21 WFMJ archives / May 2, 1975 | In a program sponsored by the Mahoning-Youngstown Bicentennial Commission, a number of fireplugs in Youngstown were being painted to resemble Revolutionary War patriots 48 years ago.  These artists were, from left, Terri Prezioso, Janet Martinko, Mary Hulme, Lyn O’Neil, and Rick Schilling, students at Cardinal Mooney High.
May 2
1998: Conservative Republican Oliver North, speaking at the Columbiana County Republican Party's annual Lincoln Day event, says he wouldn't be surprised to see Democratic U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. join Republicans in impeaching President Bill Clinton after a report by Special Counsel Kenneth Starr is released. 
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources stocks Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park with some 5,000 rainbow trout averaging 12 inches in length.
Mark Hanni, running in the Democratic primary election for Ohio Secretary of State, gets only 22 percent of the vote in Mahoning County and 11 percent in Trumbull County in The Vindicator's pre-election poll. 
1983: At the bribery and tax evasion trial of James A. Traficant Jr. in Cleveland, FBI Agent Robert Kroner read a letter from Jean Celec, sister of reputed mobsters Orland and Charles Carabbia, said she feared for her life because she had tape recordings of conversations between her brothers and Traficant. 
The 11th District Court of Appeals voids a tough marijuana law adopted by Niles City Council, saying that only the general assembly can create tougher anti-drug laws. The Niles law made possession of small amounts of marijuana punishable by up to six months in jail and fines of $1,000.
John D. Burrows drives about 800 miles a week in his red panel truck stocked with farm supplies from Independent Buyers Association, visiting 300 farms a month in northeastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. He stocks 5,000 animal health and agricultural supplies and tools, many of which can't be found in local hardware stores. 
1973: Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge Sidney J. Rigelhaupt throws out Youngstown's residency requirement for municipal employees. 
Youngstown police arrest one man after two gunmen rob Sol's Food Market on Jacobs Road. The store's owner, Zalom Karner, 59, sustained a minor gunshot wound. 
The Pennsylvania House passes a bill outlawing adultery but deletes a provision that would have criminalized sex between consenting unmarried adults. 
1948: Youngstown's 17 largest taxpayers, including three steel companies, two downtown department stores, and a downtown hotel, urge passage of the city's 2.5 mill tax levy. 
The Buckeye Review says that the beating death of Cyril Runk by a gang of youths in the Caldwell section demonstrates the need for recreational facilities for the city's youth. 
About 15,000 people attend the Vindicator and HiY preview day at Idora Park.