Years Ago | December 4th
Vindicator file photo / Dec. 3, 1980 | Youngstown artist Al Bright, a professor at Youngstown State University, presented an authentic African sculpture to the Canfield PTO Traveling Art Gallery during a visit to Canfield Middle School. From left are fifth-grader Amy Minamyer; Joy Mellon, chairman of the PTO gallery; David Little, also a fifth-grader, and Annette Kay, parent volunteer.
1994: The little cemetery of Youngstown pioneer Isaac Powers, where he was buried in 1861, has become overgrown and the gravestone of Powers and his wife Leah is defaced by graffiti. The Powers homestead lies at the end of Pine Hollow Drive and Lenox Avenue, overlooking Interstate 680.
In a dramatic comeback, the Youngstown State University Penguins defeat the Eastern Kentucky Colonels 18-15 to advance to the NCAA Division I-AA semifinal playoffs.
Coach Jim Laut's West Branch High Warriors celebrate their Division III state championship after beating Clyde, 28-11.
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1979: Eleven people are suffocated or trampled to death trying to push through two open doors in Riverfront Coliseum to see the British rock group "The Who."
Lordstown Village Council unanimously approves the purchase of 42 acres of land at a cost of $135,000 for development of a community park.
Scott Hopkins, a night attendant at the All Right Parking Garage located directly across from the W. Boardman Street entrance of the Youngstown police department is robbed by two men, one brandishing a pistol.
1969: Edward Harper, executive secretary of the Automobile Dealers Association of Eastern Ohio, says all new car dealers in Mahoning and Trumbull counties will be closed on Saturdays during December to allow employees to spend weekends leading up to the holidays with their families.
Dr. Anthony Bayuk, 51, director of anesthesia at St. Elizabeth Hospital for 23 years and the first physician in the area to specialize in anesthesiology, is pronounced dead of a heart attack at the hospital after being stricken at home.
Peter Brown, 25, member of a prominent Youngstown family who has been a reporter for The Cleveland Press for a year, is fatally shot in his apartment in Cleveland Heights. He was the grandson of Russell J. McKay.
1944: Mrs. Jacob Schirilla, 77, is struck and killed in the 1600 block of Market Street by a car driven by a Boardman man. Mrs. Sadie R. Gray, 79, was fatally injured in June 1941, when struck at almost the same spot by a car driven by the same Boardman man. Detectives charges may be filed, depending on a coroner's verdict.
Hit with a shotgun blast to the neck, Juan Gutierrez, 40, is dead on arrival at South Side Hospital. Two men are arrested on suspicion charges in the shooting.
Two youths are injured in the first sledding accident of the season, while four people are hurt when their car struck a pole on Belmont Avenue. The coaster victims were Fred Yane, 10, and Robert Joseph, 6.