21 WFMJ archives  / June 25, 1956 | New buildings were dedicated 68 years ago at the Youngstown District Girl Scout Camp on Gault Road.   Taking part in the tradition “Bless this House” ceremony were, from left, Linda Bashor, Carole Brown, Margaret Layshock, Ruthann Wollnik, Karen Shaw, and Marian Schmutzer, all members of Troop 157.

June 25

1999: The Mahoning Valley Scrappers return from a nine-day road trip to play their inaugural game at Cafaro Field in Niles. 

Republican Presidential Candidate George W. Bush took the stage in Pittsburgh with Gov. Tom Ridge, sparking speculation that Ridge is in the running for the vice presidential spot on the Republican ticket. 

The EPA says clean up of contaminated soil at the former Westinghouse Electric Corp. plant on Sharpsville Avenue in Sharon, Pa., will not be completed until late 2001.


1984: Bishop James W. Malone of the Youngstown Diocese says supporters of St. John High School in Ashtabula will have to devise a significantly different plan for financing school operations if the school is to remain open for more than another academic year. 

Twin brothers William J. and Robert G. Helwig, 1976 Niles McKinley High School graduates, received degrees from the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo. 

At the Theater of the Stars at Packard Music Hall, Ken Berry starred in the Yankee Doodle musical, "George M." 


1974: Mahoning County Commissioners vote to close the Center Street Bridge for two weeks to allow resurfacing. 

Vice President Gerald Ford, playing in a charity golf match in Minneapolis, slices his drive off the first tee, and the ball hits Tom Gerard in the head. Ford didn't learn the boy had been hit until after the match and called him to apologize. 

Arthur Magee is sworn in as mayor of Hubbard a week after Mayor Joseph Baldine's sudden death. 


1949: Struthers Iron & Steel Co. is spending nearly $500,000 to reline its Anna furnace in anticipation of a boom in the pig iron business. 

Youngstown Sheet & Tube's Brier Hill plant is hit by a wildcat strike of 500 workers.