Today is Friday, June 1, the 152nd day of 2018. There are 213 days left in the year.

Today is Friday, June 1, the 152nd day of 2018. There are 213 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1868: James Buchanan, the 15th president of the United States, dies near Lancaster, Pa., at age 77.

1927: Lizzie Borden, accused but acquitted of the 1892 ax murders of her father, Andrew, and her stepmother, Abby, dies in Fall River, Mass., at age 66.

1968: Author-lecturer Helen Keller, who earned a college degree despite being blind and deaf almost her entire life, dies in Westport, Conn., at age 87.

1980: Cable News Network makes its debut.

2009: Air France Flight 447, an Airbus A330 carrying 228 people from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, crashes into the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of everyone on board.

One year ago: President Donald Trump declared he was pulling the U.S. from the landmark Paris climate agreement. A gunman described by police as a heavily indebted gambler stormed a crowded casino in the Philippine capital and torched gambling tables, creating a choking level of smoke that killed at least 37 people.


1993: The parents of 42 Youngstown city school students have requested transfer to Lowellville schools under open enrollment, but city school officials say the transfers would throw the city’s racial balance out of whack. “Until city schools can get their manure in one sock, why should I send my kids there,” asks one of the parents, Ricky DeLuca, a Youngstown police officer.

David Popa, 37, is found dead in his East Side Youngstown home that was the target of a firebombing. Police removed 25 marijuana plants from the house at 828 Sunshine Ave.

The 74th class to graduate from Lisbon’s David Anderson High School since it was built in 1919 is the building’s last. The high school will be consolidated with the junior high on West Pine Street in the fall.

1978: The wanderings of a 250-pound black bear end at the intersection of state Route 5 and Braceville-Robinson Road in Trumbull County when it is struck by a hit-and-run driver.

Despite repeated rescue attempts by neighbors and firemen, Cindy Balint, 24, is fatally overcome by smoke and flames after she was trapped in the living room of her second-story apartment over the New Deal Cafe on Salt Spring Road.

1968: Youngstown and its suburbs are without public transportation in the wake of a midnight walkout by 67 drivers for the Youngstown Transit Co.

Top seniors from Youngstown’s eight public and parochial schools are honored by the Downtown Kiwanis Club: Laura Patrick, Frank Ciccone, John Truhan, Linda Wade, Kathleen Anderson, Kenneth Hrycik, Gary Sharpe, Beatrice Tesone, Richard Rudick, Karleen Heyman and Janet Peros.

An industrial plant at 9015 Market St. is sold by Stephen Baytos to Brentwood Originals of Los Angeles for a new industry.

1943: The Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority must pay real-estate taxes on the Westlake Terrace housing project, the state board of tax appeals rules in a two-to-one decision.

An estimated crowd of 30,000 people line Federal Street to watch the city’s annual Memorial Day parade. Traffic Commissioner Clarence Coppersmith says it was the best behaved parade crowd ever.

K.C. Sommer is featured in the Youngstown Country Club’s holiday golf program, capturing medal play, full handicap competition with a net 68. Second place went to Dr. Harvey, and W.E.Fowler and J.D. Doughton shared third.

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