Vindicator file photo / June 19, 1977 | Work began in late June 45 years ago to fill a 115-foot deep mine shaft that opened at 523 W. Hylda Ave. in Youngstown. The first sign of the collapse was when the garage floor at the home of  Joyce Tanner opened up June 13.
 
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1997: Willis Gibson, wardens of the private Northeast Ohio Correctional Center, says the staff is addressing problems of violence between inmates who have been transferred to Youngstown from Washington, D.C. 
 
Robert Hammett, former president of the Canfield Fair Board, retires as exhibit director of the fair, during which he oversaw the antique tractors and steam-powered equipment display. 
 
Nicholas Melfi, chairman of the Trumbull County Democratic Party, says he believes in the two-party system and would like to see Republicans put up more local candidates because that makes both parties perform better.
 
1982: A tentative agreement between Mayor George Vukovich's administration and the police and fire unions would provide wage increases costing the city $1.9 million over three years. 
 
A flatbed tractor-trailer careens off state Route 11 and slams through a wall of one of the buildings at the Youngstown Development Center. None of the residents, who were eating lunch, was injured.    
 
Youngstown State University names Michael T. Rice its men’s basketball coach. 
 
1972: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency might delay enforcement of anti-pollution laws on the Mahoning River if polluters make "an honest effort," an EPA official says.
 
More than an inch of rain falls on the Mahoning and Shenango valleys, a side effect of tropical storm Agnes.
 
William C. Nell, 16, an honor student at Canfield High School, is killed when his car left Raccoon Road near Rt. 224 and struck a tree stump. 
 
1947: Gambling in virtually all aspects is running wide open at the Jungle Inn in Trumbull County. 
 
The Home Savings building provides a striking visual argument for smoke control in Youngstown. Years of soot and grime are being cleaned from the building. Half stands sparkling white, the other half a dark gray. 
 
Youngstown chemist D. Roy Mellon solves the mystery of a "bloody body":  in a Mill Creek Park cave saying the dark red stains on the cave floor were caused by iron deposits seeping from a nearby spring.