Vindicator file photo | The Warren Harding High School Madrigal Singers, under the direction of Dennis Girten, were especially busy through November and December.  This group of singers in the mid-1980s gave about 20-holiday performances in the community, culminating with the annual Christmas concert.

November 25

1994: In Ohio, Debbie Taylor of Boardman is leading the state's United We Stand organization, an affiliate of Texas billionaire Ross Perot's United We Stand America, which is opposing the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.

As the centennial of Cascade Park rolls around in 1997, New Castle officials are looking for ways of giving the community landmark a face-lift.

Mahoning Valley prosecutors and police officers are moving toward videotaping interrogations and confessions, but some are wary, especially over whether the interviews can be taped without a suspect's knowledge.

1979: J. Walter Dragelevich, Trumbull County prosecutor for nine years, is named president-elect of the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association.

Warren Attorney John Kurtz is directing the Warren Messiah Chorus, made up of 135 singers from 30 area Churches when it performs at the Assembly of God Church on Parkman Road.

A crowd of 9,500 jams Austintown Fitch Stadium to see Coach Bill Narduzzi's Youngstown State University Penguins defeat South Dakota State 50-7 in the opening round of the NCAA Division II playoffs. 

1969: Six New Castle, Pa., police cruisers are stoned in the aftermath of racial disorders growing out of a teenage dance at the YWCA-YMCA. 

Republican Youngstown winners gather for a victory dinner at Palazzo's Restaurant. Among them were Mayor-elect Jack Hunter, councilmen Emanuel Catsoules and William Bryant, and councilmen-elect  William Shranko and William Wade.

A South Side woman narrowly escapes a dip into icy Lake Glacier when a small tree kept her car from plunging over a steep embankment on Glenwood Avenue. 

1944: Mrs. Nancy Colla, 89, of Marion Avenue, Youngstown has a son, Capt. Joseph Colla, and 12 grandsons and two granddaughters in the armed services.

Republic Steel Corp.'s new sponge iron plant costing $1 million at Warren is expected to begin making its first iron, bringing closer the answer to the much-discussed question of whether sponge iron processes are practical.

A wave of early Christmas shoppers nearly engulfed downtown Youngstown stores for two days. The stores had to put on more bundle wrappers, clerks and storeroom workers.