Western Reserve Transit Authority

WRTA Kicks Off ‘All Star Schools’ Campaign

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — As the new academic year begins, the Western Reserve Transit Authority seeks to recognize the contributions of secondary schools in Mahoning County.

“We call them ‘All Star Schools’ because of the great job they do as they educate, inspire and develop our next generation of community leaders,” said Dean Harris, Executive Director of WRTA “These high schools give the Valley a lift too.”

All through September, WRTA will spotlight local high schools in TV commercials, social media, on busses and even the giant digital signs at Federal Station. “We want the community to know how our local ‘All Star Schools’ add value and improve the lives of your students, their families and their community,” Harris said.

All Mahoning County high schools are mentioned in the All Star Schools campaign. All schools were also offered the opportunity to be highlighted individually in TV and social media messages to point out the things that make their school special.

Six schools responded and decided to participate at the individual level. These schools are: Jackson-Milton High School, Boardman High School, Ursuline High School, West Branch High School, and Youngstown Rayen Early College High School.

WRTA provides up to 7,000 rides a day so residents can get to work, shop for groceries and get to their medical appointments and other destinations. Riding WRTA is free, and that helps local families with transportation, especially in the face of high fuel prices.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.