21 WFMJ archives / February 4, 1955 | Charles Nichols, president and general manager of the G.M. McKelvey store in Youngstown, left, congratulated 13 employees being welcomed into the 20- and 25-year clubs 69 years ago. Seated from left, Mrs. Margaret Vail, Miss Anna Toarmena, Mrs. Anna Davis, and Mrs. Ruth J. Bush; standing, John J. Seifert, William Griffith, John Baluch, Archie Calhoun, Anthony Ramunno, Edward Coates, Joseph J. Janovec, Miss Teresa Westcott and Miss Grace Ebner.

February 5

1999: A Mahoning County jury of four men and four women awarded auxiliary officer Kathy Dima a full-time job in the Austintown Police Department and $75,000 in compensatory damages after she filed suit claiming sex discrimination when she was passed over for a job.  

Delphi Automotive Systems stock opens at $18.75, about 10 percent above the initial offering price set overnight.

The Trumbull County Republican Party names Dr. Suman K. Mishr of Liberty Township to coordinate its "shadow government," a volunteer effort to keep an eye on Democratic officeholders. Dr. Mishr says there is no accountability for officer holders, noting that of 310 elected offices in the county, only 98 are held by Republicans. 

1984: Three area Republican Party chairmen, Dr. William Binning of Mahoning County, Orval Waldron of Trumbull County, and Atty. James Allison of Columbiana County says Cuyahoga County Chairman Robert Hughes should back off in his attempt to have a woman from Mansfield appointed to the federal bankruptcy court in Youngstown. They say the new judge should come from the Valley. 

Warren Fire Chief Roger Hernon says the city's paramedic staff has fallen from nine in 1980 to five, and if another man is lost, the city will have to discontinue ambulance service. 

WSRD-FM, the area's only album-oriented rock radio station known as "The Wizard," abruptly adopts a contemporary hits format and changes its call letters to WHOT-FM.

1974: More people are applying for food stamps at the Mahoning County Welfare Department as a result of layoffs and a changing economy.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People demands that Youngstown's public schools be desegregated by September. 

The latest incidents of violence attributed to a strike by independent truckers include arson fires at three area truck stops and an attempt to blow up the Pennsylvania Turnpike bridge over the Beaver River. An explosion was heard as far as eight miles away, but damage to the bridge was minimal. 

1949: Sen. Claude Pepper, D-Fla., and Sen. Robert Taft, R-Ohio, clash over Taft's prediction that most of the Taft-Hartley Act's provisions on labor will be retained. 

Three Youngstowners win crowns at the Cleveland Golden Gloves Tournament: Tommy DeSantis, bantamweight; Elmer Lakatos, featherweight; and Frankie Lentine, lightweight. 

Robert Herrick, director of public relations at Lehigh University, tells the Youngstown Lehigh Club that "every college in the United States owes a debt of gratitude to the nation's press" for interpreting the problems facing higher education to the public.