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YSU Approves Contract With Tressel

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Youngstown State University trustees have approved a contract for new school president and former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel. The deal pays Tressel 300 thousand dollars year, much less than what he made at OSU. He takes over on July 1st. The search cost the school nearly 15 thousand dollars. Trustees have also approved a 173 million operating budget for fiscal year 2015 that includes 15 layoffs and the permanent elimination of 43 vacant positions.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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