21 WFMJ archives / May 16, 1997 | Warren Mayor Hank Angelo takes a breath of fresh air after coming out of a burning apartment in the Westlawn area where firefighters from several departments were conducting a practice burn 27 years ago as part of a 240-hour state fire school. Firefighters gave the mayor a chance to see what fighting fires is all about.

May 15

1999: Warren Mayor Hank Angelo accuses Treasurer Patricia Leon-Games of deliberately not seeking higher gains on the city's investments because she doesn't agree with how the money is being spent.

U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. says a deal to bring the Rapid City, S.D., Thrillers basketball team to Struthers has fallen through. He is now working on a deal to bring the team to Youngstown, where it would play at YSU until an all-purpose arena is built downtown.

Some appointees by the Trumbull Memorial Hospital Corp. to the Forum Health Holding Co. support dissolving the merger between Trumbull Memorial and the Western Reserve Care System, which operates North Side Hospital in Youngstown.1984: Austintown Township trustees say the problem of a gang of youths known as the "Wedgewood Rats" has been blown out of proportion by the press.

During a PUCO hearing in Youngstown City Hall, area residents speak against a proposed rate increase for the Ohio Edison Co. About $34 million of the $40.6 million would pay for the construction of the Perry nuclear power plant.

Fifty-five Chevrolet Cavalier station wagons are shipped from the Lordstown General Motors plant to the Ohio Department of Industrial Relations in Columbus.

1974: A 23-year-old Braceville man is in serious condition in Trumbull Memorial Hospital with shotgun wounds incurred when he was shot by a deputy sheriff during the burglary of a Route 45 service station.

The basic steel industry asks Congress for a three-year extension to meet federal clean air standards, explaining that it cannot meet the 1976 deadline.

George D. Beelen, a professor of history at Youngstown State University, has been elected president of the Youngstown Chapter of the United Nations Association at Central YMCA.

1949: L.A. Beeghly, chairman of the $1.5 million fund drive for South Side Hospital's expansion and renovation, says a modern hospital is an integral part of the "household" of every family.

Delores DaCunto, a 17-year-old Hubbard High senior, sings her way to a one-year scholarship at the College of Music in Cincinnati. She was one of four finalists auditioned at the college.

Sally Rand, the fan dancer who has performed at four World Fairs, heads a revue at the Park Burlesque in Youngstown. 

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