Liberty Schools wins fitness center for promoting student activi - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Liberty Schools wins fitness center for promoting student activity

Posted: Updated:
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -

A school in Youngstown is being awarded a fitness center for being named one of the state's top three schools promoting student physical activity.

The National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils announced that Liberty Schools will receive a Don't Quit! Fitness Center as part of a multi-million dollar campaign against childhood obesity.

The organization said they want to encourage and reward innovation in youth fitness by awarding fitness centers that use new and unique methods to promote student physical activity and wellness.

The fitness centers are being granted to three schools in the state that the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils named as the most outstanding schools for demonstrating new and innovative ways for promoting student physical activity and wellness.

The National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils said studies show that physical activity improves academic achievement, increases confidence and self-esteem, reduces discipline problems, cuts absenteeism and fosters better interpersonal relationships.

According to a news release from the organization, funding for the fitness centers does not rely on taxpayer dollars or state funding. The Don't Quit! Fitness Center is financed through public and private partnerships with companies like The Coca-Cola Company, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation and Nike.

The new fitness centers will be dedicated at ribbon cuttings ceremonies this fall.

Other schools receiving fitness centers are Willson School in Cleveland and Glendale-Feilbach Elementary in Toledo.

  • More NewsMore>>

  • Credit card skimming reported at Mercer County service station

    Credit card skimming reported at Mercer County service station

    Friday, May 26 2017 5:06 PM EDT2017-05-26 21:06:52 GMT

    Authorities in Mercer county are investigating reports of thieves skimming credit guards to steal consumers personal information. It happened recently at Wagler's Camp Perry service station in Clarks Mills.   Skimming happens when thieves unlock gas pumps and connect a skimmer to the card reader which steals information when a customer swipes a credit or debit card. 

    More >>

    Authorities in Mercer county are investigating reports of thieves skimming credit guards to steal consumers personal information. It happened recently at Wagler's Camp Perry service station in Clarks Mills.   Skimming happens when thieves unlock gas pumps and connect a skimmer to the card reader which steals information when a customer swipes a credit or debit card. 

    More >>
  • Suspect tells YPD he smoked marijuana before engaging in high speed chase

    Suspect tells YPD he smoked marijuana before engaging in high speed chase

    Saturday, May 27 2017 2:12 PM EDT2017-05-27 18:12:29 GMT

    Police have arrested two men following a high speed chase through Youngstown around 7:30 Friday in which officers believe the driver was under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Carlos Cuevas Garcia, 31, is cited as the driver and is charged with failure to comply with police.  Marcos Garcia Cuevas, 27, is cited as the passenger and is charged with obstructing official business.  When officers attempted to stop a red Honda Civic on McGuffey Road for  "exce...

    More >>

    Police have arrested two men following a high speed chase through Youngstown around 7:30 Friday in which officers believe the driver was under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Carlos Cuevas Garcia, 31, is cited as the driver and is charged with failure to comply with police.  Marcos Garcia Cuevas, 27, is cited as the passenger and is charged with obstructing official business.  When officers attempted to stop a red Honda Civic on McGuffey Road for  "exce...

    More >>
  • Campbell boil order lifted, water pressure restored

    Campbell boil order lifted, water pressure restored

    Saturday, May 27 2017 2:03 PM EDT2017-05-27 18:03:46 GMT

    Water pressure is restored in Campbell, but the city remains under a boil alert Saturday until further notice, water department officials say.  The alert was first issued Friday as crews worked to repair a water line break in the area of Jackson Street off Wilson Avenue.  Reports of little to no water pressure first came in Thursday night around 10 p.m., police say.  That was enough to close Campbell City schools Friday. Officials still haven't indicated when the bo...

    More >>
    As of noon Saturday, a boil order affecting the city of Campbell has been lifted, officials at the water department say. Water pressure was said to have been restored as early as Saturday morning.  The alert was first issued Friday as crews worked to repair a water line break in the area of Jackson Street off Wilson Avenue.  Reports of little to no water pressure first came in Thursday night around 10 p.m., police say.  That was enough to close Campbell City schools...More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms