Local attorney tapped as YSU trustee

A Poland attorney has been appointed to the Youngstown State University Board of Trustees.

James “Ted” Roberts began his term Wednesday and will serve through April 30, 2022. The announcement was made Wednesday by the office of Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who made the appointment.

Roberts replaces Scott R. Schulick, whose term expired.

Roberts is a principle of the law firm Roth, Blair, Roberts, Strasfeld & Lodge in downtown Youngstown, with a concentration in public and private sector labor and employment law, school law, and counseling clients in real estate matters. He received his bachelor’s degree from YSU in 1970 and earned his law degree from the University of Akron in 1974.

In addition to practicing law, Roberts has served as a part-time faculty member in the YSU College of Education, teaching graduate courses in school law and collective bargaining.

He previously taught social studies in the Youngstown School District and served as part-time, in-house counsel for the Youngstown Board of Education from 1978 to 1993.


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