21 WFMJ archives / November 17, 1992 | Students paraded around Rayen School in Youngstown 31 years ago carrying anti-drug signs and banners. Pictured are senior Bill Weller, left; Blake McKelley, center; and Josh Kovalscik, both ninth graders. The girl in the background was not identified.

November 16

1998: Most of the 450 registered nurses at Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital set up picket lines at 6:30 a.m., the first strike by nurses in TMH's history. 

After selling its headquarters building on Wood Street to Youngstown State University, the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross moves into new, smaller quarters on Tod Avenue behind the Boardman Township administration building. 

Atty. Michael Harshman filed a motion with the Ohio Supreme Court to remove Judge Timothy P. Maloney from hearing all cases brought in probate court by Harshman & Gervelis after Maloney questioned the firm's practice of not bringing small insurance settlements for minors before the probate court. 

1983: Seven striking employees of the Leonard Kirtz School for the Retarded are arrested by Austintown police on charges of disorderly conduct for blocking the Woodridge Drive entrance to the school. 

Cleveland television personality Dorothy Fuldheim, who has interviewed such diverse figures as Adolph Hitler and actress Beatrice Lilly, tells the Niles Chamber of Commerce that "there is something miraculous about this county" that makes it a true innovator. By contrast, she says, the Japanese are succeeding by being good copiers.

Mayor-elect Patrick Ungaro carried only his home ward, the third, in his victory over Republican Thomas D'Amico and Independent Hugh Frost but accumulated a 2,648 margin by running a close second in the other wards. D’Amico carried four wards and Frost two.

1973: Because there is no shortage of coal and all of Ohio Edison’s generators are powered by coal, Youngstown will be able to light its downtown holiday lights, says Edison's general manager in Youngstown, James Watson. 

Marvin H. Itts, chairman of the board of Saramar Aluminum Co., is presented the Jewish Theological Seminary's Louis Marshall Memorial Medal recognizing a tradition of service to Judaism at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Itts has been active at Anshe Emeth Temple in Youngstown and various religious and civic organizations. 

The Nixon administration Justice Department is bargaining with steel industry leaders to end discrimination against minority workers. 

1948: Youngstown City Council returns to committee a 20-page ordinance outlining smoke control legislation for Youngstown. The law has been languishing since 1947.

A crowd of 100 angry residents boos when Youngstown City Council refuses to pass an ordinance to hire 20 additional police officers.  Most were residents of the North Side, where six women have been attacked in recent days. 

A seven-member board of inquiry of the Army's Division of Rivers and Harbors stays overnight in Warren while touring the proposed route of a Lake Erie-Ohio River canal.