This Week in History: City health report looked good in 1923

99 years ago in 1923

The health of the city of Warren was fine. If citizens were not run down by automobiles or street cars or trains they had little chance of being cut down by contagious diseases.

The city health board in regular meeting was told by Health Officer G.N. Simpson that there had been only three cases of typhoid in the first 8 1/2 months of 1923. The last case was reported June 22.

The report of Mrs. Grace Burbank, city health nurse, also showed a healthy condition of Warren citizenry. Her detailed list of cases attended showed none to be of contagious disease and many of her calls were made to assist new mothers in caring for children, to make social service investigations or to get information to submit to the Red Cross or other agencies.

Seventy-three calls in July were made on disabled people. During the month of July, 113 calls were made.

50 years ago in 1972

Dress code guidelines were adopted for the Champion Local Schools for the 1972-73 school year.

School administrators said students were expected to wear clean clothing that fits properly. In addition, articles of clothing were to be worn according to the purpose for which they were designed, with buttons buttoned, belts buckled and shirt tails tucked in.

Girls were to wear clothing with an emphasis on modesty, neatness and good taste in regard to their individual appearance Slacks, pantsuits, pant dresses, maxi- and midi- skirts and dresses, gaucho pants and knickers were permitted; tank tops were to be worn in a vest-like manner with blouse; and all blouses, other than those squared off around the bottom, were to be tucked in. Sweatshirts, T-shirts, football jerseys, midriffs, blue jeans, shorts, Bermuda shorts, cut-offs and work pants were not permitted.

In determining dress and hair length, a boy was to consider cleanliness, neatness, style, good taste and individual appearance. Shirts were to be buttoned and tucked in unless squared off at the bottom; football jerseys, if worn, were to be tucked; jeans were to be clean and ironed; tie-dyed, washed-out or ragged blue jeans were not permitted; socks were to be worn with shoes at all times; tank tops were to be worn in a vest-like manner with a shirt; and objectionable T-shirts or sweatshirts were not permitted.

25 years ago in 1997

A search for stolen goods at a Hubbard Youngstown Road auto wrecking yard was halted Thursday when officers came across what they thought to be hazardous waste.

Warren police went to 2020 Hubbard Youngstown Road in Liberty, one of two locations owned by Liberty Auto Wrecking, to search for a safe stolen months earlier from Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Warren. They came across 55-gallon drums leaking noxious fumes.

Police called workers with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the environmental enforcement division of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification to investigate. Warren police Lt. Timothy Bowers said the agencies told police to stop digging because the liquid in the barrels could be a fire hazard.

10 years ago in 2012

Over the course of several weeks, the Warren YMCA had seen close to $50,000 worth of improvements, including the replacement of 30 windows and refinishing a large gym floor.

Rich Denamen, interim director, said all the windows on the first and second floors of the building were replaced.

“We were in the process of doing a window campaign to get new windows. Whatever windows were sold, we used those dollars to make other improvements at the YMCA,” he said.

He said all 30 windows sold.

He said a grant from the Youngstown Foundation was used to refinish the big gymnasium floor.

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


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