21 WFMJ archives / February 11, 1983 | Governor Richard F. Celeste drew an overflow during an appearance at Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State University 41 years ago. Many of them were Youngstown and Mahoning County politicians in the foreground.

February 11

1999: The Sharon City School District plans to start random drug testing of its student-athletes and cheerleaders in August.

Mahoning County Common Pleas Judges Robert Lisotto and R. Scott Krichbaum ask the Ohio Supreme Court for an opinion on their acceptance of gifts. Both flew on a private plane owned by the Cafaro Co. to the swearing-in of Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Moyer, and Krichbaum played in an LPGA golf outing for which the $2,500 entry fee was paid by Atty. Michael Harshman. 

In his monthly oped column in The Vindicator, Youngstown State University President Leslie Cochran says a public university education is a great bargain. The average college graduate will earn $1 million more than a high school graduate in his or her lifetime. A four-year degree at YSU costs $15,000.

1984: An attorney for Youngstown Clerk of Court Rosemary Durkin says an Ohio Supreme Court ruling that state law requires the funding of court employees means the city owes $121,000 in back pay and interest. Durkin gave her employees raises in 1982, but Youngstown City Council refused to provide funding. 

Dr. Philip Culbertson, a nationally known scholar in Christian-Jewish relations, will speak at the annual clergy brotherhood luncheon at First Presbyterian Church.

An expected verbal confrontation between former Cleveland Browns great Jim Brown and the Pittsburgh Steelers' Franco Harris fails to materialize at the Columbus Touchdown Club banquet when Brown cancels. Youngstown's Ray Boom Boom Mancini saves the night with an entertaining acceptance of the club's Outstanding Athlete of 1983 award. 

1974: Chuck Sammarone, former Youngstown State grid start and now Rayen High assistant principal, captures the singles championship in the Canton Downtown YMCA Invitational Handball Tournament. 

The Ohio Real Estate Commission asks former Gov. James Rhodes and nine others who received realtor licenses in the final days of the Rhodes administration to return the licenses or face revocation. 

1949: Dr. B.I Firestone, Youngstown physician, says significant advances in medical treatment of heart diseases are expected through research made possible by the American Heart Association. 

Building inspector Robert L. Findlay says he would have authorized the construction of "thrift homes" on East Florida Avenue if he had not been ordered by Mayor Charles Henderson to withhold permits.