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YWCA Programs Lift Women Out of Homelessness

By Lisa Solley YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Denise McGrady’s life is fairly typical for many women who were born in the 1960s: marriage, a house, children and a sprinkle of odd jobs to supplement her family income. “I did what I thought you’re supposed to do, get married and have children. I...

YSU’s Williamson College Works to Keep Grads Here

By Lisa SolleyYOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –When Betty Jo Licata came to Youngstown State University as dean of the Warren P. Williamson College of Business, she saw a region with potential for growth. She began her tenure with appreciation and respect for the area’s past and for those who built it and...

Boardman Students’ App Tests Gun-Law Knowledge

By Marah J. MorrisonBOARDMAN, Ohio – It’s the second time students from Boardman High School have won the Congressional App Challenge for Ohio’s 13th District, but this time, it was a group of young women.  “That’s an interesting thing because there’s not a lot of girls who take the technology...

Business Students Say Opportunities Exist If You Seek Them

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown State University senior Maria Vince says opportunities and activities exist locally if people change their mindset of “there’s nothing to do.” Vince, a senior marketing major from Champion, says the area has so much to offer and there are things to do, if people make the attempt to look. “Anywhere you […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Youngstown State University senior Maria Vince says opportunities and activities exist locally if people change their mindset of “there’s nothing to do.” Vince, a senior marketing major from Champion, says the area has so much to offer and there are things to do, if people make the...

AM Supply Chain Boosts Workforce, Entrepreneurs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — When Alex Fitzgerald first laid eyes on the massive 3D printer at Center Street Technologies – large enough to enclose a Ford F-150 pickup truck – moving back to Youngstown to work was a no-brainer. “Once I saw it, I couldn’t say no to it. It’s amazing,” Fitzgerald says. After graduating from […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- When Alex Fitzgerald first laid eyes on the massive 3D printer at Center Street Technologies – large enough to enclose a Ford F-150 pickup truck – moving back to Youngstown to work was a no-brainer. “Once I saw it, I couldn’t say no to it. It’s amazing,”...

TEAM Prepares Energy, Manufacturing Workforce

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A group of community colleges and other organizations in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia have teamed to build up the regional workforce in energy and advanced manufacturing – and they’re not letting competition get in their way. The Tristate Energy and Advanced Manufacturing Consortium, or TEAM, is composed of 10 community colleges […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A group of community colleges and other organizations in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia have teamed to build up the regional workforce in energy and advanced manufacturing – and they’re not letting competition get in their way. The Tristate Energy and Advanced Manufacturing Consortium, or TEAM, is...

Muransky: Future of Business, Valley Relies on Analytics

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – There are more than 20,000 jobs that need filled in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. And, Ed Muransky, CEO of The Muransky Companies, says that number only includes the ones that exist today.  For economics students who graduate from Youngstown State University, he told them, their careers don’t have to take them […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – There are more than 20,000 jobs that need filled in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. And, Ed Muransky, CEO of The Muransky Companies, says that number only includes the ones that exist today.  For economics students who graduate from Youngstown State University, he told them, their careers...

Collaboration Is a Boon for Workforce Development

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — With multimillion-dollar federal and state grants feeding into workforce development programs, regional agencies – and the small businesses they serve – are reaping the benefits of collaborating across county and state lines. Among the most recent get: a $2.5 million workforce development grant awarded in October through the U.S. Department of Labor […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- With multimillion-dollar federal and state grants feeding into workforce development programs, regional agencies – and the small businesses they serve – are reaping the benefits of collaborating across county and state lines. Among the most recent get: a $2.5 million workforce development grant awarded in October through...