21 WFMJ archives / May 1, 1983 | Chantail Greggs, who won The Vindicator’s Spelling Bee 41 years ago, is flanked by Sister Miriam Engles, her coach, and Sister Mary Dunn, principal of St. Patrick School, Youngtown.

May 2

1999: Partners in Mario Lemieux's bid to buy the Pittsburgh Penguins and keep the team in Pittsburgh include Youngstown fireworks company owner Bruce Zoldan, as well as a car dealer and two realty companies.

Lori Porter, a historian at Muskingum College, says the creation of a heritage trail marking Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan's 24-day raid through four states in 1863 would be a tourism boom for Ohio and, especially, Columbiana County. 

Judge Nathaniel Jones of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will be the speaker at the Mahoning Valley's Law Week dinner at the Avalon Inn. 

1984: The Vindicator/YSU pre-election poll shows Mahoning County Sheriff James A. Traficant Jr. and Mahoning County Commissioner Charles Carney are neck and neck for the Democratic Party's nomination for the 17th District Congressman.

Racketeer Orland Carabbia faces seven years in prison on drug and bomb-making charges after pleading guilty before U.S. District Judge John Manos in Cleveland. 

The daily rate for a semi-private room in the Youngstown Hospital Association hospitals is increased from $169 to $175.

1974: Sharon Steel Corp. reports record first-quarter earnings of $3.5 million (71 cents a share) on sales of $96 million. 

Robert Mitchell, 47, of E. Warren Avenue, died after being struck by a truck when he wandered into the street in a daze after severing an artery in a fall through a glass storm door.

Bert A  Dawson Jr., 33, Columbiana County engineer, is running in the Republican gubernatorial primary against former Gov. James A. Rhodes and Charles Fry. 

1949: A wildcat by nine men cripples steelmaking operations at Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co.'s Brier Hill Works for 24 hours over the weekend. Dan Thomas, president of United Steelworkers of America Local 1462, orders the men back to work. 

An increase of $1 million gallons of water sold by the MVSD to the cities of Niles and Youngstown is approved by the court of jurisdiction. Rates will range from $50.60 per million to $36 per million, depending on daily volume.

William Petulis, 58, of Berlin Center, is Youngstown's ninth traffic fatality of the year when he's killed by a hit-skip driver while crossing South Ave.