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Manufacturer’s death shocked community

This week in history

99 years ago in 1922

William Campbell Pendleton, one of the pioneer manufacturers of Warren, died suddenly at his home on the Leavittsburg Road.

Word of Mr. Pendleton’s death came as a distinct shock. While many of his friends knew he was seriously ill, it was not understood that his condition was critical. Death was due to pneumonia.

For 40 years, Mr. Pendleton was engaged in manufacturing business. The interest and upbringing of the city were things in which he was engrossed in.

Mr. Pendleton was a staunch member of the local Christian church, which was founded by his grandfather, Alexander Campbell.

50 years ago in 1971

A clerk, Christy Thomas, 49, of Campbell, at the Summit Motel, Youngstown Warren Road, Niles, was in serious condition at the Trumbull Memorial Hospital after being struck over the head with a gun during a possible robbery attempt at the motel.

Thomas was found by Niles police who investigated after receiving a call. He was reported to have suffered a fractured skull. Police said Thomas was semiconscious when they found him.

According to officers, two men entered the motel just before midnight and pistol-whipped Thomas. Police believed the gun may have discharged while the clerk was being beaten, The slug ricocheted off a radiator and landed behind the office desk.

25 years ago in 1996

The year before, it was rain and brisk weather that kept would-be chili eaters seeking shelter inside downtown bars. In 1996, it was the Tribe game against Baltimore.

But cooks who hovered over huge pots full of chili at the eighth annual Newton Falls Chili Cook-Off didn’t seem to mind the competition. They said they were confident that the baseball-watching crowds would soon filter into the streets for some post-game grub.

Wanda Thompson and her friends boasted early in the day about their celebratory batch of “Wahoo! Chili!” cooked up in honor of the Cleveland Indians. It probably ended up being more like comfort food — the Indians lost, 4-3, to Baltimore in the 12th inning and were eliminated from the playoffs.

Thompson said her chili was named for its “Wahoo bite.” But she was evasive about the recipe.

“Oh there’s four of us and everybody puts their own secret ingredients in,” she said.

10 years ago in 2011

Some teams win with offense and some with defense.

The 2011 Lakeview boys soccer team had success with both, as the Bulldogs were undefeated with just two games remaining in the campaign.

After a 1-0 victory over Warren G. Harding, the Bulldogs were 12-0-2.

“We’re off to a great start,” fourth-year coach Nate Mailach said. “We’re 14 games in and undefeated. We’ve had some guys move into the district, so we’re a different team from last year. We have a freshman superstar in Matt Pasternak. He brings a lot of energy. He’s a small guy, but will mix it up with anybody. He has an absolute rocket of a shot.

“Joe Wilson and Matt Black are in the central midfield position. They are as steady as the get. Joe Wilson is probably the best player in the district.”

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

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