WFMJ archives / February 17,  1951 | The Rev. Joseph M. Hopkins, seated beside his wife, Lou, built a “table model” of one of Westminster Colleges' new buildings as Youngstown alumni met to begin a district drive for Westminster’s Centennial 72 years ago. Flanking the Rev. and Mrs. Hopkins were Atty. John Paul Jones and John B. Lewis. Standing, from left, Carroll Anderson, H.H. Hunneke, Mrs. C.V. Wasser, the Rev. J.I. Moore, and Kyle George.

February 20 

1998: The Youngstown State University women's basketball team clinched its fourth straight Mid-Continent Conference title with a 75-62 win over Valparaiso before 4,000 hometown fans. The men's team, which needed a win over Valparaiso to clinch a share of the conference title, fell 70-68, despite a strong second-half performance. 

Management and union officials at the Lordstown General Motors complex are close to scrapping a seven-year-old work schedule of four 10-hour days and returning to a five-day, 8-hour routine.

Warren city officials say they don't know who has been writing "Blue Phantom Press," a one-page sheet distributed in the Police Department since October that criticizes the mayor, city council and police chief. 

1983: Ronald Anderson, the new No. 1 man at GF Business Equipment, says the company's new business plan should have it showing a profit in the third or fourth quarter of the year. 

Mary Ann Napolitan-Koontz, president of the American Association of Teachers of Italian, presents ribbons to the top four of 150 students who participated in Italian language competition at Youngstown State University: Mary F. Pecchia and Adriana DiMatteo, both of Ursuline,  Rick Rindfuss of Warren JFK,  and Gina Emanuel of Howland High. 

Art DeCarlo, a Youngstown firefighter, completes a five foot by five foot stained glass window, "Road to Sunset," for the mausoleum at Tod Homestead Cemetery. The window was commissioned to replace a Tiffany stained glass window stolen in 1981.

1973: A newborn girl found in a toilet bowl aboard a United Airlines 707 that landed at Youngstown Municipal Airport is in satisfactory condition at Warren General Hospital. Authorities believe the mother attempted to flush the infant down the commode. 

Gas tanks "flying around like balloons" endangered Boardman firemen battling an early morning fire that destroyed an equipment shed owned by Jos. Bucheit & Sons at 4040 Simon Road. 

Passage of an Ohio income tax and a new formula for distributing state aid to schools costs the Boardman Local School District $169,000 in state funds. 

1948: The Rev. Arthur B. DeCrane is named counselor for Catholic students at Youngstown College. 

U.S. Rep. Michael J. Kirwan, D-Youngstown, chairman of the Democratic National Committee's congressional campaign committee, predicts that Democrats, who now hold only four of 23 congressional seats in Ohio, will take six seats from Republicans in November. 

President Truman opens his 1948 campaign with a call for the common people to rally in a battle against "the privileged few."