Years Ago | September 15th
Interesting moments in our Valley's history are revisited with this daily trip back in time.
Vindicator file photo / September 10, 1958 | Mahoning County Republican women showed U.S. Sen John W. Bricker, R-Ohio, their booklet on “Get in Shape for ’58” at a rally at the YMCA 64 years ago. From left, seated, are Sen Bricker and Mrs. Marie Helman, Mahoning County Woman’s chairman; standing, Mrs. Ray Schneider, president of the Mahoning County Republican Women’s Club; Mrs. Rosemary Gilronan, State Central Committeewoman, and Mrs. Florence Morris of Toledo, state GOP vice chairman.
1997: Youngstown police are cracking down on dice games in the city, breaking up five and arresting 11 people in a week.
The Christian Family Network says it supports the Cincinnati Gay and Lesbian Community Center renting Paramount’s King's Island for a private party because it prefers that to public events such as an annual "Gay Day" that subjected families to homosexual culture.
In his "State of the University" address, President Leslie Cochran says YSU is on its way to becoming a major metropolitan university as it focuses on community interaction and generates national recognition for academic accomplishments.
1982: During one of several hearings being held in the state, Mahoning County welfare recipients and various union members criticize the state's "workfare" law that will require welfare recipients to work for their benefits.
In a three-three vote, Greenville, Pa., Borough Council fails to approve a proposal by downtown business owners to remove 236 parking meters and lease spaces to the businesses, which would provide free parking to their customers.
The Warren Junior Military Band presents Marching Bands in Review at YSU's stadium featuring Austintown-Fitch, Boardman, Champion, Howland, LaBrae, Lakeview, Liberty, and Warren Western Reserve.
1972: Campbell Superintendent Richard A. Hedrick warns that the school district will be forced to consolidate with either Youngstown or Struthers if two levies on the November ballot fail.
About 900 production workers end a 9-day strike at Youngstown Steel Door.
Mahoning County Coroner Dr. David A. Belinky repeats a plea that the Ohio Highway Department do something to make Route 7 at the Ohio Turnpike safer after the seventh pedestrian in six years is killed in an accident. The latest victim, Mrs. Elizabeth Paul, 65, of New York, was killed by a hit-skip driver while crossing the road with her husband.
1947: Niles Superintendent S.J. Bonham makes a plea for parents to be more involved in the public schools.
Crowds show up at the Youngstown Municipal Airport to watch as 30 U.S. Marine warplanes arrive from eastern ports for safekeeping during a hurricane.
A Warren man and six women who were passengers in his car are injured in a collision with an Austintown Fitch school bus carrying 44 students. No one on the bus was injured.