The News Outlet’s newest partner The University of Cincinnati teamed with Hagit Limor, an award-winning investigative journalist and assistant professor at UC, for an investigation into the city’s slow response to enforce a law requiring the installation of photoelectric smoke detectors in rental units. The report, which aired on WXIX-FOX 19 in Cincinnati, included a spot check by students in the Electronic Media Division and Journalism Department. The students visited 87 rental units. Of those, they found only 17 had the required smoke detectors and six had no detectors at all. Also, the city isn’t tracking landlord compliance.
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The new Project PASS program, pairing Youngstown State students and second-graders in Youngstown city schools, consists of weekly tutoring session to help students with the upcoming third-grade state reading assessments.
Mitch Lynch and Patricia Tinkler have taken over the café at Fellows Riverside Gardens. For the next three years, Friends Specialty of the Garden Café will offer a menu reflecting plants at the gardens.
Natural gas well owners shorted the Ohio tax department millions of dollars in 2014, but the state lacks the authority to claim it. (External Link: Written by Chris Cotelesse, a former intern for The News Outlet and journalism graduate from Youngstown State University.)
Valentine’s Day may be about love, but it’s also about candy – especially chocolate. While most Americans will nibble on chocolate-covered caramels and nuts, residents in the Mahoning Valley prefer their chocolate on the healthier side. Here’s Nicolette Pizzuto.
Ohio is near the top of the list of infant deaths in the country. Mahoning County is near the top of the list of counties in those deaths.
Mahoning County health officials have a plan to reduce the number of infant deaths. Improving mother’s health and birth spacing are the first two plans of action.