years ago | 2. December


Interesting moments in the history of our valley are revisited on this daily journey into the past.

Friday, December 2, 2022 at 12:01 am EST

Vindicator File Photo / December 2, 1965 | About 400 business and professional women from the district attended a reception honoring Dr. Marvin O. Looney, who 57 years ago was the new Mahoning County Community College District Education Director at Mural Restaurant. From left: Marvin Itts, Community College Board Member; dr Howard W. Jones, President of Youngstown University; dr and Mrs. Looney; Atty Daniel L. Rossi, board secretary; James P. Griffin, director of USW District 26, and Clingan Jackson, board member.

1997: Residents near the federal prison in Elkton say a system designed to warn them if a prisoner escapes has failed.

Youngstown City Council passes a resolution calling on the state to pass legislation regulating the operation of private prisons, such as: B. the CCA prison on the East Side of Youngstown.

A joint judge has overruled an attempt by the Fraternal Order of Police to stop a private company from operating the Columbiana County jail.

1982: An Ohio truck driver is pinned in his truck, which burst into flames after rolling down an embankment on I-80 in Pennsylvania, east of the Ohio line. Leon E. Stoker, 52, of St. Marys, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A turnout of about 90 people is the smallest “solidarity” protest in Warren in support of workers at Trumbull Memorial Hospital who have been on strike for four months.

After the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Youngstown Court Clerk Rosemary Durkin could override the City Council in granting raises to her employees, Durkin says she will grant even higher raises to her workers.

1972: The Western Reserve Transit Authority announced that downtown shoppers could ride buses for free on Sundays between 11:30 a.m. and 5:45 p.m

General Fireproofing will cease manufacturing operations at its Georgetown, Ontario, Canada facility, the company announced about two hours after rejecting an offer to relocate its founding state from Ohio to Delaware.

After the Pricing Commission approves, General Motors announces price increases for 1973 models averaging $54 per car.

1947: The Youngstown Cubs make their All-American Pro Basketball League debut in front of 1,500 hometown fans, defeating Altoona 46-41.

Struthers councilors raid a gambling den, the Wagonwheel Club, across from the city jail after Police Chief Neil K. Gordon said he was not aware of any gambling establishments in the city.

State liquor agents testify during a hearing in Columbus that they witnessed gambling at the Jungle Inn on Applegate Road in Trumbull County, near Youngstown.