Vindicator file photo/ Dec. 27, 1959 | Educators and graduates of U.S. military academies joined U.S. Rep. Michael J. Kirwan in honoring 15 district academy cadets at a Christmas dinner at the Colonial House.  From left, standing, Lt. Corbin Woodward, Col. Dale S. Sweet, county schools Supt. W.C. Smith, parochial schools Supt. the Rev. James Malone, Youngstown Supt. J. Fred Essig and , Cmdr. R.M. Chiswell. Seated are Rear Adm. J.A. Kerrins and Rep. Kirwan.
 
 
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1994: Youngstown schools Superintendent Joseph Conley will recommend the closing of three city schools, Harrison and Roosevelt Elementary and Princeton Junior High.

Two Austintown men, Russ Hardenburgh and Andy Vonovick, promise to start a petition drive to stop a proposed bike trail through Austintown and Canfield. 
In the wake of a levy defeat, Boardman Township trustees say six employees will be laid off after the first of the year, five police officers and a road department worker.
 
1979: Speaking at Packard Music Hall, Ike Pappas, CBS Pentagon correspondent, says the U.S. is considering a naval blockade of Iran to end the hostage situation. 

Ohio Gov. James A. Rhodes vetoes a bill that would have provided 13 additional weeks of unemployment compensation or free job training for people thrown out of work by plant closings.

Two key members of the Michigan University team that will be playing in the Gator Bowl played their high school football in Youngstown: Mike Trgovac at Austintown Fitch and Ed Muransky at Cardinal Mooney. 

1969: Members of the Newman Student Organization at Youngstown State University raise $2,250 for impoverished Appalachian families by selling 450 pine wreaths that were made in Appalachia.

A slight warming trend is expected in the district as winter -- just a week old -- relaxes its grip briefly with temperatures reaching a high of 30.

Frank C. Watson, president of Youngstown Welding and Engineering, is named "Boss of the Year" by the Mahoning Valley Industrial Management Association.
 
1944: A large group of draftees being transported from Niles to Cleveland are forced to stand in a baggage car when the Erie Railroad train that arrived in Niles had no available seats in the passenger car.

Deferred war workers who are consistently absent from their jobs are to be called to armed service under orders sent to Ohio draft boards. 

With the Nazi offensive and Allies counteroffensive raging in Europe, Mahoning County's War Bond committee is asking residents to buy bonds until it hurts.