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Casino revenues to benefit college students in Ohio

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - State revenue from Ohio's casinos may play a role in business and job development in the Buckeye State.

Ohio's Board of Regents is using the funds to award 11-million dollars to 22 universities and colleges, to be used for paid internship and co-op programs.

More than $573,000 dollars of that money will benefit students from Youngstown State University's Williamson College of Business and STEM College.

"These will be well paid, professional level experiences that students will have as part of their college preparation and will enable them to make immediate contributions to organizations and help those companies to be more competitive," said Betty Jo Licata, Dean of the Williamson College of Business.

"It's a good salary that most of these students will get. So by doing these internships they're getting the professional experience and they're getting paid for it so they can continue to pay for their education," said Dr. Martin Abraham, Dean of the STEM College.

The grant to YSU, along with matching monies from the university and business partners, will fund 45 full time and 62 part time internships.

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