Vindicator file photo | Forty-three naval recruits, the largest Navy group to leave Youngstown since World War II, gather around Chief Ashley Gray of the recruiting station and Deputy U.S. Marshal Matthew Wansach before boarding the train at the P&LE station the morning of Jan. 9, 1951.

January 9

1995: Former corporate takeover artist Victor Posner, who once controlled Sharon Steel Corp., loses a Supreme Court appeal of a ruling that permanently bars him from serving as an officer or director of any publicly held company. 

A report by KPMG Peat Marwick of Washington, D.C., suggests that Mahoning County residents would be better served by a county governance system that relied less on elected officials and more on hired professionals. 

The Youngstown, Warren and Niles offices of the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services are flooded with calls after an announcement that Kaufmann's will convert the vacant Peter J. Schmitt warehouse in North Jackson into a distribution center that will hire 400 workers.

1980: The van assembly line at the General Motors Lordstown complex will shut down for a week, idling 1,300 workers. 

The James R. Soda Co. of Niles will begin work on cleaning up the Deerfield Dump where thousands of barrels of hazardous waste pose a threat to the Berlin Reservoir, back-up source of water for the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District.

Youngstown Police Chief Stanley Peterson announces a number of personnel changes at the top of the city's 302-member department. 

1970: Fire destroys a $480,000, 24-unit apartment building under construction in Washington Square on Kirk Road in Austintown. 

James Woody of Rogers, who became concerned when his wife, Shirley, did not arrive home from her job as a bank teller, went looking for her and came across a car-truck collision in which she was killed. 

One of the coldest spells in recent history causes trouble for thousands of Greater Youngstowners as the temperature falls to 7 below zero. Nine area school districts are closed.

1945: Three Youngstown district men are reported killed in action: Pvt. Bruce E. Robbins, 19, and Pfc. John J. Costello Jr., 23, both of Youngstown, and Pvt. Benjamin Holloway Jr. of Canfield. 

Thermometers in downtown Youngstown drop gradually as the vanguard of another cold wave swept toward the city. From 24 degrees, it dropped to 15 and was expected to hit zero by morning.

Members of the Mahoning Saddle and Bridle Club enjoy the first annual president's dinner. W.H. Kilcawley is installed as president.