1920: Sweeper injured when struck by car

This week in history

99 years ago in 1920:

• Struck by an automobile while he was busy sweeping the street at the corner of Belmont Street and North Park Avenue, a 79-year-old man of Garden Street was badly injured and was in a serious condition at his home.

The accident, which resulted in painful injury, occurred when an automobile driver whose full name could not be learned did not see the sweeper and crashed into him, knocking him to the pavement and fracturing the man’s shoulder and two ribs. The city director made an investigation after learning as to why he was not at work.

50 years ago in 1969:

• A 17-year-old Howland Township youth was in fair condition at Trumbull Memorial Hospital where he was admitted with a gunshot wound of the abdomen.

Howland police were holding a 25-year-old man in connection with the shooting, which resulted during “horseplay” at the Red Barn restaurant, 2600 Young-stown Road SE.

The shooting suspect and an 18-year-old companion, a Vienna resident, were taken into custody by city police on East Market and both were held on open charges. Warren police said they found a bloodstained Union Savings & Trust Co. money bag containing $1,050 and two .25-caliber automatic hand guns in the Vienna man’s car.

Both Warren and Howland authorities were attempting to determine where the two men got the money.

25 years ago in 1994:

• A change by Warren city officials of a one-block section of Pine Alley in downtown into a one-way street was aimed at helping traffic on State Street and easing parking congestion near the senior center.

But one longtime downtown business owner said the move, which took effect Tuesday, had choked her business.

“I had only three customers in here for lunch today,” said Lois Battison, owner of the Spot Restaurant.

“At this rate I’m going to be closed by the end of the month.”

The only exit and entrance to the restaurant and its parking lot was from Pine Alley, she said.

The city made the change to eliminate a traffic hazard near the senior center, along a sharp, blind curve on State Street.

10 years ago in 2009:

• A horse was killed and several people were injured after a car collided with an Amish buggy.

Trooper Larry Jones from the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the buggy, driven by a West Farming ton man, went through a stop sign at the intersection of Ensign Road and Old State Road and was hit by a 2009 Chevy Impala driven by a 28 year-old woman, also of West Farming ton.

Jones said the driver admitted to falling asleep, causing the horse to go through the intersection. He said the horse was thrown onto the car’s hood and broke its right front leg. The owner opted to have the horse put down.

A 25-year-old West Farmington woman in the buggy was treated for a broken arm at St. Joseph Heath Center in Warren, where an 18-month old child and the buggy driver were taken for treatment of scrapes and bruises. The driver of the car was not injured.

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


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