21 WFMJ archives / September 1983 | The Sebring High School Band helped kickoff the Canfield Fair 40 years ago.

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1998: Six local deputies and patrol officers are indicted by a special Mahoning County grand jury, charged with taking money and drugs during searches of drug houses that were conducted without warrants and resulted in no arrests. 

Volunteers and public officials from Trumbull and Ashtabula counties cut a ribbon marking a new phase of construction on the 45-mile recreational rail spanning the two counties. 

Youngstown school officials say there was a 36 percent decrease in disciplinary referrals during the 1997-98 school year after a uniform dress code was put into place for the city's 12,200 students.

1983: Atty. Staughton Lynd will file a $300 million on behalf of 131 unemployed steelworkers charging that Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. and its parent, LTV, defrauded the workers when they closed the Campbell Works. 

Perfect weather gives the Canfield Fair a big start, with a first-day attendance of 89,487.

Rodney Knauf, 16, of Canfield, and Dawna Bauman, 19, of Columbiana, reign as 4-H king and queen at the Canfield Fair. 

1973: American auto buyers' yen for smaller cars is changing the industry, including locally, where the Lordstown General Motors plant is producing 1,600 Chevrolet Vegas a day.

Youngstown area karate instructor A.E. Vea receives an award from Gov. John J. Gilligan at the Ohio State Fair recognizing his training of 4,000 students. 

Youngstown's bachelor mayor, Jack C. Hunter, and Miss Pauline Pieton, a nurse at St. Elizabeth Hospital, are married in St. Patrick Church Hubbard and leave for a European honeymoon. 

1948: John McLaughlin, 48, of 1431 Ohio Ave., dies after being dragged into an alley on E. Federal Street, where he was beaten and stabbed by three toughs.

Two members of the congressional spy inquiry group, Rep. Karl E. Mundt and Sen. Homer Ferguson will defend their public investigations on an "American Town Hall Meeting of the Air" that will be broadcast from Stambaugh Auditorium. 

A 13-year-old East Side girl walking home from a movie was forced into a car by two men, driven to a secluded location, and criminally assaulted.