21 WFMJ archives / April 25, 1984 | Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart talked to grim-faced unemployed steelworkers 40 years ago during a campaign stop in front of Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp.’s Campbell Works, which closed in 1977. From left, Raymond Courtney, William Pike, John Ivan, and Stephen Furman. 

April 28

1999: The union at Delphi Packard Electric Systems in Warren is seeking a contract that will stem cutbacks that have eliminated 2,000 jobs in two years. C. Alan Stephan, a retired Navy captain who has lived in Youngstown for 13 years, is named by Gov. Bob Taft to the state commission overseeing Youngstown schools, replacing Douglas McKay, chief executive of Home Savings. 

Deborah Insley Dingell, president of the General Motors Foundation who oversees $73 million in annual charitable disbursements, will speak at the Youngstown Athena banquet, where one of 23 women nominated will receive the Athena Award. 

1984: Acid mine drainage into Meander Reservoir may be halted with state-assisted removal of the abandoned Ellsworth Coal Tipple. 

Youngstown State University trustees vote 78-0 to sell the university president's residence in Liberty Township, citing maintenance costs. 

An estimated 3,000 to 5,000 people come to downtown Youngstown to see the "Rally Round the Valley" parade, which marks the launch of a beautification campaign. 

1974: John Barbara, 26, is elected to a two-year term as president of Local 1714, United Autoworkers of America, representing 2,800 workers at the Lordstown Fisher Body plant. 

Mary Wells Lawrence, former Youngstown resident and president of a leading ad agency in New York City, will deliver the commencement address at Carnegie Mellon University, the first woman to do so.

1949: Ohio's rural legislators make it clear that housewives who want yellow oleo can continue coloring it in their kitchens. They table legislation that would permit the manufacture and sale of colored oleo in the state. 

Dr. Will W. Orr, new Westminster College president, his wife, Eloise, and their three children get a rousing welcome from 1,250 students at the college and 1,500 residents of New Wilmington.