21 WFMJ archives  / June 22, 1974 | Gen. Lawrence Lee awarded second lieutenant commissions to seven Youngstown State University ROTC cadets 50 years ago.  The new officers were, from left, Harold B. McIntosh III, Gregory W. Bowers, Paul M. Brady, James H. Ritter, Robert A. Zastany, Edward E. Sheets, and Charles E. Ramser.  

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1999: When teachers return to class in Poland they’ll find a new handbook that covers how to respond to emergencies, including student abductions, hostage situations, bombings and students with weapons.

A husband and wife truck-driving team from Illinois and a Kent woman are killed in a collision on the I-76 bridge over Lake Milton that sent the tanker truck into the lake. Both bridges were closed overnight while the truck loaded with cornstarch was pulled from the lake.

After 95 years of making Buicks in Michigan City, where General Motors was born, the Buick City plant in Flint, Mich., which employs 1,300, is closing. Just under 30,000 GM employees will remain in Flint, which had 75,000 GM workers as recently as 1978.

1984: Prince Bandar Bin Sultan, Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States, is credited with negotiating the expected release of three Bucheit International employees in the Youngstown area who were being held in a contract dispute.

Charles Mollenkopf is named executive director of Junior Achievement of the Youngstown Area, replacing Pete Curcio, who was hired as president of Junior Achievement Philadelphia.

Ohio Senate President Harry Meshel, D-Youngstown, says the state may file suit to block a new federal law that would withhold highway funds from any state that did not adopt a drinking age of 21.

1974: The Gilligan administration has broken its promises to school children, spending state income tax revenue to hire other state employees, former Gov. James A. Rhodes says at the Avalon Inn.

A Welfare Department employee says seven Youngstown men, all believed to be involved in the city's numbers operation, are charged under a new state law aimed at breaking up organized crime. 

1949: The Ohio Edison Co. buys an 82-acre tract in Niles as the site of a new big electric generating plant.

Phillip J. Carrabia, 21, of Struthers, and Katherine K. Nicholson, 19, of Youngstown, were killed when Carrabia's car skidded out of control and careened over an embankment in Route 224 near the Pennsylvania line.