Today is Thursday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2017. There are 17 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1916: President Woodrow Wilson vetoes an immigration measure aimed at preventing “undesirables” and anyone born in the “Asiatic Barred Zone” from entering the U.S. (Congress overrode Wilson’s veto in 1917.)

1972: Apollo 17 astronauts Harrison Schmitt and Eugene Cernan end their third and final moonwalk and blast off for their rendezvous with the command module.

2012: A triumphant North Korea stages a mass rally of soldiers and civilians to glorify the country’s young ruler, Kim Jong Un, two days after the successful launch of a satellite into orbit.

2012: A gunman with a semi-automatic rifle kills 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., then commits suicide as police arrive. The 20-year-old had also fatally shot his mother at their home before carrying out the attack on the school.


1992: The theory that crime in Youngstown is spreading to the suburbs is being tested in Campbell, where Kirwan Homes is undergoing a disturbing transformation.

Opponents of the proposed 911 plan for Trumbull County mount a last-ditch effort to torpedo the plan. Howland Police Patrolman Walter Miles says he has collected signatures of 10 police officers from 10 Trumbull County departments.

Ohio Van and Truck, B&R Wholesale Tire and Warren Auto Seat Cover are in the vanguard of a customizing trend, installing neon lighting kits on the undercarriages of cars and trucks.

1977: Commercial Shearing Inc. is projecting both record sales and earnings for fiscal 1977 with a 22 percent increase in sales to $157 million and a 38 percent gain in earnings to $10.5 million.

Columbiana County Deputy Sheriff Larry McConnell escapes serious injury when he is assaulted by four members of a band of striking coal miners near East Liverpool.

Warren City School District enrollment is down in one year by 800, to 11,213 in 22 schools. Over five years, the district has lost 2,489 students.

1967: The planning committee of Mahoning Valley Health Facilities recommends five of seven requests from local health care institutions: St. Elizabeth, Trumbull Memorial, Hillside, Goodwill Industries and Youngstown Osteopathic Hospital.

Reacting to an FBI report that major crime in Youngstown had increased 51 percent compared with a year earlier, 5th Ward Councilman Jack C. Hunter proposes convening a council against crime.

U.S. Sen. Frank Lausche, D-Ohio, tells Alan Boyd, secretary of transportation, that the Ravenna Arsenal property should be used as an airport.

1942: J.L. “Pete” Mauthe, president of the Youngstown Gridiron Club, announces the club’s second-annual Youngstown College appreciation dinner at the Youngstown Club.

Downtown shoppers will be greeted with a new Mile of Dimes theme song recorded by First Christian Church choir under the direction of Mrs. F.B. Horn.

A malevolent joker has been victimizing Mr. and Mrs. Basil Davis of Medford Avenue, Youngstown, with deliveries from florists, a phony obituary call to The Vindicator and false alarms to the fire department, so when an overheated furnace at the home started a fire, the Davises at first thought the responding fire trucks were another “joke.” Damage was estimated at $2,500.

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