Years Ago | November 5th
1994: A Trumbull County jury deliberated for three hours before finding Alfonsia Perry guilty of aggravated murder in the beating death of his girlfriend, Jeanette Purdue. Judge Wyatt McKay sentenced Perry to life in prison.
The Western Reserve Port Authority board approves allowing Vienna Township police to take over the security reins at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport from the Trumbull County Sheriff's Department.
Youngstown Bishop James W. Malone has sent a letter to 115 diocesan parishes informing them that he will retire in 1995 when he turns 75. The process of finding his successor has begun.
1979: Ohio Hotel Management Corp. will receive $760,000 for the aging Ohio Hotel, which will be remodeled to provide housing for the elderly and handicapped in downtown Youngstown.
Elden R. Groves, editor of the Farm and Dairy and past president of the Canfield Fair Board, is honored in Columbus by the Ohio Cooperative Extension Agents Association.
Members of United Auto Workers Local 1714 vote to ratify the three-year agreement that their union leaders had worked out with General Motors Fisher Body managers at Lordstown.
1969: Republicans, including mayor-elect Jack C. Hunter, are swept into Youngstown City Hall largely on a law-and-order issue following the gunfight at Republic Steel Corp. Stop 5 in which one man was killed.
Democrats make a clean sweep in the Struthers city election, electing a treasurer, council president and four councilmen, approved a 10-mill operating levy and defeated three incumbents.
Youngstown school district voters give a 7.3 mill operating levy a 57-percent majority and elect three new board members: Jennie Dalessandro, Winifred Smeltzer and Louis Marciella.
Atty. Leo Morley, who overcame the Democratic organization to win the nomination, noses out incumbent Municipal Court Judge Nicholas Manos, while Judge John Leskovyansky wins over Atty. Joseph Vouros.
1944: A crowd estimated at 10,000 greets Ohio Gov. John Bricker, Republican candidate for vice president, on Youngstown's Central Square.
For the first time in history, Youngstown's steel district has the support for a Lake Erie-to-Ohio River canal from all its congressional representatives: U.S. Sens. Harold H. Burton and Robert A. Taft, 19th District Congressman Michael J. Kirwan and Congressman-at-large George H. Bender.
Kline’s pre-Christmas sale has lace curtains for $1.39 a pair, girls' sweaters and skirts for $3.98, infants' white shoes at $1.99 and men's windbreakers, $5.95, and dress shirts, $1.69.