21 WFMJ archives / November  11, 1983 |Ground was broken 40 years ago on Veterans Day for Veterans Memorial Park in Craig Beach. From left, the Rev. Joseph Beene, pastor of St. Catherine Church; Faye Humberston, president of American Legion Auxiliary 9th District; Joe Humberston, past commander of American Legion Post 737 in Lake Milton; Craig Beach Mayor-elect Robert Hughes; James Rosan, Vietnam War representative of Post 737; Jack Thompson, Milton Township trustee; Mayor L.J. Clark; state Rep. Ronald V. Gerberry', D-71; Julius Yuhasz Jr., program chairman;'  Lt. Cmdr. Thomas Smith, program speaker from the Navy's Cleveland office;' Sgt. John Robinson, Youngstown Army recruiting office.

November 11
1998: Western Star Masonic Lodge 21 in Boardman marks its 185th anniversary by breaking ground for a new lodge on Tod Avenue behind the Boardman Township Administration Building.
Residents of Mahoning Township tell township supervisors that they are opposed to Willcom Cellular of New Castle building a cell tower on land behind the municipal building.
A Slippery Rock, Pa., teenage girl who posted a notice on the Internet seeking a pen pal ended up in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court testifying against a 39- year-old man from Jacksonville, Fla.,  who came to New Castle to solicit sex from the girl. 
1983:  A three-month undercover investigation by Farrell police and Pennsylvania State Police results in the arrest of three Ohio and three Pennsylvania men on charges of bookmaking and selling football pools. 
Marine Cpl. Edward A. Johnston is buried with full military honors in Struthers five days before his tour of duty in Lebanon was to have ended. He was one of 239 Marines reported dead from the bombing of a barracks at the Beirut airport. The Rev. Richard L. Patrick of Bible Baptist Temple in Campbell says the young Marine will be remembered as a peace-keeper.
The organs of a 26-year-old man who committed suicide after fatally shooting Poland Patrolman Richard E. Becker were transplanted after the man died in a Virginia hospital. His heart, liver, and both kidneys went to four patients who faced death otherwise.
1973: George Morar Jr, superintendent of Trumbull County schools, says defeat of six school bond issues and five of six school operating levies reflects a revolt by taxpayers who thought the state income tax was an educational cure-all.
Charlene McAtee, a senior at Boardman High School, won the title of Miss Ohio Distributive Education Clubs of America in Columbus. 
The Nixon administration is considering a gas tax as high as 40 cents per gallon to help finance the president's proposed five-year, $10 billion energy research program. 
1948: A survey of public and parochial schools in Youngstown shows defects in fire protection in all but two of the buildings. 
Garages and filling stations in Youngstown do a land-office business as motorists rush to get antifreeze in their radiators after temperatures drop to 29 degrees. 
Youngstown Fire Chief Leo Halstead recommends that St. Columba School and the annex to Ursuline High School be replaced as soon as possible due to dangerous conditions.