Vindicator file photo / November 22, 1986 | Fourth graders at Woodside Elementary School in Austintown re-enacted the first Thanksgiving 36 years ago.  From left, Michele Pfund, John Vavrinak, Jennifer Guidosh, Angie Blackman, Dan Napolitan, and Eric Lloyd.

November 23 

1997: DeBartolo Racing, a division of the Edward J. DeBartolo Corp., submits a proposal to operate an off-track betting outlet in Boardman Township for consideration by Boardman Township trustees. 

Carolyn Funk, treasurer of Youngstown City Schools since August, has discovered a bookkeeping error by which at least seven district teachers were paid as much as $6,000 more than they were entitled to over the past two years. John Senzarin, president of the teachers union, says the teachers have a moral obligation to repay the money, but it must be under a reasonable process. 

The Youngstown State University Penguins let a 21-10 lead evaporate as Western Illinois captures the Gateway Conference championship with a 24-21 win before 12,134 fans at Stambaugh Stadium. 

1982: The Trumbull Branch of the American Heart Association urges people to "eat well, but eat wisely" and offers recipes for low-fat holiday meals. 

Despite consistent health warnings about the dangers of smoking, Americans bought a record 628 billion cigarettes in 1980, with the average smoker puffing 30 cigarettes a day. 

The Kroger Co. supermarket in Neshannock Township, Pa., will close on Dec. 4.

1972: The Western Reserve Transit Authority revises its schedules to accommodate the rush anticipated as the Christmas shopping season opens the day after Thanksgiving. 

Rich Popio, 28, is named general manager of the Youngstown Hardhats for the 1973 season. He was assistant grid coach for the Struthers Wildcats before joining the Hardhats as a defensive backfield coach. 

Mrs.  Edward A. Shorten is named general chairman of the Youngstown Area United Appeal campaign, the first woman in history to lead the community’s fundraising effort. 

1947: The Youngstown Hospital Association has raised $425,000 toward the construction of a new wing at South Side Hospital but still needs $325,000.

Youngstown bookies are finding it more difficult to renew their leases in the wake of a recent Mahoning County court case in which the landlord was ordered to repay a portion of a bettor's losses. 

Ten-year-old Truman Willard of E. Judson Avenue wins a full scholarship to the famous Columbus Boychoir after auditions at Stambaugh Auditorium.