21 WFMJ archives / November  2, 1960 | A statue of Ohio’s Republican president, William McKinley, arrived in Niles 63 years ago wearing a Nixon-Lodge election sticker that it picked up somewhere on its trip from New Jersey. The statue and its Vermont granite pedestal were a gift of Doris Duke for installation at Niles McKinley High School. Inspecting the shipment was Joseph A. Bonelli, assistant superintendent of the Pennsylvania Railroad transportation division.

November 3

1998: Employees of Caparo Steel Co. got a notice from the company that it intends to close its Farrell mill within two months.   

Arthur Ziegler Jr., president of the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, tells an audience at Youngstown State University that cities like Youngstown can be revitalized if people are willing to work toward the goal.

Sun Television and Appliance, which is in bankruptcy, says it will close all 59 of its stores, including one in Niles and one in Boardman. 

1983: The Marine Corps notifies the family of Cpl. Edward Johnston that the Struthers Marine died in the Beirut airport bombing in which 230 American service members were killed. 

Officials confirm that at least $100,000 was taken when robbers broke into the safety deposit boxes at the Salem branch of First National Bank, making it the biggest heist in Salem history. 

Ralph W. Clarke, director of detention for the Mahoning County Juvenile Court, is elected chairman of the board of directors of the Youngstown Area Community Action Council.

1973: Sohio hikes its gasoline prices by 4 cents per gallon, bringing the cost of regular Cetron to 43.9 and the cost of premium Boron to 47.9.

Atty. John M. Newman Jr., an assistant U.S. district attorney in Los Angeles who is formerly of Youngstown, is in charge of criminal prosecution in a $439 million insurance fraud case in which 22 people have been indicted. 

1948: Congressman Michael J. Kirwan easily defeats William Bacon to win his seventh term in Congress, while the race between President Truman and New York Gov. Thomas Dewey is too close to call. 

Democrat Frank J. Lausche defeats Gov. Thomas Herbert as Democrats complete an almost clean sweep of statewide offices. The only Republican to prevail was Treasurer Don Ebright.

Earl Ressler, Mahoning County deputy game protector, tells Salem City Council that the city's sewage treatment plant is polluting a nearby stream.