21 WFMJ archives / March 1987 | About 400 wide-eyed youngsters ages 5 and under were at Wick Park 37 years ago for the annual Easter Egg Hunt.  Wearing the floppy ears for the occasion was Anthony Linebaugh, a Youngstown Health Department employee.

March 30

1999: Fred Huffman, a Sharon city councilman and principal of West Hill Elementary School, says the FBI and the Mahoning County Violent Crimes Task Force used excessive force in staging a military-style raid on the home of an 18-year-old suspect who was wanted on a rape warrant in Trumbull County. Huffman said the house is within 500 feet of the school, and neighborhood parents were alarmed at police in riot gear and carrying military rifles swarming through the neighborhood. 

Youngstown Board of Education member Don Hanni III questions whether a fellow board member, Lock Beachum Sr., should be a board member and administrator of the Youngstown Youth Academy, a residential school for youthful offenders that leases the former Harrison Elementary building. 

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 10,000 for the first time. 

1984: St. Elizabeth Hospital lays off 21 full-time and part-time employees, the first lay-offs in the hospital's 72-year history. 

Poland Township Police Department Patrolman Charles Yates, 59, dies, apparently of a heart attack suffered while administering a Breathalyzer to a woman suspected of drunken driving. 

Members of the May Court at Westminster College are Queen Beth A. Eck and attendants Judith McIntosh, Deborah Platt, Angela Ciocca, Diane Lane, Tracey Tarquinio and Kirsten Sampson. 

1974: A federal grand jury indicts one present and seven former members of the Ohio National Guard for violating the civil rights of four Kent State University students who were killed and nine who were wounded in May 1970.

Reports of rape and armed robbery jumped drastically in Youngstown in 1973, up by about 20 percent over a year earlier. 

Playing at the Newport Theater, "The Exorcist was nominated for 10 Academy Awards. At Southern Park Cinema, "Serpico," for which Al Pacino is nominated for best actor. 

1949: General John Wainwright, national commander of the Disabled American Veterans, orders an inquiry into the bingo game operated by the Robert Taylor DAV chapter in Youngstown. 

A two-day wildcat strike by 30 loader-helpers in the blooming mill yards of Republic Steel in Youngstown is ended. 

Willard P. Barker, superintendent of Canfield schools for 13 years, is named superintendent of Athens City School District. 

Federal and Pennsylvania state authorities surround a farmhouse in South Pymatuning and arrest two Youngstown men long sought for robberies.