21 WFMJ archives  / June 8, 1954, | Seventy years ago, eight Rayen School Class of 1904 members assembled for their 50th class reunion. They received their diplomas on the stage of the Old Opera House, which later became the Baptist Temple. Front row, from left, Effie Beard Tod, Mrs. Samuel Irwin, Ethel Simon Cross, Maude Kerr McCormick, and Mary Johnson Campbell; back row, Ray Shook, Atty. Fred T. Fruit and Ernest Travis.

June 21

1999: Saying they have accomplished most of what they intended to do in their respective offices, two prominent Democrats, Mahoning County Commissioner David Engler, and County Party Chairman Michael Morley, announce their resignations. 

Immaculate Conception School in Youngstown completed its first academic year on a schedule that gives students only a six-week summer break from mid-June to the first week of August.  

Even under the best-case scenario envisioned by the Trumbull County Planning Commission, when the final Census results are in, it is almost certain that the 17th Congressional District will cease to exist, with its major population centers being distributed to other districts. 

1984: Laura  Liu, an Austintown Fitch  High School valedictorian, is first runner-up in America's 1984 Miss Junior pageant in Mobile, Ala. 

NASA announces that a Warren native, Ronald Parise, will fly on at least two space shuttle missions in 1986-87.

Cornelia Alexander is named to fill a vacant seat on Salem City Council, making her the sixth woman and first black person to serve.

1974: A 53-acre farm near Ohio 44 and Interstate 76 in Portage County is selected as the new Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine site. 

A Weathersfield Township woman and her two young daughters were held at gunpoint for almost an hour by two robbers who entered their Youngstown-Warren Road home through an unlocked door. They escaped with money, jewelry, guns, stocks, and bonds. 

1949: Fred Miller, 35, former Hubbard Kiwanis Club president and owner of the Tom Thumb restaurant, is shot in the abdomen by a patron during an argument over a $40 debt.

S.R. Creps, business superintendent of Youngstown schools for 30 years, is hired by the board of education to supervise the $5.4 million school improvement program. He has to retire as superintendent when he reaches 70 on July 1.