Years Ago | November 13th
1994: The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce suggests a restructuring of the Youngstown Central Area Improvement Corp. to spur downtown redevelopment of vacant buildings, 19 of which are owned by the city.
Youngstown State University locks up a first-round home game in the NCAA playoffs, knocking off the University of Massachusetts, 28-9, in Amherst, Mass. Coach Jim Tressel's Penguins are undefeated this season.
Harry Meshel of Youngstown, chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party, is being criticized for putting together a weak statewide ticket, resulting in a Republican sweep. Gov.-elect George Voinovich defeated the Democratic candidate, Robert Burch, in the most lopsided victory in state history.
1979: The Niles Community Improvement Corp. rejects two bids for redevelopment of the Firebrick property, one from William Clayman who wanted to develop a scrap yard and one from M. Berkowitz, who would develop an industrial park.
The Youngstown Fire Department's $200,000 aerial ladder truck is out of commission after being struck by a car at Oak Hill Avenue and Marshall Street.
Greg Armstrong, a former Warren Western Reserve grid standout, is one of six Trumbull County football players performing for Coach Joe Malmisur's Hiram Terriers.
1969: Henry A. Roemer, 85, "grand old man" of the basic steel industry, dies at his Brookfield Township home. He built Sharon Steel Corp from a minor company known as Sharon Steel Hoop into a major steel maker.
The position of director of environmental health in the Youngstown Police Department is created by Youngstown City Council at the recommendation of the city's three Municipal Court judges.
The Rev. Silas Miller, 59, pastor of St. James Church, is accidentally shot in the leg as he walked past the White Front Cafe on Center Street. Four men were involved in a sidewalk brawl when one fired two shots.
1944: Eight people are injured and thousands of workers are late to work as pea-soup smog blankets eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. Visibility was cut to less than 50 feet.
Two Youngstown men, Pvt. Steve W. Sebena, 23, and Pvt. John Yankewicz, 27, are reported killed in action; Sebena in France and Yankewicz in Guam.
Eleven Youngstown-area men inducted in January 1942 are still stationed together in New Guinea: J.M. Rock, Andy Packard, W.C. Milsop, J. Vaccarino, J.N. Stratos, A.N. Winnick, A. Palovich, W.M. Sefcik, A.A. Massullo, S. Zemko and A.L. Massie.