Vindicator file photo/  Jan. 13, 1988 | Winners in the speech tournament held at Warren JFK High School Jan. 13, 1989,  were, front from left, Chad Ries, Lynn Johnson, Eric Lasher, Maria Sesta, Julie Frank and Jennifer Wang, and, back, Laurel Zurawick, Kelly Salandro, Ajay Bittman, Bill Mangano and Audrey Cheng, captain of JFK, which was the winning team. Twenty-eight schools and 550 students competed.

January 12

1995: An architect tells the Canfield Board of Education that the district could run out of classroom space by 1998 and offers three options for creating more space, ranging in cost from $6.3 million to $8.2 million.

Campbell Municipal Court Judge John P. Almasy threatens to sue city council because it won't give him $24,000 to cover the cost of a part-time bailiff and raises for four other employees. 

Success rates improve for Youngstown public school students taking state proficiency tests in reading, writing, math, and citizenship, but passing rates still reach a high of only 78 percent for seniors and are as low as 16.9 percent for freshmen.

1980: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is debating an indefinite postponement of strict sulfur dioxide limits that would affect Ohio's coal-burning power plants. The postponement would last at least through the 1980 election cycle.  

Two Ohio coaches, Earle Bruce at Ohio State University and Bill Narduzzi at Youngstown State University are named Coach of the Year in their divisions by a vote of the American Football Coaches Association. 

Bishop Maximos of the 6th Greek Orthodox Diocese, Pittsburgh, visits St. John Greek Orthodox Church Boardman, for the celebration of its feast day.

1970: Roger Burke Jr., 34, New Castle, Pa., is the area's first heart transplant patient and is doing well in Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas. He underwent the transplant to correct a rare heart disease that enlarged his heart. 

Charles B. Cushwa III is elected president of the Chesterton Club at its 32nd annual meeting. 

An appreciative audience of 700 enjoyed a concert of the Junior Philharmonic Orchestra of the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra. Nicholas deCarbo conducted the Allegro Orchestra and Franz Bibo led the Vivace Orchestra.

1945: Ninety-two halftracks could have been reconditioned with the man-hours lost through absences in Youngstown war plants yesterday. The plants had 18,555 man-hours lost with 2,319 people absent. 

A former South High athlete, Glenn Culp, is winning fame at Denison University where he is a standout left halfback on the football team and one of the highest scorers in the state. He's also the chief threat on the basketball team. 

Michael Melillo and Harry Callan, former Youngstown fire chiefs, apparently have the inside track for the job of state fire marshal.