Years Ago | May 5th
Interesting moments in our Valley's history are revisited with this daily trip back in time
Friday, May 5th 2023, 12:00 AM EDT
21 WFMJ archives / May 4, 1991 | Cadet Staff Sgt. Garth Case of Painesville and Dawn Cook, a cadet sergeant from New Middletown, danced at Youngstown State University’s final ROTC ball at the Wick-Pollock Inn 32 years ago. It had been announced that YSU’s military program was being discontinued.
1998: Rapidly expanding Second BanCorp has acquired the parent company of Trumbull Savings & Loan Co. and will merge the long-time Warren financial institution into Second National Bank.
Gov. George Voinovich says strides made toward improving productivity and labor relations at the Lordstown plant of General Motors should keep GM in the Mahoning Valley for a long time.
Phar-Mor Inc. of Youngstown makes an unusual counter investment, spending $3 million to buy an 8.6 percent stake in its largest shareholder, Avatax Corp.
1983: Accountant Joseph Fortine Sr. testifies during the bribery and tax evasion trial of Mahoning Sheriff James A. Traficant Jr. that mobster Charles Carabbia dropped off $6,500 in cash for "Jim," and 20 minutes later, the sheriff's administrative assistant picked up the money.
A grant from the John F. and Loretta Hynes Foundation set up a Lifeline alert connection between St. Elizabeth Hospital's emergency room and the homes of 45 elderly or medically fragile individuals.
Joe Zipay, a Mathews High School junior who has been flying since he was 14, earns his private pilot's license three days after his 17th birthday.
1973: The 7th District Court of Appeals is asked to overturn Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge Sidney Rigelhaupt's ruling that Youngstown's residency requirement for municipal employees is unconstitutional.
James Dinsio, 43, of East Calla Road, and a former Youngstown man are convicted of conspiracy and larceny in the $5 million "super heist" of a bank in Laguna Niguel, Calif.
1948: U.S. Sen. Robert Taft wins 45 Ohio delegates to the Republican presidential nominating convention. Harold Stassen has nine, including the Mahoning County delegate.
Following the defeat of a 2.5 mill municipal operating levy, Youngstown Mayor Charles Henderson says substantial layoffs cannot be avoided and must be done promptly.
Frank J. Lausche, who was bitterly opposed by most Democratic organization leaders, wins the Democratic nomination for governor of Ohio.