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Online petition launched urging Tressel candidacy for YSU president

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The drumbeat of local residents calling for Youngstown State University to hire former YSU and Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel as it's next president continues.

An online petition on the web site change.org has popped up, urging trustees to consider Tressel for the position, which will be vacated in August by outgoing president Randy Dunn.

The petition, launched by a group calling itself "Residents of the Mahoning Valley," cites recent support for Tressel's candidacy by Congressman Tim Ryan, along with several other local leaders and business people.

Tressel, who is currently employed by the University of Akron, has not applied for the YSU job and has not indicated whether he would be interested in taking it.

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