Vindicator file photo / Nov. 25, 1989 | Christmas at Lanterman’s Mill in Mill Creek Park in 1989 featured seasonal music by members of the Common Time Quartet. Clockwise from left were Joe Yaksich, Michelle Houser, Leslie Rafaini and Bill Young, all students at Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music. 

December 1

1994: State Rep. Michael Verich, D-66th, says the state will build an Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation Service Center in downtown Warren that will house about 100 employees.

McDonald schools are cancelled for the day and the village building will close at noon so that fans have an opportunity to root for the Blue Devils football team that will play for the state Division VI state championship in Massillon.

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge William T. Bodoh authorizes Phar-Mor Inc. to sell its unfinished building on U.S. 422 in Boardman for $6.3 million to a partnership of David Handel, Michael Morley, and Charles Bishara. 

1979: The Ohio House, by a vote of 85-1, passes legislation sponsored by Rep. Thomas J. Carney, D-Boardman, which will enable the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to clean up hazardous waste dumps such as the one in Deerfield Township that poses a threat to the Berlin Reservoir. 

The U.S. Economic Development Administration promises to pump roughly $225 million into the Youngstown area to help cushion the blow of steel plant closings.

About 300 frustrated Mahoning Valley steelworkers and supporters return from Pittsburgh whether their protest outside the 64-story U.S. Steel Building failed to get them a meeting with CEO David Roderick.

1969: Burglars burn open a safe at the Farrell, Pa., Post Office and escape with $51,000 worth of stamps, $200 in cash and 1,000 blank money orders. Postmaster Nicholas Roscoe said the loot included 90,000 six-cent Christmas stamps. 

Winds gusting up to 33 mph, below freezing temperatures and snow squalls create hazardous driving conditions in the Youngstown area.

Extra law enforcement efforts coupled with additional caution by motorists pay off over the 102-hour-long Thanksgiving weekend. Safety experts predicted 39 fatalities in the state, but only 24 were reported.

1944: S/Sgt. Nicholas DeSanto, 20, of Campbell is reported killed in action over Germany while serving as an engineer and gunner on a B-17.

Local men of the "fighting 37th" will be enjoying Christmas in Youngstown. The War Department granted 251 of Ohio's war-weary men added time at home, out of the unit's normal rotation. 

The first severe cold of the winter sweeps into the Youngstown district. Strong winds and swirling snow flurries accompany the drop in temperature. Seven people are injured in auto accidents on slippery streets.