Years Ago | February 21st
WFMJ archives / February 21, 1982 | A lone carpenter worked atop one of the piers of the new Market Street Bridge on the south side of the Mahoning River 41 years ago. The new bridge was a $9 million project.
1998: A small piece of a meteorite that was once a part of Mars and was discovered in Antarctica in 1979 is on display at the Ward Beecher Planetarium at YSU. Only 12 Mars meteorites have been discovered on Earth.
Atty. Robert Milich, former city law director, is named by Gov. George Voinovich to replace Patrick V. Kerrigan on the Youngstown Municipal Court.
Douglas Dick, a communications officer at the Pennsylvania State Patrol barracks of I-79 near Mercer who is also a trained paramedic, is credited with reviving three children who had been overcome by carbon monoxide while a family was driving from New York to South Carolina. James Conley drove to the barracks when he noticed the children were unresponsive. Two years ago, Dick delivered a baby in the barrack parking lot.
1983: Midland-Ross Corp. announces that it will close its national Castings plant in Sharon at the end of March. The plant once had 1,200 employees, but only a third of those have been working because of a poor railroad-car construction market.
Buster, a 300-pound black bear has outgrown his home with the Anneman family on Warren-Sharon Road in Vienna Township and the family has been looking, without success, for a zoo that will take him. They bought the cub two years ago from a Hubbard pet shop.
The Niles Board of Education has received more than 20 applications for superintendent of schools after the board declined to renew the contract of Richard A. Meredith.
1973 The Metzendorf Trailer Manufacturing Co. in West Farmington merges with Toro Enterprises Inc. of Youngstown. The West Farmington company, which averaged about on trailer a day, is expected to increase production to three or four units a day.
Girard City Engineer John Latell issues a stop order on work on 15 low-income duplexes in the Parkwood area, saying no building permits have been issued to B&B Construction. The Warren Metropolitan Housing Authority issued contracts totaling $579,000 for the duplexes.
An infant listed as "Baby Jane" in hospital records is in satisfactory condition after being found in the commode of a United airliner at Youngstown Municipal Airport. The Trumbull County Sheriff's Department has turned the case over to the FBI.
1948: Admiral F.L. Conklin, medical officer of the Ninth Naval District, tells Youngstown district physicians at the Youngstown Club that medical facilities in the nation's industrial centers must have a system in place in the event of an enemy attack.
Boardman firemen are investigating the cause of a spectacular fire that destroyed two buildings at the Pilot Chemical Co., 702 Boardman-Poland Road. The loss was estimated at $25,000 to two buildings and $25,000 to the contents.
The Retail Merchants Board of the Youngstown Chamber of Commerce urges Youngstown City Council to approve Daylight Saving Time in the city saying that otherwise, Youngstown will be out of step with other major business centers.