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  Tressel: ‘Leadership...An Action An Individual Takes For The Greater Good’:   October 16, 2014 Edition  
     After winning four national titles as head coach of the Youngstown State Penguins, current YSU President Jim Tressel left the Mahoning Valley for 14 years, winning an NCAA national football championship at The Ohio State University and then serving as a vice-president at Akron University.
      He returned to the Valley earlier this year to become the ninth president in the history of YSU, and last Friday he was the featured speaker at a Good Morning Boardman breakfast held at the Community Center in Boardman Park. About 200 persons attended the event.
      “It is great to be back in the Mahoning Valley,” Tressel observed, noting “What has been done here in the last 14 years is extraordinary.”
      Sponsors of the event, First National Bank, ms consultants and the Regional Chamber, asked Tressel to speak about leadership, a word the YSU president said ...Read More >>
  Park’s Pumkin Carve-Out Contest This Weekend  
  October 9, 2014 Edition  
     The Pumpkin Carve-Out contest is your chance to create Spooktacular Jack-o-Lanterns! Bring your family, friends, carving tools and newspapers for a fun time at Boardman Park. There is a small fee for the pumpkins. Prizes will be awarded in different age categories from children to adults.
      The Pumpkin Carve-Out contest runs Fri., Oct. 10 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Sat., Oct. 11, from noon to 9:00 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 12, from noon to 5:00 p.m.
      On Sun., Oct. 12 from 1-3 p.m., the park district will hold a new event---Boo Thru the Woods. It’s a twist on trick or treating. Receive treats from area businesses while on a walk through our hike and bike trail. The Boo event begins near the Hofmaster Pavilion and is a free event.
      The park’s family-friendly haunted wagon rides will also start this weekend. Wagon rides will run Fridays and Saturdays f...Read More >>
  West Blvd. Elementary School Rated In Top-10 In The State  
  October 2, 2014 Edition  
     According to the state report card, West Boulevard Elementary School ranked 10th out of 2,888 K-4 buildings in Ohio. The school earned a performance index score of 112.386.
      The Performance Index (PI) score measures the achievement of every student regardless of their level of proficiency. For the purposes of assigning letter grades, a PI score of 120 is considered to be a “perfect” score.
      West Blvd. Elementary School also met all four indicators on the state report card with 98.8% passage rate in all areas of testing.
      “Our staff, parents and school community hold each other to very high expectations. All stakeholders including the students, parents, grandparents and entire school staff have a wonderful working relationship which is a necessity to continue with this high quality of education,” said Principal Al Cervello.
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