The Vindicator file photo / Nov. 21, 1987 | Winners of the speech and debate tournament at Cardinal Mooney High School received trophies for top awards in nine categories. Front, from left, Laura Noblitt, Boardman; Jennifer Wang, Boardman; Amy Brenner, Boardman; Lynn Johnson, Austintown Fitch; Brian Bodar, John F. Kennedy, Warren; standing, Diane Mastro Nard, Mooney speech team coach; Al Cerritelli, secretary-treasurer of the sponsor, the Youngstown Sertoma Club; Jerry Harklerode, principal of JFK, which took top honors; Thomas Emch, Sertoma president; Michelle Novotny, Mooney; Tim Barnett,  Mooney,  Rob Accordino and Michelle Kapturasky  of Niles and Paul Noonan, JFK.

November 18

1994: Warner Cable is proposing $30 million in improvements that it says will put its 23,000 Youngstown subscribers on the leading edge of communication services. All city subscribers would be on fiber-optic cable within 30 months. 

Armed with banners, balloons, and buttons, faculty and students at Harding Primary Learning Center and the Rayen School take to the streets around their North Side schools in a march to demonstrate their commitment to a city free of drugs and violence.

After 15 years of operating the Hasti House in downtown Youngstown, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Berndt are closing the restaurant and will open the Village Bake Shop and Deli in Columbiana.

1979: The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is scrutinizing the old Horodyski Bros. landfill in northern Trumbull County, where the contents of hundreds of barrels of paint sludge, solvents and thinners have mixed into the earth over the last few years. 

Dr. Hassan Ronaghy, a professor of economics at Youngstown State University, a native Iranian and naturalized American, says it is sad that more Americans do not understand the origins of the Iranian revolution. He fears that a misunderstanding could endanger the 62 American hostages being held in the embassy in Tehran.

Joe and Lydia Caskey have restored the old Almon G. McCorkle home on Carson-Salt Springs Road in Lordstown. The house was built sometime before 1874 and is believed to be one of the first in the area to have running hot water and central heating.

1969: Miss Freda Flint, 73, who retired as director of public relations for Youngstown University for 47 years before retiring in 1966 dies in her sleep at her Hartford home in Trumbull County.

Mill Creek Park opens its skating rink in the James L. Wick Recreation Area. 

A handful of teachers and just a few of the Warren City School District's 14,000 students show up for class after almost 500 members of the Warren Teachers Association announce that they are taking "special leave."

1944: Three Youngstowners, returning by air from a western Ohio hunting trip, are killed when their plane crashes on the Roscoe Hasness farm on North Lima-Pine Lake Road.  Dead are Judd H. Youkers, 35; Thomas J. McBride, 34, and Carl Grisdale, 38, a Youngstown police sergeant. 

Sgt. Raymond Kirker is home visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. K.O.Kirker of Youngstown, after having been missing in action for months. Kirker fell out of the skies over Germany and spent three months in constant flight from the Germans.

The absence of Police Sgt. William Davis from his job while campaigning for sheriff constitutes a resignation from the service, the Civil Service Commission rules.