21 WFMJ archives / April 22, 1972 | The U.S. Army recruiting station color guard led more than 400 people in the second annual March of Dimes 20-mile pledge walk that began at the Mahoning County Courthouse 52 years ago.  The theme was "Walk a mile, save the life of a child."
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1999:  Mahoning County has nine murders awaiting execution in Ohio.  One has been on death row for 12 years, but none is close to execution. 
Hubbard city officials must decide whether to refurbish the bike path along state Route 616 or abandon it for safety reasons. 
Warren G/. Harding's robotics team earned a share of first place in the competition at Disney World in Florida. 

1984: Opponents of the proposed Waste Technologies Industries plant at East Liverpool vow to seek revenge at the polls against two Columbiana County commissioners who voted not to appeal a state decision allowing construction. 
Lawyers for two Mahoning County men charged with smuggling beer from Pennsylvania to Ohio contend the charges are unconstitutional. 
The Country Fair store chain based in Erie buys the 21 L'il Shopper stores in Eastern Ohio. 
1974: Gov. John J. Gilligan fields questions on subjects ranging from the plight of migrant workers to Mahoning River quality during a town hall meeting attended by 150 people at Kennedy High in Warren. 
The first 100 trees that will eventually shade  Youngstown's new downtown mall are planted near the Dollar Bank Building. 
Hank Aaron's 718th home run gives the Braves a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in Atlanta.
1949: Youngstown Mayor Charles P. Henderson makes a special appeal to owners of vacant lots in the city to participate in the annual "Clean-up, Paint-Up, Fix-Up Week."
Warren City Council approves plans for a $5 million water treatment plant that will supply the city with pure drinking water from the Mosquito Reservoir. 
The Junior League of Youngstown provides the Youngstown Hospital Association with $300, which will provide a full scholarship for one student at the School of Nursing.