21 WFMJ archives / September 5, 1973 | Striking members of the Youngstown Education Association picketed Hillman Junior High  50 years ago as 1,050 teachers refused to go into their classrooms despite threats that they would be replaced.

September 7

1998: Taking note of school violence across the nation in the last school year, Austintown Schools will require all visitors to sign in, all employees to wear identification, and a lockdown procedure in the event of an intruder.  

Vince Gill and Patty Loveless play to a sold-out crowd of 8,300 at the Canfield Fair. 

The Pittsburgh Steelers won their season opener against the Baltimore Ravens, 20-13, on a fourth-quarter touchdown pass from Cordell Stewart to Charles Johnson.

1983: The Ohio Fire Marshal's office tells almost 70 firefighters at a meeting in Austintown that nuclear waste shipments going through the Valley are less of a hazard to public safety than tankers loaded with chlorine, gasoline, or other chemicals. 

Brookfield Township trustees go on the record as opposed to a proposed Trumbull County piggyback sales tax. 

Despite startling increases in the number of rapes and auto thefts reported, serious crime in Youngstown, including homicide, robbery, and burglary, dropped 18.3 percent during the first six months of the year.

1973: The Cost of Living Council orders cuts and gasoline prices that will mean savings of about 3 cents a gallon at the pump. In Youngstown, stations will be charged between 37 and 41 cents a gallon. 

The Ohio Education Association urges teachers not to apply for jobs in Campbell, which has begun the process of hiring replacements for striking teachers.

Former United Mine Workers president Tony Boyle is charged with the murders of union dissident Joseph Yablonsky and his wife and daughter.  

1948: A heavy rain over Mahoning County reduces the last-day attendance at the Canfield Fair, holding last-day attendance for the day to 41,776 and keeping the five-day total of 112,000 from breaking the record set at the 1946 Centennial Fair. 

Equipment from all city departments is on display at Central Square to mark the Youngstown Day of Rededication. 

Columnist Esther Hamilton writes that a small boy selling Sunday Vindicators outside St. Joseph Church lost his stack of papers when a passerby flicked a cigarette into the stack. Parishioners leaving mass saved the day when they gave the boy enough small change to cover his losses.