21 WFMJ archives / May 11, 1969 | Abe Pianin and William Mirkin, elders and charter members of Temple Emanu-El, talked with Michael Froomkin, a member of the youth group, about the temple's oldest scroll, which has been in the ark since 1910. The temple was marking its 65th anniversary 54 years ago. 

May 12 

1998: Trumbull County Auditor David Hines says former county commissioner Gary Thompson will either have to resign his job in the auditor's office or drop out of the race for county commissioner. Civil Service employees are barred from political activity, including running for office. 

Bruce Berry, the owner of the five-store chain of Sleepy Hollow Sleep Shops, says a one-story brick house on Route 18 in Hermitage is free to anyone who can move it before construction starts on a new building. 

Canfield Township trustees and those of five other rural townships and the village of Craig Beach say they will file suit against county commissioners if they do not provide Sheriff Phil Chance with the money needed to restore patrols in their communities.

1983: Vince Scialabba, president of the teachers union at New Castle Area Schools, says he and his family were threatened after a strongly worded letter criticizing the board of education ran as an advertisement in the New Castle News. 

Niles holds a public hearing on whether auxiliary police in the city should be able to carry firearms. Only a few members of the public attended.  Niles FOP president  Richard Mahan and Police Chief John Ross testified against allowing auxiliary officers to carry guns. 

Salvatore "Sam" Traficanti, testifying for Sheriff James A. Traficant in the sheriff's bribery and tax evasion trial, says that during a meeting at the Calla-Mar Manor, Traficant told mob boss Jimmy Prato that if elected, the sheriff wouldn't be bothering Prato's Calla Mar. 

1973: Salem police search for an arsonist who started a costly fire on the stage of the junior high auditorium.

Sharon Steel Corp.'s earnings are up 100 percent over the average of five years previous to its acquisition in 1969 by NVF Co., says Victor Posner, chairman of both companies. 

The Ohio Wildlife Council announces that the 1973-74 hunting and trapping seasons will include a ban on deer hunting in eight northern Ohio counties where the deer take in recent years has been low. 

1948: For the first time in 40 years, the Youngstown City Jail will have a visiting day. Police Chief Edward Allen sets visiting hours from 1 to 5 p.m. on Fridays. 

"Turk" Riley and 80-year-old Cy Young, one of baseball's greatest pitchers, will be special guests when the Youngstown Colts open their Mid-Atlantic League series at Idora Park. 

The CIO's 75,000 Chrysler Corp. employees walk off the job, seeking a third round of post-war wage increases.