Category Archives: WYSU
Nov. 22 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Residents share their memories of America’s 35th president.
While some people joke about police affection for doughnuts, the officers at Youngstown State University Police Department don’t think physical fitness is a laughing matter. Whether they sit on exercise balls instead of chairs, relocate their trash cans down a hallway or volunteer for bike duty, these officers try to keep fit.
A little more than 70 percent of eligible voters in Mahoning County stayed away from the polls on Nov. 5. Joyce Kale-Pesta, director for the county Board of Elections, is disappointed in the turnout, but she isn’t surprised.
The Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor has created an exhibit highlighting the natural and man-made disasters in the Mahoning Valley. The exhibit will be on display through Fall 2014.
Employers in Ohio, as well as across the nation, are likely to overlook skilled applicants because of felony backgrounds. This type of hiring discrimination happens all the time. This is despite a recent state law that allows employers to be immune from prosecution should they hire someone who goes on to commit a crime.
Allan May has made a career out of writing about organized crime in the United States. His latest book, “Crimetown USA: The History of the Mahoning Valley Mafia,” details the crime ring in the Youngstown, OH, area.
The 39th annual Peace Race Oct. 13 in Youngstown attracted 1,015 runners from across the nation and the world. Elijah Muturi of Kenya placed first overall, while Jessica Odorcic of Madison, OH, finished first in the Women’s Open.
Mill Creek MetroParks in Youngstown offers several ideals spots to observe the fall leave display. But the trees and plants aren’t the only reason to visit. Small creatures, such as squirrels, will can be observed around the trees gathering nuts and acorns for winter.
October to March is the traditional flu season. The Centers for Disease Control says 5 to 20 percent of the population will battle flu each year. Chris Davidson reports.
In mid-September, students from the radio journalism class at Youngstown State University covered a story about the volunteers who make the Polish dish – pierogi.