Christmas Seals quota on track

This week in history

99 years ago in 1920

The sale of Christmas Seals was on track to make its quotas in Warren by very hard work on the part of the men and women who were responsible for the success. The sale had been assumed by the men of the Kiwanis Club, and they are leaving nothing undone to make it worthy of their interest. The office of W.A. Byard on Park Avenue was a busy place.

Proceeds from the sale of the seals were to be used in inaugurating a greater effort to combat the spread of tuberculosis in the state. It was expected that every man and woman would take up the work as a means of family protection as well as a means of combatting the disease already established.

50 years ago in 1969

Police plan to question three Youngstown youths and a fourth from Poland in connection with the recent rash of stereo-tape player thefts from cars parked at the Eastwood Mall, according to police Chief John Ross.

The Youngstown boys, 15 and 16 years of age, were passengers in a car operated by the 16-year-old Poland youth, who admitted stealing nine tapes, valued at $54, from a parked car owned by Herbert F. Pitz of Chagrin Falls.

The Poland youth said one of the Youngstown youths attempted to remove the stereo player, but was frightened when they saw a group of shoppers leaving the mall and come toward the parked car.

The stereo tapes were found in the car after Niles police spotted it, traveling in a reckless manner, leaving the mall area. They called the Poland youth’s mother, and she admitted allowing the boy to drive the car on a shopping trip to the mall.

After signing the confession, the youth was released to his mother pending a hearing in County Juvenile Court. The other three youths and their parents were scheduled to talk with Ross.

25 years ago in 1994

Construction of the Trumbull County Regional Jail, it was feared, might force out three major festivals from Courthouse Square for at least two years.

Thomas O’Hara, director of the Warren Redevelopment and Planning Corp., had been meeting with festival officials and festival planners to determine how the construction of the jail, the proposed Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation Service Center, a new parking deck and various other construction projects planned over the next several years could affect the festivals.

Several city council members said they were concerned about moving the festival into the park, because the park was used in late summer for baseball and softball games. The timing of the festivals might conflict with tournament play.

10 years ago in 2009

Five people, including an infant, escaped an early morning house fire on Parkman Road in Champion that officials said led to $130,000 in damages.

The family was staying with relatives temporarily as the holidays were approaching.

Most of the damage occurred in the basement and kitchen as the blaze shot up through the kitchen floor. Champion fire Chief John Hickey said the cause of the fire remained under investigation and the family, which included two adults, two teenagers and an infant, was alerted. The smoke detectors may have saved their lives.

The Red Cross was at the scene to assist the family. Jessica Jaros, program specialist, said the family had homeowners insurance and had family assisting them, so they did not need lodging offered by the Red Cross.

— Compiled from the archives of the Tribune Chronicle by Emily Earnhart


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