21 WFMJ archives / May 31, 1985A search crew in Niles examined a battered automobile looking for casualties from a tornado that swept through Trumbull County and nearby Western Pennsylvania 39 years ago on the night of May 31.   

May 31

1999: Canfield schools will hire an additional administrator for the coming school year to oversee guidance and career services for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. 

Craig Dongas, owner of Ohio Windmills in Berlin Center, says his business has tripled, in part because of the uncertainty surrounding the coming Y2K.

Inspectors from the Ohio Agriculture Department say the state's three amusement parks, Cedar Point, King's Island, and Geauga Lake Park, have excellent safety records. However, the department refuses a public records request by the Toledo Blade to review the records, saying they are internal private documents. 

1984: George Poschner of 723 Wildwood Drive, who had been a star on the University of Georgia football team before he lost both legs in the Battle of the Bulge, takes time at the Boardman Memorial Day observance to talk to members of Boy Scout Troop 46. 

The Pennsylvania House votes to create a third common pleas court judge. 

Vindicator Spelling Bee champion Janelle Clark falls in the third round of the national spell-off on the word "ceraceous," which means waxy or wax-like. 

1974: Based on a three-minute test of the system, Mahoning County Disaster Services may be forced to acquire additional sirens to alert residents of a potential tornado or other disaster. 

East Palestine's Captain Taggart School is selected as one of two demonstrating centers for the individually prescribed mathematics program of the Xerox Education Co. A school in Bethlehem, Pa., will be the other center. 

Nine Youngstown area high school students won $2,400 in scholarships in the District 26 United Steelworkers of America scholarship program. 

1949: A patriotic throng of 25,000 push aside the pleasures of a three-day holiday weekend to line the sidewalks of Federal Street from Andrews Avenue to Fifth Avenue for a parade honoring the area's war dead.  Veterans of the Spanish-American War and both world wars march.

Fire, apparently the work of an arsonist, destroys the McAllister Dairy Farm's main plant north of Warren. It's the third fire to strike the 19-store chain since workers went on strike on May 8.