21 WFMJ archives / March 14, 1987 | Thirteen dealers from the greater Youngstown area brought 75 powerboats and sailboats for display at Boat-a-Rama at the Liberty MetroPlex 37 years ago.

March 16

1999: State officials say legislation allowing for tax abatements is key to bringing a new General Motors product to the assembly plant at Lordstown.  

Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, and Dusty Springfield, who died two weeks earlier, are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. McCartney performed Carl Perkins' classic "Blue Suede Shoes" and sang "Let It Be," backed by Joel and Springsteen. 

William Rasey, band director at Frank Ohl Middle School in Austintown, is recognized as Outstanding Music Teacher of the Year by the Ohio Music Educators Association. 

1984: U.S. Rep. Lyle William, R-17th, is trying to bring members of the House Public Works and Transportation Committee to Lake Milton to support his proposal for the federal government to take over the aging Lake Milton Dam. 

U.S. Sen. John Glenn, D-Ohio, a former Marine aviator and the first American to orbit the earth, has ended his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president. That leaves Gary Hart, Jesse Jackson, and Walter Mondale.    

Ground is broken for the new Viets Memorial Library on land donated by Wilhemein and Vera Viets on N. High Street in Cortland. 

1974: Federal officials give the Western Reserve Transit Authority approval to buy 50 new buses and to make improvements to the Mahoning Avenue terminal. 

Edgar Jeffries, former East High all-city star is voted by teammates at Washington State University as the winner of the Bill Rusch Memorial Award, given to the player who provides the team with inspirational leadership. 

Playing at the West Side Drive-In Theater, "The Godfather," winner of three Academy Awards. 

1949: Officials of the Youngstown Municipal Railway Co. turn down Mayor Charles P. Henderson's request to delay eliminating bus passes but say they would reconsider if the city council approves a fare increase. 

Dr. Frederick S. Coombs Jr. says the Youngstown Hospital Association needs another $1 million to carry out much-needed improvements at the South Unit. 

Some Youngstown district railroad workers are being urged by their employers to write personal letters to the Ohio Legislature opposing a Lake Erie-Ohio River conveyor belt system.