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  • Ugly Christmas Tree Will Be Replaced In Pennsylvania Town

    The people of Reading, Pennsylvania, didn't have the same compassion that Charlie Brown had. A 50-foot spruce tree — called "nasty," "pathetic" and "ugly" — will be replaced with a prettier pine. As the AP reports, the tree was put up by the city in a public space and the complaints started...
  • Women Sweat The Test To Show Marines They're Combat-Ready

    Kristy Rodriguez is sprinting on a treadmill. She's wearing dark green shorts, a matching T-shirt, and white sneakers. The pace keeps getting faster. Rodriguez is at Camp LeJeune in North Carolina, taking part in a Marine Corp experiment to determine whether women will be allowed to serve in ground...

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  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Local philanthropy leaders are encouraging Mahoning Valley residents to observe “Giving Tuesday” by donating to their favorite nonprofit organizations on Dec. 2, the Tuesday that follows “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday.” “While shopping for the people...
  • Author:  Josh Medore NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- As you drive down the hill to the borough of Volant, Pa., you see one building stand out: Volant Mills. You can’t miss it. It sits at a bend in the road, a three-story white building with a blue sign...
  • POLAND, Ohio -- The Poland Village Business Association will present "St. Claus" from 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 6. Participating businesses will serve treats and offer discount and coupons, Rebecca Nelis announced Thursday. Nelis of Pathways of Ohio Counseling Center is...

What You Need to Know

  • 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.