Years Ago | September 2nd
Vindicator file photo / September 3, 1987 | Pacesetters for the United Way campaign 35 years ago made their reports. Front, E.M. Bud Phillips, and Lori Eckstin, cochairmen; behind them are, from left, Steve Bukovac, Ken Kondas, Franklin Powers, George Baumiller, Peggy Milkovich, Richard Abruzzi, and Henry Nemenz.
1997: In Trumbull County, Champion teachers are on strike while Niles teachers reached a last-minute agreement with board negotiators. The Canfield Fair ends its five-day run with an attendance of 365,901, down from 407,136 the previous year, which was a six-day event to mark the fair's sesquicentennial.
A 43-year-old Hubbard man who won $100,000 in the Ohio lottery earlier this year is sentenced to 10- to 25 years in prison for the abduction and rape of a 17-year-old girl.
1982: Five workers at the Youngstown wastewater treatment plant are overcome by chlorine gas when an underground supply line ruptures.
New Castle Mayor Angelo Sands and nine other city officials accept 5 percent cuts in their pay. Sands asks police and firemen to accept a one-year wage freeze.
General American Transportation Corp. in Masury announces that it will cease tank car output until March, idling 500 workers.
1972: Mahoning Sheriff Ray T. Davis says that about 75 percent of the "marijuana" crop discovered and destroyed in Ellsworth Township turned out to be Spanish nettle, a common weed. He estimated that the marijuana that was destroyed had a street value estimated at $500,000, not $2 million.
Unemployment in Salem is at the lowest point of the year, with only 240 people drawing jobless benefits from the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services.
Kenneth Perrine, convicted of murdering a VMI honors student and raping two Slippery Rock coeds, escapes with another prisoner from the Rockview State Penitentiary during recreation in an exercise yard.
1947: An estimated 37,900 students begin classes in Mahoning County public schools, with another 5,000 beginning at parochial schools a day later.
Total attendance at the 101st Canfield Fair is estimated at 100,000, including 60,000 who came out on Labor Day.
Former enlisted men form long lines at Youngstown banks to cash their terminal leave bonds.