Years Ago | July 20th
Vindicator file photo / July 19, 1989 | While pro-life protesters demonstrated across from the Mahoning Women's Center on Market Street in Youngstown 33 years ago, pro-choice counter-protesters gathered at the entrance of the clinic.
1997: Youngstown health officials and the city law department warn the city's landlords to clean up rental properties where children are exposed to dangerous lead paint.
Traffic fatalities in Lawrence County, Pa., reach 13 in the first six months of 1997, two more than all of 1996.
The first private prison in Ohio, run by Corrections Corporation of America in Youngstown, now houses 900 inmates from Washington, D.C., prisons.
1982: Responding to public pressure, Austintown trustees quietly vote to pull the township out of the Western Reserve Transit Authority.
Youngstown Diocesan officials say Bishop James W. Malone is content to stay in Youngstown after reports circulated that he was being considered to succeed Archbishop Joseph L. Bernardin of Cincinnati on his elevation to cardinal.
Mahoning County Sheriff James A. Traficant Jr. says as many as eight inmates may face charges for assisting two inmates in an escape and that any employee found to be negligent will face discipline.
1972: Youngstown residents are finally enjoying their six public swimming pools, with residents flocking to them during three straight days of temperatures in the 90s.
A small tornado cuts a knifelike slash through New Wilmington, Pa., including parts of the Westminster College campus. There were no reported injuries.
A gunman escaped with less than $500 in a robbery at the Central Square office of the Dollar Savings and Trust Co.
1947: Mosquito Lake is rapidly becoming one of Eastern Ohio's favorite recreation resorts.
For the first time in four years, divorces are on the decline in Mahoning County, with 659 filed in the first six months of the year. There were 920 in the same period of 1946.
Lawrence K. Richards, who started his business career as an office boy at Home Savings & Loan Association while still attending Rayen School, is elected vice president and loan officer of the company.