21 WFMJ archives  / June 16, 1999Three young tennis players awaited their turn to take forehand and backhand shots at the Howland Youth Sport and Recreation Program 25 years ago at Howland High School. From left, Connor Sherin, Domenic Termine and Chloe Gebacz, all 6 years old.

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1999: Charges have been filed against four young men in connection with the theft and fatal beating of a girl's 4-H calf that was reported stolen from the farm of Mark Moore on Smith-Goshen Road, Beloit. The calf was killed with an ax and roasted at a graduation party. 

Poland Village Council gave its first reading to abolishing the Tree Commission. The commission is said to create red tape, especially for contractors, when a tree has to be cut down.

Playing at Regal Cinemas in Austintown, Niles and Boardman, "Austin Powers, The Spy Who Shagged Me." 

1984: A 100-mph gust of wind blew the roof off the Days Inn in Liberty Township, killing Audrey Plucinski, an 8-year-old Michigan girl who was in the restaurant with 10 other family members. Her 3-year-old sister, Paula, is in fair condition at North Side Hospital. Other family members were released after treatment.

A 125-foot evergreen outside John Patton's house at 4329 Hopkins Road was splintered by lightning during a storm that dropped an inch of rain on the area in a half hour. 

Wolf Blitzer, a Washington correspondent for the Washington Post, will be the speaker for the State of Israel bond campaign at the Liberty home of Atty. Richard Goldberg. 

1974: More than 3 million pennies are collected by Union National Bank and Peoples Bank in Youngstown during a month-long campaign to alleviate a shortage of coins. The banks paid $1.10 for every 100 pennies. 

One officer and a patrolman are dismissed from the Youngstown Police Department, and two officers are demoted to patrolman in the continuing investigation into police involvement in burglaries. 

Meyers Lake Park, an amusement park on 280 acres near Canton, is up for sale after falling on hard times. 

1949: Two thousand Girl Scouts in the Youngstown district are working every day to sell all 25,000 general admission tickets to the Mahoning Saddle and Bridle Association horse show. Proceeds from the sale will be used to establish a summer camp for the girls. 

Ford Motor Co. asks the United Auto Workers to withdraw all their economic demands for the next 18 months and peg wage rates to the cost of living during that time.