Vindicator file photo / September 6, 1956 | Isadore Bradlyn, secretary of the Temple Emanu-El congregation, placed the Torahs in the Ark at the new temple 66 years ago. The opening of the worship space at Fairgreen and Fifth avenues in Youngstown coincided with Rosh Hashana.

September 7

1997: Youngstown Law Director Jeff Limbian is investigating how a retiring assistant fire chief, Joseph Durkin, received more than $20,000 in severance pay for attending the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy while he was a firefighter. He also received $13,683 for unused sick leave and $4,647 for unused vacation time. A record crowd of 17,974 watched the Youngstown State University Penguins overpower the Kent State Golden Flashes, 44-23, at Stambaugh Stadium. 

A 36-year-old Kinsman man who was shot and wounded by a Trumbull County deputy during a traffic stop has been indicted by the grand jury on charges of felonious assault, carrying a concealed weapon, and drug abuse. 

1982: Youngstown police oversee the harvesting of a field of marijuana off Jacobs Road that had an estimated street value of $600,000 to $800,000.

Proving that honesty is the best policy, Flecka White, 14, of Boardman, receives $75 from the Boardman Fraternal Order of Police as a reward for turning in $72 she found at the Southern Park Mall. 

United Airlines is dropping its flights that connect between Youngstown, Akron, and Tampa. 

1972: Thieves help themselves to gasoline and then leave the pump running, allowing 600 gallons to spill onto the street at the Kayo service station, 2351 Hubbard Road. 

A 23-year-old Warren man is arrested for interfering with an officer when he puts a coin in the parking meter of a car a patrolman was ticketing for overtime parking.

Hank Williams Jr. will headline the final show of the season at Ponderosa Park near Salem. 

1947: Austintown Fire Capt. Ewing Creed is electrocuted while rescuing a neighbor who was shocked and pinned to the ground by wires knocked loose by a traffic accident. Creed was pronounced dead at South Side Hospital; the neighbor, Stephen Sine, 38, is in serious condition. 

A half-mill levy for maintenance of Mill Creek Park will be asked of Youngstown voters in the November election. 

Some gamblers at the Jungle Inn in Trumbull County are wondering whether they are gambling with their lives in the event of a fire as crowds get larger while aisles are narrow and the few exit doors open inward.