The Vindicator file photo / Nov. 1986 | Austintown Fitch High School’s speech team topped a field of 24 schools at the 14th annual Poland Kiwanis Tournament Nov. 22, 1986.  First place finishers  were, front, from left, Nancy DeVecchio, Fitch; Ellie Barger, Fitch; Dheepa Rammohan, Howland; Marsha Arnsberger, Fitch; back, from left, Genene Wilson and Eric Wellington, Fitch; Lynn Johnson, Fitch; Lisa Cassano, Fitch; Peter Sarkos, John F. Kennedy, Warren; Rob Cebriak, Fitch, accepting the trophy from Dick Ames, president of the Poland Kiwanis Club, and Erick La Shar, Kennedy. 

November 19

1994: Security is tight for the dinner and Town Hall lecture featuring Col. Oliver North, former senior National Security aide in the Reagan administration. North told 1,000 people at Mr. Anthony's in Boardman that, "Government cannot solve every problem in our society."

In a ruling sure to be appealed by the prosecution, Mahoning County Judge Robert Lisotto dismisses a drunken driving charge against a Boardman man saying that the 180-day automatic suspension of his driver's license following his arrest was punitive and that any further action would be double jeopardy, violating the Constitution.

The Ohio Board of Regents rejects $2 million in funding for a proposed international business school at Youngstown, Cleveland, and Kent State universities and the University of Akron. Youngstown Atty. Paul Dutton, president of the board of regents, said money should be funneled to existing programs rather than creating new ones.

1979: George D. Tablack is sworn in as Mahoning County sheriff immediately after being chosen by the Mahoning County Democratic Central Committee to fill the unexpired term of the late Sheriff Michael Yarosh. 

The 19th Congressional District, which includes Mahoning County and much of Trumbull County, ranks as the third worst of Ohio's congressional districts in claiming defense department dollars.

Policemen, school administrators, and parent-teacher volunteers fill in for 32 Youngstown school crossing guards who called in sick over the city's refusal to increase their $2.30 per hour pay to the federal minimum wage of $2.95. 

1969: High winds lift a 21 by 48-foot section of the roof over the swimming pool at the Congress Inn, dropping it into Market Street Ext., causing a traffic jam. 

The Youngstown Mayor's Human Relations Commission Housing Committee has reached an agreement with Youngstown Area Board of Realtors to combat discrimination in housing.  

The Ohio Welfare Department may seek to recover $110,000 or more from Mahoning County for unintentional overpayments of general relief funds for almost a year. 

1944: Arthur Robert Beard Jr., 15, of Columbiana-New Bedford Road, is fatally wounded when a shotgun he was carrying discharged in his face. 

A new Youngstown industrial plant, the Kor Die, and Metal Products Co., which will make metal dies for local fabricating plants, is organized by David Dyer and Morris Begenstreich of the Wickliffe Lumber Co. 

On a dark night, Pfc. Raymond Rowles of Youngstown and Pfc. Arteman Dickerson of Newport, Ky., were thumbing a ride near Paris. A staff car stopped for them and they found themselves riding with Gen. Dwight Eisenhower.