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Denise Dick

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School panel chief reflects

Former city schools academic distress commission chairwoman looks back on work

Firm selected for EGCC planning

EGCC appointed Collaborative Brain Trust of Sacramento for comprehensive master planning services

Restored Idora carousel is popular NYC attraction

The horses on Jane’s Carousel, the former Idora Park carousel, were restored this year

Valley Cuban natives laud end of U.S. embargo


Change in U.S. policy toward Cuba is welcome news to Mahoning Valley residents with ties to the Caribbean nation.

Mahoning residents concerned about precinct-reduction plan

The board of elections proposes cutting the number of precincts in Youngstown and Struthers

ACE Fact-finder’s report rejected by YSU trustees

A fact-finder’s report regarding YSU’s ACE union called for wage freezes but also included a “me too” clause if other units got raises

YSU transfers fundraising to YSU Foundation

The change will help YSU meet the philanthropic needs of YSU, President Jim Tressel said

Akiva helps student’s family

Khloe Herrick, 4, has been undergoing cancer treatment since August and students, teachers and staff have conducted fundraisers to help

YSU scholarship established by retired nurse

Following her parents example, retired nurse establishes YSU scholarship

EGCC sets goals for more graduates

EGCC President Laura Meeks aims for more graduates after attending White House event

U.S. Department of Education and YSU reach settlement

The investigation dealt with accessibility to YSU webpages for people with disabilities, particularly those with sensory impairment

Tickets available for second TEDx Youngstown

The second TEDx Youngstown event is set for Jan. 23 at YSU and speakers with the theme Breaking Boundaries

School district faces large health insurance premium increase

Board will discuss health insurance at special meeting next week

A special school board meeting will be scheduled next week to talk about the district’s increase in the health insurance premium

High school students study health professions

The Health Professions Affinity Community at YSU exposes high school students to different health careers

Jackson-Milton families get food deliveries

American Legion Lake Post 737 and several related organizations have been collecting and distributing food to needy families in the Jackson-Milton community

Board president doesn’t plan to replace ADC members

Although the school board interviewed three prospective commission members last August, board president says there aren’t current plan to replace members

YSU plans to eliminate more vacant positions

YSU plans to eliminate more vacant positions and boost spring retention to trim deficit

ADC-appointed consultant recommends changes for city school board

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Improved communication and streamlined board meetings are among the recommendation by a city school board consultant

YSU spends less on athletics than conference universities

YSU’s athletic budget this year is $14 million but a document distributed to university trustees says that’s less at comparable institutions

PTO revived at Bunn Elementary School

About 12 parents participate in a resuscitated PTO at Paul C. Bunn Elementary School

Columbiana schools students gain benefits of 3D

Columbiana school students use 3D equipment to enhance learning

Chopin works is lecture focus

Two instructors to lecture about works of Kate Chopin

YSU anthropology student honored

YSU student takes top honors for anthropology work

South Range student’s project helps others

South Range students can drive helps domestice violence victims, Akron Children’s Hospital and nets her school a grant

YSU honors students present proposals

YSU honors students present 11 proposals at national meeting

YSU committee approves formation of an honors college

Formation of an honors college at YSU is designed to attract more honors students with scholarships, proponents say

Academic Senate tables no-confidence vote

YSU Academic Senate members cite lack of shared governance as reason behind no-confidence resolution which was tabled until February

Tease photo

Jan. 12 is start of classes at EGCC’s Warren Center

EGCC’s Warren Center opens Jan. 12 with spring semester classes

Positive choices emphasized by former NBA player

Former NBA player Michael Morrison talks to Stambaugh Charter Academy students about making good choices

YSU commencement speaker is Chamber president

Tom Humphries, president and CEO of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber will speak at Dec. 14 YSU fall commencement

Man dies after being struck by a truck

Man dies after being struck by a truck YOUNGSTOWN A Youngstown man died Friday after being

Christmas with the Tenors comes to Westminster

Christmas with the Tenors is Dec. 9 at Westminster College

Grove City College sees biggest career fair

Grove City’s biggest career fair brought recruiters from 18 states

Long-time supporters endow two more YSU scholarships

Roger and Gloria Jones endow two new scholarships at YSU

Hiram College plans first high school writing contest

Jan. 15 is the deadline for Hiram College writing contest submissions

KSU seeking alumni award nominations

The KSU Alumni Awards recognize graduates who have contributed to their professions and society

Committees studying potential YSU college merger being meeting

Suggestions for Education and Liberal Arts & Social Sciences are expected by early March

YSU is considering merging colleges as it faces lagging enrollment and lower revenue

Dec. 3 is 14th Annual Special Needs Winterfest Dance

The Special Needs Winterfest Dance is for all special needs high school students in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties

EGCC presidential profile finalized

Eastern Gateway Community College’s next president must be able to manage grown while improving student success

YSU hosts supercomputing workshop

The workshop is open to YSU students, faculty and staff

Harding parents urged to talk college and careers with children

Harding Elementary School hopes College and Career Readiness Luncheon becomes annual event

Youngstown schools recognize two police officers

The officers were nominated by school principals or other personnel

Elections board employee raises discussed again

A committee will compare employee pay at the local board with other similar size boards in Ohio

Faculty rejects new contract with YSU

The negotiating teams for both YSU and the faculty union are expected to return to the bargaining table

YSU’s counseling program earns recognition

The association represents 13 states

Westminster students make elevator pitches

Westminster students participate in elevator pitch contest with students from other colleges

Gift to Kent State will fund scholarships in photojournalism

Donor leaves $3 million bequest to the KSU’s photojournalism program for scholarships

Online source says Grove City is affordable choice

Grove City College’s graduation rate beats national average

PANDA club gathers Boardman students

Boardman students join team-building activities

PANDA provides knowledge about issues affecting young people

Nov. 29 bash to benefit scholarship in memory of Vivian Martin

The Vivian Martin Scholarship Party for a Purpose will run from 7 to 11 p.m. Nov. 29 at St. Michael Social Hall



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