21 WFMJ archives  / June, 1951 | Crowds of Youngstowners showed up for a summer ritual 73 years ago, unloading equipment and animals from the Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus train.

June 30

999: Forum Health, which operates Youngstown Northside Medical Center, Beeghly Medical Center, and Trumbull Memorial Hospital, will eliminate 200 support jobs over 18 months in a move to cut costs due to reduced Medicare reimbursements.

The Youngstown Central Area Community Improvement Corp. will advertise for bids for demolition of the Higbee Building downtown at a cost expected to exceed $1 million. 

Gary McCauley, president of United Steelworkers Local 3372 at the Bliss-Salem plant, is pessimistic about finding a buyer for the plant, which employs about 220 people when operating at capacity. 

1984: Campbell Police Sgt. Charles Xenakis, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, says the city is "flooded with narcotics" and is the laughing stock of Mahoning County in its lax enforcement of narcotics laws. 

Richard G. Watt, 37, and Karen L. Cochran, 36, both of Greenville, Pa., were killed when the Corvette being driven by Watt left Route 846 in Pymatuning Township and flipped over, trapping both in the wreckage. 

Ben Elisio Jr., one of three Youngstown men held in Saudi Arabia for four weeks in a contract dispute between Bucheit International and a Saudi prince, is the first of three to be released and is greeted by his family at Youngstown Municipal Airport. 

1974: One of Youngstown's oldest business enterprises, Youngstown Building Material and Fuel Co. on Logan Avenue, celebrates its 90th anniversary. 

Vice President Isabel Peron takes over as acting president of Argentina during the medical treatment of her husband, Juan.  

1949: U.S. Atty. Gen. Tom Clark filed suit to break up the General Motors, U.S. Rubber, and Dupont combine.

Oscar F. Gayton, president of Gayton Insurance Co., is elected chairman of a citizen committee to campaign for air pollution abatement in Youngstown. 

Appearing at Club Merry-Go-Round, 1281 Salt Spring Road, Cab Calloway, and his Seven Cab Jivers. No cover charge till 8:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. 

Pedestrians in Central Square have new "walk lights" to guide them, eliminating the hazard of relying on staggered traffic lights on the square.