Vindicator file photo / May 24, 1970 | Twelve Youngstown State University ROTC cadets were commissioned second lieutenants 52 years ago. Lt. Col. Richard J. Connolly,  far right, administered the oath to front, from left, Terrence M. Brown, James R. Hackett, Steven M. Zimmer, Randall A. Carletti, Richard G. Bauman, and David J. Becki; back, Alfred W. Brocius, Robert J. Mady, Barry N. Baisden, Dennis E. Yost, Larry D. Minamyer and Jeffrey M. Conrad.
 
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1997: Some 8,000 workers at the Delphi Packard Electric Systems plants in Warren approve a new three-year contract by a 2-to-1 margin.  The pact provides improve health coverage, a $1,000 signing bonus and, Local 717 officials say, job protection. 
 
Over the last four years that the efforts have been made to reintroduce osprey to Moraine State Park near Butler, Pa., 95 chicks have been hatched. 
 
The Mahoning County Fraud Task Force is comparing time cards and other information to see if Youngstown Patrolman Ron Skowron was ever being paid as a patrolman and at the same time as a Mahoning County part-time deputy or a member of the Youngstown Board of Education. 
 
1982: Rudy J. Gasparek defeats incumbent Marlin "Whitey" Ford for president of the United Auto Workers Local 1112 at the GM Lordstown plant. 
 
The Auto Bailing Co. of Masury purchases a vacant 200,000 square-foot building from the Westinghouse Electric Corp., which produced transformers in the building from 1923 to 1981.
 
Republican Gov.  James A. Rhodes signs a bill that will help regional mass transit systems to obtain new buses and equipment.
 
1972: The steeple of St. James Episcopal Church of Boardman, separated from the church since the building was moved to Boardman Park in January, is hoisted into place by a crane.
 
Two Democrats on Youngstown City Council say a reapportionment map of city wards favors Republicans. 
 
U.S. Sen Robert Dole of Kansas, Republican National Chairman, tells 400 people attending a $125-a-plate dinner at the Avalon Inn in Howland that peace will be the major campaign issue of 1972, and "there is little that the Democrats can promise that can top what President Nixon has done."
  
1947: Youngstown has a quota of 1,000 Naval Reserve members, the city's contribution toward a nationwide goal of 1.1 million men. 
 
Livio Bertolini, a senior at Austintown Fitch High, wins first prize of a $50- bond in a competition to design a medallion for the West Side Merchants. Ray Dorbrindt, a junior at Chaney, the runner-up, received a $25 bond. 
 
Emil Kraynak of East High and Dorothy Bosela of North High win first prizes of $10 in the East Side Community Club poster contest.