Years Ago | June 21st
Interesting moments in our Valley's history are revisited with this daily trip back in time.
Tuesday, June 21st 2022, 12:01 AM EDT
Vindicator file photo / June 21, 1997 | Two of Youngstown State University’s n newest graduates 25 years ago were Jennifer Gordon, left, of Austintown, and Lisa Greegor of Cambridge. Both received Bachelor of Science in nursing degrees.
1997: General Motors celebrates strong sales and improved quality ratings for the Chevrolet Cavalier with an open house at the General Motors assembly plant.
Strawberry season comes to the Mahoning Valley about two weeks later than usual because of rain and cool temperatures.
Boston Ventures Limited purchases a $45 million stake in Canfield-based Sygnet Wireless, which originated as Willcom Wireless, part of WKBN, in 1985.
1982: U.S. Rep. Lyle Williams, R-19 th, tells the Warren Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast that legislation that would put stricter controls on auto and steel imports into the U.S. and help the Mahoning Valley should be introduced soon.
A new 14-foot high water wheel is installed in the Old Mill in Mill Creek Park, part of a 600,000 restoration project funded by the Ward Beecher Foundation.
The Dana Chorale, a 24-voice choir directed by Wade Raridon, leaves Youngstown for a 16-day concert tour of Europe.
1972: A $4,500 grant provides free Western Reserve Transit Authority transportation to 400 to 500 Neighborhood Youth Corps workers in Youngstown.
Earla L. Frazier, 64, of Ridgeway, Pa., is struck and killed by a car while crossing Mahoning Avenue Ext. just east of Route 11.
Advertisement: Every Wednesday special, Kentucky Fried Chicken dinner, regularly $1.95, just 99 cents.
1947: Three weeks have passed since 5-year-old Albert Floyd was last seen in Struthers, playing near his home at Bridge and Broad streets.
William H. Robbins, Niles Spanish-American War veteran, is among the veterans who are guests at the White House of President and Mrs. Truman.
George R. Reiss, Vindicator industrial editor, writes that women are re-entering the workforce to boost family incomes, but are finding it harder to find high-paying jobs than they did during the war years.