Years Ago | November 18th
Vindicator file photo / November 16, 1971 | Ground was broken 51 years ago for an extension of the Kilcawley Student Center at Youngstown State University. From left, George V. Shutrump, general contractor; Architect Thomas A. Kirk; Joseph S. Rook, vice president for financial affairs; President Albert L. Pugsley; Mayor Jack C. Hunter, Dr. Darrell R. Richel, dean of student affairs; Dr. Bertie B. Burrowes, vice chairman, board of trustees; Larry Simko, chairman of student government, and Denise F. Stewart, student member of the faculty-student center committee.
1997: Two Mahoning Valley men have pleaded guilty as part of a plea-bargain agreement in a patient-brokering scheme that involved a Youngstown judge who allegedly took kickbacks for sending residents to facilities in Ohio and Florida.
The Trumbull Art Gallery kicks off a campaign for $316,000 for the renovation of the historic Gillmer House on Mahoning Avenue in Warren.
Two Mahoning County judges, Beth Smith and Timothy Maloney say they won't grant 3-percent pay increases to workers in their courts. All union employees in the county will get the cost-of-living pay hikes.
1982: Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini says he is uncertain whether he will re-enter the boxing ring. The 21-year-old Youngstown fighter is trying to deal with the shock of learning his opponent, Duk Koo Kim, is near death in a Las Vegas hospital four days after their lightweight title fight.
A fire that broke out in the basement of the Hudson Lunch, 104 E. Washington St., New Castle, destroys the three-story building that also housed the Clark Studio, the Shoe Outlet, Costello, and Fealo Barber Shop, Rainey's Jewelry and Amabile Shoe Repair.
A former Youngstown man is shot and killed by Ashtabula police following a traffic chase through the city. Titus Fortunato, 31, dies in Ashtabula City Hospital of a gunshot wound of the head.
1972: Luke Graziana, 5, saves his brother, Mark, 4, after the younger boy fell into 10 feet of water in a construction ditch in Poland. Mayor Merle Madrid says that if the developer doesn't fill the ditch, the village will.
More than 2,000 tots, tykes, toddlers, and teenagers line W. Commerce Street to see Santa Claus arrive by helicopter to take up residence at the Strouss and McKelvey department store.
Three young men, two 18 and one 19, are arrested by Austintown police, who said the men had $4,334 in cash and checks taken in a burglary at the Yager's Valu King in Canfield.
1947: U.S. Sen. Robert Taft, R-Ohio, leads the GOP's attack on President Harry Truman's call for price controls, saying Truman is advocating "a police state."
Commercial Shearing & Stamping Co. installs one of the largest presses in Youngstown, a 600-ton machine that exerts 2,000 pounds of pressure and can bend 1-inch steel.
The Youngstown and Southern, the last remaining interurban electric line in Ohio, will have a hearing on Dec. 18 on its application to abandon passenger service.