Years Ago | March 6th
Interesting moments in our Valley's history are revisited with this daily trip back in time.
Sunday, March 5th 2023, 8:14 PM EST
WFMJ archives / March 7, 1987 | French horn player Jeni Driver warmed up with the Western Reserve Local High School Band at the District Band and Chorus Contest at Niles McKinley High School 36 years ago.
1998: Neighbors react with anger when a bulldozer plows through a buffer zone between the Stonebridge subdivision and a cemetery that served the Mahoning County Infirmary. Grave markers of some of the 428 indigent people buried there between 1907 and 1946 were dislodged.
Reggie Dickson and other members of the Harlem Globetrotters visit Kirkmere Elementary School in Youngstown, where students won a contest sponsored by The Vindicator.
After deliberating for only two hours, a federal jury in Cleveland finds Mickey Monus of Youngstown, former president of Phar-Mor, innocent of attempting to influence a juror in his federal fraud trial in 1994.
1983: The price of a gallon of unleaded gas has dropped to 98.9 cents at several Mahoning Valley service stations.
Despite high unemployment and widespread poverty in Youngstown, two major shelters for the homeless, the Salvation Army and the Rescue Mission, are operating at about half their capacity.
Youngstown Mayor George Vukovich is reluctant to turn off residential street lights, which would cut $280,000 from the city's annual $1.2 million electric bill.
1973: Mr. and Mrs. Myron Howard file a $160,000 lawsuit against Chrysler Corp. for injuries suffered in an accident that they say was caused by a faulty accelerator.
Boardman Township trustees react to reports on the increasing use of drugs in the schools by calling for a meeting between trustees, school officials, and police to discuss the problem.
The Austintown Kiwanis Club will present two performances of its 33rd annual minstrel show at Fitch High School.
1948: Fire roars through the plant of Trimedge Industries Inc., 4021 Market St., routing 30 workers on the night shift and causing $1 million in damage.
In a continuing campaign to improve sanitation in the Mahoning County Jail, new clothing has been ordered for the prisoners.
Youngstown's newly organized vice squad uncovers a 50-gallon still, a first for the unit, which also nabbed another "bug" pick-up man.