21 WFMJ archives / November 2, 1973 | Charles B. Cushwa Jr., left, chairman-president of Commercial Shearing Inc., was honored for civic leadership at the Youngstown Chamber of Commerce annual dinner 50 years ago. George T. Peterson, center, retired traffic manager of Standard Slag Co., was presented the Youngstown Award by Melvin F. Ogram, dinner chairman and secretary of GF Business Equipment Inc.

November 2

1998: A final version of a clean-up plan is in place for the mothballed Westinghouse Electric Corp. plant on Sharpsville Avenue in Sharon. The plant has been closed since 1985, and clean-up is expected to take 12 to 24 months. 

Dan Lewis, president of the Youngstown State University chapter of Theta Chi fraternity, says that when the remodeled house on Illinois Avenue opens, Theta Chi will be the first alcohol-free fraternity at YSU. 

Athens, Ohio, police arrest 201 revelers at the annual Halloween street party by Ohio University students, most for alcohol-related offenses. 

1983: Community Development small cities block grants totaling $1.4 million are approved to create 120 jobs in Mahoning, Trumbull, and Columbiana counties. 

Home gas connections in the Youngstown area increased from 2,568 to 3,505, a 36 percent increase over a five-month period, due in part to homeowners having accumulated delinquent balances during a moratorium on shut-offs. 

Navy Cmdr. William M. Bokesch, a 1961 graduate of Ursuline High School, is named to head the Combat Information Center aboard the USS Kitty Hawk, an aircraft carrier. 

1973: John Horvath, 83, of Petersburg, still drives around his 1931 Model T Ford, which he bought for $25 many years ago. He has turned down offers as high as $2,000.

J. Lewis Powell, a nationally known management consultant, speaks to 400 people at the 68th annual dinner of the Youngstown Chamber of Commerce.  

Lykes Youngstown Corp. reports a net income of $22.5 million on sales of $919 million for the first six months of the year. 

1948: Youngstown police, firemen, and other salaried employees will get a 12 percent raise; other city employees will get a 10 percent boost. 

Mayor Charles Henderson comes to the defense of Police Chief Edward Allen, who has been criticized by Councilmen Edgar T. Morley and Anthony B. Flask.  Allen will not back off from his crackdown on racketeers, says Henderson. 

More than 50,000 voters went to the polls in Mahoning County by 2 p.m. on Election Day, reflecting high voting levels in most of the United States as Republican Thomas Dewey challenged President Harry Truman.