December 6

1994: The mystery of why it took Youngstown police 49 minutes to respond to a burglary-in-progress call on the North Side has been solved: two civilian 911 callers and a police dispatcher "basically screwed up," says Detective Michael Richards. 

The State Controlling Board approves an $11.7 million emergency loan to Youngstown City School District after school officials insisted they will be able to repay the loan without an additional levy. 

The Ohio Bureau of Employment Services says Youngstown's unemployment rate is about 14.5 percent, with black unemployment at 26 percent. Councilman Lock Beachum estimates the unemployment rate for black men is higher than, as high as 70 percent.

1979: Mayor-elect George Vukovich criticizes Youngstown City Council for its failure to approve a one-year option for the Commuter Aircraft Corp. under which the company would purchase 90 acres of land at the Youngstown Municipal Airport on which the company would build an aircraft manufacturing plant. 

A steel closings taskforce proposes to help employees and communities to adjust to, rather than fight, U.S. Steel Corp. mill closings that will put 13,000 people out of work in the Mahoning Valley.

Chief Deputy Robert Beresford of the Columbiana County Sheriff's Department is named to temporarily replace Sheriff Russell J. Van Fossan, 67, who is retiring after serving for 23 years, longer than any previous sheriff.   

1969: About 50 youngsters from the lower South Side have a holiday treat at Almart in Boardman where they are guests of Santa for breakfast and tour the store with a dollar furnished by Almart.

Fred Green Jr. of Poland is recovering at his home after being hospitalized following an attack by his Great Dane, Brutus. 

Amos L. Linton, 62, owner and operator of the Linton Funeral Home for 41 years suffers a heart attack at his home.

1944: The War Department reports six area men killed: Pvt. Albert J. Slavik, 28; Pvt. John H. Smith, 28; Pvt. Norbert A. Swaney, 23; Ensign Blaine W. Taylor, 28, and Cpl. Eugene Wasko, 23, all of Youngstown, and Sgt. Steve Slokosky, 20, of Niles. 

Youngstown garbage collectors go on strike for the second time in three days because Second Ward Councilman William Holt expressed the opinion that the collectors should be fired. 

St. Brendan emerges as the 1944 champion of the Parochial Football League, defeating St. Columba, which has dominated play for several seasons.