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March 27, 1981: Bus service to some areas outside Youngstown, including Girard and Niles, may be


Published: Mon, March 27, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m.


March 27, 1981: Bus service to some areas outside Youngstown, including Girard and Niles, may be reduced or eliminated so the financially troubled Western Reserve Transit Authority can keep its head above water.
State approval of a $4 million loan guarantee for the Commuter Aircraft Corp. clears the way for the company to secure $10 million in local loans for a proposed aircraft assembly plant at Youngstown Municipal Airport.
Advertisement: On display at Miller's 808 Wick Ave., is the 'Lectric Leopard by U.S. Electricar, which costs about a penny a mile for the electricity needed to operate it and goes up to 50 mph.
March 27, 1966: A large army of Western Pennsylvania who commute to jobs in Youngstown district steel mills have a major stake in the area's economic future and should be militantly supporting the Lake Erie-Ohio River Waterway, says James Griffin , director of the United Steelworkers District 26.
Two Vindicator newspaper boys, Mark S. Curtis , 14, of Youngstown and Donald Mickel, 14, of Warren, win a 12-day tip to the British Isles in a contest sponsored by The Vindicator and its Sunday supplement, Parade Magazine.
The Youngstown Social Security Office at 35 Central Square will be open four evenings to give senior citizens eligible for Medicare medical insurance an opportunity to sign up before the March 31 deadline. Those who miss the deadline will have to wait two years to be eligible for coverage.
March 27, 1956: Seventy Pennsylvania companies announce they will file suit challenging the "lock-out" ruling that the State Department of Labor and Industry issued in the four-month Westinghouse Electric strike.
Twenty-five Negro ministers in Youngstown representing 7,000 church members to pray during simultaneous services that "good will and justice be done to all people."
Advertisement: On display for one week at Barrett Cadillac, 907 Wick Ave., the Cadillac Eldorado Brougham, a dramatic departure from any previous Cadillac model, which will go into limited production during the 1956 model year.
March 27, 1931: The Ohio Supreme Court, acting on a request by Mahoning County Prosecuting Attorney Ray L. Thomas, orders a halt to a special grand jury called by Mahoning County common pleas judges to investigate possible improper payments made by utility companies to Thomas. A hearing on the issue will be held April 7.
Youngstown bowler Mike Mauser rolls a scintillating 1966, which included a high game of 289, during the American Bowling Congress in Buffalo, N.Y.
One of Columbiana County's earliest industries, the McKeefrey Iron Co.'s old blast furnace at Leetonia which was built in 1866, is razed, leaving only a tangled mass of scrap metal, broken bricks and old lumber.


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