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7Teachers in the Jackson-Milton School District strike for the first time since 1974, but schools



Published: Sun, September 1, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



7Teachers in the Jackson-Milton School District strike for the first time since 1974, but schools open with substitutes and light attendance. Extracurricular activities are canceled.

8Heavy smoke from burning debris at the Higbee demolition site closes most state offices in the Voinovich Center next door.

11Teleperformance, a Paris-based global telemarketing company with a U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, opens its newest call center at 100 Westchester Drive, Austintown, with plans to hire 400 to 600 workers by mid-November.

X The Salvation Army announces an October closing of its nearly 100-year-old adult rehabilitation center in Youngstown because officials at headquarters think it is not financially viable.

12Increased mattress and furniture sales at its 51 department stores lead Kaufmann's to undertake a $3 million expansion at its North Jackson distribution center.

X Robert W. Wick, 83, of Canfield, former executive director of the Manufacturers Association of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania, dies on a bicycle trail.

14Youngstown State University enrollment drops 3.6 percent this fall, the 10th time in the past 11 years that fall enrollment has declined.

15A Kentucky appeals court rules Richard and Cheryl Asente of Girard, who want to adopt 3 1/2-year-old Justin, should keep him, but the case is likely to go before the Kentucky Supreme Court.

X C. Alan Stephan, 66, a retired Navy captain, and member of the state financial oversight commission, is appointed to the Youngstown Board to Education to replace Don L. Hanni III, who resigned last month.

19Atty. Edward A. Flask of Poland, former Mahoning Valley Sanitary District director, gets a three-month jail term after pleading guilty to improperly accepting $2 million in cash and favors from vendors doing business with MVSD. Flask also will pay fines, make restitution and perform community service.

X Beaver Township trustees reject rezoning for 395 condominium units at Pine Lake.

20Jackson-Milton school teachers return to work after the board of education and teachers union agree to binding arbitration.

X Trinity Industries of Dallas, the nation's largest railroad car parts producer, drops its plans to acquire YSD Industries of Austintown after several months of negotiations, but orders 1,400 refrigerator car doors, allowing YSD to recall furloughed workers.

X Youngstown City Council creates a 13-member nonprofit development corporation board to oversee construction and management of the proposed $40 million downtown arena.

21An Ohio Department of Health investigation determines the Physicians Dialysis Center on Belmont Avenue in Youngstown, where 20 people became ill and one died Aug. 30 after treatment, failed to flush the water system's purifiers for 15 minutes every four hours and had unacceptably high bacteria levels in water samples. But ODH draws no conclusions about what caused the patients to become ill.

X Gil Peterson resigns as YSU's interim vice president of development and community affairs.

X Bortner Tours, a Sharpsville area business for more than 55 years, will close permanently Nov. 1.

X CSC Ltd. announces the layoff of 30 salaried workers and 40 hourly workers in a restructuring designed to keep the struggling Warren steelmaker solvent, leaving a combined work force of 1,200.

25The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder of the Rainbow Coalition, visits YSU as part of an effort to promote voter registration and voting in Ohio.

26Champion Education Association and the Champion School Support Association hit the picket lines at 12:01 a.m. after last-minute weekend negotiations failed.

28Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader speaks to an audience at YSU's Kilcawley Center during a visit to the Mahoning Valley.

29Kent State University Trumbull Campus celebrates its 30th anniversary.




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