The history of J.C. Penney stores in the area:
1936: Store opens on Federal Street in downtown Youngstown.
1954: Store opens at the Mahoning Plaza in Youngstown.
1956: Store opens in the Boardman Plaza.
1957: Downtown Youngstown store is remodeled.
1958: Store opens in Liberty Plaza.
1963: Downtown Youngstown store is closed.
1964: Boardman Plaza store is expanded.
1969: Store opens in Shenango Valley Mall in Hermitage. That store remains today, but stores in New Castle and Ellwood City have closed.
1970: Store opens in Southern Park Mall in Boardman, but store in Boardman Plaza is closed.
1980: Company returns to Trumbull County with a store in Eastwood Mall. Earlier store in downtown Warren had closed.
1986: Liberty Plaza store closes.
1987: Grove City, Pa., store closes.
1988: Store opens in Austintown Plaza, and store in Mahoning Plaza is closed.
1996: Store in Salem is closed.