Enrollment up at Youngstown State, residence halls at capacity for fall 2016

Youngstown State University opened a new academic year today with increased enrollment, residence halls at capacity and a freshman class that is the strongest academically in the university’s history. YSU started the fall semester with 12,801 students, up 426 from 12,375 on the first day of classes last year, according to unofficial student counts. (Official […]

September 2016: Lit Youngstown to offer fall writing workshops

Essayist and playwright Kelly Bancroft will facilitate one of several Lit Youngstown writing workshops planned for fall. Bancroft’s five-week workshop will focus on memoir writing. Other workshops include writing character poetry; submitting poetry and short fiction for publication; and a one-day workshop on “writing what you know.” Costs range from $15 to $25 and Lit Youngstown […]

Election Day 2016: Voter information, deadlines, important information

Voting/Elections Election Day is the first Tuesday in November or Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. You may cast your ballot in your precinct at your designated polling place between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. If you don’t know the location of your precinct polling place, contact the board of elections in […]

Recipe: Stovetop Meatloaf (Hackbraten)

ABOVE: Helga Wengler’s Stovetop Meatloaf served with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes and purple cabbage. Electronic image by Ron Flaviano for Metro Monthly and Homeplate. Watch Helga prepare this recipe on the Homeplate YouTube Channel. Search “Homeplate – Kitchen Witch – Meatloaf” or click Helga’s Stovetop Meatloaf   RECIPE BY HELGA THE KITCHEN WITCH Ingredients 2 pounds ground chuck 1 pound ground pork […]

September 2016: Upcoming concerts, major events for the region

SEPTEMBER Bryan Adams. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13. $86.50-$26.50. Warren Civic Music Association: Let’s Hang On. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-841-2931 (box office) or 330-399-4885. Let’s Hang On features music of the 60s and the sound of the Four Seasons. […]

Calendar (Week 3) – September 16-22, 2016

Thursday 15 Toddler Tales. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Storytime for toddlers 19 to 35 months old with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required. Occurs Sept. 15, 22, 29. 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. Bites and Bits of History Lunch Lectures: Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. Tyler History Center, 325 […]

Calendar (Week 2) – September 8-15, 2016

Thursday 8 Wick Area Par-3 Course Adult Golf. Wick Recreation Area, Mill Creek MetroParks, 1861 McCollum Road, Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7112. Free PGA golf instruction from the Mill Creek MetroParks golf professionals. Clinic is geared towards members of the Mill Creek Adult golf league members, but is open to any adult interested in wanting to learn […]

Calendar (Weeks 1-4) – September 1-30, 2016

Thursday 1 Multiple branches: Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies & Books. For caregivers and their little ones who are 6 to 23 months. Twenty minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6, 13, […]

Calendar (Week 4) – September 23-30, 2016

Friday 23 Botanical Mornings. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Discover the flowers at Fellows. Register/pay by Sept. 21. 9-10 a.m. $5. Multiple branches: Stamping with Cindy. Learn to create your own handmade cards using stamps, punches and other fun tools. Sign up to create each month’s greeting card […]

YSU signs agreement with Barnes & Noble to manage university bookstore

Youngstown State University announced this morning a new agreement with Barnes & Noble College to manage the university’s bookstore, a partnership that could eventually lead to the construction of a standalone Barnes & Noble College store on campus. “It is a pleasure to welcome Barnes & Noble College and its decades of expertise and success […]