WFMJ archives / February 18, 1973 | Joseph McKelvey, 8, of Liberty, the Heart Child of the American Heart Association’s Eastern Ohio Chapter 50 years ago, showed his mother, Mrs. Jack McKelvey, the area of the heart on which Dr. Paul Zerbi operated on him at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

February 18 

1998: Former Youngstown Mayor  Patrick Ungaro says he will challenge state Sen. Robert Hagan in the Democratic primary for the 33rd District seat. 

A lawyer representing Corrections Corporation of America responding to a law suit filed by three prisoners says inmates at the company's private prison in Youngstown have better health care than most people.

Mahoning County officials expect to spend $25,000 to hire a consultant who will perform tests to determine if resurfacing work done by three companies on nearly 90 miles of roads in the county was done properly. 

1983: Lt. Phillip Chance is acting sheriff of Mahoning County while Sheriff James A. Traficant is in the City Jail after being found in contempt of court for refusing to sign foreclosure documents.

A group calling for a moratorium on foreclosures marches outside City Jail in support of Sheriff Traficant. 

Officials at Youngstown's three hospitals are asking the public to use caution in visiting patients in the face of a flu-like outbreak.  At least 12 area schools, most of them parochial, have closed due to illness. 

1973: Donald W. "Squire" Hurrelbrink, music director of the nationally recognized Warren Junior Military Band, is being honored by the Freedoms Foundation with its 1972 George Washington Award.

Dr. Taylor Alderman, assistant professor of English at Youngstown State University, is appointed chairman of the English Department by YSU President Albert Pugsley, succeeding the late Dr. Margaret Pfau.

President Nixon's 10 percent devaluation of the U.S. dollar may help Youngstown district mills regain a share of the $150 million in orders lost to foreign steel makers. 

1948: Youngstown may be forced to pay its workers in scrip for more than two months in 1948 if council fails to provide additional operating revenue, says Finance Director J. Emerson Davis. 

Ohio's sinking fund commission says photostatic copies of discharge papers will not be accepted as proof of eligibility for  Ohio's World War II bonus. Veterans who have lost their discharge papers must file with the military for certified replacements. 

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