Link Crew, the 369 freshmen at Boardman can bypass awkwardness and have fun.

Who should pay for school security?

A Canfield resident and city councilwoman challenge the necessity for the city to pay part of a school-resource officer’s salary

Youngstown JCC names 2 new program directors

The Youngstown Jewish Community Center has named Ben Katz director of its Early Learning Center and Laura Weymer director of JCC’s new Health and Wellness Department.

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New programs, faces for Valley students this year

Joe Lendar, a ninth-grade social studies teacher at Austintown Fitch High School, prepares his classroom for the start of the new school year. Austintown and many other school districts in the Mahoning Valley are ushering in changes for the new year.

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Struthers students step-up to help incoming fifth-graders

Incoming Struthers Middle School fifth-grader Anthony Patella, 10, right, visits eighth-grade student Bella Slaina, 13, center, during a schoolwide scavenger hunt during a fifth-grade orientation program Wednesday morning.

Campbell releases current offer in negotiations

After weeks of silence about the details of negotiations, Campbell Board of Education released a statement Friday night about its offer to the teachers’ union.

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Girard-McDonald viaduct to be renamed for Leo

A free 2-mile run/walk event through downtown Girard in honor of the slain officer will follow the Sept. 3 dedication ceremony.

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Safety Village at Boardman a hit with kids

Michael Salser, resource officer at Boardman Center Intermediate School, reads to incoming kindergarteners Thursday during Safety Village at Glenwood Junior High School.

Fitch freshman takes no break from learning

Instead of relaxing during his summer vacation, an Austintown ninth-grader went to school to learn about STEM.

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East alums hail return of Golden Bear

“Once a Golden Bear, always a Golden Bear” was the mantra repeated over and over at Saturday’s East High School alumni reunion on the school grounds.

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Southside Fine Arts Academy summer program enriches youth at Villa Maria

The campers played instruments and worked on dance moves.

TRIO helping college students succeed

“Not only is it for you to help your family, but also for you to help yourself to pursue the American dream to make a decent wage,” said Ty-Juan Young Bright, TRIO director.

Campbell teachers authorize strike notice, show solidarity at school event

The teachers’ union has issued a 10-day strike notice in the negotiation process as of July 17.

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VINDY EXCLUSIVE | Summit students, staff sound off on problems

Summit Academy Secondary School, a charter school on Youngstown's South Side, has been found out of compliance with several state standards.

East Palestine superintendent gets 3-year pact with MCESC

Traci Hostetler replaces outgoing Ron Iarussi.