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.

November 17

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. 

The Ohio Department of Public Safety plans to hire a private company to randomly check Ohio drivers' records to determine if they are insured as required by law.
Warren Police Chief Albert Timko says Sprint has agreed to replace one of the two pay telephones removed from the booking area of the police department. 


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. 

The ice skating rink at the James L. Wick Recreation Area will be closed this season to offset cuts in revenue to Mill Creek Park. 
Dr. Esther Sullivan of Warren files suit against United Telephone Co. seeking $25,000 in damages for business she alleges she lost because her medical practice was left out of the phone book. 


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. 

Chaney High School, defending City Series champion, loses by default after failing to show up for its game with Rayen School. 


1948: More than 1,000 captains of business and industry, including large delegations from Cleveland and Pittsburgh, jam the banquet hall of the Hotel Pick-Ohio for the Youngstown Chamber of Commerce dinner.  
Warren Councilman John F. Davis objects to "shocking sights" in some store windows during the dressing and undressing of manikins.