21 WFMJ archives / November 4, 1974 | Four of the 14 inductees into the Curbstone Coaches  Hall of Fame 49 years ago were Al Wardlow, all-time Rayen great in football, basketball, and track; Harry “Hi” Manushaw, powerhouse tackle and fullback at Rayen; Jack Baum, famous local bowler,  and Leo Mogus, who scored over 400 points for the Penguins. Pictured are, seated, Wardlow and Al Sebastian, who accepted for Manushaw; standing, Baum, and YSU  Coach Dom Rosselli, accepting for Mogus, who died in 1971.

November 5

1998: Consultants hired by Schools 2000 say that the threat of white flight and a lack of trust in the school board are the greatest obstacles to garnering support for a new central high school in Youngstown.  

Salem firefighters are planning a petition drive to show public support for a municipally run emergency medical service. 

Federal prosecutors say mob boss Lenny Strollo not only ordered the successful hit on Ernie Biondillo in June 1996 but had commissioner four other hits that were abandoned, including one of an unnamed Campbell woman.  Councilwoman Juanita Rich, an outspoken opponent of gambling in her city, is convinced that she was the Campbell woman targeted by Strollo. 

1983: A ski-masked thief escaped with a box containing $20,550 in traveler's checks from Society Bank on Federal Plaza.

The vacant National Castings Division plant on South Dock Street in Sharon will be divided into a multi-tenant industrial park. The casting operation was closed in July with a loss of 1,000 jobs. 

A Vindicator/YSU poll shows support for U.S. Sen. John Glenn over former Vice President Walter Mondale for the Democratic presidential nomination has fallen to a margin of only 1 percent in Mahoning County. A month earlier, Glenn enjoyed a 20 percent margin. 

1973: If all goes as planned with its new tallying system, the Mercer County Board of Elections will be able to provide election results by 1 a.m. the morning after the election. 

A Youngstown patrolman arrested for violating a state law prohibiting the distribution of unsigned campaign literature is fired by Police Chief Donald G. Baker. 

Cyril J. Rovansek, a University Heights patrolman, kills his wife and their two young children, a neighboring family of four, and then himself. There's no immediate explanation for the rampage. 

1948: The McDowell National Bank marks 80 years of providing banking services in Sharon. 

Ralph E. Goodge, 86, slips from the roof of his home at 349 West Chalmers Ave. but survives when telephone lines break his fall. 

President Harry Truman returned to Washington in triumph, with 500,000 people lining a parade route. He calls for the cooperation of all Americans in facing the challenges of the next four years.