21 WFMJ archives  / June 9, 1947 | The four children of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Levin rested in the wreckage of their Niles-Vienna Road home after a deadly tornado swept through Trumbull County and into Mercer County 77 years ago.  The children, Margaret, Bernie, Mary Alice, and Barbara, were saved by their father, who grabbed them and rushed them into the basement of the home.

June 9

1999: For the first time in 10 years, tuition at Youngstown State University will be frozen for some Ohio residents, freshmen and sophomores. 

A $220,000 state grant will pave 17 miles of a hiking and biking trail from the Kent State Trumbull campus north to the Ashtabula-Trumbull line. 

Prominent local lawyer Richard Goldberg is indicted on federal charges that he defrauded two clients of $1.14 million. 

1984: Rite Aid Corp., a drug store chain, purchased the three-story building at 112-119 E. Washington St. in downtown New Castle, which formerly housed the G.C. Murphy Co., for $200,000. 

After 150 years, Edward H. Gill received recognition as the chief engineer of the Sandy and Beaver Canal, which was built between 1834 and 1837. The Columbiana County Historical Society installed a plaque on a bolder at the Milford Dam. 

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1974: Volkswagen, one of the world's largest automakers, is considering the northern Ohio car-making area, including Youngstown, as the site of a North American car assembly plant. 

Charles Earnhart, 54, the husband of a Masury pharmacist, is fatally wounded during a holdup at the Masury Pharmacy on Mill Street. Trumbull deputies said the robbers escaped with a small amount of money. 

The State Liquor Department says the number of beer and wine carryout permits will at least double as a result of amendments in Ohio Liquor Control Commission regulations. 

1949: A new round of conferences aimed at settling the nine-day bus strike opens as Mayor Charles P. Henderson meets with Horace C. Vookoun, a U.S. commissioner of conciliation in Cleveland. 

Youngstown College will graduate the largest class in its history, 517 men and women, at the 27th commencement at Stambaugh Auditorium. 

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