99 years in the past in 1923
Warren and many of the Mahoning Valley groped a sluggish approach by means of the densest morning fog in lots of months. Road vehicles, busses and vehicles crawled alongside at sluggish charges of velocity and 1000’s of employees had been late reaching their jobs as transportation was solely at a snail’s tempo.
The denseness of the fog was so nice that to journey even at a average price of velocity was inconceivable. Accidents had been few and none was critical. Had the fog been lighter extra accidents would have occurred, police mentioned.
In some locations, the fog was a swirling one. Rotating with the earth as its axis the moisture-laden ambiance whirled round and round in a lazy kind of Maypole dance.
The fog settled in at evening and didn’t raise for 12 hours.
50 years in the past in 1972
Greater than 300 enthusiastic bicycle riders participated within the Anti-Drug Peddlers Bike Hike, which raised practically $500 for a Warren-Howland Drug Training Council marketing campaign.
The bike hike, held alongside an eight-mile East Market Road course between Courthouse Sq. in downtown Warren and Howland Excessive College attracted principally younger individuals, however there have been many older individuals and households. Nearly all accomplished the complete route, regardless of a relentless risk of rain through the hike.
There have been no difficulties in site visitors management or security and the American Pink Cross, which offered emergency first support, reported treating just one individual for bruises.
25 years in the past in 1997
Elton John’s new single, “Candle within the Wind 1997,” a tribute to the late Princess Diana, had folks lining up in entrance of report shops.
“It’s been fairly unimaginable,” mentioned Earl Swegan, supervisor of Waves Music retailer on the Eastwood Mall. “We had between 700 and 1,000 telephone calls previously two days from folks anxious to get a replica of the music.”
Swegan mentioned he turned barely alarmed when his cargo didn’t arrive on time.
“We had folks sitting outdoors the shop for hours simply ready for us to get them,” he mentioned.
He lastly obtained the 250 compact discs and 210 cassettes, priced at $3.49 every within the afternoon.
Marvel Gibbs of Warren was considered one of many Princess Diana admirers completely satisfied to lastly get her arms on the music. She got here again 4 completely different occasions earlier than she lastly gave up for the day.
“I’ve been ready for it,” she mentioned as she clutched her cassette the following afternoon. “It’s a phenomenal music, and he or she was a phenomenal girl.”
10 years in the past in 2012
The Hartford Apple Pageant had just about the whole lot a group competition would have — loads of meals, rides and video games for youngsters… and arm wrestling?
That’s proper, arm wrestling for ladies and men.
“It simply takes the whole lot you bought; struggling, making an attempt to get your finest transfer, mentioned John Whitman, the 21-year-old from Hartford who received the right-handed open class 150 kilos or much less.
“You may’t let off for a second as a result of the opposite man goes to make the most of it.”
Contained in the have a tendency that had sq. dancing earlier than the double-elimination match started Sunday, members, when their title was known as, locked arms and tried mightily — some yelled and grunted making an attempt to summon all their energy — to finest their opponent.
The matches, for essentially the most half, ended shortly.
— Compiled from the archives of the Tribune Chronicle by Allie Vugrincic.