Years Ago

Today is Easter Sunday, March 31, the 90th day of 2013. There are 275 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1931: Notre Dame college football coach Knute Rockne, 43, is killed in the crash of a TWA plane in Bazaar, Kan.

1933: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Emergency Conservation Work Act, which created the Civilian Conservation Corps.

1968: President Lyndon B. Johnson stuns the country by announcing he would not seek re-election.

1993: Actor Brandon Lee, 28, is accidentally shot to death during the filming of a movie in Wilmington, N.C., when he is hit by a bullet fragment lodged inside a prop gun.

2005: Terri Schiavo, 41, dies at a hospice in Pinellas Park, Fla., 13 days after her feeding tube was removed in a wrenching right-to-die dispute.


1988: A $3 million fire heavily damages the Baird Bros. Saw Mill Inc. in Ellsworth Township.

Pennsylvania state police arrest 15 New Castle residents on drug charges.

The State Highway Patrol says it will step up enforcement on Belmont Avenue between state Route 304 and Gypsy Lane in Liberty Township, which has the most traffic accidents of any stretch of road in Trumbull County.

1973: Matilda Wren, president of the Youngstown Education Association, says that teachers and the administration are at a contract impasse and unless progress is made teachers are likely to strike at the beginning of the new school year.

A deputy dog warden charged with abuse in the wounding of “Dumpy,” the dog that has become nationally famous after being found at a dump near Salem where he was unsuccessfully gassed and then shot, pleads not guilty before Judge Jack Lipari.

Phil Ciprian, a Youngs-town State University student, suggests a solution to high gasoline and repair costs: a cooperative service station that would sell nonprofit gas and provide repair bays for do-it-yourself mechanics.

1963: A “Ban the Bomb” campaign aimed at ridding the Youngstown district of illegal gambling and racketeers is launched with billboard, newspaper and radio advertising.

Commercial Shearing and Stamping Co. officially dedicates its fastest growing overseas plant in Diekirich, Luxembourg, in ceremonies led by Prince Jean of Luxembourg and Charles B. Cushwa Jr., Commercial president.

1938: A Clairton, Pa., housewife who came to Youngstown mourning the death of her baby, is accused of stealing an infant from Mrs. William Cody, 753 W. Federal St., after renting a room at the Cody home. The 3-month-old baby girl was found safe in Clairton and returned to Youngstown.

Two young thugs, one armed with a revolver, rob Robert Knas, manager of a dairy store at 2242 Logan Ave., of $81.

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