• 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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  • Postal workers take part in a march in Washington, D.C., on Thursday to protest the opening of U.S. Postal Service counters at Staples stores.

    U.S. postal workers took to the streets Thursday to protest in front of Staples office supply stores around the country. At issue is a decision to open Postal Service counters in Staples stores — something they say is siphoning away union jobs.

    The postal workers' grievances come as their employer faces pressures to find new avenues of business.

    Both the American Postal Workers Union and the leadership of the U.S. Postal Service lay claim to be fighting for the same cause: safeguarding the long-term future of one of the largest employers in the country.

  • Rural Hospitals Weigh Independence Against Need For Computer Help

    One of the biggest challenges American hospitals face right now is moving to electronic medical records from old-fashioned paper files. The switch is costing tens of billions of dollars, eating up tons of staff time, and it's especially tough for the country's 2,000 rural and small-town hospitals.
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    True fig lovers are well-practiced in the art of patience. We watch the calendar, dreaming of summer and the fruit's silky, sappy flesh. The season lasts through June and July, with another crop from August to October. And then we're back to almost eight months of oranges, apples and, if we must,...

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  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown State University Presidential Search Advisory Committee has narrowed the applicant pool for the YSU presidency to the following six candidates, YSU announced shortly after noon today. Among the six candidates is Jim Tressel, YSU's former...
  • WASHINGTON -- The United States imported 3,219,000 net tons of steel in March, including 2,425,000 net tons of finished steel, research by the American Iron and Steel Institute found. These figures are down 2% and up 6.6%, respectively, compared with February data. The...
  • Author:  Dan O'Brien POLAND, Ohio -- Jack Nicklaus and Annika Sorenstam are accustomed to setting records, and Wednesday evening was no exception as two of the greatest golfers of all time helped the United Way of Youngstown and the...

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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...