21 WFMJ archives / May 18, 1973 | Scholastic achievement and Junior Achievement performance combined to bring scholarships to three students at the annual JA Future Unlimited Banquet 51 years ago. From left, Joe Garea, Cardinal Mooney; Sheila Klein, Woodrow Wilson, and Loretta Mangiarelli, Campbell Memorial.

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1999: John Cox, Boardman Township trustee, and Michael Dockry, Austintown Township administrator, are cautiously optimistic that "home rule" legislation that Gov. Bob Taft says he will sign will give Ohio's largest townships tools to govern more effectively. The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life at Boardman Center Middle School raised $200,000. A relay in Cortland raised $28,000, and one at Firestone Park raised $50,000.

Norfolk Southern Corp. is taking over Conrail lines in the Mahoning Valley as part of an agreement with CSX Corp. that splits Conrail between the two.

1984: Gov. Richard F. Celeste proposes a $530 million capital improvements bill that includes $30 million in construction projects in the Mahoning Valley 

Orval H. Waldron is re-elected chairman of the Trumbull County Republican Party, defeating Richard Williams of Cortland, brother of U.S. Rep. Lyle Williams, 57-47.

Two Warren men, John Johnson, 19, and Steven Frechko, 17, are hospitalized after they were pulled from the cold waters of Mosquito Lake after their canoe overturned. 

1974: Members of the Brookfield Federation of Teachers reject a $775 pay increase and set up picket lines. Supt. Paul Wright pledges to keep schools open if only to accommodate the senior class, which must have 180 days of school to graduate.

President Nixon says he has given long thought to the possibility of resignation but has decided he will not quit the nation's highest office "under any circumstances."

Three Struthers policemen, responding to a call from a neighbor that three masked men entered the Friendly Tavern on Lowellville Road, interrupt an armed robbery, rescue the owner, Paul DeLost, and arrest two men. 

1949: Two armed bandits hold up the owner and one patron of the Lucky Bar at 335 E. Federal St. shortly after midnight, escaping with $106 in cash. 

United Engineering and Foundry Co. will help build hot and cold strip mills at Port Kembia, Australia, in a multi-million dollar deal with the Australian Iron and Steel Co.