Years Ago | September 6th
1998: The remains of Robert Woods will be exhumed from a potter’s grave in Columbus and returned to Hanoverton for burial, where his grave will be marked with a headstone recording his receipt of the Medal of Honor for heroism during the Civil War.
Hundreds of children in the Mahoning Valley begin full-day kindergarten for the first time. "I like school," says 5-year-old Alvin Sims at Mary Haddow School, "but it's long."
Youngstown's newest TV station, Fox 40-62, is on the air.
1983: Willie B. Gregory Jr., 23, of Youngstown, drowned in the Kirwan Reservoir when he tried to retrieve a shoe that fell into the water and got trapped beneath the pontoon boat.
A Celebration of the Arts, a one-night festival to raise $40,000 to $50,000 to support area museums and performance groups, will be held at Edward A. Powers Auditorium, underwritten by Strouss.
For the fifth time in its 137-year history, the Canfield Fair saw more than a half-million people pour into the fairgrounds over five days. Attendance of 505,165 didn't set a record but was a welcome break in a three-year chain of fairs that saw the gate reduced by downpours.
1973: Pharmacist Alfred Kurtzweig, 46, is shot dead at Lester's Pharmacy, 264 W. Federal St., by armed robbers seeking morphine. One man is captured; another is being sought.
An $8 million addition to the Fisher Body plant in Lordstown will mean the addition of several hundred employees to the workforce, says plant manager John Sutherland.
The Youngstown Board of Education authorizes Supt. Robert Pegues to invoke the Ferguson Act, which would allow him to replace 1,116 striking city school teachers.
1948: Youngstown Police Chief Edward Allen says he has proof that one of two women who booked Stambaugh Auditorium for the appearance of presidential candidate Henry Wallace holds a 1947 Communist Party membership card.
A speeding "Death Dodger" race car crashes into a barricade at the Stoneboro, Pa., fair, hurtling into the crowd and sending a dozen spectators to Mercer and Grove City hospitals.
An estimated 75,000 people line the banks to watch daredevil William "Red" Hill Jr. shoot the rapids in the Niagara Gorge in a steel-plated barrel.