21 WFMJ archives / March 26, 1983 | Robert Brooks, district manager for Ohio Bell, was general chairman for the Junior Achievement fund-raiser 41 years ago.  Helping to plan the $75,000 drive were Ann Logue, president of “Success Express,” a JA company sponsored by Valley Mould and Iron, and Tom Klempay, from “Mass Production,” a JA company sponsored by WFMJ.

March 24

1999: A study commissioned by the Northeast Ohio Trade and Economic Consortium concludes that the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport should concentrate on doing business as a cargo port. 

During a Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce meeting, Gov. Bob Taft says deregulating Ohio's electric utility industry and reauthorizing enterprise zones are key components to retaining General Motors operations in Lordstown. 

The city of Warren continues to promote its "Nature's Blend" fertilizer, a compost produced from sanitary sewer sludge at its treatment plant. 

1984: Youngstown Mayor Patrick J. Ungaro joins South Side residents in opposing the construction of a $1.3 million facility for nonviolent criminals on Market Street. 

Addressing 900 graduates of Youngstown State University, state Sen. Oliver Ocasek says that the high cost of education is still a bargain compared to the long-term cost of supporting the uneducated and unemployable. 

Dr. John J. Coffelt, who has been on medical leave, announces his retirement as president of Youngstown State University, which will be effective sometime in 1984.

1974: Timothy M. Blessing, 10, who helped save his 6-month-old nephew from a fire on Housel-Craft Road in Mecca, returned to the house for clothing, was overcome by smoke, and died.

Six Youngstown police officers filed suit against Police Chief Donald Baker over his order that rank would be the yardstick for scheduling vacations rather than years of service. 

1949: The Youngstown Steel Door Co. plant on Meridian Road is closed by a strike over manning levels on the assembly line. 

Mildred Gillers, known as Axis Sally while making wartime broadcasts for Hitler, is found guilty of treason following a trial in Washington, D.C.  She is sentenced to 10 to 30 years in prison, fined $10,000, and has her citizenship revoked.

Donna Lewis of Forest Hill Drive is Junior Prom Queen at Youngstown College