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If anyone at the Vindicator was at the Penguin Club Ring Dinner Tuesday Night they would have heard incoming freshmen applications total 5,000 thus far, compared to just 2,000 last year. Clearly there is newfound interest among high school students across the region in the value of YSU. Furthermore, I find it questionable to criticize enrollment numbers for the spring semester, which have historically always been less than that of the fall semester. Does the Vindicator think a bunch of college aged students just now enrolled in college in January, as opposed to August when it is most common?
To criticize the President before he has even been able to implement his student enrollment policies and vision less than a year on the job seems pretty poor on the part of the Vindy. Come August we will see the true direction of this university enrollment wise. Early indications looks very promising for the Tressel administration and YSU.
February 15, 2015 at 10:17 a.m.
Here's a thought Roger, why not read the newspaper to get the facts.
YSU did give Wolford an extension in order for him to recruit student-athletes to his football team. What parent would send their kid to YSU knowing the coach is on the last year of his contract?
Furthermore, the buyout of Eric Wolford's contract is $100,000. There is a mitigation clause in there where if Eric Wolford finds a new job this offseason that pays at least $100,000, YSU will owe Coach Wolford absolutely nothing.
Knowing that, I think Ron Strollo should be commended for the way he structured such a contract. Wolford is well known in the coaching world as a terrific recruiter, so I expect him to find a job with ease.
December 7, 2014 at 9:22 a.m.
What an amazing night for the Republicans. To put this in context, Obama won Mahoning County by 26% in 2008 and 28% in 2012. Kasich won Mahoning County by 11%.
Furthermore, Kasich won only 31% of the vote in 2010 in Mahoning County. This time around he won 54% of the vote, a 23% increase.
November 5, 2014 at 7:44 a.m.
October 13, 2014 at 12:15 p.m.
Only in Youngstown, OH would it be considered a "bad idea" to have a governor well on his way to a double digit blowout in November speak at Tressel's installation ceremony.
You may not care for the job Kasich is doing, but he is well on his way to an emphatic election win this fall.
August 10, 2014 at 9:42 p.m.
Also worth considering is the growth of the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. In 2012, 77,327 total passenger passengers flew in/out of YNG. That number increased by 22% in 2013 to 94,212. The number is expected to increase another 27% to 120,000 in 2014.
Families and travelers from Florida and South Carolina have an affordable means of travel to come to our area.
All great things!
August 5, 2014 at 12:20 p.m.
Kasich is going to roll to re-election this year and be a contender in 2016.
July 30, 2014 at 11:15 a.m.
Irishtiger, Luke started his HS career at Cardinal Mooney.
July 13, 2014 at 9:21 a.m.
We should all be thankful for the tireless efforts of Dan Dickten for making our Airport something we can ALL be proud of!
Keep it up!
July 9, 2014 at 11:57 a.m.
Kasich is well on his wait to a rout of Ed Fitzgerald. Kasich has a fairly large lead in the polls and as Ohio's economy continues to improve, more swing voters will back the incumbent.
Furthermore, ysuforever I wish you would look at the facts, rather than spew talking points from the left.
FACT - In Governor Kasich's approved budget (H.B. 483), Kasich doubled the earned income tax credit from 5% to 10% of the Federal credit.
FACT - In Governor Kasich's approved budget (H.B. 483), Kasich increased the state's personal exemption from $1,700 to $2,200 for families making less than $40,000 per year.
FACT - In Governor Kasich's approved budget (H.B. 483), Kasich increased the state's personal exemption from $1,700 to $1,950 for families making between $40,000 and $80,000 per year.
FACT - In Governor Kasich's approved budget (H.B. 483), Kasich moved up the 1% tax cut from 2015 to 2014. Furthermore, starting last Tuesday (July 1), withholding tax rates fell across Ohio. Combined, these two actions will provide a 10% personal income tax cut for Ohioans per published reports.
It is clear Governor Kasich cares about everyone, not just the 1% as ysuforever likes to state. Look at the facts folks... Kasich is doing a tremendous job and he deserves 4 more years.
July 7, 2014 at 7:43 a.m.