Today is Saturday, Sept. 6, the 250th day of 2008. There are 116 days left in the year. On this date


Today is Saturday, Sept. 6, the 250th day of 2008. There are 116 days left in the year. On this date in 1901, President William McKinley is shot and mortally wounded by anarchist Leon Czolgosz at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, N.Y. McKinley died eight days later; he was succeeded by Vice President Theodore Roosevelt. (Czolgosz was executed in October 1901.)

In 1837, the Oberlin Collegiate Institute of Ohio goes co-educational. In 1966, South African Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd is stabbed to death by an apparently deranged page during a parliamentary session in Cape Town. In 1970, Palestinian guerrillas seize control of three jetliners which were later blown up on the ground in Jordan after the passengers and crews were evacuated. In 2003, Mahmoud Abbas resigns as Palestinian prime minister.

September 6, 1983: For the fifth time in its 137-year history, the Canfield Fair sees more than a half-million people pour into the grounds during the fair’s five-day run.

A Celebration of the Arts, a one-night festival designed to raise $40,000 to $45,000 for area performance arts groups and museums, will be held at the Edward W. Powers Auditorium and underwritten by the Strouss department store.

Most of the Mahoning County offices scheduled to use their new facilities in the county’s South Side annex at 2801 Market Street should be ready by Oct. 1, says Robert Cicchilo, building manager.

Almost 600 old residents of the Powersdale area get together for the first-ever reunion at the Shady Grove Picnic Grounds near the old neighborhood.

September 6, 1968: A Mahoning Valley Regional Transit Authority may be in the offing as a result of a meeting the Mahoning-Trumbull Regional Transportation Study Committee.

Through the efforts of Judge Thomas D. Lambros of the U.S. District Court in Cleveland, the Teamsters Union strike against the Eazor Express Inc. of Pittsburgh and its terminals, including Daniels Motor Express in Warren, is settled.

September 6, 1958: Youngstown police report no signs of vandalism or rowdyism for the second year as some 10,000 teenagers were on their best behavior at the 11th annual football preview at South High Stadium.

Charles Carabbia, 31, operator of the Modern Bar on Bridge Street in Struthers, is arrested on charges of creating a disturbance and abusing law officers in front of the Bridge Street Billiards after police ordered the poolroom closed at midnight, in conformance with a city ordinance.

The Medusa Portland Cement Co. plant at Wampum, closed for two weeks because strikes had held up road construction in the area and work at the Pittsburgh Airport, will reopen with 110 of its normal crew of 130 at work.

September 6, 1933: The Mahoning County Medical Society advises people to avoid crowded places but not to become panicky as a result of the infantile paralysis epidemic. Thirty-five former victims of the disease have offered blood to be used in serum to aid recovery of the newly stricken.

The Ford Motor Co. announces an increase in daily wages for production workers from $4 to $4.80.

Another “old timer” of the steel industry, who played an important part in the upbuilding of the Youngstown district, Severn P. Ker, chairman of Sharon Steel Hoop Co, announces his retirement.

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