21 WFMJ archives / February 10, 2003 | Kindergarten students at Mary Haddow Elementary School in Youngstown make shark-like gestures during a presentation 21 years ago by a wildlife educator from Six Flags amusement park.

February 10

1999: State Sen. Robert Hagan delivers a letter from Mahoning County legislators asking Gov. Robert Taft to invoke a rarely used provision of state law that would allow the removal of Sheriff Phil Chance from office. Chance was indicted on federal charges of extortion and racketeering. 


Cleveland Browns owner Al Lerner and president Carmen Policy stock their team with 37 picks in the NFL expansion draft.


The Boardman Fire Department responded to 2,852 calls in 1998, which exceeded 1997 by 32 calls and set a new high. 


1984: Youngstown police are mounting a campaign to place pressure on City Council to stay the predicted lay-off of 31 patrolmen. 


Mary B. Smith, retired director of the career planning and placement office at Youngstown State University, is the first woman to be named a trustee of the Youngstown YMCA. 


S. Paul Wright is retiring after 13 years as superintendent of Brookfield Local School District and 30 years in education. 


1974: The independent truckers protest cost the Youngstown district an estimated $30 million, hitting basic steel and other manufacturers the hardest. 


Glue-sniffing and experimenting with other types of harmful drugs are endangering young people, says James A Traficant Jr., director of the Mahoning County Drug Program. 


1949: A plan to build the world's biggest belt conveyor system, a $210 million project, is announced in Cleveland by the Akron, Canton, and Youngstown Railroad. The 103-mile "rubber railroad" would stretch from Lake Erie to the Ohio River. 


The Struthers Teachers Association goes on record in support of the Avellone bill in the Ohio House that would repeal the prohibition of public employee strikes in the state.