Vindicator file photo / November 5, 1982 | Workmen from the Peskin Sign Co. secure the giant Higbee’s sign to their truck after lowering it from the downtown Youngstown department store 40 years ago. The store closed a week earlier. 

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1997: Forum Health submits the only offer for Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital in Howland, a bid of $5 million. 

A metal detector is scheduled to go into operation at the Lawrence County  Pa. Courthouse on Dec. 1, but Sheriff Robert L. Clark says the commissioners' plan to man the entrance and service the rest of the courthouse with four retired, part-time officers, won't work. 

Mahoning County commissioners will transfer a $2 million state grant to convert the  Higbee building in downtown Youngstown into a state office complex to the city of Youngstown. Commissioner David Engler says commissioners will be too busy trying to balance its budget given voter rejection of a half-percent sales tax to deal with the project. 

1982: The Solidarity Day Coalition, which supports striking Trumbull Memorial Hospital employees, set up picket lines to stop work on a $30 million expansion project at the Warren hospital.

Poland Township trustees meet for the first time in the township’s new administration building. 

During a visit to Youngstown, William Spratley, Ohio's Consumers Counsel, says there is a real danger of more Ohioans not being able to pay their higher natural gas bills this winter. 

1972: Hubbard Township trustees ask the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to prohibit Railroad Scrap Corp. from burning old railroad cars at its yard near Interstate 80.

Tuition, room, and board at Westminster College by $100, bringing the annual cost for a student to $2,900.

Youngstown State University’s Penguins lose to Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 31-14, in retiring Coach Dwight "Dike" Beede's last game. 

1947: The Youngstown District's newest blast furnace, a 900-ton unit at the Ohio Works of Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corp., is preparing for lighting. 

James P. Griffin, director of U.S.W. District 26, is sentenced to 10 days in Ashtabula County Jail for violating an injunction against picketing at strikebound Lake City Malleable Inc. in Ashtabula. 

Six Mahoning Valley boys win auditions with Columbus Boychoir, which is appearing in Youngstown. They are Truman E. Willard, Dana Fogg, William Sponsler, Jack Foust, Bill Spanier, and Richard Shinn.