Years Ago | May 19th
21 WFMJ archives / May 20, 1996 | Brian Bevan signaled to Nicole Hazen and Stephanie Marilla as they prepared to broadcast on the Warren Harding High student TV station 27 years ago. Rebekah Haggerty was behind the camera, and Zachary Dubasik worked the sound table.
1998: Citing a longstanding policy against the use of city parks for religious or political purposes, a permit for use of Chase Park on Youngstown's North Side by the March for Jesus is denied.
Pro football great Jim Brown makes his third annual appearance at Rayen School to encourage students in the Amer-I-Can program that stresses academic excellence.
East Palestine police arrests a Wellsville man with a stolen tractor-trailer rig thanks to some "Star Wars" technology, a satellite tracking device that showed that the truck that was stolen in Cleveland was driven to Wellsville.
1983: Sixteen area youths hired by the East Palestine Park Board to work in the parks over the summer will also serve on Youth Planning Committee for city parks.
The administrative, secretarial, custodial, and cafeteria staff at Wilmington Area School District have agreed to a one-year freeze on salary and fringe benefits. The district's 100 teachers are not affected by the freeze.
A robot is used by a guest from the ATES Technical Institute in Niles to show Austintown Fitch High students that their futures may lie in high-technology fields.
1973: Trumbull County commissioners pass a resolution asking the Packard Electric Division of General Motors to reconsider its announced intention to build a plant in Jackson, Miss.
David Lee Fitzgerald, a former Youngstown resident and an inmate at the Lucasville Correctional Facility, is strangled in his bed at the institution. His death was ruled a homicide.
1948: After a meeting marked by name-calling and bickering, Youngstown city councilmen agree to meet with Mayor Charles Henderson to discuss the possibility of a city income tax to address Youngstown's fiscal crisis.
U.S. Rep. Michael J. Kirwan, D-Youngstown, is released from Bethesda Naval Hospital after undergoing surgery to remove an inflamed tooth root.