YOUNGSTOWN – Youngstown State University announced that students will return to class for the fall semester on Aug. 17 with a combination of face-to-face on-campus classes, online off-campus classes and a hybrid mixture of the two.

SHARON — Foods like fresh fruits and vegetables can quickly add up on a student’s weekly grocery bill, especially amid a pandemic when budgets may be tighter than ever.

GROVE CITY – Grove City College is partnering with Quest Diagnostics, one of the nation’s largest and best-known medical laboratory companies, to screen and possibly test students for coronavirus before they return to campus for in-person instruction next month.

EDINBORO –, one of the leading higher-education research websites since 2004, recognized Edinboro University’s affordability, accessibility, quality and value by naming the Early Childhood and Reading program No. 15 Best Early Childhood Education Programs for 2020 in the entire U.S.

YOUNGSTOWN – Local artist Kate Turek-Frissora had two paintings accepted by the juror at the 38th Women Artists: A Celebration Art Show at the Youngstown YWCA. The paintings are a watercolor, “Blooming Gracefully,” and an acrylic, “Undersea Map of Atlantis.

NEW WILMINGTON – Dr. Jamie McMinn, associate dean of academic affairs and professor of psychology, was appointed vice president for academic affairs and dean of Westminster College, effective July 1.

SHARON — During the 2019-20 academic year Penn State promoted five Shenango Campus faculty members; faculty and staff have received national and university honors; and two faculty have completed their doctoral degrees.

NEW WILMINGTON – When Westminster College students arrive on campus in August to begin the fall semester, they will be met with new campus-wide health protocols, including the requirement of mandatory face coverings and daily self-health checks.

WARREN, OHIO – Random Acts of Artists Inc. has partnered with the Trumbull Art Gallery in Warren, Ohio, to present the first art exhibition since the recent COVID-19 stay-at-home order. The exhibition features more than 90 original works of art created by local artists who are members of RAA…

HERMITAGE – On June 30, members of Cub Scout Pack 3 of Sharon were ready to face the challenge. They were very excited as they approached the Ultimate Challenge Obstacle and Fitness Course at Bill Rudge Ministries in Hermitage.

HERMITAGE – The United Way of Mercer County created a COVID-19 relief fund in April. Through generous donations to the fund, the organization presented $500 checks to five agencies that are helping individuals and families with the most needs in the Mercer County area.

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP – If you ordered a different milkshake each day from Jones’ Burgers ‘N Shakes, it would take nearly a year to to sample every flavor on the menu.


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