This week in history

99 years ago in 1919:

l Property and businessmen on East Market street between Park and Pine streets did not take kindly to an interpretation of the parking ordinance that prevented the parking of cars along the street in that block. Headed by Attorney Arner B. Clark, they invaded the council chamber and asked for an interpretation of sections one and two of the ordinance. The matter fixed up by the interpretation of the ordinance was to allow a car to stand 15 minutes without its owner being arrested. Officers acting under its instruction had ordered people into court if they left their cars for a minute or more.

l Pete Popas leased a plot of land for four cows and a profit of $20 to Mike Burnais with the guarantee that Popas would erect a fence to keep the cows from roaming.

Popas decided he did not want the cows around the place, as he had nine cows of his own and decided he wanted to plant a portion of the almost 25 acres.So he drove the four cows that belonged to Burnais out in the cold, where they might run at large and caused their master’s arrest.

50 years ago in 1968:

l The Rev. Richard Konkel, assistant superintendent of schools of the Youngstown Catholic Diocese delivered the 4th annual commencement address at John F. Kennedy High School.

“You are not responsible for the historical roots of America’s social ills, but you are responsible for letting them continue,” Konkel said to about 1,000 persons who filled the gymnasium as the 151 seniors, the largest and first all-Kennedy High School class received diplomas from the Rev. James W. Malone, bishop of Youngstown.

l Following the presentation of “The Dirty Dozen” the Robins Theater in Niles closed its doors. Originally the Butler Theater, the closing left Niles without any motion picture theater. William Gillam, operator of three theaters for RMP Realty Co. of Warren, said continuing losses forced the company to close the doors of the Niles operation. RMP also operated two theaters in Warren.

It was rumored a major theater chain would be building a new theater on state Route 422, about three miles east of Warren, at the new Eastwood Mall.

25 years ago in 1993:

l Police arrested a Warren man wanted in connection with an assault while he was being treated for injuries at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. Listed in fair condition at the hospital was the 22-year-old man of Niles who was suspected of assaulting another man in the head with a tire jack.

The Niles man was listed in fair condition at the same hospital after being treated for lacerations of the left jaw, cheek and the back of the head.

Warren police said the fight involving the two men occurred Friday night in the Fairview Gardens in the 2000 block of Draper Street NE.

10 years ago in 2008:

l Two Cortland women, Darolyn Terbovich and Debbie Woods, collected T-shirts from around the world for their Relay For Life team theme, “Relay Around the World.” They received about 120 T-shirts from 50 states and several countries in response to emails they sent to any Relay teams they could find.

“We just took off it got carried away,” Terbovich said.

The women said the shirts provided contacts with other volunteers, including a woman from Hawaii.

l Five teens were arrested and two taken to the Juvenile Justice Center on charges of felonious assault, resisting arrest and receiving stolen property after officers found them with a stolen bicycle and a pellet gun. The group was found by police at the intersection of West Market Street and Austin Avenue NW unaware that a pink-colored girl’s bike had been reported stolen. The officers had been called after reports that the youths aged 14 to 17 were shooting the pellet gun at people.

— Compiled from Tribune Chronicle archives by Emily Earnhart

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