21 WFMJ archives / May 13, 1966 | K. Calvin Sommer, treasurer of Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. and past president of Youngstown Area Junior Achievement, distributed Junior Achievement scholarships 58 years ago to Dan Sharpe, South High; James E. Mulholand II, Struthers; Debby Mitovich, Chaney, and Nancy Eileen Henry, Canfield.

May 11 

1999: John Robic, a Pittsburgh native and current assistant coach at the University of Massachusetts, accepts a four-year contract as head coach of the Youngstown State University men's basketball team. Critics oppose a plan by Mill Creek Park commissioners to expand a bowhunt to reduce what they say is overcrowding of deer herds. Hunters netted 39 deer during a hunt that ran from October through January.

A group calling itself the Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education is calling for the repeal of Pennsylvania's 31-year-old law requiring motorcyclists to wear helmets. One legislator defending the law quoted Coach Vince Lombardi: " It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get back up."   

1984: Mahoning County Sheriff James A. Traficant Jr. says he has compiled a list of 60 youths associated with the Wedgewood Rats and that his force will "put a little heat" on them and their parents. 

If Warren voters approve an agreement with the WRTA, the city would have buses running on seven local routes by mid-1985.

Dr. Earnest Perry says he will decline Gov. Richard Celeste's offer of an appointment to the Ohio Medical Board because the appointment would require him to resign as a Youngstown State University trustee. 

1974: Youngstown State University's official total enrollment for the spring quarter of 1974 was 12,272, down 3.5 percent from the spring quarter of 1973 when it had 12,713 students.

A 21-year-old, 200-pound trustee's attempt to escape from the Mahoning County Jail failed when the homemade rope he was using snapped at the fifth-floor level. He is in satisfactory condition with a broken arm, multiple contusions, and possible internal injuries. 

Liberty Local Schools' spring band concert will be professionally recorded, and albums will be sold to the public on special order. 

1949: Dr. Bernard Iddings Bell, the famous Episcopal clergyman, and editor, tells the annual spring forum of the Youngstown Chamber of Commerce that the satisfaction of doing a job for its own sake and unselfish love is the true road to happiness. 

A pedestrian bandit who has held up four filling stations in the county over two weeks invades the city, robbing the Poland Lunch at 780 Poland Avenue of $26.

During the hearing for a Steubenville man facing federal charges of violating the Mann Act, two women testify to working in houses of prostitution in Canton, Niles and Farrell, Pa.