Vindicator file photo/ June 1985 | Youngstown developer Edward J. DeBartolo Sr., who died 25 years ago on Dec. 19, 1994, was honored as Businessman of the Year by the Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corp. in April, 1983.  Pictured are, from left, William G. Mittler,  J. Phillip Richley, Sen. John H. Glenn, DeBartolo, Youngstown Bishop James W. Malone and William J. Lyden.

December 20

1994: The Hubbard Board of Education votes to spend up to $5,000 for video cameras that will be installed on school buses to monitor student behavior. 

U.S. Rep. John Kasich, R-Ohio, the new chairman of the House Budget Committee, says that the spending cuts President Bill Clinton has proposed to finance his middle-class tax cut are "far too timid."

City crews have begun removing the familiar red fire alarm boxes from utility poles throughout the city.  Many of the boxes no longer worked.

1979: Sharon Steel Corp. announces that it will spend $260 million over the next 10 years to modernize its Farrell facilities, on top of $130 million spent over the last 10 years.

Nile City Council takes the first step toward raising sewer rates by more than 100 percent to address a $450.000 deficit that has developed since the last time rates were increased in 1962.

Jack C. Hunter, former mayor of Youngstown and now a vice president of Mahoning National Bank, will direct the 1980 campaign of the Western Reserve Chapter of the March of Dimes.

1969: Firefighters with the Struthers Fire Department and the Youngstown Air Reserve Base Fire Department have affiliated with the International Association of Fire Fighters, AFL-CIO.

A federal grand jury in Cleveland indicts a Warren man, James Harris, on four counts of income tax evasion.

Youngstown State University's state tuition subsidy was reduced 5 percent by the state controlling board as a result of less-than-expected student enrollment. 

1944: Mahoning County's selective service boards are ready to draft men up to age 38 if necessary to fill the January quota.

Quick work by two police ambulance men, John Vasko and Howard Moore, save the life of Percy Hall, who was overcome by smoke when fire caused $700 damage to his Olson Avenue home.

The Victory Theater at 1489 Federal St. in Youngstown and the Palace Theater at 18 Robinson Road, Campbell, have been purchased by Peter M. Wellman of Girard from Louis and Florence Frisch of Ashtabula.