21 WFMJ archives / May 3, 1999 | Among the students from Newton Falls Middle School who dressed in period attire for the dedication of a historical marker at the Newton Falls covered bridge 25 years ago were from left, Jamie Walters, 8; Camille Myers, 9, and Jessica Knoske, 9.

May 4

1999: Mobster Lenny Strollo reaches a plea deal on racketeering charges involving murder and attempted murder that will require him to testify in other trials but will add virtually no time to his federal prison term. Prosecutor A. Steven Deter says the government sometimes has to "make a deal with the devil."

A historical marker is dedicated during a ceremony at the Newton Falls covered bridge. Some middle school students dress in old-fashioned attire for the occasion.

Poland and Lowellville police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol say police will be out in force for prom and graduation events. Parents who serve alcohol to minors could face criminal charges.  

1984: A recently signed trade agreement between Anchor Hocking Corp. and the People's Republic of China to import hotel ware will not affect employment at Anchor Shenango Pottery, company officials say. Howland Township police and school officials are questioning students in an investigation to determine who put a small pipe bomb in a school locker. Frank Kenley's Theater of the Stars in Warren announces its summer line-up, which includes  Robert Goulet, Rosemary Clooney, Ken Berry, Brian Keith, Dick Van Patten, and Jim Nabors.

1974: Twenty-five of 50 teachers not rehired by the Youngstown Board of Education did not receive legal notice by the April 30 deadline and may have to be rehired. Twenty-eight seniors will be honored by the Rayen School's Honor Roll Society at its annual dinner at the Ramada Inn. The Youngstown-Warren Chapter of the University of Notre Dame Alumni Association marks its 50th anniversary with a dinner at Cafe 422.

1949: A metal breakout causes several terrific explosions at Republic Steel Corp.'s No. 4 blast furnace at Haselton.  The blasts caused a citywide stir, but there were no injuries. Youngstown Mayor Charles P. Henderson won a sweeping victory in the Republican primary and will face Democrat William D. Holt in November. Michael Kovach wins the Democratic nomination for mayor of Campbell. In Warren, Henry C. Wagner, a Republican, will face the Democratic incumbent, Harold C. Smith.