21 WFMJ archives / May 3, 1962 | A joint Downtown Kiwanis-Rotary "Books for Nigeria" committee was formed 62 years ago during a meeting at Hotel Pick-Ohio. Seated, from left, Dr. Walter C. Garland, Melvin F. Ogram, Harry Reese, Eugene Hassfeld; standing, Atty. J.C. Brownlee, Henry Katschke, Donald R. Brooks, James D. Turner, Charles C. Rudibaugh Jr., Jack G. Leunk, Edward J. Hulme and Harold B. Husted. The project to send books to Nigeria was spearheaded by Hassfeld,  whose daughter, Dorothy, was in the Peace Corps in Nigeria.

May 13 

1999: Boardman police and school officials hope the arrest of a 14-year-old Glenwood Middle School pupil on felony inducing panic charges will restore peace to the community and discourage similar bomb threats in the future. 

Warren City Council gives the first reading to an ordinance that would get the city out of the cemetery business by seeking bids for the management of Oaklawn Mausoleum and Union Cemetery. 

Star Wars fans camp out at Tinseltown in Boardman to be among the first to get tickets to "Star Wars: Episode 1 -- The Phantom Menace" when they go on sale, one week before the movie opens and 16 years since the first "Star Wars" film debuted. 

1984: A post-election analysis shows that Mahoning County Sheriff James A. Traficant Jr. not only swept Mahoning County in the Democratic primary for the 17th congressional district but also did well in areas that normally gave Republican Congressman Lyle Williams good support. 

Federal law sets Memorial Day as Monday, May 28, but the Ohio General Assembly is sticking with the traditional date, May 30.

The Warren JFK team of Robert Ting and Paul Stabile won the Class A-AA doubles title at the NEO Sectional Tennis Meet. Canfield's John Rhine defeated teammate Craig Ledebur for the singles title.  

1974: A young deer fleeing through Salem crashes through a plate-glass door at the Timberlanes Motor Inn. The deer turned and ran back into Pershing Street, eventually making its way to a wooded area of Perry Township. 

A Great Lakes storm system dumps 2.5 inches of rain on downtown Youngstown and as much as 3 inches on the South Side.

1949: A 21-year-old Campbell woman admits gagging her newborn baby and then leaving it in a trash can in a goat pasture. The body was found on April 28 near Parker Street and Garland Avenue by a goat herder. 

The Diocese of Youngstown adopts rigid rules for dances at Catholic schools. The rules set curfews and prohibit strapless gowns or visiting taverns.