Friday, February 16, 2007
YOUNGSTOWN — The Ohio State Highway Patrol has allocated several troopers to patrol within the city limits with a goal of reducing urban fatalities, said Mayor Jay Williams. The goal, he said, is consistent with the city's proactive efforts to help create a safer community. Troopers will focus on U.S. and state routes within the city. This will allow city officers to focus more sharply on the residential neighborhoods and businesses within the city. The joint effort will last until early March and serve as a trial period to evaluate the collaboration, the mayor said. He expects future joint efforts will occur this year.
According to The Vindicator, from Feb. 2 to 2 p.m. February 11, there have been:
- 28 felony and 110 misdemeanor arrests.
- 12 firearms and $6,598 in cash recovered.
- 25 minor misdemeanor citations issued.
- 547 traffic stops and 124 stops of pedestrians.
- 261 traffic citations issued, and 39 parking tickets.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Youngstown has a long history of arson fires, including those set last winter when almost thirty arson fires were occurred on North Side. If this is the type of prosecution we can expect for such crimes, where is the deterrence for the criminals? Arson fires put lives at risk, especially those of the firefighters whose job it is to extinguish these blazes. Countless days of lost time have been reported in the last year by firefighters injured in Youngstown arson's, including by several firefighters who have fallen through rotted or burned out floors. Probation for those who commit such crimes, especially when they are committed for personal gain, because of a mix up by the prosecutor's office is sad and shouldn't be tolerated.
Check out the full article at YoungstownFire.com.
- The Rayen School, Class of 1955 - They have a great website with a lot of local school history.
- Whatever Happened to Idora Park? - This site has excellent photos of the old park, including several I had never seen before. Even though I was five when the park closed, I have a few memories of the park. My dad was also the manager of the famous French Fry Stand for a few years.
- The Center for Working-Class Studies - The CWCS at YSU was the first center of its kind in the United States devoted to the study of working-class life and culture.
All are worth checking out if you have the time.
Monday, February 12, 2007
A postcard I have never seen before, Federal Street at night. I am guessing this is from the early 1920's.
I found this picture on the website of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. It lists this building as the Thomas Lambros Federal Courthouse. First, I thought this building was built as the Post Office and remained as such until Mahoning County purchased it as an annex space. Second, this isn't the current courthouse, which is across the street from where this building still stands. If anyone has any further history on this building, let me know.
- Chevy Center, 5,000, motocross rally
- Beeghly Center, 3,700, YSU vs. UIC
- B&O Station Banquet Hall, several hundred, Murder mystery theatre
YSU went on to defeat the UIC Flames for the first time in school history and the bars looked like they were busy. Never mind the cold, it was a great night to be downtown enjoying a wide variety of events which Youngstown has to offer. More nights like these can definitely be expected into the summer!
Monday, February 05, 2007
Private-First Class Charles J. Lowry
Company D, 28th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division
Charles J. Lowry, life-long resident of Youngstown, father of eleven children, grandfather of eighteen and great-grandather to two, died early Sunday morning at his home after a long illness. He was born November 10, 1924, the only child of Charles E. and Margaret M. Lowry, attended McKinley Elementary School, and graduated from Ursuline High School in 1942. He spent time in the United States Army during World War II, receiving the Purple Heart. He married Jean Grocutt at Saint Columba in 1948. Jean passed away in February 1987. He was well known in Yougstown for owning Lowry's Custard Stand, first on Belmont Avenue and then for a long time on Logan Avenue. He retired from the United States Post Office and in his retirement, gave his time to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, for whom he opened and operated their first soup kitchen on Front Street from 1981 until 1987. He remained active in the St. Edward's St. Vincent DePaul Society until recently. He also was known for organizing bus trips to Saint Anne de Beaupre Shrine in Quebec, Canada and Notre Dame football games. In 2000, he was inducted into the Ursuline High School Athletic Hall of Fame, the first tennis player to be inducted.
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Now that Macky’s back in town …
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