21 WFMJ archives / May 26, 1983 | Dr. Angelo Riberi, president of the Eastern Ohio Chapter of the American Heart Association, left, presented Dr. George Beelen, retiring chairman of the board, with a plaque noting his service 41 years ago. At right, Ron Garchar, a cook who saved a woman from choking in a Poland restaurant, and Lisa Eckhart, the 1983 Heart Sweetheart.

May 29 

1999: After 12 hours of deliberation over three days, a Mahoning County jury finds Bernard Altshuler, Jeff Riddle, and Lavance Turnage guilty of various counts involved in the mob murder of Ernie Biondillo and the wounding of Prosecutor Paul Gains and Atty. Gary Van Brocklin. Convicted mob boss Lenny Strollo broke his oath of silence to testify for the prosecution.

Warren Law Director Greg Hicks says Mayor Hank Angelo can place restrictions on when city officials can talk to the press, but those officials must still comply with state law in providing public records to anyone that requests them, including the press. 

Paradise Lutheran Church on Western Reserve Road will celebrate its 150th anniversary. 

1984: An unidentified U.S. soldier from the Vietnam War is added to the dead from three other wars at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington, D.C. 

The Ohio Senate passed Gov. Richard F. Celeste's $530 million capital improvements budget, which contains $18.9 million for Youngstown State University. 

Advertisement: Looking for a good rate on a home improvement loan? Ours is now 14.51 percent. City Loan and Savings, Youngstown. 

1974: The Federal Aviation Administration awards Youngstown $1.5 million as its share toward the city's plan to rehabilitate landing facilities at Youngstown Municipal Airport. 

The Youngstown Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People raises over $800 in its drive to finance legal action to force the desegregation of Youngstown public schools. 

1949: A three-alarm fire throws downtown Warren shoppers and traffic into confusion and destroys a three-story general merchandise warehouse beyond the Griswold Department Store on S. Park Avenue. 

Capt. William Elias of Youngstown pilots the transport that made the last flight from Rhein-Main Air Base in Germany to Berlin before lifting the Russian blockade.