Years Ago | November 17th
21 WFMJ archives / November 17, 1968 | Honored for years of community service at the Youngstown Chapter of the NAACP’s annual dinner 55 years ago were these women, seated from left, Mrs. Sallie Harvey and Mrs. Willie Mae Kendall; standing, Mrs. Eugenia Pincham, Mrs. Martha Divers, and Mrs. Josephine Clark. Not pictured, Mrs. Louise Snell and the Rev. Elizabeth Powell.
1998: A four-year-old boy, Luis Cruz, is fatally wounded in his bedroom by a rifle bullet that went through the wall and struck him. Youngstown police said three or four men were firing weapons from a hill when two shots went through the wall of a YMHA apartment building on Dupont Street.
1983: Trumbull County Clerk of Courts Violet Whitman says her employees have agreed to work through the month of December and defer their pay until January because of a $33,000 shortfall in the clerk's salary account.
1973: Speaking at the Mahoning Country Club, Roy Wilkins, executive director of the NAACP, extols the brilliant work of former Youngstowner Nathaniel Jones as general counsel to the NAACP.