years ago | July 19
Interesting moments in the history of our Valley are revisited with this daily journey through time.
Vindicator File Photo / Jul 19, 1989 | Pro-choice youth chant as they march past an anti-abortion crowd near the Youngstown Naval and Marine Reserve Center, where 47 people have been incarcerated for protesting and blocking access to an abortion clinic in the south side 32 years ago. Most of the jailed anti-abortion protesters were from Steubenville.
1996: David Babb, 13, of Wilmington Township, Pa., Is identified as one of 212 passengers killed in the crash of TWA Flight 800 off Long Island.
Paul Powers, CEO of Commercial Intertech, mentions the company’s new factory in the Salt Springs Industrial Park to show why the company is fighting a take-over bid by United Dominion.
International Boxing Council intercontinental welterweight champion Craig Kitka, 20, of Austintown, will make his first defense of his title at the Ohio State Fair against Verdell Smith.
1981: A year after the Youngstown Area Chamber of Commerce’s special task force was formed to help the city find solutions to its financial problem, it has yet to find answers.
Mgr. Joseph Fabbri, pastor of St. Vitus Church in New Castle, Pa., For 25 years, is retiring. He will be replaced by Reverend Nicholas Dattillo.
Nine of the top 10 banks in the Youngstown-Warren area lag far behind regional and national averages in lending to businesses and industry, according to study by Lawrence Bombara, a State University student of Youngstown.
1971: Paul Warfield, graduate of Warren Harding High and former Cleveland Brown shows up at training camp for the Miami Dolphins.
Dan Medvec, 15, of Youngstown, wins the 11th edition of the Youngstown Soap Box Derby.
Mahoning County MPs raided a North Jackson truck stop and arrested three men, seizing 20,000 amphetamine pills and $ 40,000.
1946: Plans are announced to erect the first plant that will use nuclear power to produce gasoline from crude oil at a site on the Warren Avenue extension west of Niles.
A knife duel between two of Warren’s men to dance with each other’s women at Yankee Lake Dance Hall ends in the death of Prince Johnson, 32.
Dr Leon S. Marshall resigns from the history department at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa., In protest against the college’s attempts to control its “liberal expression”.