Today is Sunday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2017. There are 105 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1787: The Constitution of the United States is completed and signed by a majority of delegates attending the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.

1862: More than 3,600 men are killed in the Civil War Battle of Antietam in Maryland.

1937: The likeness of President Abraham Lincoln’s head is dedicated at Mount Rushmore.

1939: The Soviet Union invades Poland during World War II, more than two weeks after Nazi Germany had launched its assault.


1992: Phar-Mor Chief Executive David S. Shapira says he and the new president, Antonio C. Alvarez, do not intend to change the company’s philosophy of deep discounting.

Area Republicans pay $50 or $100, depending on seating, to have lunch with first lady Barbara Bush at Mr. Anthony’s banquet hall in Boardman.

The Sharon Steel Corp.’s decision to shut down its only blast furnace will mean the furlough of 300 hourly workers.

1977: The Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia overturns an Environmental Protection Agency decision that the Mahoning Valley Steel industry is unique and gave eight mills along the Mahoning River six more years to meet water pollution standards that were to take effect July 1, 1977.

State Sen. Harry Meshel tells the Business, Industrial and Professional Organization of North Lima that the area has great potential but has been bypassed.

Injured Pitt quarterback Matt Cavanaugh provides inspiration on the sidelines of Chaney’s game against Boardman, cheering on the Cowboys to a 26-0 victory.

1967: Austintown fire officials are investigating a flash fire that swept through a tree house, killing three young boys, Richard Howells, 14, and brothers Thomas and Roy Scheetz, 14 and 12.

The Casa Savoia Club of New Castle honors 18 members with 50 or more years of club activities. A special award is presented to 66-year member Vincenzo Tardelli.

A tank truck sideswipes a tree in heavy fog along Route 46 north of Cortland, spilling 3,700 gallons of gasoline and setting the stage for a three-car pileup in which four people were injured.

1942: Four 44-passenger trolley buses are delivered 10 months after they were ordered and are put into service on Youngstown trambus lines.

Phyllis Buckles, 12, is seriously hurt when she is either hurled or dragged 65 feet by a car that hit her at Glenwood and Parkwood avenues.

Practical courses in metallurgy and metallography begin at Youngstown College to prepare men to work in local defense industries.

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