21 WFMJ archives  / June 26, 1984 | Wolf Blitzer, a Washington correspondent for the Jerusalem Post, was in Youngstown 40 years ago for the Israel Bond annual campaign. Left to right, Max Harshman, chairman of the campaign; Atty. Richard Goldberg, host of the local kickoff, and Blitzer. 

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999: An Ursuline nun says a 7th District Court of Appeals ruling that a former convent at St. Brendan Church cannot be converted into housing for abused women and children will force four families out of safe housing and is a sad commentary on how society treats the poor.

Todd Butler, 19, of Columbiana, is bound over to the Beaver County Grand Jury on two counts of criminal homicide for the May 25 shotgun deaths of Loretta Haines, 18, of East Palestine, and Clairenda Collins, 21, of Rogers.

The population of most Ohio cities declined between 1990 and 1998, including Warren, which fell 7 percent from 50,793 to 46,866, and Youngstown, which declined 11 percent, from 95,732 to 84,650.

1984: Local police believe raising the drinking age to meet a proposed nationwide standard of 21 will create unnecessary paperwork while doing little to curb drunken driving. In Ohio, the legal drinking age for beer is 18.

The remodeled gazebo will be the main attraction for the 17th annual July 4th celebration in Canfield.

Dr. William Binning, chairman of the Mahoning County Republican Party, is one of 200 Republicans around the country chosen to use a computer to spread the word on why President Ronald Reagan should be re-elected. 

1974: Appearing with their lawyers, Don Hanni and Carmen Policy, three Youngstown policemen plead guilty to grand theft, the climax of a long investigation into police involvement in a burglary ring.

A U.S. District Court upholds Ohio's law giving parochial schools $81.5 million in aid. 

1949: Lewis G. Raver, prominent Youngstown restauranteur, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at his W. Philadelphia Avenue home. He was 51.

Patricia Ann Paulo of Santa Monica, Calif., the cover girl on the current issue of Life Magazine, arrives in Youngstown to spend the summer with her father, Walter Paulo, superintendent of the Isaly Dairy plant.