21 WFMJ archives / May 7, 1987 | The American Lung Association awarded $1,000 scholarships to five Youngstown State University students 36 years ago. From left, front, Mary E. Hamilton, holding "Jason", a puppet used to explain asthma to youngsters; William C. Lovitz and Tamera S. Miglesz; standing, Sally Wehmer, director of the eastern branch of the Lung Association, Linda L. Welch and Susan J. Taafe. 
May 7
1998: Construction begins on Tiger Town, a playground in Howland Township Park that will cost $150,000 and involve some 1,500 volunteers before it is completed.
A federal audit claims that the Youngstown Police Department misused some of two grants totaling more than $2 million, and the city has been told it must repay $451,000.
Robert Morehead, Columbiana County health commissioner, says a Franklin Township woman is being treated for rabies after having been bitten by a rabid bat.  
1983: A federal bankruptcy judge in Pittsburgh approves the sale of the Mesta Machine Co.'s New Castle and West Homestead, Pa., plants to the Ray Park Corp. of Charleston, W. Va.
The Ohio Environmental  Protection Agency presents a check for $502,848  to Struthers, an advance on the federal government's share for the design of improvements to the city's sewage system and treatment plant. 
Seven new members are inducted into the Jackson Milton High School Hall of Fame: Dean Campbell, Pauline Yochman Kitchton, John E. Probst, Carl F. Chuey, the late Jon Yerman, Alexander T. Bobersky, and Patsy King. 
1973: Six members of the Youngstown Board of Education reassure residents that the board fully intends to reconstruct, remodel and improve buildings throughout the district if voters approve a $17 million bond issue.
The United Veterans Council names Vince Doria, chairman of the Memorial Day parade. Doria is the assistant welfare director of Mahoning County. 
1948: Fifty-two Youngstown policemen and 49 firemen are among the 129 city employees who will be laid off to make up for a $494,612 budget shortfall after voters rejected a 2.5 mill tax increase.
The Strouss-Hirshberg Co. of Youngstown buys a two-story brick business block in Downtown Sharon for $60,000.