21 WFMJ archives  / July 7, 1990 | Lowellville High School graduates of all years attended a “super reunion” 34 years ago. Angelo Solis, left, class of 1965, talked with old friends Mary Jane Prestonise, class of 1966,   and John Morocco, class of 1965.

July 8

1999: During a two-hour open meeting, Youngstown State University's 15-member presidential search committee defines some of the characteristics wanted in the new president, including leadership experience in building enrollment, recognition of the need to appeal to all students, from honor students to those who are underprepared, and effective advocacy among state officials and potential donors. 

Warren Police Chief Albert Timko says that after solving an eight-year-old murder, his detectives are taking on another cold case.

Mahoning County financial officials are questioning a policy that will give retiring Mahoning County Court Magistrate Joseph R. Bryant a severance package of $75,640 for accumulated sick and unused vacation time. The county's five common pleas judges have already signed off on the payment. 


1984: The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources says it will spend as much as $3 million to fill the abandoned coal mines that lie beneath Sharon.

The Ohio Department of Liquor Control will close its liquor store on Robbins Avenue in Niles, leaving the city with only one store, at the Great East Plaza. 

Youngstown State University astronomy professor Dr. Warren Young says he's not surprised that one of his former students, Dr. Ronald A. Parise, a Warren native, has been chosen by NASA as an astronaut on upcoming shuttle missions. 


1974: Two Marines, one AWOL and one on furlough, are arrested on open charges in connection with the shattering of windows in 15 cars on the South and West sides. 

Mackey Rodgers of Howland Township drives his 1922 Rolls-Royce roadster to Warren's "Walk Along Millionaire's Row," launching the city's 175th birthday party. 


1949: Four members of the Young Progressives Association are in city jail for the second day, despite attempts by Cleveland lawyers to free them. They're accused of fomenting violence at Youngstown swimming pools over racial tensions. 

Ralph Pratt and Neal Carter will attempt to maintain their monopoly on wins at the Canfield Fairgrounds midget auto races. They're facing a challenge from Johnny Parsons, who ran second at the Indianapolis 500-mile race.