21 WFMJ archives / May 20, 1997Robert A. Napier, a senior in the horticulture program at Youngstown’s Choffin Career Center, tilled garden plots in the Children’s Vegetable Garden in Mill Creek Park 27 years ago. Preparing the plots was part of a class project. Overlooking was Horticulture Instructor Bob Fischer.

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1999: Longtime Judge Fred H. Bailey announces that he will resign from the Mahoning County Court in Austintown effective May 31. 

A psychologist had ruled that a 35-year-old Boardman woman was insane when she drowned he six-year-old daughter in a bathtub but is competent to stand trial.

Diane Sauer, owner of Diane Sauer's Martin Chevrolet in Warren, wins the Athena Award sponsored by The Vindicator and the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber. 

1984: Youngstown police say they will execute 70 arrest warrants for gambling violations growing out of raids on establishments housing illegal poker machines. 

Atty. James Pazol receives the Guardian of the Menorah Award from the Mahoning Lodge of B'nai B'rith. 

The "Finest Five" sweep team honors in the Youngstown Women's Bowling Association Tournament. Sandy Swank, Laurie Tate, Cindy Shattuck, Roselyn Bettura, and Rose Smith are members. 

1974: Members of the Niles Classroom Teachers Association are on picket lines at city schools in a dispute over a variety of issues, including severance pay. 

Two Humility of Mary nuns are named to the board of trustees of St. Elizabeth Hospital, Sister Janice McLinden and Sister Susan Shorsten. 

1949: Thomas Katula wins the Democratic nomination for president of Campbell City Council by five votes following a recount. Election Day tallies showed Katula losing to Thomas Cernoch by one vote. 

The Navy announces that its giant flying boat has carried a record load of 301 passengers and seven crew members on a flight from Alameda to San Diego.