21 WFMJ archives  / June 6, 1941 | American GIs wade from a Coast Guard landing craft and head toward enemy fire on Normandy Beach on D-Day 80 years ago.

June 6

1999: Dr. Leslie Cochran, president of Youngstown State University, says that when he arrived at YSU in 1992, crime and decay were encroaching on the campus, but the university has spent $39 million to expand the campus and build dorms and other new buildings. 

Car enthusiasts from around the United States and at least eight countries are expected in Warren for the opening of the National Packard Museum on July 4 in what was once the Packard Park pool house. 

Actress Sharon Stone, formerly from Meadville, Pa., plays the mother of a smart, outsider son in "The Mighty," playing at Cinemark Movies 89 in Boardman. 
1984: Transportation for high school students will be eliminated in the Howland School District if voters fail to approve a 4-mill additional operating levy in an Aug. 7 special election. 

Youngstown Mayor Patrick Ungaro calls for more police patrols to stop illegal dumping and greater penalties from the courts for people caught dumping trash. 

During a pilgrimage to the Normandy beaches on the 40th anniversary of D-Day, President Reagan says America is willing to negotiate with the Soviet Union to "wipe from the face of the Earth the terrible weapons man now has in his hands."

1974: Patrick Lehnerd, The Vindicator's representative in the 49th annual Scripps Howard spelling bee, loses in the ninth round of competition on the word "estoppel."

Acting on the suggestion of downtown merchants, Youngstown City Council names the new downtown mall Federal Plaza.

Steel mills along the Mahoning River may be excluded from water pollution-control standards set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency for the iron and steel industry. 

1949: Youngstown city councilmen demand speedy settlement of the city's week-old transportation strike, and four councilmen accuse The Vindicator of attempting to shift blame for the strike to the council. 

John H. Grate, 103, Ohio's last member of the Grand Old Army of the Republic, dies in his home at Atwater. His death leaves two other Civil War veterans in Ohio, neither of whom was a member of the GAR.

Warren City Council approved an emergency measure instituting a .7 percent income tax. All income up to $1,200 a year is exempt.