Vindicator file photo /  August 9, 1982 | Mahoning County Sheriff James A. Traficant Jr. is led away from FBI headquarters in Austintown 40 years ago after his arrest on federal charges of accepting $183,000 from mob figures during his 1980 campaign for sheriff. He was taken to Cleveland for arraignment by FBI agents Lawrence Lynch, left, and Robert Kroner.
 
August 9
 
1997: State Rep. June Lucas, D-67, of Mineral Ridge, says recent reports on irregularities at the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District should spur the General Assembly to act on reform legislation introduced by her and Sen. Robert Hagan, D-33, of Youngstown. 
 
Salem officials are preparing to bill Conrail $45,000 for safety services and related costs in fighting fires and responding to a 50-car train wreck on July 9 on the city's southwest side.
 
Westminster College in New Wilmington and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh join efforts to create a world-class education program in sacred music. 
 
1982: Mahoning County  Sheriff James A. Traficant Jr. is indicted by a federal grand jury in Cleveland on charges that he took $163,0000 from mobsters during his 1980 election campaign and falsified his 1980 tax return. 
 
John R. DeRose Jr., assistant manager of the Li'l Shopper convenience store at 590 Fifth Ave., is shot and killed during a robbery at the store. A 38-year-old Youngstown man has been arrested. 
 
On the opening day of John Glenn's murder trial, Mahoning County Prosecutor Vincent Gilmartin tells the jury that the state will prove that Glenn fired the shotgun blast that killed Mahoning Reserve Deputy John Litch during an ambush to free Glenn's half-brother, Robert. 
 
1972: John Anderson pleads guilty to seven counts of vehicular homicide arising from Youngstown's worst traffic accident, Nov. 12, 1971, when Anderson's car mowed down pedestrians on the sidewalk in the 200 block of W. Federal Street.
 
A robber who came into the Boardman Branch of Union National Bank and asked for change for a $5 bill escaped with $1,500 after showing her a note that read: "Holdup. Have Gun. Fill bags fast."
 
Tar leaking from a huge tank at Republic Steel Corp.'s Youngstown plant into the Mahoning River "is a problem, but not a cause for alarm," says an EPA official in Cleveland.
 
1947: An escapee from Mahoning County Jail recants his accusation that a saw used to cut through cell bars was sold to him by a deputy. He says the blade was smuggled to him but refuses to say by whom. 
 
John A. Johnson & Son of Columbus is awarded a $187,000 contract to build Youngstown's new Naval Reserve Training Center at Ruth Blvd. and  W. LaClede Ave. 
 
Two companies of the Ohio State Guard at Youngstown's W. Rayen Avenue Armory are ordered decommissioned by Adj. Gen. Chester W. Goble.