Years Ago | November 30th
Vindicator file photo / November 1980 | Carolyn Ivey, third from left, was crowned “Miss Cinderella” at the 1980 Junior Civic League Ball at the Idora Park Ballroom. From left are Patty Hammond, first runner-up; Ellen Williams, Miss Cinderella 1979, and Marlea Gayles, second runner-up.
1994: Quilts memorializing victims of AIDS are on display at Youngstown State University, including six that were sewn in the names of young local victims.
U.S. Rep. James a Traficant, D-19th, and Sherrod Brown, D-13th, is among the 146 congressmen voting against the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. It passed with 288 votes.
During an appearance by Youngstown Board of Education members at a meeting of the North Side Citizens Coalition, Sophie Slavin, a Rayen School graduate and 40-year North Side resident, warns that the district has serious, unaddressed problems. She says all but two students on her street go to parochial schools.
1979: East Liverpool officials say the city's water system was contaminated by fertilizer that back-flowed from the Riverview floral complex, the largest orchid grower in the nation, into water pipes serving the neighborhood.
Good news for the Mahoning Valley: construction will begin in the spring on a K mart Corp. Distribution center in Bazetta Township.
A former Canfield resident serving on the USS Kitty Hawk in the Persian Gulf is among four naval airmen killed when their plane went down at sea. Lt. John Chorey was co-pilot of the EA6B electronic surveillance plane.
1969: The Warren Symphony Orchestra will open its fifth season at the Packard Music Hall with a special program arranged by its conductor George J. Zack, a professor at Hiram College.
The Youngstown Hospital Association announces a per day increase of $5 for North and South Side hospitals. A day in a ward will cost $47; $51 for a semiprivate room and $54 for a private room.
Two armed bandits shoot and wound a customer, William Czap, 41, at the Lawson Dairy store on McGuffey Road. They hit one clerk, threatened two women, and escaped with $500 from the cash register and safe.
1944: Pvt. Warren P. Morrison, 33, and Jack Grover Johnson, 19, a gunner's mate third class, both from Youngstown are reported killed in action.
Lt. William Bostwick, a graduate of Carnegie Institute of Technology who prepares charts and maps for the Navy, has a one-man show at the Butler Art Institute featuring 31 watercolors.
After spending two years and five months as a prisoner of the Japanese on the Philippine Islands, S/Sgt. Harold Wilson is home on leave in Hartford in Trumbull County. He survived 14 hours in the water after his ship was blown up and was on the "March of Death."
Pressed Steel knocks off Commercial Shearing and Central Square Grill, dethroning the leaders in Youngstown's Industrial Bowling League.