21 WFMJ archives / May 10, 1972 | Some distinguished alumni of the 1922 class of Rayen School were planning their 50-year class reunion 52 years ago. On the steps of the old Rayen School were, from the top, Harold Klivans, Judge Harold Rickert, Florence Krantz, Judge Sidney Rigelhaupt, and Judge Charles P. Henderson.

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1999: Special Prosecutor David Betras says he'd like to see further investigation into a fraud case partly because the city bypassed safeguards to give loans to two business owners who have pleaded guilty to theft. 

Star Wars" fans line up outside the Regal Cinema in Austintown for the midnight showing of "Star Wars: Episode I, The Phantom Menace."

Cold Metal Products of Boardman reported losses of $12 million for the fiscal year. Still, CEO Raymond Torok says momentum is shifting, and there was a $6 million profit in the fourth quarter.

1984: Crowds cheer as local runners carry the Olympic torch through the area on their way to the XXIII Olympiad in Los Angeles. 

Youngstown will serve as the operational headquarters of the proposed Tubular Products Division of LTV Steel Corp. after the stockholders of Republic Steel Corp. and LTV Corp. vote to merge.

Some 250 state, federal, and local officials sweep through the area, confiscating 51 gambling machines. 

1974: More than 1,000 Boy Scouts in the Mahoning Valley Council complete a three-day "Camporall" at the Canfield Fairgrounds. Scouting skills were tested in a number of areas. 

Nearly half a million pennies are collected by Union National and Peoples banks, which have been paying a 10 percent premium for pennies because of a shortage of the coins. 

1949: Towering flames whipped by high winds destroy the lumber yards of Yoho and Hooker Lumber Co. on Williamson Ave. Damage is expected to exceed $100,000.

More than 350 young and old people interested in Columbiana's hot rod problem gather at the town's First Methodist Church to hear police officers and judges say that parents must do more to curb youthful recklessness.