Years Ago | October 24th
21 WFMJ archives / October 18, 1960 | Downtown Kiwanis Club members celebrated the issuance of a charter 63 years ago to the Circle K Club of Youngstown University. From left are George W. Duncan, Kiwanis president; Ronald Lautzenheiser, Circle K. president; Atty. Harry N. Savasten, Kiwanis lieutenant govern; R. Dale Miller of Lisbon, Ohio District Circle K. chairman for Kiwanis; Dr. Harry Wanamaker, chairman of the local club‘s Circle K committee; Rudolph A. Schlais, Circle K. vice president; George W. Brown, master of ceremonies.
1998: Bill Patterson, 25, of Lake Milton, and Joseph Albanese, 25, of North Jackson, arrive at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport after being released from a Mexican jail. The pair were hunting in Texas when they made a wrong turn and drove into Mexico with their hunting rifles in August.
RMI Titanium Co. in Niles files a $5 million lawsuit against the United Steelworkers of America, claiming employees who have been on strike for three weeks have caused at least $100,000 in damage to facilities.
Youngstown boxer Ken "the Cobra" Sigurani loses a split decision, 10-round bout to Hector Camacho, the IBC junior middleweight champion, at Mountaineer Race Track. Sigurani, his trainer Jack Loew, and apparently a majority of the crowd disagreed with the decision.
1983: Austintown historian Calvin McMahan says his research shows that Joshua Giddings, for whom the Trumbull County Giddings Republican Club was named, was a young veteran of the War of 1812 and played a huge role in the fight to abolish slavery before and after the Civil War.
Several families in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys say they are anxiously awaiting word on Marines serving in Lebanon, where at least 207 Marines are reported dead in an explosion in Beirut.
Youngstown police say a man and woman were killed when their car slid on rain-slicked Oak Street Ext. and struck a pole were fleeing from the Sutton Service Station on McCartney Road after attempting to use a stolen credit card for a tank of gas.
1973: William I. Behen, 17, an Austintown Fitch senior, is awarded Ohio Edison Co.'s all-expense trip to the National Youth Conference on Science and Environment in Chicago.
Seven major Youngstown area companies seek a delay in a hearing scheduled for Nov. 19 by the U.S. Department of Environmental Protection on water permits to implement a Mahoning River cleanup.
Five Mahoning and Shenango Valley congressmen, including one Republican, express disappointment or anger over the firing of Watergate Prosecutor Archibald Cox by President Richard Nixon.
1948: A coal truck overturned after colliding with a car on Route 16 near Western Reserve Road, crushing to death the driver of the car, Mrs. Esther Raub, 48, of Brownlee Avenue.
A robber who used a toy cap pistol to hold up the Stringer Jewelry Store in Girard is captured by the owner, David Stringer, who grabbed a shotgun and chased the robber down.
Judge John W. Davis established two scholarships at Youngstown College, one for a boy and one for a girl, to be awarded to Austintown Fitch High graduates.