Today is Monday, Dec. 4, the 338th day of 2017. There are 27 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1783: Gen. George Washington bids farewell to his Continental Army officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York.

1945: The Senate approves U.S. participation in the United Nations by a vote of 65-7.

1967: Actor-comedian Bert Lahr, who played the Cowardly Lion in “The Wizard of Oz,” dies in New York at 72.

1991: Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson, the longest held of the Western hostages in Lebanon, is released after nearly seven years in captivity.

2016: A North Carolina man armed with a rifle fires several shots inside Comet Ping Pong, a Washington, D.C., pizzeria, as he attempts to investigate an online conspiracy theory that prominent Democrats were harboring child sex slaves at the restaurant. No one was hurt, and the man surrendered to police.


1992: Ohio Bancorp, parent of Dollar Savings and Trust Co., is being acquired by PNC-Financial Corp., a Pittsburgh-based bank holding company. The agreement retires the 105-year-old Dollar Bank name in Youngstown.

Randy Darby, 30, of Mineral Ridge says he cannot believe that visiting judge Fred Skok granted shock probation after 10 months to the motorist who struck and killed Darby’s 6-year-old daughter, Dawn Poore, while driving on the wrong side of the road in the Suburban Mobile Home Park.

U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. says that a Liberty Township greenfield site is a better bet for the proposed Defense Finance Accounting Center over Youngstown’s suggested renovation of the Higbee building downtown.

1977: John A. Logan, founder and president of Warren’s Ajax Magnethermic Corp., started the company with $500 in 1948 and has built it into a multinational manufacturer of electric furnaces, induction heaters and other melting equipment.

Ohio Edison plans a 138,000-volt transmission line through Trumbull County, from Brookfield Center to Hartford Village.

Major-elect J. Phillip Richley says he will not seek pay raises for himself or members of the Board of Control. An ordinance would increase the mayor’s salary from $31,132 to $34,980 and that of the law and finance directors from $25,082 to $28,182.

1967: Five charges are filed against an Austintown man accused of pulling two butcher knives on Boardman Patrolman Richard Rice, taking his cruiser and leading a chase before being forced into a ditch. Twenty shots were fired by pursuing Boardman police during the chase.

Ohio Gov. James Rhodes and Pa. Gov. Raymond Shafer meet at the state line to dedicate a 20-mile trans-border section of Interstate 80.

Coadjutor Bishop John H. Burt, former rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Youngstown, will take over the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio when Bishop Nelson Burrows retires in February.

1942: President Franklin Roosevelt orders the liquidation of all Works Progress Administration projects because of the increase in private employment, which will affect 72 people in Mahoning County and about 14,000 in Ohio.

Visiting nightclubs to detect fire hazards such as that which caused the Coconut Grove tragedy that took 550 lives in Boston, two Youngstown fire inspectors find a blaze that could have imperiled Club Lido and 20 patrons on Market Street.

Youngstown’s public schools will observe Pearl Harbor Day with special programs in all schools.

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