Years Ago | March 13th
Interesting moments in our Valley's history are revisited with this daily trip back in time.
Sunday, March 12th 2023, 5:13 PM EDT
WFMJ archives / March 13, 1980 | Local youth got a look at challenges facing area leaders during the Youngstown YMCA’s Civic Day 43 years ago. Luncheon guests of the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Department, seated from left, were Neal Frost and Laurie Berchik, both of Ursuline High; Larry DeGennaro, Wilson, and Charles Rich, Campbell Memorial. Standing, Lt. John Tomaino, Sandy Naples, Chaney, and Deputy Chester Carson.
1998: Youngstown State University students will pay a $15-a-quarter fee to help maintain the new $16 million campus-wide computer system. The fee is expected to raise $500,000 a year.
The Cleveland Bank administering the W.D. Packard trust fund asks Trumbull County Probate Judge Thomas Swift to loosen the purse strings on the $5 million fund so that more can be spent to support the W.D. Packard Band and the Music Hall in Warren.
Laura Numeroff, author of 23 children's books, including "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie," reads to students at Glen Elementary School in Howland.
1983: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will hear objections from the Pennsylvania Fish and Game Commission and state Rep. Michael Gruitza of Hermitage to the construction of a hydroelectric plant below the Shenango Reservoir.
New Castle fireman Herb Saxton rescues 3-year-old Vincent Caprese from beneath a bed where the boy was hiding from flames that swept through the second floor of a house on Harlansburg Road.
Robert E. Hagan, once a controversial political activist in Trumbull County and now a freshman legislator representing the Madison area of Lake County, says he has mellowed since 1970 when he resigned as a Trumbull County commissioner. In the interim, he served as a speechwriter for Vice President Walter Mondale and U.S. Sens. Howard Metzenbaum and Edward Kennedy, among others.
1973: The Erie Lackawanna Railway says it is losing $600 a day on its Cleveland to Youngstown passenger train, which only has one regular passenger boarding in Youngstown.
Mrs. Vonnie Pagley of New Castle is organizing a meat boycott to protest rising prices.
Carl E. Knodle, retired president of First Federal Savings & Loan Association, dies of a heart ailment at his Poland home. He was 79.
1948: A 49-year-old Lucius Avenue man leaps to his death from the Market Street Bridge.
Carsone's Manor, formerly the Hubbard Country Club on Girard-Hubbard Road, is destroyed by fire. The loss is estimated at $48,000.
James P. Griffin, director of District 26, United Steelworkers of America, is unanimously elected chairman of the Mahoning County CIO Political Action Committee.