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YSU 2017 budget balanced, no tuition increase, outsourced bookstore

Word on the street is the Barnes & Noble Education NAME is leased to go with the bookstore, it's not truly "run" by the BN company, however, they will accept BN gift cards and price match textbooks. I think they encourage rentals as well. I am sad to see Campus Book & Supply leave. I don't see the reason for that at all aside from the land space for the new residence apts that will now not start construction on the time frame originally stated. The fact that the current bookstore was not allowed to submit a proposal to stay raises some eyebrows too.

June 3, 2016 at 1:11 p.m. suggest removal

East High meeting attendees complain about school environment

"...the school district’s curriculum director, said his office is conducting an inventory to determine the need for textbooks."

It is almost APRIL! 7 months into the school year is not the time to start "conducting an inventory" on textbooks.

I'm starting to think I could post an ad in the paper, find 20 volunteer retired teachers, pull the students who really do want to learn, out of EHS and make them love school again.

I love technology as much as the next, but some subjects, like math, do not change and do NOT need to be taught on a computer.

March 25, 2016 at 11:52 a.m. suggest removal

Youngstown school board member questions legality, ethics of president's, son's votes

Kudos to Mr. Hunter for shaking up the family tree a bit. It's time someone with some common sense and objectivity speak up and question the decisions made by the School Board President, and rubber stamped by the majority of the board. Any board would be out on their ear if their company was in the state the YCS district is. Let's now forget, he won as a write in candidate. Keep up the good work Mr. Hunter.

February 10, 2016 at 3:45 p.m. suggest removal

Teachers and school board president square off in court

The only way to fix the YCSD is boarding school. Until there are parents in the home that care about their children attending, and succeeding in school, no amount of state intervention will help.

December 15, 2015 at 3:44 p.m. suggest removal

Diocese works to reopen downtown dining hall

15 year kitchen manager ups and quits, and ALL of his volunteers go with him? That sounds like every had quite enough of whatever was going on.

December 3, 2015 at 2:47 p.m. suggest removal


I take these "lists" with a grain of salt most of the time.

Student success was never going to be high as long as the university was open enrollment. Let's face it - college isn't for everyone, and certainly those who learn early on they will be accepted and can take out student loans, never go to class, and never plan to pay them back aren't helping the numbers. YSU is now "open access" meaning that students with low test scores are are turned away or conditionally accepted. I'd love to see the criteria higher, but we are a state university...

As far as "rate my professor"...seriously? That is how you measure faculty? How often do people really go and rate people they are happy with?

Seriously though - we made the list. This is something over 1300 other colleges did not do. Like the article states, this was based off of data from the past few years. A lot of student related changes have been put in place - I'm looking for an increase.

As far as this week goes, I'm thankful we aren't the U of Akron!

PS: with regards to the number of students who transfer out - I'd be interested in the number who transfer back IN after "going away for a college experience" to Kent or Akron. I'm willing to bet it's a nice number.

July 30, 2015 at 8:48 a.m. suggest removal

Warehouse 50 to vacate downtown building this fall

Just an FYI, there is a university about 1/4 mile from this new hotel. The only person who should be complaining, should be the Holiday Inn in Boardman, which currently handles 90% of the overnight guests of the university.

Between the university guests and events, the downtown area, and the Covelli shows, that hotel will do well.

To those who still haven't experienced downtown, you don't know what you are missing. We live in the 'burbs and frequent downtown more than we do Boardman now. (PS: I think the crime rate is lower downtown than it is in Boardman). Classes at YSU will be starting up soon and the students will be down there too!

July 21, 2015 at 9:11 a.m. suggest removal

Clues sought in triple fatal fire

I'm trying to figure out if I'd rather this POS be behind bars or on the street with everyone knowing his story. I don't believe this is a coincidence either. That poor baby and her poor grandparents. May they all finally rest in peace.

March 31, 2015 at 2:51 p.m. suggest removal

Clues sought in triple fatal fire

I'm trying to figure out I'd rather this POS be behind bars or on the street with everyone knowing his story. I don't believe this is a coincidence either. That poor baby and her poor grandparents. May they all finally rest in peace.

March 31, 2015 at 2:50 p.m. suggest removal

Man's arrest in Austintown uploaded to the internet

In this day and age people should know if you don't have anything to hide, don't act like you have something to hide.

If I'm at a stoplight and some random person is videotaping me while standing on the sidewalk, I'm going to think it's strange, and would wonder what is going on with that tape (this person would then have my picture, license plate #, etc...). Yes, they have the right to tape, but I also have the right to know who they are and why they are taping. Had he complied with answering those questions, he more than likely would have been told he was creeping people out.

I think he baited the authorities on this one.

He's lucky some "joe 6 pack" who didn't appreciate his picture being taken didn't stop him first.

And that website....I just can't continue to suffer fools lightly.

March 27, 2015 at 10:45 a.m. suggest removal



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