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  • President Obama votes early in the midterm election at the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Service Center in Chicago on Monday.

    On the first day for in-person early voting in Illinois, President Obama went to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center to cast his ballot.

    "I'm so glad I can early vote here," he told the elections worker checking him in.

    Early voting is something Democrats have used to their advantage in recent elections. And it's likely not a coincidence Obama chose to vote in person, with cameras rolling and clicking, rather than quietly dropping an absentee ballot in the mail.

  • Some Millennials — And Their Parents — Are Slow To Cut The Cord

    This story is part of the New Boom series on millennials in America. So your child moved back in with you after graduation, and it seems like she will never leave. Or worse, you're sending rent checks each month while she searches for jobs in the big city. You often find yourself wondering if she...
  • Oscar Pistorius Gets 5 Years In Prison For Killing Girlfriend

    Track star Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius, an Olympic and Paralympic athlete, was given a verdict of culpable homicide by a judge in South Africa in September — a conviction that could have put him in...

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  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber this morning announced attorney John Rossi of Cortland as its foundation president. Rossi will concentrate on support and growth for the foundation, which was formed in 1993 as one of the funding arms of the...
     
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In September, 7,947 new entities filed to do business in Ohio, up from 6,239 the same month a year earlier, the office of Secretary of State Jon Husted reports. Year to date though September, there have been 71,668 new business filings through the office...
     
  • Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A grassroots initiative launched a year ago is becoming a driving force for downtown revitalization. The Economic Action Group, which met for the first time last December, will hold its 10th...
     

What You Need to Know

  • Best Selling Author Wally Lamb is Skeggs Guest

    The Skeggs Lecture Series presents New York Times best-selling author Wally Lamb as he discusses his literary works in Stambaugh Auditorium on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.  The lecture is free and open to the public but tickets are mandatory and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are available at the Stambaugh Auditorium Box Office from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.  For further information call the Office of Alumni and Events Management at 330-941-3497. 

  • 40th Annual Peace Race is ready, set, go for October 26!

    WYSU is proud to support the 40th running of the Youngstown Peace Race on Sunday, October 26, starting and ending in Youngstown. Runners from around the world take part in the race, which celebrates competition, friendship and understanding, and benefits local charities. The event includes the Kids 400-meter Fun Run at 9:00 a.m. The 2 mile run/walk starts at 9:30 a.m. at Market and Boardman Streets. At 11:00 a.m. the 10k run/walk is a certified, beautiful point-to-point course starting just east of the intersection of Kirk Road and South Schenley Ave.

  • 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.