Years Ago | June 6th
Interesting moments in our Valley's history are revisited with this daily trip back in time.
Vindicator file photo / June 7, 1962 | Renewing friendships and remarking on how time flies are three Rayen old-timers studying a photo of the 1912 Rayen football team, the first Rayen team to beat South High. From left, Clarence Horton, class of ’15; Carl Richer, class of ’13, and Pat Kennedy, class of ’14. Richter was a member of the team.
1997: Special Prosecutor Jonathan Rosenbaum is challenging the constitutionality of a Mahoning County Common Pleas Court criminal rule that requires prosecutors to disclose certain evidence to defense lawyers.
Local residents of the Mahoning and Shenango valleys recall the deadly tornado that swept through the area on June 7, 1947.
A Minnesota company is buying two National Uniform and Linen Service plants in Youngstown that employ 500 and service areas stretching from Cleveland to Columbus and from Erie to Pittsburgh.
1982: RMI Inc., the second-largest producer of titanium in the nation, is for sale. James Daniell, RMI president, says there are already five interested parties.
As many as 15,000 to 20,000 the adults living in Mercer County, Pa., are functionally illiterate, according to the coordinator of an Adult Literacy Project operating in four Western Pennsylvania counties.
A 10-page legal brief commissioned by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 28 alleges that Youngstown residents are not getting better police and fire services than they were promised when voting for a half-percent increase in Youngstown's income tax.
1972: A determined employee at the Parkman Branch of the Second National Bank of Warren chased a bandit who was fleeing with $1,500. The robber eventually got winded while running through the Grant's Department Store on Parkman Road and surrendered. He is a suspect in at least three bank robberies.
Eleven oil-fired generators are installed at the Ohio Edison Co's Niles plant, part of the company's $17.5 million program to provide fast start-up generators to respond to peak power demands.
Jim Maughan is named head football coach at Ursuline High School, succeeding Ed Klein, who has been named an assistant at the University of Toledo.
1947: Struthers police search work camps along the Mahoning River but fail to find any trace of 5-year-old Albert Floyd, who has been missing for a week.
Robert Rownd, the 102-year-old father of Youngstowner Harry Rownd, returns to Allegheny College to pick up his 1867 diploma. He left college early to join the Union Army and fight in the Civil War.
Mrs. Sarah J. Peterson, 91, the oldest living graduate of Rayen School, tells Rayen's newest graduates to "have faith in yourselves, in your fellow man and in God."