Vindicator file photo / Nov. 26, 1971 | The Youngstown State University ROTC Pershing Rifles Drill Team held its 9th Annual First Battalion Pledge Drill Meet at the Air Force Base in Vienna in November 1971. Holding the trophies to be awarded at the meet were Barbara Petrosky and, standing from left, Cadet Maj. James Forestal, Cadet Capt. Gary Gilmore, Cadet Sgt. Maj. Robert Zastany, Cadet Lt. Col. George Bryan and Cadet Capt. Thomas Giannini.

November 23

1994: Ohio House Democrats elect state Rep. Ronald Gerberry of Austintown, D-65th, assistant minority whip, making him the No. 4 leader in the 43-member delegation.  

The city of Sharon will join Mercer County, Pa.'s, enhanced 911 emergency call systems. 

A 44-year-old Youngstown teacher is sentenced by Judge R. Scott Krichbaum to two years in prison after being convicted of gross sexual imposition for fondling an 8-year-old girl in his bilingual education class. He will be banned from teaching for life.

1979: Two area high school bands had expected to receive nationwide television exposure marching in Thanksgiving Day parades, but the broadcasts cut to the release of 13 Iranian hostages while the Boardman band led off the Macy's parade and while Canfield marched in the Detroit parade.

Youngsters under 12 can do their Christmas shopping at "Little World" in front of the Colonial Plaza, a nonprofit project of the Mahoning County Joint Vocational School's distributive education class.

Miller-Valentine Corp. of Dayton is using laser levels rather than traditional surveyor’s equipment in building new plants for the Packard Electric Division of General Motors in Austintown and Cortland. Another construction innovation is prefabrication of the walls at the construction site.

1969: Paul A. Graham of Poland retires after 40 years with the F.W. Woolworth Co., 11 of them as manager of the firm's downtown Youngstown store on W. Federal Street. 

Mrs. Charles Cushwa Jr., who has served numerous public and private agencies in the community, receives an honorary doctor of humanities degree from St. Mary College, Notre Dame.

The twice-beaten Wolverines of the University of Michigan win a share of the Big Ten conference championship and a trip to the Rose Bowl with a stunning 24-12 defeat of the Ohio State Buckeyes.

1944: The long and bitterly contested effort of United Steelworkers of America, Local 1617 CIO, to win a majority of employees at General Fireproofing ends with employees voting 1,561 for the union and 1,480 against. 

Ralph Edwards presented his famous radio quiz show "Truth or Consequences" before more than 6,000 Mahoning County residents and bond buyers at Stambaugh Auditorium. Proceeds are expected to reach $300,000.

Three former Campbell Memorial High gridders -- Mike Modak, Frank Ciolli and John Roper -- are expected to see action when their Indiana University team meets Purdue in the 47th meeting of their rivalry.