Years Ago | July 27th
Vindicator file photo / July 25, 1975 | The old hangar from Ernie Hall’s Howland airport was being rebuilt at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds when this photo was taken 47 years ago on July 23. High winds the next day leveled much of the building, ending any prospect of rebuilding it in time for the fair. Hall, a pioneer aviator, died in 1973.
1997: The Ohio Department of Health issues a stop-work order after three men are seen removing lead paint from a building at 241 Crandall Ave. in Youngstown when none was wearing a respirator.
Mayor Patrick Ungaro swears in nine Youngstown firefighters, the first added to the force in four years. They are David Cisine Jr., James Alli, James Drummond, Robert Eckenrode, Patrick George, Troy Hostutler, Paul Morales, Shawn Murray, and Samuel Ortiz.
The Sharon Board of Education gives first reading to a policy prohibiting students from having cellular phones in school buildings or on school buses or other vehicles owned by the district.
1982: Youngstown businessman William G. Lyden, president of Lyden Oil Co, joins the board of directors of Commuter Aircraft Corp. Lyden Oil holds 5,000 shares of CAC stock, which is selling at $45 per share.
GF Business Equipment releases its second-quarter report showing a loss of $180,000 on sales of $42.2 million.
Mahoning County commissioners approve a petition by the Village of Lowellville to secede from Poland Township. The village will receive $10,000 a year in additional taxes, but residents will no longer vote in Poland Township elections.
1972: Loblaws, a major supermarket chain in the Youngstown and Pittsburgh areas, will close its large warehouse on Meridian Avenue and transfer its 14 area stores to other chains.
At the Kenley Players in Warren, Gordon MacRae and Molly Picon in "Milk and Honey."
1947: Curtis Coffee is shot and killed during a struggle with Youngstown Policeman Cyril Smolko. Smolko is treated at South Side Hospital for cuts, bruises, and abrasions.
Representatives of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad tell Campbell City Council that the railroad will do everything within its power to reduce nuisance smoke in its yards.