21 WFMJ archives  / June 15, 2003 | Austintown Fitch female athletes circulated a petition 21 years ago asking for facilities comparable to those used by male athletes. Elaine Reedy, Courtney Williams, and Amber Gallagher said the women’s restroom in the Austintown Fitness Center also served as a locker room for their teams.

June 17

1999: Campbell City Council gives first reading to a resolution opposing the construction of a private prison near the former Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. plant.  Mayor George Tablack supports U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr.'s proposal for a prison. 

Youngstown City Council President Charles Sammarone says discussions on restoring a police review commission should be accelerated after citizens claim that the police internal affairs office does not give citizen complaints of police misconduct an adequate response. 

The Auburn Doubledays explode for a late 6-3 win over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers at Auburn to ruin the Scrappers' inaugural game. 

1984:  Youngstown State University enrollment projections show a decline of about 8.7 percent over the next decade, falling by 900 students to 14,500 in 1994. 

Some Warren city officials are questioning the need for a city airport after the city council takes steps to purchase a 150-acre general aviation airport in Braceville Township. 

Three Youngstown area men, employees of Bucheit International, are being held by Saudi Arabia in a dispute over the construction of a shopping mall in Riyadh.

1974: The Ohio Bell Telephone Co. announces plans for a $7 million "Riverside" exchange building on West Rayen Avenue. 

The Trumbull County Sheriff's Department and FBI agents arrest three men and recover a truck containing 38,000 pounds of beef stolen in Cleveland. 

1949: The Shenango Furnace Co. blows out one of two Sharpsville blast furnaces, sending Youngstown district steel output into a further skid.

Birmingham, Ala., Sheriff Holt McDowell advises residents to arm themselves and shoot to kill if white-robed marauders descend on their homes. The warning comes after a gang took a Navy veteran and flogged him on an accusation that he and his wife left their children home alone at night.