YCSD received $78 million during the pandemic but now faces a large deficit... where did the money go?

YCSD received $78 million during the pandemic but now faces a large deficit... where did the money go?

21 News looked into the Youngstown School District's spending, where did the money go, and what did the district get in return... here's what we found

Tuesday, February 13th 2024, 5:07 PM EST by Robert McFerren & Madison Tromler
Watchdog: How does YSU's secret presidential search compare to other schools in the state?

Watchdog: How does YSU's secret presidential search compare to other schools in the state?

Youngstown State University Board of Trustees have repeatedly stood by their choice and the methods used in the selection of Valley congressman Bill Johnson as the next university president.

Monday, December 4th 2023, 4:18 PM EST by J. Breen Mitchell & Robert McFerren
WATCHDOG REPORT: Can private organizations utilize ARP funds?

WATCHDOG REPORT: Can private organizations utilize ARP funds?

How will we know that these private organizations are using the money properly? How will we know it's not being pocketed or misused?

Wednesday, October 25th 2023, 6:15 PM EDT by Sydney Canty
Watchdog: Loophole in law allows sex offenders to live near school bus stops

Watchdog: Loophole in law allows sex offenders to live near school bus stops

How many people people don't even know this is going on in our neighborhood, busses are putting kids right in the path of danger.", said Miguel.

Friday, September 22nd 2023, 9:46 AM EDT by Corey McCrae
Watchdog: 21 News demands answers on aging overpass in Newton Falls

Watchdog: 21 News demands answers on aging overpass in Newton Falls

"If it has been inspected in the last few years--it hasn't been a detailed inspection at least the inspections we perform.", said Shaffer, prior to CSX disclosing the last inspection date.

Friday, June 16th 2023, 6:45 PM EDT by Corey McCrae
WATCHDOG: YCSD board member demands answers in meeting over unchecked spending

WATCHDOG: YCSD board member demands answers in meeting over unchecked spending

It was a packed house during a rare, Saturday morning Youngstown City School Board "special meeting" as many people in Youngstown are looking to the school board and administration to take accountability over district finances. The meeting was called for

Saturday, June 3rd 2023, 8:26 PM EDT by Madison Tromler