Vindicator file photo/ December 1995 | Students in the kindergarten class of Karen Cutler at the Altshuler Akiva Academy lit the candles of a menorah to mark Hanukkah.  From left are Arielle Muller, Rachel Fisher, Julian Landau-Sabella and Jonathan Udell.

December 22
 
1994: Two 13-year-old boys packing toy guns lead New Castle, Pa., police on a 42-minute chase through two counties after stealing a private car from a state employee.
 
John Latell, former Girard city engineer, is selected by the Trumbull County Democratic Central Committee to be Trumbull County engineer replacing James Fiorenzo.

Trumbull County Commissioner Arthur Magee says it was ridiculous for the Western Reserve Port Authority to give Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport Director Larry Diemand a $3,500 pay raise when the airport is losing money. Diemand's salary will be $58,500.
 
1979: Warren Mayor Daniel J. Sferra outspent all other candidates in Trumbull County, reporting expenditures of $33,000 in the June primary and November general election.

U.S. Rep. Lyle Williams and a coalition of labor unions file suit in U.S. District Court in a long-shot move to prevent U.S. Steel Corp. from closing it Youngstown Works.

Austintown police and Austintown County Court Judge Julius Zlotnick put prostitutes on notice: stay away from the truck stop at I-80 and state Route 46 or face serious consequences.  
     
1969: James W. McClymonds, a Chaney High senior, is one of six top science scholars in the state, named by the scholarship committee of the Ohio Academy of Science.    

A firebomb tossed through the front window exploded in the office of American Engineering and Fabricating Inc. on Route 14 in Canfield causing $500 damage. 
Frank Ohl, 97, an Austintown Township trustee for many years and grandson of the founder of Austintown, dies in Sleigh Bell Residence.
 
1944: Leon Beeghly, president of Standard Slag Co. was re-elected president of the Youngstown Chamber of Commerce at the annual organization meeting of the chamber directors. 

A resolution authorizing an annual salary of $9,000 for Dr. E.E. Kirkwood, director of Mahoning County Tuberculosis Sanatorium, was approved on condition all outpatient fees are turned over to the hospital. 

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