Vindicator file photo / November 10,  1960 | John Griffith and Mrs. Sidney Moyer of the Youngstown Players, joined by Mrs. L.D. McPhee, executive director of the Mahoning Chapter of the Red Cross, and Dr. Sidney  M. Berkowitz,  a board member, gave a  stirring recitation of the exploits of volunteers in the early days of the Red Cross at the chapter’s anniversary dinner 62 years ago.

November 8 

1997: Cambridge Investment Group of Cleveland buys the 94-year-old Stambaugh Building in downtown Youngstown, the former headquarters of Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co., for $950,000.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge says he will send the state's economic development experts to Farrell to discuss with Caparo Steel Co. officials the future of the former Sharon Steel Corp. plant. 

St. Elizabeth Health Center closes the 8-West nursing unit, which provided care for renal and medical-surgical patients. Employees working in the unit were transferred to other jobs.   

1982: Hartzell Rose & Sons opens a sale of $2 million worth of stock at its Liberty Plaza store, which is closing. The 134-year-old company will keep its Eastwood and Southern Park stores. The Hughes & Hatcher menswear stores in Eastwood and Southern Park are closing. 

Atty. James Corbett files the second suit in 10 days accusing Mahoning County Sheriff James A. Traficant Jr. of abusing his police powers. Atty. Don Hanni Jr. had filed a $2 million suit against the sheriff on Oct. 29.

Patty Metzler, the Jackson-Milton High track standout, is the first girl in Ohio to win the state individual cross-country title three years in a row.    

1972: Three challengers, including  Paul Brown, a Democrat and Youngstown native, defeat three incumbents for seats on the Ohio Supreme Court. Also elected were William B. Brown, a Republican, and  Frank D. Celebrezze, a Democrat. 

Mahoning County will send three Democrats to the Statehouse next year, Thomas J. Carney, George Tablack, and Thomas Gilmartin.  Carney, of Boardman, defeated the county's only Republican representative, Walter Paulo. 

A North Side teenager admits she made a false report to the police about being abducted by two girls and raped by a boy. A man with whom the girl had sex will face charges of statutory rape. 

1947: Pymatuning Lake is searched for the bodies of John Aber Sr. of Sharpsville and Kenneth Huff of West Middlesex, who disappeared when their boat capsized. 

John Romero of Pittsburgh makes a citizen's arrest of a car thief after the thief stopped for Romero, who was hitchhiking. The thief was driving Romero's car, which was stolen a week earlier. 

A Wayne County jury awards Andy Yoder of Wooster $5,000 in his suit against four officials of an Amish  Church that ostracized him. The court issued an injunction requiring the immediate lifting of the ostracization order.