21 WFMJ archives / March 5, 1952 | Here’s an interesting file photo of the Youngstown Police Department ambulance, with very little background available.  It was originally dated March 5, 1952, but someone struck out the “2” and replaced it with a “1.”  The Odd Fellows Cafeteria was on Boardman Street, not far from the police station.

March 5

1999: Brian Stafford, a 1965 graduate of Sharpsville, Pa., High and a graduate of Mount Union College, is named the 20th director of the U.S. Secret Service. His mother, Betty, recalls his reluctance to take horseback riding lessons when he was 10 because he didn't think he'd ever use that skill. But it became useful when President Reagan needed a Secret Service agent to accompany him on horseback rides at the Reagan ranch. 

The nonfaculty staff of Youngstown State University says they should have a representative on the 15-member committee searching for a successor to YSU President Leslie Cochran.

Ohio Gov. Bob Taft proposes $4.5 billion for higher education in the state's two-year budget because he believes that more Ohioans would go to college if it were more affordable.

1984: Youngstown firefighters battle a two-alarm fire for four hours at The Mansion, a landmark three-story structure at 1540 Market St. 

The Lordstown Local School District, one of the wealthiest in the state for a period during which it built state-of-the-art schools and expanded programs, is now struggling to balance its budget. Personal property tax income from the General Motors plant has been decreasing as the company changed its inventory procedures. 

Two steelworkers are in critical but stable condition in the burn unit of West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh with injuries received in a furnace explosion at the Victor Posner Works of Sharon Steel in Farrell. 

1974: The Western Reserve Transit Authority agrees to buy the Mahoning Avenue bus terminal, buses, and equipment it has been leasing from the Youngstown Transit Co. for $352,000. It will spend $225,000 for renovations. 

The New Castle Area School Board is forwarding a plan to integrate New Castle schools to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. 

Gregory W. Bokesch and James O'Neil, members of Boy Scout Troop 144, will receive their Eagle Scout awards at the Saxon Club. 

1949: Police Chief Edward J. Allen says officers of the Robert C. Taylor DAV Chapter who controlled a charity bingo game at the post periodically declared dividends, which were split into equal shares. 

Youngstown Bishop James McFadden, en route to Rome to present a five-year report to the pope on the Youngstown Diocese, visits the shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. 

Mahoning County Sheriff Paul Langley warns motorists that his deputies have been ordered to stop reckless motorists on county roads, especially near schools in Boardman and Austintown. Most will be warned, but some will be arrested.