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  • Does this little guy look familiar? Clean up his feces in your yard to avoid infection from his parasites.

    The masked garbage crusaders of the night can be more than just a nuisance. Raccoons also can be bad news for human health, carrying diseases such as rabies and roundworms.

    And because raccoons have happily colonized cities and suburbs, a particular roundworm called Baylisascaris procyonis that the critters often carry can make its way into humans. The parasite's eggs are carried in raccoon poop.

    When ingested, the eggs release the worm, which can burrow into the eyes and brain causing blindness or even death, in rare cases.

  • Treatment For HIV Runs Low In U.S., Despite Diagnosis

    About two-thirds of Americans who are infected with the virus that causes AIDS aren't getting treated for it. The finding comes from an analysis just released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing that more needs to be done to make sure people infected with the human...
  • Take A Bite Out Of Ringo: Giant Cookies Honor Pop Culture Icons

    Chocolate chip. Oatmeal raisin. Snickerdoodle. When it comes to cookies, these are the classics. They aren't the prettiest confections in the bakery case, but you don't feel guilty about gobbling them until only crumbs remain. You will probably hesitate, however, about nibbling on an edge of one of...

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  • SALEM, Ohio --The city is asking the community to submit nominations of prospective industrial sites that could be targeted for environmental assessment, cleanup and eventual reuse. The Sustainable Opportunity Development Center Inc. is hosting a community and stakeholder...
  • Author:  Dan O'Brien AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Were you to ask Robert Schmitz three years ago whether horse racing would thrive in the Mahoning Valley, or even throughout Ohio, he'd have given you slim odds. "Horse racing was at the bottom of the...
  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The bugles sound in today's “3 Minutes With” as we take viewers to Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course where the first day of live racing was celebrated Monday. (READ STORY). Interviews are with Mike Galle, vice president and general manager of Hollywood Gaming, and...

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  • Christmas Memories at historic Arms House

    It's almost time...Memories of Christmas Past opens at The Arms Family Museum on Saturday, November 22. Stroll through seven period rooms filled with one-of-a-kind vintage holiday decor. Get all the information you'll need about visiting the museum at

  • Planetarium Hosts Kids Show

    The YSU Planetarium will present The Case of the Disappearing Planet on Saturday, November 22, at 1:00 p.m. at Ward Beecher Hall. The show is about a gumshoe named Skye Watcher who is trying to discover what happened to Pluto. Kids play detective, collect clues and travel through time to examine how people have viewed plantes.  The show is one hour in length and free of charge -- no reservations required.  Parking is also free. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the show. 

  • Intelligence Squared on WYSU

    Rethink your point of view with Intelligence Squared U.S., Oxford-style debates recorded in New York City.  Based on the highly successful British program, Intelligence Squared U.S. has presented nearly 100 debates on a range of provocative and timely topics.  Intelligence Squared U.S. brings together the world’s leading authorities on the day’s most important issues. Starting this fall, you can hear Intelligence Squared U.S. some Sundays at 6 p.m. on 88.5 WYSU.