This week in history

This week in history

99 years ago in 1920:

A Tribune reader sent in the following interesting communication:

“Editor Tribune: Mayor McBride’s suggestion that Warren men wear patched pants instead of overalls in an effort to aid the growing nation-wide movement to reduce the high cost of clothing, is a good one, but why limit it to pants?

The movement should not be limited to clothes nor to men. Women should refuse to pay excessive prices for all kinds of clothes and accessories, and be proud to wear cheaper materials and less costly goods until prices come down to a sensible level,” the reader’s letter stated.

50 years ago in 1969:

Two television sets, a stereo turntable amplifier and a table model stereo-radio combination were taken from a home on Perkinswood NE.

The appliances, valued at $795 and $200, and an undetermined amount of men’s and women’s clothing were taken from two upstairs bedrooms.

Police said entry into the home was gained by using a skeleton key. The upstairs rooms were thoroughly ransacked and the television sets were reported stolen from a basement recreation room.

25 years ago in 1994:

Downtown business owners, saying parking was the key to survival, were asking the city to change its plans for widening and repaving Market Street. The Downtown Merchants Association came up with a petition signed by 70 to 75 people endorsing a tentative street design. The group said their idea for slant parking would add 10 to 12 spaces. The downtown parking area had dropped from 122 to 100 parking spaces since 1978, according to a spokesman for the association, James Cicchillo.

“And considering a new county jail would wipe out 100 more spaces, we need an alternative. We’re only asking the city to sincerely present this plan to (Ohio Department of Transportation) for consideration,” he said.

City officials said tinkering with the plans, which must adhere to strict federal rules, could have jeopardized $1.2 million in federal funds, which represented the money for resurfacing.

10 years ago in 2009:

A complex designed for low-income senior apartments led to quickly filling apartments at The Manor at Howland Glen.

“They’re probably half filled already,” said Heather Knoske, the manager at the $5 million complex.

The 49 one-bedroom units for residents 62 or older were rented at 30 percent of a resident’s adjusted income.

The complex on North River Road was owned by Lutheran Housing Services of Howland, a partnership of Shepherd of the Valley, Lutheran Social Services of Northern Ohio (LSS) and St. Luke Lutheran Community.

“Seniors in our area have been hard hit by the recession, and we feel it is important to offer them another quality choice for their retirement living,” Don Kacmar, Shepherd executive director said.

Compiled from the Archives of the Tribune Chronicle by Emily Earnhart