Years Ago | September 4th
Interesting moments in our Valley's history are revisited with this daily trip back in time.
Saturday, September 3rd 2022, 1:40 PM EDT
Vindicator file photo / September 5, 1982 | Youngstown State University cheerleaders herald the opening kickoff of the first game at Stambaugh Stadium 40 years ago before a capacity crowd of 15,833. The University of Akron ruined the Penguins' day with a last-second field goal by Dennis Heckman to give the Zips a 20-19 win.
1997: Upset with the way the superintendent and other negotiators dealt with the teachers union, board member William K. Allen says he is resigning from the board.
The Accountability Tax Force, which is trying to get the repeal of Mahoning County's sales tax on the November ballot, is questioning why a convicted felon is being used to check petitions at the Mahoning County Board of Elections.
The former St. Joseph Riverside Hospital building on Warren's West Side is put up for sale by HM Health Services. St. Joseph Hospital was relocated to the former Warren General Hospital building on Eastland Avenue.
1982: A day after the Canfield Fair weathered a 4-inch rain, sunny skies bring out a record Friday crowd of 81,249.
John Glenn found guilty in the murder of Mahoning County Reserve Deputy John Litch during a prison escape, is sentenced to death in the electric chair.
A four-decade-old dream of local sports fans comes true with the dedication of the Stambaugh Stadium and All-Sports Complex at Youngstown State University.
1972: Trumbull and Mahoning county authorities are searching for a 24-year-old ex-convict in the shooting death of James Wade, 27, and the wounding of a woman at the Warren Travel Lodge on Youngstown Road.
Mrs. Thelma Gerthing of Youngstown, president of Ohio's Parent-Teacher Association, praises the state for taking on more of the financial burden of education through its 1 percent income tax and 10 percent rollback in property taxes.
Four co-chairmen are named to head the United Way campaign: Charles B. Cushwa, Arthur G. Young, Atty. Franklin S. Bennett and Mrs. A.E. Shorten.
1947: Youngstown public school enrollment reaches 23,505, an increase of 305 over the opening a week earlier.
George N. Graham, a common pleas judge from Stark County, refuses to order the Warren municipal swimming pool to admit Negroes pending legal arguments on whether the lease of the pool to the Vets Swim Club is valid.
St. Elizabeth Hospital is treating four patients stricken with polio. Two are 7, one 10 and one 12 years old.