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Architecture of city’s 2 junior highs celebrated

This week in history

99 years ago in 1922

Perfect triumphs of school architecture were Warren’s two new junior highs that were having the final touches put on, preparatory to opening.

From the circle in front of each building, in which flag poles would be put, so that the flags could be easily raised and lowered and replaced when tattered, to the furnace room in the rear of the basement with its portable smokeless boilers that could be moved, nothing was omitted that could possibly add to the comfort, safety or convenience of teachers and pupils.

The two junior high buildings were constructed of the same material, arranged the same and equipped with the same within.

Both were nearly as fireproof as it was possible to have them.

50 years ago in 1971

Howland Township police were investigating an armed robbery staged by three masked men who broke into the James H. Beal home, Silver Fox Lane, tied up Beal and a guest, and stole a 58-album collection of Mexican stamps, two guns and a car.

Police reports said Beal, an international stamp authority specializing in Mexican stamps, and overnight guest, Lowell Rogatz of Worthington, were not injured. They were sitting in the living room of the home when three robbers masked with nylon stockings entered the room.

Police said entry to the home was gained by kicking in the screen and unlocking he screen door. At least two of the suspects were armed, it was reported.

25 years ago in 1996

As the sun slowly rose over the horizon, flagpoles outside Trumbull County schools became serene prayer centers as students, teachers and parents gathered to worship together.

Called “See You At The Pole,” the worldwide prayer ritual united more than 200 Trumbull students at 7 a.m. for about 15 minutes of prayer.

Bible clubs in eight schools and groups of religious students in others organized the session locally.

“See You At The Pole” started at a Texas high school in 1990. Later that year, the event grew to 45,00 statewide. The event spanned the nation in 1991, when more than 1 million students participated.

10 years ago in 2011

An early Saturday morning apartment fire at the very old West Broad Street building left several residents without homes and business owners making alternative arrangements to continue serving their customers and patients.

The blaze so severely damaged the building that it was expected to be too unsafe for anyone to enter to investigate, a top fire official said at the time.

The fire that broke out shortly after 4 a.m. in a second-floor rear apartment above the Health Advocate Services and Healthy Treasures spread through other upstairs apartments, destroying three. Also damaged were the businesses below and a next door storefront that houses an insurance agency, which wasn’t as badly damaged.

— Compiled from the archives of the Tribune Chronicle by Allie Vugrincic

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