Years Ago | May 21st
21 WFMJ archives / May 21, 1968 | Tom Czoka and John Hanlon, Chaney seniors who attended Choffin Vocational School, won first place in the district in the 20th National Plymouth Trouble Shooting Contest held in Canton 55 years ago. From left are Czoka, Hanlon; John Vasko, auto mechanics instructor; Joseph Hutta, director of Choffin; Steve Guerriero, owner of Men-Guer Chrysler-Plymouth; and David Wallis, Men-Guer service manager.
1998: The Cafaro Co. Will seek to annex from Howland Township to Niles property it owns adjacent to the Eastwood Mall to allow construction of a minor league baseball park.
Local McDonald’s franchises are anticipating “chaos” tomorrow when Teenie Beanie Babies return as Happy Meal toys.
The Poland Community Baseball Association is balking at an order to remove advertising signs installed on the fences at North Elementary School. Zoning inspector Richard Ames says the signage is illegal, and the school district says no permission was sought for the signs.
1983: Young rock fans line downtown Youngstown’s sidewalk to get tickets for the Donny Iris & the Cruisers concert at the former State Theater.
Work has begun on the Trumbull County Courthouse bell tower with the goal of getting the clock to chime every hour on the hour as it once did.
Immanuel Lutheran Church on Redonda Road wraps up its centennial celebration with two Sunday services.
1973: Boardman police are taking soil samples and other evidence to determine what type of explosive was detonated in the front yard of Atty. Don Hanni Jr., former Youngstown Municipal Court judge.
Reinhold Conrad, 24, of Canfield, known as Chuck Drake, a WBBW Radio newscaster, dies when his car hits a bridge abutment in Ashtabula County.
The U.S. Department of Justice amasses evidence of widespread corruption in the immigration service that patrols the 2,000-mile southern border.
1948: A three-judge Common Pleas Court rules that Youngstown Mayor Charles P. Henderson has the authority to lay off policemen, firemen, and other municipal employees to balance the budget.
A shack at the Ella Street dump is destroyed by fire, and its occupant, John Norwood Kelly, 53, is severely burned.