Vindicator file photo/ January, 1986 | Common Pleas Judge Peter Economus congratulates Youngstown Mayor Patrick Ungaro after administering the oath of office to begin Ungaro’s second term in 1986. Looking on are Ungaro’s wife Theresa and their children.

January 1

1995: Twenty years after Joanne Coughlin, 20, disappeared after having been last seen at a Boardman health spa, police are no closer to solving the young woman's disappearance than they were on Dec. 27, 1974.

Youngstown State University would have gladly assisted Youngstown City School District in developing a comprehensive five-year plan, but it was never asked, says Dr. Clara Jennings, dean of the YSU College of Education. The school district is paying an Alabama company $34,000 to write a plan.

Eviatar Manor, consul general of Israel in Philadelphia, will be the feature speaker at the Israel Symposium at the Jewish Community Center.

1980: The Youngstown Hospital Association raises its room rates by $12 at its North and South units and the Tod Babies and Children's Hospital. The charge for a private room will go from $119 to $131 a day and a semi-private room from $108.50 to $120.50.

J&L Steel Corp. sells two annealing buildings with 118,000-square-feet at the closed portions of the Campbell Works to R. Munroe & Sons Manufacturing Co. of Pittsburgh for an undisclosed sum.

Forty-five people died on Mahoning County highways in 1979, an increase of 12 over the previous year, which area police officers ascribe to a shortage of manpower.

1970: Oral agreement has been reached between the city of Youngstown and two major airlines for sharp boosts in rates which the airlines pay for use of Youngstown Municipal Airport facilities.

Clothing stolen in a bold burglary at Dom Perry's Menswear on Wick Avenue is valued at $20,000. Police found the front door pried open at 1 a.m.

The traffic toll for Youngstown and Mahoning County was 59 in 1969, one more than a year earlier. Twenty-nine were in the city and 30 in the rest of the county.

1945: Miserable weather and New Year's Eve falling on a Sunday combine to give the city one of its quietest holiday nights in memory. 

A contract for plans and estimates for the $900,000 Spring Common bridge project is awarded to Wilbur Watson and Associates of Cleveland. The contract is for $30,000.

Bulldozers and snowplows at Bowling Green break through high drifts and open a path of rescue to hundreds of motorists trapped by a violent blizzard that swept across Ohio.