21 WFMJ archives / April 8, 1988 | Jeannette Williams, left, health supervisor for the Hubbard School District, and Michele Kusmirek, guidance counselor, look over posters that were part of the district’s war on drugs 36 years ago.

April 3

1999: Judge Jack Durkin of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court rules that Sherri Morgan, not Mary Ann Allgood, is president of the Youngstown Education Association, ending a six-month dispute. 

The 7th District Court of Appeals upholds Megan's Law, which allows judges to declare a defendant a sexually oriented offender. Judge Edward Cox dissents, saying the new Ohio law brands a defendant with a scarlet letter that remains after any sentence has been served. 

The Boardman Board of Education is looking for more room to accommodate the growing girls' athletics programs. 

1984: Two Youngstown men charged in the largest seizure of automatic weapons in Mahoning County history plead not guilty in U.S. District Court. They face up to 10 years in prison and fines of $10,000.

While Gus Delinikos remains in Greece, where he hastily moved after withdrawing more than $700,000 that had been deposited by error in his Second National Bank of Warren account, his Atlantic Street home is sold in a sheriff's sale for $42,500.

Sgt. Howard Faison, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 141, tells Mahoning County commissioners that Sheriff James A. Traficant Jr. has paid an estimated $40,000 to some deputies and civilian personnel for work that wasn't done.

1974: An after-school argument leaves a 15-year-old Farrell High School sophomore, Erwin Samuels, dead and his 16-year-old assailant in Mercer County Jail. 

Niles's 31-member police force fails to report for work in the climax of an increasingly bitter labor dispute with municipal officials. 

The Norwegian cruise ship Sea Venture begins evacuating 1,642 passengers from the Queen Elizabeth 2, which lies crippled with boiler trouble in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. 

1949: Slot machines, punch boards and marble boards are sprouting up like spring flowers in Mahoning County, especially in Lake Milton, where slots can be found in two popular restaurants.

President Truman stopped walking to work from the family's temporary residence at the Blair House to the White House because crowds were congesting traffic. 

Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. pledges $250,000 toward the $1 million goal to expand South Side Hospital.