21 WFMJ archives / January 11, 1973 | Junior Achievement advisor Vincent Wall of U.S. Steel Corp. looked on 51 years ago as three Junior Achievement vice presidents discussed their products, a stainless steel cookie sheet and a windshield scraper. Students from the left are Cathy Mikulich of Girard High, Edward Lesho of Ursuline, and Debbie Porter of Austintown Fitch.

 
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1999: U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. says the time is now for  Mahoning, Trumbull, and Columbiana counties to create a regional development authority that would be funded with a quarter-percent sales tax that would provide $13 million annually for projects.
 
The former Newport Theater on Market Street is being torn down to make way for a Burger King restaurant.  
 
Trumbull County deputies and Warren police go into two Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority communities to serve 40 arrest warrants for drug charges.
 
1984: Atty. Earl A. Schory II will resign as chairman of the Columbiana County Democratic Party, citing increasing duties in his private practice and as Salem law director. 
 
The RMI Co., a principle U.S. producer of titanium in Niles and Ashtabula, wins a  preliminary round in its fight to stop Japanese and English firms from dumping titanium on U.S. markets. 
 
James J. McDonald of Youngstown beats out a million other entrants in the Ford Motor Co.'s "Win Our Truck" contest. His prize is a $100,000 Series 9000 tractor he ordered at Westgate Ford, which he says will allow him to continue earning a living doing something he loves. 
 
1974: Dr. John C. Melnick, author of the "History of Medicine in Youngstown and Mahoning County" and a radiologist at South Side Hospital is named president of the Mahoning County Medical Society. 
 
Psychic Jeanne Dixon, whose annual column runs in The Vindicator, predicts that President Nixon will ride out the Watergate investigation, neither resigning nor being impeached.
 
1949: The Ohio Supreme Court upholds East Ohio Gas Co.'s right to discontinue service to customers who install appliances without permission of the company. 
 
Work on the new Spring Common Bridge in downtown Youngstown is halted by a strike of members of Strutural Iron Workers Local 207.
 
Sally O'Horo is named editor of The Jambar, the student newspaper at Youngstown College, in an announcement by Harry Meshel, student council president.