Years Ago | November 6th
21 WFMJ archives / November 5, 1986 | Janet Rohrer, a Youngstown Area Weavers Guild member, showed a variety of wool samples to fifth graders from Mary Haddow School when they visited the Arms Museum 37 years ago. The visit was part of the Arts Holiday Program sponsored by the Youngstown Area Arts Council.
1998: U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. got 68 percent of the vote in winning re-election but said he had expected to be in the low 60s, given the "probably worst negative campaign in the history of this Valley" waged by his Republican opponent, Paul Alberty.
Youngstown Mayor George McKelvey tells Fire Chief John O'Neill Jr. that the city shouldn't pay $43,000 for new cars for fire inspectors when used cars could be purchased at a fraction of the cost.
Five Mahoning County women filed a complaint with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission saying that women aren't afforded the same privileges as men at the Tippecanoe Country Club.
1983: Two Youngstown men survive a "bottle club" formed by members of Barracks 594, World War I Veterans Association, Leon J. Linberger, and Anthony J. Shaeffer. The lone survivor will open the 69-year-old bottle of champagne bought by the group.
A man tried to cash three $100 traveler's checks at an Atlantic City casino but fled after being challenged by a cashier. The checks were among more than $20,000 worth of checks stolen from Society Bank in Youngstown a day earlier.
The Most Rev. James W. Malone, 63, bishop of the Youngstown Catholic Diocese, is one of 10 men nominated to be president of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.
1973: Twenty-five senior members of the Niles McKinley High School Marching Band are honored during pregame ceremonies at the Niles-Warren Harding football game at Riverside Stadium.
Atty. Geoffrey S. Goll of Steubenville joins Atty. George Bowman Jr. of Salem in the general practice of law.
1948: The Jungle Inn's 80 slot machines come out of hiding and are back in operation at the notorious Trumbull County gambling den.
Peggy Biga of Farrell is crowned homecoming queen of Youngstown College during the annual celebration at Rayen Stadium. Attendants are Sally O'Horo, Joan Wise, Donna Jean Lewis, and Nancy Martin.