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Youngstown's new school buses are on their way. But what's the plan until then?

Youngstown's new school buses are on their way. But what's the plan until then?

The district ordered 20 new school buses with federal coronavirus relief funds, but those won't arrive until October.
Poland, Newton Falls reverse course on masking

Poland, Newton Falls reverse course on masking

"One thing we're all for is keeping kids in school, and we're doing a lousy job at that," said Poland Superintendent Craig Hockenberry.
BREAKING | Poland issues mask mandate after 100 high schoolers in quarantine

BREAKING | Poland issues mask mandate after 100 high schoolers in quarantine

Six days into the school year, more than 10 percent of high school students are in quarantine.
Youngstown City Schools CEO gets good rating in performance evaluation

Youngstown City Schools CEO gets good rating in performance evaluation

The commission awarded Jennings a $10,000 performance bonus in accordance with his contract. The bonus is paid by the Ohio Department of Education.
YSU offering COVID-19 vaccinations for students and employees

YSU offering COVID-19 vaccinations for students and employees

The university is also offering free COVID-19 testing for any current student, faculty or staff member.
Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley donates $3K to Leonard Kirtz School

Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley donates $3K to Leonard Kirtz School

The funds will go toward new playground equipment for the school.
Here’s a look at what’s new — and the same — at Youngstown City Schools

Here’s a look at what’s new — and the same — at Youngstown City Schools

This year, YCSD changed its structure to bring back middle schools that will house sixth- through eighth-graders. Six elementary schools will accommodate preschool through fifth-graders.
Laura Beadling named first Grace Ruth Memorial Endowed Professor of English at YSU

Laura Beadling named first Grace Ruth Memorial Endowed Professor of English at YSU

Robert Reeder III, a 1981 YSU graduate and now a partner in a New York law firm, donated $1 million to YSU’s “We See Tomorrow” campaign to create the professorship in honor of his grandmother, Grace Ruth, and a second professorship in honor of his grandfather, Robert W. Reeder I.
ELDERBERRY AND QUARANTINES | Boardman community sounds off on masking policy

ELDERBERRY AND QUARANTINES | Boardman community sounds off on masking policy

One Boardman parent and respiratory specialist was told he was not invited to the public school board meeting; that it was only for those with anti-mask viewpoints.
YSU awarded $118K state grant for security upgrades

YSU awarded $118K state grant for security upgrades

“The commitment to school safety is one that I take seriously,” Gov. Mike DeWine said.
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