March 14 

1998: Charles P. O'Nesti, district director for U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. since 1985, who has been linked in FBI affidavits to mob figures, announces that he is resigning from Traficant's staff. 

Boardman dentist William Begalla says he can't believe the city of Youngstown outbid him on a building at 101 W. Federal Street at the intersection with Phelps, which he intended to develop. Begalla, who planned to put a deli and three other businesses in the building, stopped bidding at $54,000; the city bought it for $55,000.

Youngstown State University President Leslie Cochran gets a $13,000 pay raise to $175,000 a year.

YSU's women's basketball team wins the first game in the NCAA Division I tournament, beating the University of Memphis, 91-80.

1983: The annual St. Patrick's Day parade in downtown Youngstown features 3,000 marchers and attracts 30,000 spectators. 

Robert H. Sweeney, president of Youngstown Buick Co., says customers are returning to showrooms and favoring larger cars as gas prices drop, and the Youngstown area economy improves. 

Howland High's Brad Gintert wins the 132-pound Class AAA state championship at the 46th Ohio Wrestling Tournament at St. John Arena.

1973: Lt. Cmdr. Bradley E. Smith is greeted by a circle of relatives and friends at Youngstown Municipal Airport as the former POW arrives home 12 days short of seven years since his plane was shot down over Vietnam. 

A study prepared by Youngstown's Law Department recommends that the city develop and operate Lake Milton as an expanded recreational facility. 

Youngstown City Council adopts an ordinance permitting the Board of Control to apply for a $1 million Urban Development grant for expansion programs at Youngstown State University. 

1948: The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick invite Eamon De Valera, former president of Eire who is visiting the United States, to attend its upcoming banquet at the Hotel Pick-Ohio in Youngstown.  

Silver Beaver awards, Boy Scouting's highest honor, are presented to Jerome H. Frankle, Roy Brace, and Roland Alexander by Sidney Moyer Mahoning Valley Council's vice chairman. 

The Jungle Inn, closed since Jan. 29, reopens its bingo games under the auspices of an Army and Navy Garrison. Some 1,500 players attend opening night.