21 WFMJ archives / April 26, 1957 | Bishop Emmet M. Walsh, seated, and the Rev. James Malone, superintendent of Youngstown Diocesan Schools, awarded two $100 U.S. Savings Bonds to the winners of a slogan contest 67 years ago for the high school building fund. Nellie Perry, left, of Ursuline High, wrote, “Don’t give the bishop credit; give him CASH," and Theresa Krupa of Cardinal Mooney came up with "Builders construct, teachers instruct, you deduct."

April 29

1999: A citizens' group opposed to a senior citizen assisted-living center off E. Market Street in Warren says the planning commission violated the law when it rezoned 3.5 acres of Country Club Estates from single-family-only. 

A student at Springfield High School in New Middletown returns to school after a three-day suspension. He pointed his finger at a teacher and said, "Bang, bang." 

Trumbull County Probate Judge Thomas Swift declares John and Shelly Markley of Bristol Township dead. The couple disappeared under mysterious circumstances in December 1995, leaving five children who would not be eligible for Social Security benefits unless their parents were declared dead.

1984:  Twelve members of the Hunt Valve management in Salem resigned from their positions and announced their interest in buying the valve operations in Salem and Salt Lake City and running them as separate companies.

Janelle Clark, a student at Real Life Christian Academy in southern Mahoning County, wins the 51st Vindicator Spelling Bee. 

Dr. Earnest Perry of Liberty Township is appointed by Gov. Richard F. Celeste to a nine-year term on the Youngstown State University Board of Trustees. 

1974: Youngstown police on routine patrol prevent a break-out from the Mahoning County Jail when they spot a ladder leaning against the building in an alley between the jail and the Courthouse.

A jury in New York acquits former Atty. Gen John Mitchell and Commerce Secretary Maurice Stans of all counts in connection with a secret $200,000 donation to President Richard Nixon's campaign fund. 

 1949: Five men are being held as suspects in the rape of a doctor's wife near South Side Hospital. Four detectives have been ordered to drop all other work to concentrate on the case. 

Leo Durocher, manager of the New York Giants, is suspended indefinitely by Baseball Commissioner A.B. Chandler after a disturbance between the Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers during which Deroucher allegedly struck a fan.