21 WFMJ archives / January 24, 1964 | Republican National Chairman William E. Miller (and future running mate of presidential candidate Barry Goldwater) was the speaker at the McKinley Club banquet in the McKinley Memorial in Niles 60 years ago. Left to right are Miller, K. Calvin Sommer, club president; U.S. Rep. Oliver Bolton, R-Mentor, and   Mahoning County Prosecutor Clyde W. Osborne.

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1999: The newest member of the Youngstown Board of Education, Lewis Macklin, says he will accept payment for only one meeting a month at the rate of $80.  In 1998, the board held 42 meetings, meaning that a member who attended all of them would have been paid $3,360.Sharon police say two patrolmen using an automatic external defibrillator revived a man whose heart stopped at the Buhl Club's Wellness Center.  The man is in Sharon Regional Hospital. 

Youngstown State Football Coach Jim Tressel is looking for a small number of quality recruits to replace just 10 seniors who were lost at the end of the season. 

1984: FBI investigators believe organized crime figures offered a Baltimore hitman $25,000 to kill Cleveland Mayor Dennis Kucinich in 1978.

Youngstown police are continuing their search for the operator of a warehouse on Market Street where stolen auto parts worth as much as $25,000 were found.

Thirty-four pigs die in a fire in a large garage on Ward North Road in Kinsman. 

1974: With sales of its large cars slumping, General Motors announces another round of major production cutbacks, idling 75,000 workers at 14 sites.

Mahoning County Probate Court Judge Charles P. Henderson rules that the will of a Youngstown Psychiatrist requiring his sons to marry Jewish girls within five to seven years after his death is valid. The estate of more than $50,000 for each son will go to the state of Israel if the sons don't meet the requirement. 

1949: Youngstown City Engineer James C. Ryan says widening Wick Avenue between W. Rayen Avenue and Logan Avenue will cost $77,000. 

Lou Boudreau signs as player-manager of the Cleveland Indians for $75,000 a year, making him likely the highest-paid player in the sport.