Years Ago | November 21st
Vindicator file photo / November 15, 1987 | Tom Stofac, president of the Austintown Optimist Club, presented the sweepstakes trophy to Audrey Chang of Warren John F. Kenney High School after the JFK team won first place at the Austintown Fitch meet 35 years ago. Individual event winners were, seated from left, Susie Gysegem, Howland; Marie Sesta, JFK; Connie Bertilacci, Fitch; Anne Moliterno, Fitch; standing, Scott Benaglio, JFK; Bob Segall, Howland, Bob Hohman, Louisville; Erick LaSher, JFK, and Tony Cantelmo, JFK.
1997: Austintown Township trustees approve the purchase of the 15-acre Wedgewood Park Community Club for $61,688 for development into a township park.
U.S Rep. Ron Klink, D-4th, says during a visit to New Castle, Pa., that people are being forced into managed care policies that are more about managing costs for the companies. He says he will be holding local public hearings.
The young stars of the Ballet Western Reserve's production of "Peter Pan" at the Powers Auditorium will soar across the stage, aided by a Las Vegas company, "Flying by Foy," that provides special harnesses to productions across the country. The company first helped Mary Martin fly in the Broadway production of "Peter Pan" in the 1950s.
1982: Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge Elwyn Jenkins bars Sheriff James A. Traficant Jr. from making promotions in his department without going through Civil Service procedures.
Official vote tallies released by the Mahoning County Board of Elections show a 70 vote difference in the results of a Poland Schools half-mill levy, meaning that the issue was defeated, not passed as had been reported on election day.
The Rev. Michael S. Jones, assistant rector at Christ Episcopal Church in Warren for two years, is named rector of St. James Episcopal Church in Boardman, the oldest Episcopal Church west of the Alleghenies.
1972: Ruby McNichol of New Wilmington, Pa., is the only woman cattle auctioneer in the area and possibly in the country.
Lt. Col. James C. Wahleithner is the new commander of the 910th Special Operations Group at the Youngstown Municipal Airport.
Ohio's 430 independent nursing homes threaten to begin turning out welfare patients if the state goes through with its plan to impose a cost formula on the industry.
1947: The Chamber of Commerce announces a William F. Maag scholarship at Youngstown College in a surprise tribute to the editor and publisher of The Vindicator.
A plane stolen from the Wheeling Motor Co. in Wheeling, W. Va., lands at Youngstown Municipal Airport and is abandoned by the pilot. The plane is a two-seat Commonwealth Sky Ranger, which is no longer in production.
Because of a power shortage, the nighttime lighting of Niagara Falls will be suspended indefinitely.