• Spring 2014 Membership Drive Recap

    On behalf of everyone at WYSU, we want to thank everyone who helped make our Spring 2014 Membership Drive a success. With your help, we were able to raise $114,271, just short of $115,000 goal. In addition, we are able to welcome 121 new members to the WYSU family!

    We would also like to congratulate Dr. Robert Crafton of Slippery Rock, the winner of our Grand Prize- a trip for two on our 2015 Alaskan Cruise!

  • Bonjour tout le monde! WYSU is Going to France!

    This trip is scheduled for 10 days, starting May 1, 2014. It includes Nice, the Cote d’Azure, Monte Carlo, and Paris, of course! A basic tour price of $3,600 includes airfare, all hotels, many meals, and much more.

    Update: At the moment, the tour is sold out, but cancellations are always a very strong possibility.

  • Canton Symphony in Orbit in April with The Planets

    Created by filmmaker Duncan Copp, The Planets - An HD Odyssey is a spectacular video presentation of Gustav Holst’s cosmic masterpiece, The Planets. The video depicts the latest images from modern space exploration, and on Saturday, April 26, The Planets will be projected in HD on a giant screen over the stage at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall. The effect is a stunning visual canvas to accompany the Canton Symphony Orchestra performance of the musical score, Gerhardt Zimmermann, conductor.

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  • Rescue workers carry the body of a passenger from the ferry that sank Wednesday off the coast of South Korea.

    The grim recovery operation off the South Korean coast continued Sunday, as police boats brought bodies ashore to the deafening cries and screams of family members, said CNN.

    The grim work is just beginning: About 250 people are still missing. The death toll now stands at 52, South Korean disaster officials told reporters Sunday. Twenty-three of the dead are students.

    Police who carried the bodies on stretchers past grief-stricken survivors were also crying, according to CNN.

  • Training For An Uncertain Military Future In The Calif. Desert

    In the middle of the Mojave Desert, between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, there is a place that looks just like Afghanistan. There are villages with houses, shops, a mosque and a marketplace. But it is all a facade. The area is actually a U.S. Army installation, the Fort Irwin National Training Center...
  • GM Was Slow To Recall Saturn Cars With Steering Flaw

    General Motors delayed a safety recall of more than 330,000 Saturn cars that have been found to have defective power steering systems, newly released federal documents show. The records also show federal regulators didn't demand a recall of the cars, despite thousands of complaints about them.

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  • COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio’s unemployment rate was 6.1% in March, down nearly half a percentage point from February’s 6.5% and more than a full point from March 2013’s 7.3%. Nonfarm wage and salary employment increased by 600 over the month, to 5,282,900 in March, and the...
  • Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The $3 million purchase of the downtown Plaza Parking garage by Higher Education Partners is an integral part of Eastern Gateway Community College's expansion in the region, officials say. "It puts...
  • Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The upcoming removal of the First Street dam in Lowellville could serve as a model for other communities along the Mahoning River to follow. Lowellville’s success in securing funds for the dam...

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  • Some residents of the North side want the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. to find ways to help them flip homes in the area. Instead of demolition, some residents want to refurbish the homes and sell them to new residents that the city is seeking. The post North side residents want help...
  • About 50 people attended Idora Neighborhood Assocaition meeting to discuss their concerns about development with members of the Youngstown Neighorhood Development Corp. The area has seen considerable growth in the past 10 years. YNDC officials attribute this to active involvement by residents. The...
  • Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. officials met with residents of the Northeast side to discuss issues in that community. Residents expressed concerns with revitalizing the housing market. YNDC officials told them they would focus on the more stable areas of the neighborhood and build off...