Vindicator file photo / November 15, 1984 | This photo of teacher Darlene Milliosin and seven students accompanied a profile of Volney Rogers Junior High on Youngstown's West Side that appeared in The Vindicator 38 years ago.  The students were Amy Kosmo, Kevin Jones, Mary Ann Zeroski, Brian Morar, David Donatelli, Ed Vitto, and Mike Sweet.

November 16 

1997: Deborah Taylor, who spearheaded the repeal of Mahoning County's 0.5 percent sales tax as president of the Accountability Tax Force, says public scrutiny is to government what competition is to private enterprise. Meanwhile, the sheriff and other county officials are weighing what cutbacks will be needed to make up the loss of about a third of the county's $33 million revenue. 

The 28-room Fred Heim mansion at 9661 Market Street, designed in the 1930s by architect Frank Smith, is sold to a development company along with 13 acres.

Coach Jim Tressel's Youngstown State University  Penguins cruise to their ninth win, 45-13, against Southwest Missouri State.   

1982: The Columbiana Board of Education authorizes girls' softball as an interscholastic high school sport. Parents and supporters will supply uniforms and equipment and prepare and maintain the practice and playing field. Transportation to away games will be the responsibility of parents. 

New Castle City Council rejects a pay raise for the mayor from $15,500 to $22,500 in 1984.

In a reflection of Youngstown's jobless situation, more than 200 residents pick up applications for a Civil Service test for firefighters. Chief Charles O'Nesti says the department will be hiring eight to 10 new firefighters. 

1972: Youngstown City Council authorizes Mayor Jack C. Hunter to apply for state and federal grants to assist in the expansion of Youngstown Municipal Airport. 

James Lewis Sr. easily wins the age honor at the McGuffey Center Golden Age Club's Thanksgiving dinner. He is 103.

More than 1,000 students at Lakeview High School in Cortland missed classes after vandals break interior doors and windows and cause other damage. Fire extinguishers were discharged, and some desks were overturned. 

1947: Mrs. Christine Serpone, 54, of Struthers, survives after falling in front of a Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train near Bridge Street by lying flat beneath the rails as cars pass over her. Her dress is cut to ribbons. 

Lincoln Heights, Ohio, a town of 6,000, claims to be the only Negro-governed municipality north of the Mason-Dixon Line.  The city, which is 15 miles from Cincinnati, has about 15 white families. 

Back from a six-week tour of Europe,  U.S. Rep. Michael J. Kirwan, D-Youngstown, says the Baltic people he saw in Displaced Persons camp would make ideal settlers for Alaska and suggests they be given land there.