21 WFMJ archives  / June 17, 1962 | William Huff, left, and the Rev. N.G. Harris, second from left, member and minister respectively of Tabernacle Baptist Church, accepted the Simeon S. Booker award and a life membership in the NAACP for the church, which enrolled the most members in the Youngstown Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 62 years ago.  Nathaniel Lee, extreme right, president of the Youngstown Chapter, presented the award. Dr. Kenneth W. Clement of Cleveland was the speaker at the luncheon.

June 23

1999: The Ohio General Assembly passes legislation to deregulate the state's $11 billion electric utility industry. Skeptics suggest deregulation will favor industrial users over residential.

U.S. Rep. Ron Klink, a moderate Democrat from the Western Pennsylvania 4th district with a reputation of being pro-life and pro-gun, splits with the NRA and votes against an amendment that would loosen restrictions on gun sales at gun shows.

Ohio's two Republican senators split on establishing quotas on foreign steel imports. Mike DeWine supported the quotas, and George Voinovich joined with opponents to kill the bill. 


1984: U.S. Rep. Charles Hayes of Chicago tells the Mahoning County Rainbow Coalition that if the Democratic Party is serious about defeating President Reagan in the fall, it should pay serious attention to the message of the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

Atty. Don Hanni Jr., chairman of the Mahoning County Democratic Party, and Dr. William Binning, chairman of the Mahoning County Republican Party, call on State Rep. Ronald Gerberry of Austintown to introduce legislation abolishing special elections. Letting the parties fill short-term vacancies, they say, would save millions of dollars.

Ironworkers place the final beam atop the 45-story Sohio Building in downtown Cleveland. 


1974: Ann Isroff, the second woman to serve on the Youngstown State University Board of Trustees, is elected chairman of the board.

The Youngstown district's booming steel and auto plants are not expected to experience the usual vacation slowdown this year.

Youngstown State University's tuition and fees will remain the lowest of Ohio's state-assisted universities. The quarterly instructional fee will be $180 for residents, plus a $30 general fee. Out-of-state students pay a $190 surcharge. 


1949: A large piece of rock blasted from the grounds of the new Wickliffe Elementary School crashed through the living room wall of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Welty's home at 266 S. Main St. Other fragments were scattered over a large area, but there were no reports of injuries.

Sharon Steel Corp. will resume operations of two open hearths and an electric furnace at its Lowellville plant.