21 WFMJ archives  / June 5, 1999 | Terry Martin, president of the Board of Directors of the National Packard Museum looked over items that would be displayed in the museum that opened 25 years ago in the former pool house of Packard Park in Warren. He held a replica of a Packard dealer’s clock in front of a large photograph of Warren's original Packard car assembly factory.

June 14

1999: In the first year of Austintown Fitch's random drug testing for student athletes, three students tested positive for nicotine, but none for any other substances.

Two Youngstown city swimming pools—North Side and Borts—will be open from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. Admission is 50 cents for children and $1 for adults.

A Youngstown patrolman called to a Livingston Street address for a family disturbance, shot and wounded a 21-year-old man who lunged at his mother and father with a knife after shouting that he was going to kill them. Family members said the man had stopped taking prescribed medication and became agitated because his mother was graduating from college and his sister from high school. 


1984: Ralph DeSalles, a 41-year-old Youngstown patrolman, is killed when a tractor-trailer jackknifed and pinned him against a guardrail on I-680 while he was directing traffic around an earlier accident.

Two of the Western Reserve Transit Authority's four buses equipped to transport wheelchairs and one regular bus were heavily damaged when a short circuit in one sparked a fire.

The Cedar Street Bridge will be closed for at least two weeks for repairs after heat caused the bridge surface to buckle about 1 foot in four places. 


1974: Rates for various recreational facilities in Mill Creek Park, such as golf and boat rentals, are being increased for nonresidents of Youngstown.

Jones and Laughlin Steel Corp are spending about $2 million on improvements at its specialty steel division at 45 S. Montgomery Ave.

Reports that Supt. Robert Pegues Jr. will switch principals between Rayen and Chaney high schools in the fall, sparking protests among students, parents, and faculties at both schools. Emmanuel Catsoules would go from Rayen to Chaney, and John Maluso would go from Chaney to Rayen. 


1949: An official says that the Youngstown Municipal Railway Co. can offer its drivers only a 7-cent-an-hour raise. This would bring driver pay to $1.41 an hour, the same as Cleveland and two cents less than Toledo, which is the highest in the state. 

"Americans should guard against the modern idea that all public services must and can only be performed by the government," Roscoe Pound, dean emeritus of the Harvard Law School, tells an audience of 300 at First Methodist Church in New Castle. 

Three South Side boys, all under 15, were arrested, breaking up what police believe is a major bicycle theft ring.