Years Ago | May 4th
Interesting moments in our Valley's history are revisited with this daily trip back in time
21 WFMJ archives / May 1, 1981 | Linette Stratford, left a sophomore at Ursuline High School, and Francine Logan, a senior at Rayen School, look over a copy of the agenda for the English Festival at Youngstown State University with Carol Gay, an associate professor of English and one of the founders of the festival. Some 800 students were expected on each of the three days of the festival 42 years ago.
1998: Mayor George McKelvey says city police officers who are fighting Youngstown's residency requirement are "biting the hand that feeds them." A Vindicator study showed that a quarter of the city's police officers live outside the city.
Warren Mayor Hank Angelo says the city's lone meter reader will be replaced by a private company, AMPCO, that will monitor over-time parking. Martha Byrd, the current parking monitor, is paid $11.34 an hour to walk the downtown area and issue parking tickets.
An estimated 600 people attended activities at the Jewish Community Center to mark the 50th anniversary of Israel.
1983: A 53-year-old security guard at the Hills Department Store in the Lincoln Knolls Plaza is arrested on charges of felonious assault after he fired on two fleeing shoplifters, wounding one. Detective Michael Richards said the charges were filed because law enforcement agents "are not permitted to use fatal force in misdemeanor cases." The wounded man was charged with theft after his release from South Side Hospital.
Nine people accused of accepting a combined $21,000 in illegal welfare payments are indicted on charges of grand theft by the Trumbull County grand jury.
The Mahoning County prosecutor's office says a Youngstown woman whose estranged husband took their 15-month-old daughter out of state will have to deposit $1,000 with the prosecutor's office to cover the possible cost of extradition before the case will be referred to the FBI. Child stealing is a fourth-degree felony when the child is taken by a noncustodial parent.
1973: U.S. Rep. Charles J. Carney "temporarily closes" his Eastwood Mall office as part of a reorganization of his staff.
Edward Mars Barr, manager of the Acacia Mutual Life Insurance office in Youngstown for 35 years, leaves an estate of $2.9 million, including 5,182 shares of IBM stock valued at $2.2 million.
Charles Hogg, a letter carrier who wrote a column "The Postal Record" for 40 years and an early union organizer, is the first recipient of the Golden Union Counselor Award presented by the AFL-CIO Greater Youngstown Council.
1948: Cold Metal Products Co.'s right to millions of dollars in royalties paid over the years by steel companies for the use of Cold Metal's patents is upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. About $10 million will be distributed to stockholders.
The Supreme Court rules that lower courts cannot enforce covenants among groups of homeowners that bar Negroes from buying into a neighborhood. Individual homeowners, however, may choose to not sell to Negroes.
A suit is filed in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court seeking the reinstatement of five Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. employees fired during a 1945 strike at the Brier Hill plant.