Years Ago | November 21st
1994: An advisory committee for the Mahoning County commissioners is writing an affirmative action hiring plan with the goal of getting more women, minorities and disabled people on the payroll.
Students from McKinley Elementary School in Lisbon take a mule-driven wagon to the Erie Station Museum for a field trip.
Youngstown State University will meet Alcorn State and its Heisman-candidate quarterback Steve McNair at Stambaugh Auditorium in the opening round of the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs.
1979: After more than 60 years as a downtown landmark, Livingston's Women's Apparel will close its Federal Plaza West store Jan. 31. Branches at the Liberty Plaza, Southern Park Mall and Eastwood Mall will remain open.
Farrell City Council approves the sale of nine houses for $1 each as part of an urban homesteading program.
Robert L. Pegues, 43, former Youngstown superintendent, is chosen as the new superintendent of Warren city schools, succeeding Anthony Berarducci, who retired.
1969: The Mahoning County Republican Party votes to endorse Gov. James A Rhodes over U.S. Rep. Robert Taft Jr. in the GOP primary for the U.S. Senate seat.
Area school superintendents from six counties criticize some of the regulations pertaining to the establishment of statewide vocational education. They opposed requirements that school districts provide vocational training for 40 percent of juniors and seniors by Sept. 1, 1974.
Mahoning County's welfare program may end 1969 more than $450,000 in the red if county commissioners lose their Supreme Court appeal in a tax suit.
1944: More than 200 of the 265 telephone operators at the Ohio Bell Telephone Co. Main exchange on W. Rayen Avenue are on strike.
President Roosevelt confesses to a little cussing when the lever on his voting booth stuck on Election Day locking him in. But, he said, he said "damn," not “goddamn" as reported in Time magazine.
Mayor Ralph O'Neill has taken under consideration an offer of the E.E. Emery Co. to sell its property to the city for $80,000. It fronts on W. Front Street.