21 WFMJ archives / March 19, 1987 | Patients at Tod Babies and Children’s Hospital in Youngstown got to do some high-tech clowning around 37 years ago. Here, “Flap” (Glen Wardrope) plays a video game with patient Bradley Marks, 8, of Mill Creek Blvd.  

March 19 

1999: The grandfather of a 7-year-old boy who took two unloaded guns on a school bus took the guns out of curiosity and had no intention of injuring anyone.  The boy has been suspended for 10 days from Mary Haddow School while Youngstown police complete an investigation. 

Members of the Warren Junior Military Band attend the funeral of its legendary director, Donald W. "Squire" Hurrelbrink. Hurrelbrink became director in 1930 after graduating from the Dana School of Music and directed the band until 1996.

A tattoo artist at Tattoos by Jazzy Jeff in Boardman is arrested for o A Leetonia couple pleads guilty in Columbiana County Juvenile Court to contributing to the delinquency of a minor in connection with a vandalism spree throughout Leetonia by two of their sons and another youth. 

1984: Youngstown police sergeant Franklin "Buddy" Taylor, 41, is found shot to death in his personal car on Chicago Avenue near Rosedale Avenue. He had been shot three times in the head. 

Cmdr. Hugh Webb, a Girard native who graduated from Ursuline High and Youngstown University, is the commanding officer of the USS Roark, a sub-hunting frigate that escorts aircraft carrier groups and hunts submarines that attempt to penetrate the carrier group's screen. 

About 1,500 people turn out at the VIP entertainment complex in Niles where U.S. Rep. Lyle Williams, R-17th, launches his campaign for re-election to a fourth two-year term.

1974: Marmon Inc., owner of 1815 Belmont Avenue, asks the Mahoning County Common Pleas Court to define what is and is not legal bingo. Youngstown police have threatened to shut down a bingo game at the building. 

Cable television for Hubbard remains up in the air after City Council is told there are legal complications that prevent Shenango Valley Cable Television from furnishing service at this time.

A poll taken at the Towne Mall by social studies teachers at New Castle High School shows residents are opposed to busing for the purpose of school integration and that there is enough to impeach President Richard Nixon.

1949: Atty. Leda Cossack Hartwell has been removed from the Youngstown Democratic Women's Club because she was present in a hall on Feb. 13 where a Communist meeting was held. 

In a St. Patrick’s Day address in the House, U.S. Rep. Michael  J. Kirwan, D-Youngstown, calls for Great Britain to withdraw from the six northern counties of Ireland.

Ronald Hollis Cotten, Melvin Leon Harris, both of Youngstown, and John Edward Myers, of Lowellville, are among 20 Fleet Sonar School graduates who will receive their diplomas from President Harry Truman in Key West.