21 WFMJ archives / November  22, 1981 | Dean Baker was driving 300 turkeys from a shed on Barth Farms in Springfield Township 42 years ago toward their destiny on Thanksgiving tables. The farm processed 2,000 turkeys a day leading up to the holiday.


November 21


1998: Poland Police Chief Russell Beatty says police will man-portable truck scales on Main Street to reduce overweight trucks driving through the village.  Beatty and Mayor Ruth Wilkes deny claims that the scales are a ploy to discourage any trucks from driving through the village. 


State Rep. Michael Verich of Warren says he is interested in being appointed by Gov. George Voinovich to a seat on the State Employee Relations Board, and if he receives the appointment, he will resign from the Legislature. 


The Ursuline Irish dropped the Division IV regional final to the Orrville Red Riders, 28-24, at Fawcett Stadium in Canton.


1983: Six area men are killed when the twin-engine plane in which they were returning to Youngstown from a New York construction site loses power and crashes into a hillside near Franklin, Pa. Dead are Dominic Walley, 30, the owner of Walley Construction of Girard; the pilot, Larry McGory, 24; and four Walley employees, Shaun P. Verdream, 29; Daniel S. Lithgow, 29; James B. Smith, 36, and James A. Pelletier, 21.


The Trumbull County YMCA tops its 1984 membership goal, but the $309,000 proceeds from the memberships are not enough to get the Y out of financial difficulty.


Miss Ohio, Pamela H. Rigas of Canfield, is presented a plaque by the Rev. John Alexandrou, pastor of St. John Greek Orthodox Church, in recognition of her devotion to her faith. 


1973: Sidney Moyer, chairman of the St. Elizabeth Hospital board of trustees, announces the start of a $2 million fund-raising drive toward construction of a new eight-story wing that will house all patient care functions that are currently in the north wing, which was built in 1915.


The loss in a robbery at the Mahoning Avenue branch of the Dollar Savings and Trust Co. is set at $16,000. Two men, one armed with a shotgun and the other with a pistol, made 12 employees and 12 customers lie on the ground during the robbery. 


The city of Youngstown is awarded a $228,897 state grant to establish a senior citizen nutrition program. 


1948: Fifteen of 16 suspects arrested in connection with recent attacks on women on the North Side are released by Youngstown police. 


The Rev. Ludwig A. Fritsch, PhD, pastor of Honterus Lutheran Church for 21 years, published a book, "The Crime of Our Age," a history of the two World Wars. 


During a convention in Cincinnati, the A.F.L. takes another step toward labor unity, inviting John L. Lewis and his 600,000 miners and the C.I.O. back into the fold.