21 WFMJ archives  / June 4, 1972 | Some students at St. Columba School gathered outside before the school, founded in 1860, closed its doors in June 52 years ago.

June 13

1999: Eagle Heights Academy finishes its first year in the former South High School building on Market Street.

Wade Raridon, professor of voice and music at Youngstown State University since 1963, is retiring and will take the Dana School of Music Chorale on a European tour for one last time.

Seven local girls have capped their Girl Scout experience by earning Gold Awards. They are Melissa Garasky, Kristen Goodlin, Melissa Laufman, Amanda Michelle Schick, Bobijo Lynn Speerstra, Gina R. Graves, and Megan A. Dorazio.

1984: A 16-year-old girl was killed and three other teenagers injured when their convertible went through a stop sign on Rt. 45 near Salem and collided with a pickup truck. Killed was Athenia Goeden of Berlin Center.

The 17th annual Tri-State Pottery Festival opens in East Liverpool. It will feature antiques, a parade, and, for the first time, fireworks.

Services will be held at the Buckeye Elks Youth Center for Mizell Stewart, Youngstown's second black police sergeant, 27 times exalted ruler of the Elks, and the third black man in the city to be elevated to 33rd Degree in the Masonic Order's Prince Hall Affiliation.

1974: The Cardinal Mooney High School student newspaper, The Voice, wins four of seven first-place awards in the Kent State University Trumbull Campus Journalism Awards Program.

G.F. Business Equipment Inc. leases the former Top Value Enterprise building in Hubbard to expand its manufacturing space at its Youngstown plant.

Max Harshman, an account executive with Prescott, Ball & Turbin, is elected president of the North Side Kiwanis Club. 

1949: Gales strike the Youngstown area, bringing spectacular thunder and lightning but little rain.

A barn burns on the Mose Wengard farm near Pulaski, Pa.

Mayor Charles Henderson suggests forming a panel of citizens he would name to help settle Youngstown's 13-day bus strike.