21 WFMJ archives  / July 8, 1997 | Youths from Youngstown city schools react as their team won a relay race at the Youngstown State University youth sports camp 27 years ago. Nearly 300 students were at the day camp.

July 10


1999: Campbell Police Sgt. John Yanno filed suit alleging that mobster Lenny Strollo paid $1,000 each to two city officials to fix the 1994 civil service test so that Yanno would not be named police chief. 


John S. Gerish, 48, who was on death row for the shooting death of his mother, Ann Gerish, 70, and Eva Thigpen, 59, both of Youngstown, in 1991, died of cirrhosis of the liver in Ohio State University Hospital.


Sylvester Patterson, 25, of St. Louis Ave., killed in a drive-by shooting on West Glenaven Avenue, is Youngstown's 17th homicide of the year. 


1984: Newton Falls annual Dicker Days opens, featuring games, entertainment, and sidewalk sales. Escape artist Steve Simpson will take a plunge into the Mahoning River. 


Brookfield residents oppose proposed regulations prohibiting planting trees, shrubs, or buses on gravesites. They are also questioning trustees as to why only flat gravestones are permitted in the new section of the cemetery. 


A 6,000-piece mosaic depicting the history of the steel industry is installed on a wall at Summitville Tile's new Boardman store. 


1974: Thorn Pendleton of Warren, chairman of the board of Warren Tool Co., is named chairman of the board of Hiram College. 


Lifeguard Leo Grant and pool manager Earl Hargrave save 15-year-old Terry Reed of Youngstown from drowning in South Side Pool.




1949:  Sister Mary Lorita, former teacher and principal at St. Edward School, assumes her duties as mother superior of the Order of the Holy Humility of Mary at the Motherhouse at Villa Maria, New Bedford, Pa.   

An estimated 25,000 people line the streets of Meadville, Pa., for a colorful parade of Zem Zem Temple Shriners of Northwestern Pennsylvania. Some 150 candidates march to the Park Theater, where they are "taken across the burning sands" in the organization's traditional initiation ceremony. 

Two Youngstowners, Mike Yuhas and Al Palombi, form a Vaudeville tumbling act rated one of the best and play nightclubs from New York to Chicago.