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Council looked into expansion of city limits

This week in history

99 years ago in 1922:

• Warren council was seriously considering the expansion of the city limits.

For several weeks past there had been more or less informal discussion of the proposition among the members but no real action was taken until the matter was placed in the hands of a committee for investigation and report. The committee that would handle the matter was composed of Mr. Flora and Mr. Max Abbott, members of the finance committee, and Miss Brooks, councilwoman from the fourth ward.

At the time there were many manufacturing interests that for years had been on the edge of the city. There was a general feeling that they should be brought within the city limits.

50 years ago in 1971:

• An 80-year-old Warren man was bound, gagged and robbed in his home at night by two men posing as police officers.

The victim, Andy Susko, was handcuffed by the two men.

Susko was found around 1:25 a.m. the next morning by his son and was treated and released at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. The handcuffs had to be cut from his wrists, police said.

The men forced Susko to tell them where he kept his valuables and two metal boxes were forced open, but Susko was unable to tell police what was taken.

10 years ago in 2011:

• An explosion at the former Severstal steel plant caused an early morning fire to blaze for several hours in what one fire official said may have been the most damaging fire he’d ever witnessed.

Eight fire departments helped battle the blaze that broke out at RG Steel, 1040 Pine Ave. SE, Warren, and needed about 2 1/2 hours to extinguish it. No one was injured.

The maintenance building and two adjacent construction trailers were destroyed, said Warren Township fire Chief Ken Schick, causing millions of dollars in damage.

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

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