21 WFMJ archives  / June 2, 196658 years ago, the Trustees of the Mahoning Community College appeared with Gov. James A. Rhodes as a charter for the new college was presented at Stambaugh Auditorium. From left: John D. Hutch, Marvin Itts, Atty. Donald Lynn, James P. Griffin, Rhodes, Clingan Jackson, J. Fred Knott, Dr. Marvin O. Looney (college president), and Atty. Daniel Rossi.

June 3

1999: Warren Mayor Hank Angelo and Councilman Doug Franklin agree that the city is in financial trouble but disagree over a solution. Franklin says the administration likes to spend money but won’t seek ways of increasing revenue, such as user fees. Angelo says the city council should take the lead if it wants to increase fees for parks, building permits, and sidewalk repairs. 

Beaver Township trustees reject plans for a $100 million, 464-unit residential condominium project at Pine Lake, getting applause from a crowd at a hearing at South Range High School. 

Megan McFaul, Vindicator Spelling Bee champion, is tripped up by "apolaustic" in the fifth round of the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee. The word means "devoted to enjoyment." 

1984: If Youngstown Municipal Airport is finally regionalized, a half-century-old dream would come true, and a half-century mistake in the effort to unite the Mahoning Valley into a hard-hitting industrial area could be rectified, writes Vindicator business editor George R. Reiss.

The Rev. Thomas Jewell, pastor of Central Christian Church in Warren, is leaving for the Soviet Union as part of a special U.S. team promoting peace through person-to-person communication. 

Kristen Davis, 8, of Salinas Trail, wins a contest to name Mill Creek Park's raccoon mascot. Her submission of "Captain Parker" was deemed the best of 700 entries.  

1974: Atty. Nathaniel R. Jones, a Youngstown native and general counsel for the NAACP, announces the filing of a federal lawsuit to eliminate racial segregation of students and faculty in Youngstown city schools.

A spectacular three-alarm fire swept through the upper three floors of the Schween-Wagner Building at 125 W. Commerce Street. 

"As long as men and women are interested in truth and goodness and beauty, liberal education will survive," Dr. Clara E. Cockerile tells a graduating class of 504 at Westminster College in New Wilmington. 

1949: Youngstown city council allows the Youngstown Municipal Railway Co. to increase the cost of a weekly pass to $1.40, hoping to encourage the company to reach an agreement with striking drivers. 

Some Youngstown cabbies are charging their own rates on the third day of a bus strike. Every cab in the city, including one with shattered windows and dangling fenders, has been pressed into service, and some cabbies are unshaven and surly.