21 WFMJ archives  / June 29, 1956 | Sister M. Adelaide, superintendent of St. Elizabeth Hospital, and the Most Rev. Emmet M. Walsh, bishop of the Youngstown Catholic Diocese, inspected the cornerstone of the new addition to the hospital that was set by the bishop during a simple ceremony 68 years ago.

June 29

1999: Farrell City Council gives first reading to an ordinance that would prohibit portable basketball hoops on city streets.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge refuses to authorize $25 million for a proposed magnetic-powered train that would cut the travel time from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia from seven to two hours.

George J. Tablack, the longtime Mahoning County auditor, has formed a committee to explore challenging U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. in the Democratic congressional primary in March. 

1984: A Mahoning County sheriff's deputy wearing blue jeans and a fatigue jacket threatened to kill patrons and employees at Mr. C's Lounge in New Middletown while his brother backed him up, several witnesses testified during a trial on assault charges.

The Cleveland Board of Education has decided to subcontract its bussing services at a cost of $22 million.

Edward A. Chinowth has been named chief of the new Western Reserve Fire District, which will cover both the village and the township. 

1974: The Youngstown Park and Recreation Commission asks the city council to vote for sufficient funds for substantial repairs to Milton Dam and to expand recreational facilities at the lake.

A bandit couple walks into the Aey Electric Co. office at 2217 Mahoning Avenue and escapes with $800 in cash, two diamond rings, and two pistols after holding the owner and two other people at gunpoint. 

1949: Prison terms ranging from 61 to 171 years are given by Judge Erskine A. Maiden Jr. to five men charged in a series of armed robberies that climaxed in the wounding of Patrolman Clayton Geise.