21 WFMJ archives / January 14, 1954 | Mayor Frank X. Kryzan snipped a ribbon at the Youngstown Municipal Airport 70 years ago to inaugurate a new low-cost air coach service by Capital Airlines between Youngstown and Chicago and New York. From left, James Brennan, Harold Mills, Robert Brown, John Peterson, Gordon Ward, Michael McCullion, Kryzan, Joan Wolff, Warren Mayor William Burbank, H.R. Packard, L.F. Donnell, Frank Baron, and A.J. Ball.  

January 21

1999: Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport officials commit to $17 million in improvements as part of ongoing efforts to expand the airport for air cargo and industrial park activity.

Two area legislators gain influential posts in the 123 rd session of the Ohio General Assembly. State Sen. Anthony Latell, D-Girard, is named to the Senate Finance Committee, and Sen. Robert Hagan, D-Youngstown, is named ranking member of the new Health, Human Services and Aging Committee. 

Youngstown Municipal Court Judges Robert Milich and Robert Douglas say a $92,940 federal grant will allow the city to have a drug court in operation within 60 days. 

1984: A record cold of minus 16 degrees is registered at Youngstown Municipal Airport and minus 8 downtown. 

Ohio Gov.  Richard Celeste says he will follow up on concerns raised by local officials and area residents during his "Capital for a Day" visit to Youngstown. 

Responding to concerns over security, armed guards will be stationed at Lawrence County courtrooms beginning Feb. 1. 

1974: A defective boiler explodes and rips a hole in the south wall of New Bedford Elementary School on Oak Street. Damage is estimated at $50,000.

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a rule in an Ohio school district that pregnant teachers must leave the classroom in their fourth month of pregnancy. 

A one-car crash near New Cumberland, W.Va., claims the lives of two Youngstown youths, Jeffrey L. Lyford, 20, and Brion Byers, 18.  Byers was an operator with the Ohio Bell Telephone Co., one of the first male operators hired by the company.

1949: An estimated 10,000 Youngstown district residents see their first presidential inauguration via television. Dealers estimate that there at 1,500 television sets in operation in the area.

Ohio Gov. Frank J. Lausche, who supported the election of President Harry Truman when pollsters were predicting a Republican victory, gets a warm greeting from the president at the inaugural parade in Washington. 

Donald J. Lynn is elected president of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society and Mrs. Henry Butler is elected vice president.