The Vindicator file photo / November 1987 | From a scene in the November 1987 production of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” at the Youngstown Playhouse: Genene Wilson (Maggie), Joyce Colla (Big Mama), Candy Kuran (Mae) and David Dunnavant (Gooper).

November 17

1994: The New Castle Board of Education approves implementation of a Saturday detention program at George Washington Intermediate School that houses grades four through six.

Workers begin demolition of the Packard Electric Division of General Motors' Plant 1 on Dana Street, which was built in 1902 or 1903 and was most recently used for storage.  

The 63-year-old mother of an inmate at the Trumbull Correctional Institution is arrested by the Ohio State Highway Patrol on two charges of trying to smuggle drugs to her son by hiding marijuana and cocaine in her undergarments.

1979: Mill Creek Park Superintendent Charles Wedekind paints a bleak financial picture for the park's board of commissioners, partly due to cutbacks in real property valuations in the Youngstown tax district that will cost the park $31,000 in 1979.

The Rev. William T. Hogan, the "steel priest," arrives in the Mahoning Valley to gauge local support for a proposed coke battery that would help fill an anticipated future shortage of coke for the U.S. steel industry.

Calling their crimes among the worst in his 30 years on the bench, Common Pleas Judge Clyde Osborne sentences Charles Teague and David E. Jacobs to life in prison, with a minimum of 20 years, for the murder and kidnapping of Elaine Poullas of Campbell.

1969: Barbara Massaro, 21, of Canfield, a Miss World Beauty contestant in 1968, was fatally injured and the driver and another passenger severely injured when their Corvette went out of control and struck a tree on Canfield Road near West Park Drive.  Injured were Ronald Laupe and William Kirwan. 

Two men are arrested on suspicion of burglary minutes after a two-alarm fire fed by 100 drums of varnish swept through the two-story Mahoning Paint Co. building at 653 Jones St. 

Bodies of two drowning victims were recovered from Mosquito Lake where four people disappeared from an overturned boat. Recovered were Gloria Gazy and Joseph Kaminsky. Dragging operations continue for Allen Pierson Jr. and Bernard Podgorski.

1944: "Automatic" Sprinkler Corp. of America gets a $143,749 contract for sprinkler equipment for the U.S. Army medical depot at Binghamton, New York. 

There has been a big rush in traffic at the employment office with the number of job seekers up 30 percent, probably due to recent industrial layoffs.

After being commissioned a second lieutenant in the infantry at Fort Benning, Paul Fouts will arrive by plane to spend a 10-day delay-en-route with his wife and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Scanlon. 

The nation's newest singing sensation, CBS singing star Perry Como appears on the Palace Theater stage for four shows, at 2:45, 5:45, 7:50 and 9:45.