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  • Catholic school teacher layoffs hinge on enrollment

    Catholic school teacher layoffs hinge on enrollment

    Teachers in the Lumen Christi school system are waiting to learn if they will return to their classrooms in the fall.This is the first year six valley schools are united under the Lumen Christi Catholic School System, which began as plan to streamline resources and grow the schools. It consists of St. Patrick, St. Nicholas, St. Joseph and Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Christine, St. Charles and St. Luke. Both Holy Family and St. Christine also offer early childhood programs t...More >>
    Teachers in the Lumen Christi school system are waiting to learn if they will return to their classrooms in the fall.This is the first year six valley schools are united under the Lumen Christi Catholic School System, which began as plan to streamline resources and grow the schools. It consists of St. Patrick, St. Nicholas, St. Joseph and Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Christine, St. Charles and St. Luke. Both Holy Family and St. Christine also offer early childhood programs t...More >>
  • Former Trumbull County special deputy jailed in Youngstown

    Former Trumbull County special deputy jailed in Youngstown

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:21:39 GMT
    Gregory OakesGregory Oakes
    A former Trumbull County special deputyhas been booked into the Mahoning County jail for allegedly running a private security business without a valid license.Eight misdemeanor counts were filed in Youngstown Municipal Court on on Tuesday against 51-year-old Gregory Oakes of Warren.Oakes pleaded not guilty to three similar charges filed in Warren Municipal Court on Tuesday.Earlier this month, Oakes pleaded not guilty to multiple charges of forgery and tampering with records following his indi...More >>
    A former Trumbull County special deputyhas been booked into the Mahoning County jail for allegedly running a private security business without a valid license.Eight misdemeanor counts were filed in Youngstown Municipal Court on on Tuesday against 51-year-old Gregory Oakes of Warren.Oakes pleaded not guilty to three similar charges filed in Warren Municipal Court on Tuesday.Earlier this month, Oakes pleaded not guilty to multiple charges of forgery and tampering with records following his indi...More >>
  • Tressel one of three finalists for Akron University president

    Tressel one of three finalists for Akron University president

    The University of Akron has narrowed the field of candidates for president to three names, including former Ohio State and Youngstown State football coach Jim Tressel, who is also one of 38 people who have applied for the vacancy of YSU president.U of A Trustees issued a statement on Tuesday naming the three finalists, who up until now were on a list of fifteen candidates for the Akron job.The finalists are:Ronald A. Nykiel, Ph.D. Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at the Universi...More >>
    The University of Akron has narrowed the field of candidates for president to three names, including former Ohio State and Youngstown State football coach Jim Tressel, who is also one of 38 people who have applied for the vacancy of YSU president.U of A Trustees issued a statement on Tuesday naming the three finalists, who up until now were on a list of fifteen candidates for the Akron job.The finalists are:Ronald A. Nykiel, Ph.D. Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at the Universi...More >>

Following the easy packing tips below will make for quicker packing and greater chances of a problem-free trip.

1. Pack a smart carry-on. Pack a change of clothes, medicine, eyeglasses, toiletries and anything else you cannot live without in a carry-on in the event your luggage is lost or delayed.

2. Reduce wrinkling. Pack clothes in tissue paper and place in plastic bags.

3. Save space by rolling clothes rather than folding them. This also can decrease your chances of wrinkling.

4. Be realistic. Pack only what you need and leave the rest at home for another time. Those who travel frequently say to lay out everything you want to pack but then only pack half of it.

5. Pack extra underwear. This is the only time you can break the less is more rule.

6. Pack a couple of plastic bags.  They don’t take up much space and are useful for separating wet or dirty clothing.

7. Pack toiletries in a plastic bag. Air pressure changes may cause breaks or leaking. Also keep in mind that bag handlers are not known for being gentle with your bags.

8. Think comfort. Take comfortable clothes that are easy to clean and care for. Pack comfortable shoes and only those that you have worn before. Traveling is not the time to break in new shoes.

9. Always pack a small umbrella – just in case.

10. Consider packing an empty lightweight and expandable bag. This will come in handy for purchases when it comes time to pack up and return home.

11. If traveling with a companion, exchange at least one outfit to pack in one another’s bag. This will come in handy if one bag is lost or delayed.

12. Choose lightweight luggage and bags with wheels. You never know how far you will have to carry your bags once you arrive at your destination.

13. Make a list of all items in checked bags. If your luggage is lost you will have an easier time making a claim.

14. Use luggage tags on all bags – carry on and checked – with your name and contact information.

15. Mark your bags with something unique (a red ribbon, a fun sticker). This will make it easier for you to identify and more difficult for someone else to mistake as theirs. This will also come in handy if you lose your bags and need to describe them to an agent.

16. Don’t leave your packing to the last minute. Packing in advance reduces your chances of forgetting items and allows you time to purchase those you still need.

17. Have fun! Packing should not be stressful. Consider it the first leg of your journey!

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