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Denise Dick

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Same-sex partner of late YSU dean sues for death benefits

The domestic partner of a late educator filed a lawsuit, arguing he should be treated as a spouse

Alzheimer’s angst advances for Austintown couple

JoAnn and Barry Claycomb focus on the what they have, rather than what they've lost, as they continue to deal with Barry’s Alzheimer’s disease, which has progressed over the past year, as well as new additional health challenges: colon cancer for him, breast cancer for her. The Vindicator has followed the couple’s life and struggles in dealing with Alzheimer’s for the past six years.

Piano teacher hits right note with Mooney students

Judith Britton, a junior at Cardinal Mooney High School, wants to learn to play “My Immortal,” the haunting Evanescence song in which piano features prominently.

Grant would foster STEM education

The ESC is seeking a grant for STEM education

YSU police continue investigation into pro-ISIS graffiti on The Rock

Police talked to representatives of organizations that met Sunday night to see if students saw anything odd

Despite flak, Kimble sticks by her choice for new Youngstown distress panel

While city school teachers are upset about her selection, the school board president is sticking to her pick

MCCTC hosts hair and nail-a-thon

MCCTC’s cosmetology students host hair, nail-a-thon

MCCTC cosmetology students host hair and nail-a-thon

YSU students repaint rock after someone paints it with pro-ISIS messages

ysu students take patriotic stand in response to pro-isis messages

YSU students paint the Rock with an American flag and patriotic messages

Westminster student wins award for board game

Westminster College student creates Lewis and Clark board game

Ohio’s counselor of the year works in Austintown

Kelley Mills, Austintown counselor, is named counselor of the year

Nursing photos displayed at Cushwa Hall

Nursing postcards displayed at YSU’s Cushwa Hall

Grove City students participate in archaeology program

Grove City students participated in summer archaeology conservation program

YSU’s Phi Kappa Phi chapter recognized

YSU honor society honored

Case of embalmer twice convicted of killing wife starts anew

Robert Girts’ plea and sentencing were vacated so the case could be set for trial or Girts could plead again

Rotary’s Operation Warm distributes winter coats to kids

Youngstown Rotary distributes new winter coats to children who need them at Harding Elementary School

Rotary clubs team up for Operation Warm coat distribution

Kirkmere, day care students help feed the hungry

Liam Beverly, 2, a day care center student, carries cans of food to fill bags that will be distributed to needy families from Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church’s Family Life Center on Thursday. Fifth- and sixth-graders from Discovery at Kirkmere and Blessed Assurance and Auntie Rei’s day care centers filled the bags as part of a community-service project.

Board president stands by commission appointment

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Board president points out that commission appointee has worked in many capacities in the district

Tressels pledge $1 million for YSU endowment

Jim and Ellen Tressel pledge $1 to expand student employment on campus

Five Chinese universities sign agreements with YSU

YSU expands reach by signing agreements with five Chinese universities

Struthers cheerleaders raise breast cancer awareness

Struthers cheerleaders earn award for breast cancer awareness efforts

Dana reunion is Nov. 28

YSU’s Dana School hosts first alumni reunion Nov. 28

Inspiring Minds receives $66,500 from AT&T

Inspiring Minds gets donation from AT&T to target ninth and 10th graders

Dec. 31 is Heritage Award nomination deadline

Nominations due Dec. 31 for YSU Heritage Award

Loan repayment workshop offered at YSU

YSU offers workshop on loan repayment Wednesday

School contract approved despite vaguery

City school board approves $6,500 per month contract without request for proposals

Kimble’s choice of Staten for distress panel irks teachers union

Distress commission in place to select CEO for Youngstown Plan

Board President Brenda Kimble appointed a retired principal to the academic commission instead of a teacher

Retired YSU dean to serve on Youngstown distress commission

Naming of 4 other commission members for Youngstown Plan could come today

Barbara Brothers, a career educator, is Mayor John A. McNally’s appointee to the academic distress commission

Dec. 2 is special needs winter dance

Special needs winterfest dance is Dec. 2 at Mahoning Country Club

Keynote Media collects musical instruments for needy schools, students

Keynot Media initiative to help needy schools and students

Professors’ donation establishes endowment

YSU professors establish endowment to support applied numeric analysis

College financial planning focus of seminar

Thursday seminar addresses planning for college

City school district retains academic plan in interim

The 2014-2015 academic recovery plan remains in effect in the city schools until it’s replaced by a new plan

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About 100 organizations participating in Saturday’s Empty the Shelters Day

The event aims ‘to get people out to the organizations to learn how they can serve you and you can serve them, the organizer says.

Youngstown law department advises mayor not to sit on schools commission

Mayor expects SOON TO choose APPOINTEE TO distress COMMISSION

The city charter doesn’t allow the mayor to hold another public office except notary public

US Department of Education restricts $71 million charter-school grant for Ohio

U.S. Education Department restricts Ohio charter school grant funding

Columbiana native is a finalist for 2 prestigious scholarships

YSU senior Ashley Orr is a finalist for both the Rhodes and Marshall scholarships

Poland soundly rejects issues for new school

Poland school bond issue supporters gathered at the Mowad home Tuesday night to watch election results, as voters took a strong stand against providing funds for a new kindergarten-through-eighth-grade school.. Other school districts in the Valley fared better.

Youngstown Plan proceeds after denial of injunction

‘We’re going to fight this,’ school board chief vows

Youngstown Plan moves forward after injunction denied

YSU students selected Beeghly fellows

YSU students picked as Beeghly fellows

Thiel professor collaborates for published work

Thiel professor’s work on Pope’s visit published in Washington Post

Opera Westminster collaborates with NCLO

Opera Westminster and New Castle Lyric Opera collaborate for event

New director hired for MIU IV

Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV hires new director of business services

Local law enforcement: Force in schools should be limited

Safety, welfare of students and staff is primary concern for security staff at Valley facilities

Youngstown’s school security chief called the South Carolina video disturbing

Senior citizens sign up to give back for tuition

Seniors are registering for a pilot program, earning college credit by volunteering

Dana Voice Day scheduled at YSU

The Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University will stage Dana Voice Day at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 7 in Bliss Recital Hall.

Speech AND Debate | Local results

Saturday marked the start of the high-school speech season with a tournament at Warren John F.

Picture perfect poses

Barbers, stylists give Kirkmere students new look for picture day

Barbers and hairstylists provided free cuts and styles to Discovery at Kirkmere students for picture day

YSU prof brings homeless program to city

YSU professor brings Pittsburgh program to Youngstown

Westminster earns third place in national contest


Westminster College group wins third place in recyclable clothing contest

Paper presented in Italy by Grove City professor

Grove City history prof presents paper in Italy



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