21 WFMJ archives / January 30, 1959 | Veterans for Polio raised money for their cause 65 years ago by washing car windows. Joseph Stephenson of Lowellville demonstrated that reaching across the windshield can be done when the washer is 6’5” and the car is a compact Opel.  Supervising is Frank Reese, chief deputy of the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Department and chairman of the drive.  A year earlier, the fundraiser produced $2,500 for the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis.  

 

January 31

 

1999: Ralph Zerbonia, general manager of CBOSS, the Boardman company that helped the Mahoning County Board of Elections put results on the Internet, says the board's Web page got 30,000 hits election night. Mahoning County was the first in the state to post election results in 1996 and is serving as a consultant for other counties. 

 

Substitute teachers have become a hot commodity, and some districts in Western Pennsylvania are trying different approaches, from raising the pay to allowing subs without state certification to teach classes.

 

Boardman Township will add three patrolmen to its Police Department, which has 54 positions. 

 

1984: The city of Youngstown is prepared to file for two Urban Development action grants totaling $2.7 million, one for the Ronneberg Brewing Co. and one for GF Furniture Systems Inc. 

 

Trumbull County Commissioners appoint Dennis Watkins as acting prosecutor moments after accepting with regret the resignation of Prosecutor J. Walter Dragelevich. 

 

Sugar Grove Township administrators and a group of residents file a federal lawsuit against Mercer County, Pa., commissioners and the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking to block the construction of a dam on Crooked Creek designed to protect Greenville from flooding. 

 

1974: A standing room crowd fills Youngstown City Council chambers for the second of two public hearings on a proposed law limiting the location of adult bookstores and theaters in the city.

 

Grocery deliveries to 450 Youngstown area grocery stores are stopped when 130 drivers for Tamarkin Co. and Golden Dawn Food vote to stay off the roads "out of fear for their lives" as protesting independent drivers fire guns at or throw rocks at trucks on the road. 

 

Shirley March of Niles is named Trumbull Memorial Hospital's School of Nursing's "Student Nurse of 1974."

 

1949: The Erie Railroad will begin using the Cleveland Union Terminal in Cleveland's Public Square and Diesel-electric locomotives to substantially improve its Youngstown-Cleveland passenger service. 

 

Eight Mercer County High School musicians are named to the all-state scholastic orchestra: Waltrout Stein, Helen Bolland, Barbara Mortensen, Paul Moore, Darlene Lark, Doris Long, Gerald Lewis, and Janet Peden.

 

Appearing at the Club Merry-go-Round, 1281 Salt Springs Road, five more days, Vic Damone, singing star of the Pet Milk Show on CBS.