21 WFMJ archives / May 31, 1959 | The Rayen School, a cappella choir sang at Oak Hill Cemetery on Memorial Day 64 years ago.

May 31 

1998: More than 500 people participate in the "March for Jesus" in Warren, and organizers of the Youngstown even expect the tally to meet or exceed the 12,000 who marched in 1997.

Howland Police Chief Steve Lamantia and schools Supt. Richard Barringer reaches an agreement to place a police officer in the high school in the new school year. The only other school in Trumbull County to have an on-duty police officer is Warren Harding High. 

Although several people saw Brett Shroeder shot to death on Youngstown's South Side, any potential witness refused to testify, and while detectives think they know what happened, they say it's unlikely the murder will ever be solved. 

1983: Warren Mayor Daniel Sferra is outspending his challenger for the Democratic nomination, Margret O'Brien, by more than two-to-one, $14,641 to $6,850.

A color guard for Warren Western Reserve High School leads the Memorial Day parade through downtown Warren. 

"We pause to pay tribute to those who have died in battle ... who have given their lives so that you and I may live in freedom," says Major Robert A. Harlan at the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Day service at Oak Hill Cemetery in Youngstown. 

1973: After a heated debate, Youngstown Board of Education members table a resolution requiring that employees hired in the future be city residents. 

Farmers' Swiss Cheese Co-op in New Wilmington, Pa., is installing equipment that will make it the largest and most modern Swiss cheese factory in the world. 

1948: A broken trolley bus wire at the intersection of Vindicator Square and Boardman Street causes a midnight traffic jam as the after-theater crowd and late-shift mill workers try to make their way through the city. 

The bodies of 11 Youngstown and 17 district veterans who lost their lives during World War II are being returned from Manila aboard a U.S. Army transport ship. 

Dick Mowery of Struthers and Dick Frame of Boardman represent Kent State University in the hurdles at the Ohio Conference meet. Kent comes in third. 

Perhaps the most spectacular Sabbath memorial service in Youngstown history attracts 1,500 people at South Field House, where Major Mathew H. Imrie, U.S. Army chaplain, calls for continued sacrifice to preserve freedom.