17 January 2008

news: 17 Jan 2008

Will they get to 14,000?
from the Youngstown Vindicator
"The university has experienced enrollment growth in all but one of the last seven years, and Sweet has said that an enrollment of 14,000 is the goal for this fall as YSU marks its centennial anniversary.

That mark “is within reach,” Maraffa said."
read more here.

Getting Back on Track
from the Warren Tribune-Chronicle
"The councilwoman who sponsored a resolution supporting a rail cargo hub says her ultimate goal is to bring Amtrak passenger service back to the city.

Councilwoman Carol Rimedio-Righetti, D-4th Ward, said bringing back the service, which was cut because of lack of riders in 2005, is essential because the area does not have a full-time airport.

The resolution council passed urges the state’s congressional delegation to support a study for a hub to take advantage of proposed rail system from Illinois to Washington, D.C., said T. Sharon Woodberry, the city’s Economic Development Director.

Woodberry said Youngstown is perfectly suited to handle freight that would come in through a rail hub because of its proximity to major cities not just in Pittsburgh and Cleveland but also New York and Chicago."

1 comment:

Debra Weaver said...

I am in complete and total agreement about the Amtrak station, is there anything that we as citizens can do to show our support for this idea?