21 WFMJ archives / April 20, 1961, | Jerold Meyer, second from left, general manager of the Strouss-Hirshberg Co., accepted a plaque from Charles C. Wilson, merchandising manager for Tappan Co., for outstanding sales leadership in handling Tappan products. From left at an awards luncheon at the Charteaubriand 63 years ago, were R.B. Kerr, Meyer, Margaret Conroy and Frank Storitz of Strouss, and Wilson and Roy Jones of Tappan. 
April 20

1999:  A top General Motors official has told UAW representatives the life of the Lordstown-built Chevrolet Cavalier and Pontiac Sunfire has been extended until the next GM small car model is announced.

A Pennsylvania State Police negotiator ends a six-hour stand-off in Sharon after the resident of a Malleable Street house fired a rifle shot at Police Chief Raymond Greene.

 A 39-year-old Struthers man is charged with violating a truancy ordinance because his son, who is a high school freshman, is missing school in an unconstitutionally vague way.

1984: Three Bi-Lo supermarkets will close in Youngstown, resulting in 120 job losses. The stores are at 886 Midlothian Blvd., 590 Belmont Ave., and 6000 Mahoning Avenue.      

A Hanoverton couple pleads not guilty in Columbiana County Juvenile Court to charges of keeping their 6-year-old daughter out of school, saying they are acting on religious beliefs and will not make her attend. 

The Trumbull County Fair Board will take out a short-term loan of $20,000 to pay outstanding bills.  

1974: Fire destroys Central Christian Church of New Castle and a nearby home. William Phillips a resident of the home, was hospitalized with burns.
Cindy Gasser of Girard is the Sweetheart of the Theta Xi fraternity at Youngstown State University. 

James Hoffa, former president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, says judges should be required to spend a year in jail to learn how to be humane. 

1949: Mahoning County Sheriff Paul Langley is having plans prepared for a new jail, which he will submit to commissioners.

Betty DiMenno, a Youngstown accordion player, returns from New York City after appearing on the ABC Original Amateur Hour.

Half of the Cleveland Indians home games will be televised during the 1949 season. The Leisy Brewing Company bought the video rights for $75.000.  Other companies are negotiating to sponsor the other games.