Vindicator file photo / June 4, 1958 | Principal figures in the 50th annual Youngstown University commencement 64 years ago at Stambaugh Auditorium were, from left, Dr. John Baker, president of Ohio University; Bishop Emmet M. Walsh of the Youngstown Catholic Diocese; the Rev. John H. Burt, former rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Youngstown, and Dr. Howard W. Jones, YU president.
 
 
June 5
 
1997: Stambaugh Thompson Co. stores, which were founded in Youngstown in 1846, are sold to an investor group led by two men from outside the Mahoning Valley.
 
A seven-hour standoff between police and a 48-year-old West Side man is sparked after the city attempts to tow a Winnebago he was living hi behind his mother's home. 
 
A woman who shot a 14-year-old boy in the leg for having sexual contact with her 10-year-old daughter gets probation and a stern lecture about taking the law into her own hands from Judge Maureen Cronin. 
 
1982: A group of owners and operators of coin-operated amusement devices ask the Mahoning County Common Pleas Court for a declaratory judgment on the constitutionality of a state law that classifies electronic poker machines as gambling devices. 
 
Mrs. Doretha Green, 48, is fatally shot while sleeping in her McGuffey Road home after a 27-year-old neighbor went on a shooting spree.
 
Three men under FBI surveillance in the continuing investigation into organized crime in the Mahoning Valley are arrested after a robbery and shooting at a North Side greenhouse. 
 
1972: A 38-year-old Boardman man faces arraignment in California on charges connected to the multi-million dollar burglary of United California Bank's Laguna Niguel Branch. The same burglars are suspected in the $500,000 burglary of Second National Bank of Warren's Lordstown branch. 
 
West Virginia State Police investigate a $15,000 payroll robbery at Waterford Park Race Track in Chester, W.Va.  Two armed men accosted two clerks who were taking the jockeys' payroll from the main office to the paddock area. 
 
Some 300 suits with a retail value of $20,000 are taken in a burglary at Harris Clothes Inc., 24  N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown.
 
1947: John Furbay, director of education for Trans World Airlines, tells South High School's graduating class that the air age is likely to change social patterns around the world and has the potential to eliminate prejudice. 
 
Bishop James McFadden presents diplomas at Stambaugh Auditorium to 54 nurses who graduated from St. Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing. 
 
Struthers City Council authorizes a $100 reward for information on the whereabouts of Albert Floyd, 5, missing for a week.