21 WFMJ archives / March 29, 1984 | The final tank railroad car rolled off the assembly line at the GATX plant in Masury 40 years ago, and the last 60 to 70 production workers were laid off. Among those who worked on the last car were, top row, from left, Charles DeVeto, Dan Tedrow, and John Billen; front, William Mogun, Joseph Rossi, William Zambelli, William Trulick, Frank Marovich, and Frank Sniezek. GATX was once the major employer in Trumbull County's Brookfield area.

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1999: A 7-year-old boy who took two handguns to Mary Haddow Elementary in March has been expelled for a year, although he will be considered for reinstatement in September if he undergoes counseling. 

Gov. Bob Taft wants to expand charter schools and sets aside $3.5 million in his proposed education budget. 

After the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that it is unconstitutional for school boards to begin public meetings with prayer, Youngstown City Council asked the law director for an opinion on whether the ruling would apply to the city. Before Robert Bush Jr. could respond, council passed a unanimous resolution that beginning with the next meeting, council will begin with a prayer. 

1984: Youngstown officials say there's no real-world basis for a story in the Akron Beacon Journal about a hypothetical failure of the Lake Milton dam that would cause the inundation of Newton Falls. 

One of Downtown Youngstown's landmarks, the 13-story Realty Building owned by the Cafaro Co. on Federal Plaza, will get a multimillion-dollar facelift. 

The Youngstown State University Theater will present Moliere's "School for Wives" with Craig Duff of Fowler, Susan Chloe Golec of Boardman, and Mark A. Samuel of Sharon, Pa., in feature roles. 

1974: George W. Miller, retired sales official for Truscon Steel, and his wife, Freida, 77, died when they were trapped by fire in their home at 21 Wilma Ave. 

Some 400 people gather at Old North Baptist Church in Canfield to dedicate the newly erected sanctuary and remodeled facilities. 

Joseph Shagrin, one of Youngstown's old-time theater managers who went to school with Jack Warner, one of the Warner brothers, dies in St. Elizabeth Hospital.

1949: Eight Youngstown firemen are scorched while fighting a three-alarm fire at a dilapidated two-story warehouse at Williamson and Wabash avenues. Flames singed five nearby houses. 

Dr. Harold H. Teitelbaum has been named assistant medical director of the Mahoning County Tuberculosis Sanatorium. 

Pfc. Robert Lee Sproat, 21, of Salem, is one of seven men killed when an Air Force C-47 crashed into a farm pond near Edgar Springs, Mo.