Years Ago | November 20th
1994: Seven of the 373 winners of the Congressional Medal of Honor listed on the new memorial in Harrisburg are from Western Pennsylvania. All but one, World War II recipient John D. Kelly of Crawford County, earned their honors in the Civil War: Lewis F. Brest of Mercer County; Joseph B. Chambers and Cyrus B. Lower of Lawrence County; Henry S. Huidekoper and Monroe Reisinger of Crawford County, and John Donaldson of Butler County.
Youngstown State University beats Indiana State 14-3 in Terre Haute completing a perfect season for only the third time in Penguins history and earning a home-field playoff game.
Astronomer Ted Pedas is honored by the physics and astronomy departments at Youngstown State University, marking his retirement from the Ward Beecher Planetarium.
1979: Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. announces it will close its Brier Hill Works open hearth and its last active Campbell blast furnace during the last week of December. Between 1,200 and 1,300 employees will be furloughed.
Lordstown officials are negotiating for purchase of 40 acres of land known as Little Links Golf Course for development of a village park.
After Youngstown Mayor J. Phillip Richley promises he will seek a "modest" pay raise from City Council for school crossing guards, almost all of the 64 guards return to their posts. All intersections are manned.
1969: Some 65 teachers in the Columbiana Exempted Village School District called a "professional study day," forcing cancellation of classes for 1,500 students.
Thomas J. Murphy, 57, The Vindicator's correspondent in Niles since 1942, suffers a fatal heart attack while covering a Niles City Council meeting.
Youngstown will soon begin buying right-of-way land to clear construction of the Hubbard Expressway.
1944: Friendship Baptist Church is filled to capacity for the music recital of pupils of Mrs. Edward Thompson.
Malkoff's Super Market features Thanksgiving specials: chicken at 39 cents a pound, turkey at 55 cents a pound, four pounds of sweet potatoes for 25 cents and 15 pounds of potatoes at 59 cents.
Air transportation throughout northeastern United States is virtually paralyzed by bad weather. At the Youngstown Municipal Airport icing conditions and freezing rain proves a problem.