Today is Monday, June 18, the 169th day of 2018. There are 196 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1908: William Howard Taft is nominated for president by the Republican National Convention in Chicago.

1948: Columbia Records publicly unveils its new long-playing (LP) phonograph record in New York.

1983: Astronaut Sally K. Ride becomes America’s first woman in space as she and four colleagues blast off aboard the space shuttle Challenger on a six-day mission.

2017: Charleena Lyles, a 30-year-old African-American mother of four, is shot and killed by two white Seattle police officers after she called 911 to report a burglary. Authorities say Lyles had pulled a knife on the officers.


1993: Girard Municipal Court Judge Anthony Bernard is fuming over criticism of his use of court funds to purchase a new car for use by Police Chief Anthony Ross.

Officials of Akzo Salt Inc. and Mission Energy Co. say the salt-processing and power-plant complex they are considering for Jackson Township will be environmentally sound and economically beneficial.

The Trumbull County Fair Board votes to give the 15 fair directors each 250 free daily fair admission passes while denying a request by the Head Start program in Warren for 68 passes for 3- and 4-year-olds. Board member Daniel Polivka says he and some other board members may provide some of their passes to the Head Start children.

1978: Youngstown State University trustees approve a $31 million budget for the 1978-79 fiscal year and authorize hikes in the general student fee from $36 to $55 and parking fees from $15 per quarter to $20.

Pigeons are no longer a problem on Youngstown’s Federal Plaza thanks to the placement of strychnine-laced corn on downtown roofs during the winter and a new ordinance prohibiting the feeding of pigeons under the threat of a $25 fine.

In 1969, The Vindicator reports George Schueller, a mid-level attorney in the U.S. Justice Departments’ Anti-trust Division, warned that a merger between Lykes Corp. and Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. would ruin the Youngstown company. His recommendation that the merger be denied under the Clayton Antitrust Act was overruled by superiors in the Nixon administration.

1968: Penn Central Railroad, formerly the New York Central and Pennsylvania railroads, leases the ninth floor of the Stambaugh Building for a downtown Youngstown headquarters.

A used ambulance purchased by Lisbon Village Council to replace one demolished April 15, sustains damage when clipped by a car. The ambulance was driven by the same driver who drove the ambulance in the earlier accident.

Construction begins on a $2 million, 236,000-square-foot warehouse and office in the Western Reserve Industrial Park in Austintown.

1943: Frank Budak, head of the Campbell lottery house, pleads not guilty before Municipal Judge Peter B. Mulholland on a charge of assault and battery filed against him by Lloyd S. Jones, Vindicator photographer. Jones accused Budak of striking him while he attempted to take a picture of Budak arriving at the Mahoning County Courthouse to face gambling charges.

The Wolverine Aviation Co., which for several weeks has conducted an instrument-training flight school at Youngstown Municipal Airport, is willing to continue renting the airport facilities.

The Most Rev. James A. McFadden, bishop of Youngstown, will be welcomed to his new diocese at a civic reception July 21 at Stambaugh Auditorium, the evening before he will be installed in St. Columba Cathedral.

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