Years Ago | November 24th
Vindicator file photo / Nov. 20, 1975 | Students at Lloyd School in Austintown celebrated Thanksgiving a little early. First grade students of Miss Sandy Aulisio made 100 cups of pumpkin pudding. Students, from left, are Mario Moransky, Amy Rick, Bob Matthews and Leroy Russell.
1994: Tharaldson Development Co. of Fargo, N.D., announces plans to build two motels, a Fairfield Inn and a Hampton Inn, in Boardman Township just south of U.S. Route 224 and west of I-680.
The Youngstown Salvation Army, which routinely serves 250 to 300 meals daily in the last two weeks of each month, says the organization needs about $180,000 to get through the holidays when meals served increase to 400 a day.
Pianist Roger Williams will be the next guest of the Monday Musical Club at Stambaugh Auditorium.
1979: Some 10,000 assembly line workers at the General Motors assembly complex at Lordstown following a long Thanksgiving holiday.
Mark Stephen Halls, 20, a graduate of Chaney High and a junior at Westminster College where he is a music education major, presents his debut piano recital at Mahoning United Methodist Church.
A year after the merger of Lykes Corp., which owned Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co., and LTV Corp., which owns Jones and Laughlin Steel Corp., the new company's steel operations make up 55 percent of LTV's sales and showed an operating profit of $135 million for the first three quarters of 1979.
1969: Guy R. Codding, executive director of the Youngstown Area Community Chest for 14 years, resigns to become executive director of the Community Health and Welfare Council of Sarasota County, Fla.
A Campbell man mistaken for a robber is shot in the chest by the operator of Breadland Grocery minutes after a gunman robbed the store owner and his wife of $62. Robert Morton, 48, is in satisfactory condition in South Side Hospital.
Burglars concealed themselves in the Strouss store in the Eastwood Mall, waited for the employees to leave and then made off with an undetermined amount of jewelry, furs, and clothing.
1944: More than 1,200 Youngstowners attend union Thanksgiving services at three churches as the city solemnly observes its third wartime Thanksgiving.
Robert Wadsworth, 59, of Youngstown, president of Wadsworth & Co. stockbrokers and a member of the board of education, dies of a heart attack in the Union National Bank Building.
Cpl. Robert Barnett, Berlin Center, is among 79 Americans freed in an exchange of American and German prisoners in the enemy-held section of Lorient, an Associated Press dispatch from Paris reveals.