21 WFMJ archives  / June 1, 1981Warren Councilwoman Margaret O’Brien gave her 25-year-old son, Michael, a kiss to celebrate his upset victory over incumbent Councilman Wilbur Cartwright in the June Democratic primary election 45 years ago.

June 4


1999: Only four of the 684 seniors in the Youngstown Diocese's six high schools fail to pass the state's ninth-grade proficiency test and will not receive diplomas. Youngstown City Schools had 48 seniors who did not pass and will not receive diplomas, an improvement from 94 a year earlier. 


Delphi Packard Electric Systems has signed its largest contract with Ford Motor Co. less than a week after Delphi became independent from General Motors. 


McDonald boys and girls track teams won the state title in the 4x800 meter relay at the state meet in Dayton. 


1984: A six-member site team from the U.S. General Services Administration arrives in Youngstown for a five-day tour of six possible sites for a federal office and courthouse building. 


The Hiram College board of trustees approved a three-year pre-retirement contract with Elmer Jagow, who has been at Hiram since 1966. This contract will provide an orderly transition to a new presidency. 


The Tod Babies and Children's Hospital telethon on WFMJ-TV 21 receives pledges of $163,437, exceeding its $150,000 goal. 


1974: Dave McCafferty of Southington has a pair of rare American Albino stallions he is trying to breed into a strain of albino draft horses. 


Thomas B. Smith is elected chairman of the Salem Chamber of Commerce. 


The nation's largest industrial union, the United Auto Workers, sends a message to Congress: Impeach President Nixon. 


1949: Three of 11 top Communist officials on trial in New York for conspiracy are jailed after an outburst in court. Two of them, Gus Hall and John Gates, are former Youngstowners. 


Twenty-three married women teachers classified as substitutes are eliminated from the Youngstown City Schools teaching force.

Superintendent Paul C. Bunn said the women "did a remarkably fine job during the war emergency, but as eligible, qualified single women become available, the married women are being replaced."