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ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

United plans Stop-by Day of Memory

HANOVERTON– In lieu of a gathering for United Local’s annual Day of Memory program, family and friends will be able to stop by the Memorial Garden in front of the auditorium to plant a flower in memory of a student who passed away before graduating from United. The Stop-by Day of Memory will take place one week later than usual. Flowers will be sitting out and available for planting between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 30.

Leetonia school board meeting set

LEETONIA– The Leetonia school board has added an additional purpose for its special meeting with executive session today. The board will meet at 5 p.m. in Room 20 of the K-12 campus for the purpose of considering the discipline, employment, dismissal, promotion or compensation of a public employee and to prepare for negotiations or bargaining sessions with employees concerning compensation. No action will be taken.

West Branch to meet in executive session

BELOIT– The West Branch school board will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the high school conference room for an executive session to conference with an attorney for the public body concerning pending or imminent court action; consideration of employment; and preparing for, conducting or reviewing negotiations or bargaining sessions with public employees concerning their compensation or other terms and conditions of their employment. No action will be taken.

Work on Mill Creek Park facility set

YOUNGSTOWN– Construction of the Wick Recreation Area Maintenance Facility began Monday. The project is located behind the Judge Morley Performing Arts Pavilion at the Wick Recreation Area in Mill Creek Park. The project includes construction of a new maintenance building and site work to support the maintenance activities of Wick operations personnel.

Access to the project site, which includes a section of Wick Drive and the parking lot behind the Pavilion, will be closed to the public for the duration of the project. The project is anticipated to be completed within five to six months.

Additional scholarships for YSU students

YOUNGSTOWN–The Youngstown State University Foundation announced the YSU Foundation Board of Trustees has voted to approve an additional $1.4 million in scholarship aid to YSU students for the 2020 – 2021 academic year. These funds will specifically assist students impacted by COVID-19 who are in financial need. Additionally, the Foundation will provide $8.5 million in support of YSU students in the coming academic year, with a record total of $9.9 million in overall support.

The $1.4 million Emergency COVID-19 Scholarship will help a range of students, including those transferring to YSU, offering up to $4,000 in scholarship aid. Existing students and new incoming freshmen are also eligible to apply for the same funds.

The funds will be awarded from the YSU office of Financial Aid & Scholarships. Application information is expected to be announced in the coming months.

The scholarship derives from the Foundation’s board-designated Merit Scholarship endowment funds. The Foundation assures that no donor endowments are affected, and those monies stay only within the donors’ respective endowment accounts.

Leetonia 2020 Parade planned Sunday

LEETONIA– The Leetonia Class of 2020 parade will depart at approximately 12:15 p.m. Sunday from Wick Park. The route will be Walnut Street to Main Street, left on state Route 344 to Water Street to Ridge Street to Leetonia Road to Waddell Street to Spruce Street to Pearl Street to Cherry Street to state Route 344 to Main Street to Walnut Street to Washingtonville then finishing at Leetonia High School. Friends and families are encouraged to line up along the route to celebrate the Class of 2020.

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