December 26
 
1994:  Warren firefighters have done extensive investigations of 65 cases in 1994, 20 more than a year before, says fire Chief Kent Fusselman, who wants to send a message to arsonists. 

Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, says its applications are up since it instituted a sexual-consent policy that requires affirmative verbal consent to each stage of intimacy, from kissing to intercourse. 

Two Warren postmen, John Humeniuk and Dave Ditchey, made their Christmas Eve deliveries dressed as Santa Claus.
 
1979: A mother and her adult son and daughter are killed in a Christmas morning fire in their home in Niles. Sara Davis, 58, her son, Craig, 31, and daughter, Gail, 27, died in second floor bedrooms of their home at 132 George St.     

Youngstown's first Christmas baby is Jerrad, the son of John and Roberta Rydarowicz of Leetonia, born at 2:41 a.m. at North Side Hospital.  

Dorothy Zohn, a clerk at the Wells Drug Store in Columbiana is wounded by armed robbers, setting off a manhunt along Meridian Road near I-680 that ends with one robber being wounded by police, another arrested and the third at large.  
 
1969: Donald J. Campbell, 43, Warren’s acting postmaster, and his wife, Margaret, and their 20-year-old son, Donald Jr., burn to death in a fire that engulfed their home on Maplewood Drive NE.

Seven pound, 8 1/2 ounce Zaryl Guy Bush who was born in North Side Hospital to Mrs. and Mrs. Guy Bush, was the first of 15 Christmas Day babies born in city hospitals. 

Christmas Day set a record low temperature of 5 degrees for the day at Youngstown Municipal Airport.
 
1944: George Rudge Jr., who was the oldest living graduate of Notre Dame University, a member of the board of education for 10 years and one of the founders of the Fresh Air Camp, dies at his home on Scott Street at 91.

Lt. Frances J. Foley, 24, an army air force pilot, dies in a plane crash near Tiffin while enroute to Youngstown on leave. He was to marry Miss Helen McKee in three weeks. 

Lawrence Curry, 41, convicted "bug" operator tells police that $12,000 he had locked in two trunks at is home was stolen by burglars during the night.