Vindicator file photo / July  15, 1997 | Teesha Washington, 7, of Warren, plays in the fountain at the Kirkmere playground in Mill Creek Park during a YWCA  field trip 25 years ago. 
July 16
1997: Boardman Park Board members are surprised by the high cost of painting the 168-year-old St. James Meeting House in Boardman Park. The only estimate received was for $60,000.
A young bald eagle that had been rescued in Ashtabula and nursed back to health is released by two officers of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in the Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area in northern Trumbull County. 
General Motors launches a used-car program under which dealers will sell "GM Certified Used Vehicles."
1982: The Western Reserve Transit Authority is being forced to reconsider its plans after another suburban community, Boardman pulls out.
Arson is suspected in a fire that destroyed the former Sharon Steel offices at 935 S. Irvine Ave. in Sharon. 
Sharon Mayor Robert Price says a three-month test of propane-powered police cruisers has convinced him that five of the city's cruisers should be converted to the use the alternative fuel source.
1972: Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co.'s top executives assure U.S. Rep. Charles J. Carney of strong industrial support for a new effort toward building a stub canal through Youngstown.
A 31-year-old Niles man and his young son are killed when their car is struck by a B&O freight train at the Belmont Crossing.  Dead are Alan Martin and his son, Scott, 6, of Ann Street. 
United Airlines agents at the Youngstown Municipal Airport are searching all carry-on luggage and handbags as part of the company's efforts to thwart hijackers. 
1947: Cpl. Ralph A. Brown, a triple amputee and one of the war's most serious casualties, receives the keys for a seven-room bungalow Youngstown area residents built for him at 1965 S. Meridian.
All motorists arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated must be given immediate medical examinations says Youngstown Mayor Ralph O'Neill. 
Responding to a growing shortage of petroleum products, Standard Oil Co. of Ohio announces immediate rationing of gasoline and kerosene to its stations and dealers.