Years Ago | May 17th
21 WFMJ archives / May 17, 1960 | The Ohio Bell Telephone Mixed Chorus covered a century of American music at its 10 th anniversary concert at Boardman High 63 years ago. The concert, "Those Fabulous Years," also included skits depicting stages of the company's development. First row, from left, Verna Connors, Judy Roller, Tina Burrows, Mary Lou Wingrove, Betty Jones, Mabel Beck, Barbara Guidos, Novello Jones Freed, Director James Miller; second row, Wanda Orr, Helen Hripko, Robert Van Horn, Elmer Babinski, Harold Emch, Carol Lee Moses, Mary Ann Asperger, Betty Kopko, Ruth Monsler; third row, Ray Larson, Robert Luce, Richard Docherty, Rita Kingure, Pat Kohn; fourth row, Coinnie Griffin, Rose Eileen Shafer, Morris Wrench, Joseph Sefcik, Harold Herman, John Dimitriou, John Colista, Eileen Farmer, Jacki Brelih and Audrey Vaughn.
1998: Don Caiazza, CEO of CSC Ltd., says the future of the company in Warren depends on a $100 million investment in its melt shop.
A Conrail caboose is loaded on a flatbed truck in Mahoningtown for transport to the Stoneboro Community and Historical Society for installation at Memorial Park.
The Columbiana County Jail is the first county lock-up in the state to be operated by a private company, CiviGenics Inc. of Massachusetts.
1983: Youngstown firemen spent two hours neutralizing 3,000 gallons of hydrochloric acid that spilled from a ruptured storage tank at Ohio Steel & Wire Inc., 1640 Wilson Ave. A small amount made its way to Dry Run Creek, a tributary of the Mahoning River.
Eighty-five families scooped up almost all $3 million in home loans from First Federal Savings & Loan of Youngstown in one day. The 30-year mortgages are at a bargain interest rate of 9.98 percent.
Joseph A. Hudak, head of the Mahoning County Sheriff's Department narcotics unit, testifying at the bribery and tax evasion trial of Sheriff James A. Traficant Jr., says that Traficant had twice suggested that Hudak shoot the sheriff in a way that would appear to be a mob hit. Hudak, who was the government's last witness, said Traficant wanted to be wounded but not maimed.
1973: Mayor Jack C. Hunter unveils plans to renovate Youngstown's Central Square by turning Federal Street into a pedestrian mall at a cost of $1.7 million.
Vienna dairy farmer Herman Gelbke says he and his brother, Henry, have an even better herd now than when their prize cow, Breezewood Princes RA Patsy, held the world record for milk production.
1948: Six weeks of heavy rains in Trumbull County wash out wheat fields, costing farmers thousands of dollars.
Local Atty. John W. Powers is elected vice chairman of the state Democratic Party in Columbus.