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Harold Gwin

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Wind tunnel at YSU to test new products

The project is the latest public/private economic-development partnership for YSU. YOUNGSTOWN

YSU president-elect’s 1st goal: work to build student success

Cynthia Anderson said state funding will be based more heavily on student achievement.

Principals can bring guidance staff back

Cuts have reduced counselors’ hours in elementary and middle schools. YOUNGSTOWN —

City cuts budget deficit to $2.5M

Park programs bear the brunt of reductions that net $1 million in savings; city courts could be

Strategic plan to put end to apathy

People, businesses and community groups will be asked to become mentors and tutors.

Westminster College to host hunger banquet

Half of those attending dinner will get only beans and rice and sit on the floor. NEW

City schools must have reform plan by July 1 1

Planning will begin March 1 in Boardman. YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown city schools must have a

Students compete in bridge building

The contest is designed to foster an interest in careers in civil engineering. YOUNGSTOWN —

Rayen time capsule preserves 1921 mementos

The contents of a 1921 time capsule from The Rayen School are now on display in the Arms Family Museum of Local History on Wick Avenue. Wendy Webb, superintendent of Youngstown City Schools, was joined in visiting the display by, from right, Brandon Mosley, a senior at East High School, who was a sophomore at Rayen when the building was razed; H. William Lawson, executive director of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society, which maintains the museum; and Charles Rudibaugh, president of The Rayen Trustees.

Challenges await chief

The announcement of YSU's own Cynthia Anderson as the university's next president was met with a spontaneous standing ovation during the board of trustees meeting Wednesday evening. Nearly 500 people were in the Chestnut Room at YSU’s Kilcawley Center for the announcement.

2 named to panel for better schools

YOUNGSTOWN — The president of the Youngstown school board has made his two appointments to the state

President pick for YSU to be unveiled

The four finalists include the current YSU vice president for student affairs. YOUNGSTOWN —

Youngstown board OKs deal with East contractor

The board also approved $116,350 in change orders for Wilson Middle School. YOUNGSTOWN — The

City seeks private entities to run recreation programs

YOUNGSTOWN — Mayor Jay Williams says the city’s parks and playgrounds will be open this summer, but

State to study schools’ student transportation

YOUNGSTOWN — The Ohio Department of Education will conduct a study of the Youngstown City School

City school levy may come up $1.6M short

YOUNGSTOWN — The city school district isn’t getting the revenue it anticipated from the four-year

Youngstown school board OKs busing-services contract

The oversight commission has criticized the method used to reach the contract. YOUNGSTOWN —

School kids get a longer weekend

YOUNGSTOWN — The Saturday snowstorm dropped varying levels of snow across Mahoning County, causing

School board to vote on busing contract

The debate could come to a head at Thursday’s meeting of the fiscal- oversight commission.

Voucher use has schools focused

Locally, some 7,500 students from three school districts are eligible to apply. YOUNGSTOWN —

YSU mulls lowering tuition for early college

The charge for tuition could be reduced from $290 to just $90 per credit hour. YOUNGSTOWN —

YSU continues purchasing in ‘Fifth Avenue Gateway’

The university is moving closer to owning property it needs to build athletic fields.

YSU spring enrollment figure shows growth of 900 over ’09

Student applications for this fall are up nearly 500 from last fall. YOUNGSTOWN — Enrollment

Valley helps send 1,200 dozen cookies to troops overseas

The project will respond to direct requests from soldiers serving abroad. HUBBARD — Zack Lord

YSU finalist: Students should be priority

ysu president The university needs to start recruiting earlier than sixth grade, and make YSU

President tells Youngstown school board to plan for cuts

The district is looking for people who want to help renovate Rayen Stadium. YOUNGSTOWN — The

Center Of Attention

Science facility for kids generates excitement By HAROLD GWIN YOUNGSTOWN — The Roger & Gloria

YSU finalist: Students rank as top priority

YOUNGSTOWN — Some say that Cynthia Anderson’s heart and soul are at Youngstown State University.

Students learn C.H.E.E.R.

Five students got a chance to be unofficial members of the Harlem Globetrotters team.

Priorities of YSU impress president finalist

Cheryl J. Norton wants to be a part of YSU’s focus on students and community. YOUNGSTOWN —

YSU president finalist builds community ties

Cheryl Norton will address a public forum on campus at 4 p.m. today. By HAROLD GWIN YOUNGSTOWN

Group emphasizes collaboration of education, parents and other sectors

The project links community sectors across a four-county region of the state. YOUNGSTOWN —

Presidential candidate: Good days ahead for YSU

The major indicators bode well for the future, C. Jack Maynard said. YOUNGSTOWN — A candidate

Goals of YSU attract finalist

The university is a great place for opportunities and challenges, Maynard said. YOUNGSTOWN —

Some teachers unions scoff at federal grants to boost school funds

YOUNGSTOWN — Only about one-third of the tri-county school districts have signed on to participate

State commission’s powers over Youngstown BOE broaden

The school board president has said the board still plans to pursue the issue. YOUNGSTOWN —

Youngstown school board fails in challenging state oversight panel

Anthony Catale, president of the Youngstown board, said the issue isn’t dead yet. YOUNGSTOWN

Pastor calls for Webb to resign

The Rev. Cecil Monroe said he spoke as a concerned parent with three children in the school

‘This is a sobering time’ for city schools, state says

The commission has broad powers, including authority to fire administrators. YOUNGSTOWN — The

Youngstown BOE to hire law firm to challenge state oversight panel

YOUNGSTOWN — The city school board’s fight with the state fiscal-oversight commission controlling

3 key issues to YSU future

ysu Aaron Podolefsky, finalist for the presidency, spoke at an open forum on campus.

Finalist: YSU is good fit for me

The UCM board did not renew Podolefsky’s contract as president. YOUNGSTOWN — Aaron

Studying Safety At YSU

$1.9M grant aims to lessen hazards for pedestrians, traffic By HAROLD GWIN Youngstown State

‘College fees’ will affect some YSU students

The fee change will allow greater latitude on how the university can spend the money cllected.

Catale re-elected president of board

A new board member made bids for both the president and vice-president seats. YOUNGSTOWN —

Financial cloud hangs over YSU’s future

An additional 3.5 percent tuition increase is still a possibility. YOUNGSTOWN — The state may

Water rates to rise by 52%

Youngstown officials cite capital projects and rising bulk water rates as reasons. YOUNGSTOWN

Funding OK’d for gunshot-detection system

ShotSpotter will help police respond quicker to reports of gunfire. YOUNGSTOWN — The city will

Despite steep revenue loss, Youngstown ends year in black

YOUNGSTOWN — The city will end 2009 in the black, despite the fact that its income tax revenue fell

YSU eager to take over operations of steel museum

The university hopes to expand public knowledge and use of the steel museum. YOUNGSTOWN —

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