Years Ago

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 30, the 30th day of 2013. There are 335 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1933: Adolf Hitler becomes chancellor of Germany.

The first episode of the “Lone Ranger” radio program is broadcast on station WXYZ in Detroit.

1962: Two members of “The Flying Wallendas” high-wire act are killed when their seven-person pyramid collapses during a performance in Detroit.

1968: The Tet Offensive begins during the Vietnam War as Communist forces launch surprise attacks against South Vietnamese provincial capitals.


1988: Neighbors on Struthers Road in Poland say blasting by United States Cement Co. is damaging foundations and causing wells to go dry.

The East Palestine China Co. has produced the china that will be used at the dinner of National Football League teams owners at the dinner after the Super Bowl game.

Wend-Lift Inc. is purchasing the nine Youngstown-Warren area Wendy’s restaurants from Wendy’s Food System Inc. of Akron, which is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

1973: The Youngstown State University Board of Trustees names Dr. John J. Coffelt, vice president for administration, to succeed Albert L. Pugsley as president.

A dynamite blast rocks the Mill Creek Park area, blowing apart a garage at the home of Anthony J. “Dooney” Sammarone at 1569 Leyton Ave. Sammarone is an official of Teamsters Local 377.

Ron Jaworski, quarterback of the Youngstown State University Penguins, is chosen by the Los Angeles Rams as the 11th pick in the second round of the NFL draft.

1963: John A. Saunders, president of General Fireproofing Co., tells a combined meeting of the Youngstown Rotary Club and Downtown Kiwanis Club that General Fireproofing is showing its faith in Youngstown by spending $1.25 million on modernization.

A delegation of Ohio and Pennsylvania Amish make a plea to Anthony Celebrezze, secretary of health, education and welfare, for exemption from Social Security.

1938: Frank Purnell, president of Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co., writes in Nation’s Business that his company does not castoff the older worker. Sheet & Tube has 91 active workers older than 70, 254 between 65 and 76 and 471 between 60 and 65.

Congressman Charles A. Halleck of Indiana, speaking at the Mahoning Valley McKinley Club banquet in Niles, says the Roosevelt administration must abandon “fantastic economic policies, extravagant and constant attitude of hateful denunciation against business” if the economy is to recover.

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