21 WFMJ archives  / June 18, 1999Daryl DeMarco of Mercer, Pa., was among those admiring the Hot Rod Super Nationals cars at the Canfield Fairgrounds 25 years ago.

June 20

1999: Boardman Fire Chief James Dorman says Ohio law doesn't do enough to keep dangerous fireworks out of consumers' hands. He and the township's fire inspectors monitor stores to make sure illegal fireworks aren't being sold to consumers. 

Friends of the Western Reserve Greenway will sponsor the first Trumbull Historical Bike Tour in July on a section of the bike and walking trail being developed from Lake Erie to the Ohio River along an old railroad bed. 

The McKeever Environmental Learning Center in Sandy Lake, Pa., which has educated thousands of school children on the importance of protecting the environment, is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

1984: The Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corp. is considering buying Conrail's Austintown industrial tracks to keep Youngstown Steel Door and Ply-Trim Inc. from having to close their doors at the cost of 200 jobs. Conrail announced it is abandoning the track. 

The Pennsylvania Game Commission announces the number of pheasants that will be released for the coming hunting season: 6,000 in Mercer County, 4,600 in Lawrence, 3,800 in Butler, 6,500 in Crawford, and 4,000 in Erie.

Mahoning County commissioners approve the issuance of $1.6 million in industrial revenue bonds to allow Schwebel Baking Co. to remodel its building and expand production. 

1974: The parishioners of Mount Carmel Church in Niles honor Pastor Nicholas Arioli on the 25th anniversary of his ordination. 

Allegheny County Sheriff Eugene Coon angrily denies allegations by convicted Pittsburgh numbers boss Anthony M. Grosso that the sheriff took protection payoffs. 

After a group of parents protested, the Youngstown Board of Education approved switching the assignments of Emanuel Catsoules, principal of Rayen School, and John Maluso, principal of Chaney High.

1949: The opening of Youngstown's six swimming pools is delayed by two days after white lifeguards protest their assignment to John Chase pool, which is used almost entirely by Negro swimmers. 

Nurses at North Side Hospital help police capture a 67-year-old man who has pestered nurses with indecent exposures for almost a year.  The nurses distracted him while police crept up behind him. He tried to run but stopped when the cops fired warning shots.

Eva, the seeing-eye dog of Joseph Baumgartner of Girard, the blind pianist at the Mural Room, dies of a heart ailment. Eva had served her master for more than five years.