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Denise Dick

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Sorority donates books to city school

The Youngstown Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. donated 50 books and $250 to the Discovery at Volney program

Students taking PARCC tests

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Valley school students take PARCC tests on either computer or with paper and pencil this year

ACE union at YSU says it will take time to review contract offer

Youngstown State University

ACE union at YSU says it will take time to review contract offer

YSU trustees approve new faculty contract


YSU trustees approved a faculty contract with Harry Meshel and David Deibel opposed

Cupcake judges include YSU faculty

The Sweet Life Cupcake Competition is Saturday

Applications to YSU more than double last year's

YSU sees increases in the number of freshmen who have been admitted and those who have applied this year compared to last

Youngstown schools eyeing $2M in cuts

Options include health care changes, closing buildings, canceling programs

The city school district is looking to trim about $2 million from next year’s budget

Board vacancy

Board vacancy GREENFORD The South Range Board of Education is seeking to fill a vacancy. The

South Range sets registration

South Range sets registration GREENFORD Kindergarten registration for students in the South

Students invited to enter Holocaust writing contest

Jewish Relations Council sponsors annual Holocaust writing contest for students

Magazine recognizes four YSU professors

Ohio Magazine recognizes four YSU professors for excellence

Poland and Wadsworth high school students participate at YSU invitational

Poland and Wadsworth high schools join YSU Dana School of Music faculty for wind and percussion invitational

3 Valley school districts ranked state’s poorest

Youngstown, Campbell and Warren are the Valley’s poorest districts with Jackson-Milton, Canfield and Lordstown being the wealthiest

Chaney girls focused on STEM

Peyton Truman, 12, makes short wind-power snap circuits during the Chaney STEM Girls after-school gathering at the Chaney Campus in Youngstown.

YSU seeks more international students

YSU considers plan to attract more international students and trustees’ committee selects honorary degree recipients

YSU program seeks mentors for under-served teens

The YSU Senior Youth Mentorship Program matches senior mentors with under-served teenagers

Morning classes canceled at YSU

YSU saw a brief power outage Thursday and classes are canceled this morning

Students get creative in Chaney Computer Club

Teanna Sullivan sits next to the computer screen displaying a digital camera she is designing, based on the style of an older Polaroid instant camera. Students in the Chaney Computer Club get to decide what kind of device they want to create and then figure out how to do it.

YSU faculty union narrowly ratifies new pact

YSU faculty union approves new contract, but a statement says raises and bonuses are subsidized by union givebacks

Former Mooney principal hired at Campbell

John Young, former Cardinal Mooney High School principal, was hired Tuesday as the interim principal at Campbell Memorial High School

YSU and its faculty reach tentative agreement

The faculty union is expected to vote this week on a tentative agreement with trustees’ vote to follow

Free citizenship classes offered

Free citizenship classes offered youngstown The English Center, in collaboration with the

Fashion designer speaks at YSU

Students in Fashion and Interiors sponsoring fashion designer’s presentation

NEOMED and Stokes VA to help veterans

The two facilities signed a memorandum of understanding

Selma’s Bloody Sunday to be commemorated downtown March 1

Participants in the Bloody Sunday commemoration will walk across the bridge over the Mahoning River as part of the event

Canfield immigrant endured prison, but now US citizen

Virgil Ciprian “Chip” Gilea, his wife, Brandy Gilea, and son, Luca, 16 months, relax in their Canfield home. Chip recently became a U.S. citizen.

Fewer people take, pass more difficult GED test

New, harder test blamed for drop from 300 in 2013 to 27

Last year saw a drop in the number of Mahoning County residents who passed the GED test

Four finalists vie for EGCC presidency

Each of the four EGCC presidential finalists will participate in open forums both at the Valley Center in Youngstown and the main campus in Steubenville

Shots fired at house

Shots fired at house AUSTINTOWN Township police are investigating a case of felonious assault

Retired naval commander will speak at YSU Women in Science workshop

The Women in Science and Engineering Career Day workshop aims to expose girls to science and technology career opportunities

2 replaced on Youngstown Academic Distress Commission

Two members of the Youngstown City School District Academic Distress Commission are out, replaced by new appointees.

Community group criticizes city schools

Mayor John McNally says he’s willing to meet with the parents’ group

Site ranks YSU among state’s top schools

CollegeCompare.com ranks YSU among state’s top colleges and universities

YSU and MVCAP urge students to complete FAFSA

Completing FAFSA is one of first steps in college application process

MCCTC program among hospitality elite

National center lists MCCTC hospitality program among 50 elite

Obstacles confront community college students

Community college students who transfer do as well as or better than those who enroll directly in four-year schools

Choffin cadets learn to fight fires from the pros

Five Choffin Career Center students, from left, Rickia Alli, Christopher Stevens, Dionshay Taylor, Kristen Bowman and Makala Shultz, are taking a course in firefighting taught by members of the Youngstown Fire Department.

Valley school districts would gain, lose state money in new budget

Some Valley schools would receive less money, while others would receive more

Mahoning Valley education officials say latest budget numbers many undergo many changes before being finalized

Spay/neuter program helps low-income animal owners

Diane Less, director and co-founder of Angels for Animals, hugs Prince, a 5-year-old labrador retriever available for adoption at the shelter. This month, Angels is offering low-income pet owners the opportunity to have their pets spayed or neutered at a low cost through a program called Ban the Big Bellies.

Alumni recognized

Friday marks YSU Bitonte College of Health and Human Services alumni recognition dinner

Arkansas professor named Kent at Trumbull dean

Lance Grahn has been selected as the new dean and chief administrative officer at Kent State University at Trumbull.

NAACP wants to help Youngstown schools; calls for firing of leaders

Mayor John McNally supports Superintendent Connie Hathorn and deputy superintendent

Eastern Gateway honored as 2015 college exemplar

EGCC chosen 2015 community college exemplar

Trucker injured in I-80 crash

Staff report WEST MIDDLESEX, pa. A tractor-trailer rolled onto its side Tuesday afternoon on

Struthers baseball building destroyed

Staff report STRUTHERS A pickup truck plowed through the main gate at the Struthers baseball

Replace schools superintendent, group says

Citing low report card scores for the Youngstown school district, the president of the local NAACP says superintendent and deputy should be replaced

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Austintown school enrollment surpasses Youngstown’s

While some school districts lose students, Austintown adapts to being Valley’s largest

Austintown schools enrolled more students than Youngstown beginning in 2013 to 2014 school year

Scholarship for business students available at EGCC

EGCC professor establishes ongoing scholarship

Japanese students need host families

Host families in Mahoning Valley needed for Japanese exchange students

EGCC one of fastest growing colleges

EGCC president says college’s growth is a reflection of the community


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