Vindicator file photo/ Dec. 28, 1963 | Eight Annapolis midshipmen listen to U.S. Rep. Michael J. Kirwan at a holiday dinner for service academy students. Standing, from left, Richard L. Vesey, McDonald; John R. Gehring, Youngstown; Stephen Miller, Liberty; John Dornstetter, Cardinal Mooney, and seated Bruce Bowman, South; Robert McClure, Struthers; George T. Goryanec III, Rayen and Allan R. Thornton, North Lima.
 
December 29
 
1994: A consultant says the least expensive way of increasing water pressure in Mineral Ridge is for Youngstown rather than Niles to provide water. 

Ed Goist, a graduate of Ursuline and Youngstown State University, is named chief operating officer of Animal Charity of Ohio. 

Ohio State head football coach John Cooper says he will counsel three Ohio State players from the Mahoning Valley -- Corey Stringer, Lorenzo Styles and Craig Powell -- to stay in school for another year rather than enter the NFL draft. 

1979: Six steelworkers at the Jones & Laughlin East Chicago plant die when a fan stopped turning and carbon monoxide enveloped the area around a blast furnace stove. One of the men, Allen P. Black, 43, had worked at the Campbell Works when it was owned by Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co.

Atty. Avetis Darvanan, sworn in as a last-minute appointment to the Civil Service Commission by outgoing Mayor J. Philip Richley, says he has no conflict of interest in the new job, despite his being party to a lawsuit seeking to remove city councilmen's wives from the city payroll.

North Carolina upsets Michigan University 17-15 in the Gator Bowl. One of two Youngstown players, Mike Trgovac of Austintown, left the game with a knee injury.
 
1969: Youngstown's new police Chief Donald Baker names Det. Richard Friednamer to head the narcotics unit and Sgt. Randall Wellington to head the vice squad.

John J. Horne Jr. of Ravenna is killed when struck by a car while trying to cross state Route 303 on his 11th birthday. 

U.S. Rep. Michael J. Kirwan is reported in good condition and back in his room at Bethesda Naval Hospital following a respiratory failure. He is 83.
 
1944: A fire that started from an overheated furnace destroys St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church on Lowellville Road in Struthers. All Struthers fire companies and four from Youngstown fought the blaze for two hours.
 
Capt. Anthony Baird Mitchell of Poland is reported killed by the Germans while taking food and ammunition to beleaguered paratroopers at Arnheim.

Frank Zeck, while attending a meeting in Warren to discuss plans to cut absenteeism in war production plants, is called from the conference and told his son, Raymond, 21, had been killed in action.