21 WFMJ archives / March 14, 1983 | Anti-abortion protesters marched in front of the Mahoning Women’s Center, a clinic that provided abortions after it moved from 420 Oak Hill Ave. to 4025 Market St. The Rev. James D. Keating, O.P., pastor of St. Dominic Church, said the demonstration was a protest against the clinic’s move into his parish.

March 15

1999: Youngstown's overtime bill was reduced by 37 percent, from $2.3 million in 1997 to $1.4 million in 1998 under Mayor George McKelvey through limiting police officers to working five days a week, hiring firefighters and delaying some street repairs until they could be done on straight-time. Also, a mild winter meant less snow plowing and fewer water line breaks. 

The operators of two private schools, the Youngstown Youth Academy and one operated by Mount Calvary Pentecostal Church, owe the Youngstown school district for back rent on two former public school buildings. 

Hubbard Mayor George Praznik says it may take some time, but the city's banks, stores, and restaurants will eventually feel the loss of a Packard Electric plant on Myron Street that is slated to close sometime in 1999.

1984: After U.S. Rep. Lyle Williams, R-17th, accuses Howard Davia, head of the General Services Administration's Chicago office, of personally trying to scuttle construction of a federal courthouse in Youngstown, Davia says that if Congress reaffirms support for the project, it will probably be built. 

Youngstown police monitoring the West Avenue Bridge for vehicles that exceed its 5-ton weight limit cite the drivers of two school buses owned by Special Busing Inc. Neither bus, including one that weighed twice the limit, had children on it when crossing the bridge. 

Niles firefighters try out their new "Jaws of Life" rescue devices on two junk cars. 

1974: Tony Lozier, owner of Lozier's Emporium, 401 N. State St., Girard, is shot twice by a 16-year-old robber but hits the boy with a jar of pickles and holds him until police arrive. 

Two Youngstown State University students, Michael Thompson, and Ronald Sefcik, did a good deed by taking a dog injured by a hit-skip driver to a veterinarian. Now they're trying to figure out how to pay the $100 bill. 

A Mentor man fishing in a lagoon near his home to take his mind off the January disappearance of his 6-year-old son hooks the body. Divers had searched the lagoon earlier. 

 1949: One of the Pennsylvania Railroad's powerful Diesel electric passenger locomotives cuts the ribbon at the railroad's ultra-modern new terminal on West Federal Street at North Avenue. 

U.S. Rep. Michael J. Kirwan, D-Youngstown, asks the Army Corps of Engineers to survey the Mahoning and Grand River basins to determine a way of linking the rivers to control flooding.

State Auditor Joseph T. Ferguson ordered four Youngstown councilmen to repay the city for car allowances they illegally paid themselves in 1946. Each owes $160.