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99 years ago in 1923

Warren’s civic celebration of Halloween, when every citizen was free to don whatever grotesque or spectacular thing they could and walk the streets of downtown in that fashion, would be a grand event if careful committee preparation could do that, Kiwanis said. .

Final plans were being drawn up and everything was ready for the Masquerade-Mardi Gras-Carnival event to take place from the arrival of the masked participants in the downtown section.

Hundreds of people were expected to compete for the 75 merchandise prizes offered by the committee according to advanced reports and for those who didn’t care to join the parade and have fun, there would be something interesting to see. .

The parade formed on Mahoning Avenue near Monument Park and began with a loud bang of the band’s music. Judges determined the best costumes in the many rankings, spectators watched the parade from a grandstand in front of the watering hole and again as the parade returned from its commercial section circuit.

50 years ago in 1972

Calling Warren her “Lucky Town in Ohio” and his “favorite” in the country, US President Richard M. Nixon and his wife, Pat, made a historic visit to the Greater Warren area and were enthusiastically greeted by cheering crowds estimated at nearly 85,000 along the route in Trumbull County.

The motorcade, traveling slowly from its entry into Trumbull County near Braceville to the Center of the World, Leavittsburg, Warren, Howland, central Vienna and Youngstown Municipal Airport, was greeted by thousands of cheering residents and placard carriers.

Around 50,000 people – a record – crowded Court House Park and heard Nixon deliver brief remarks. He also got out of his car for a brief moment and shook hands with delighted onlookers. Cameras clicked along its route, and locals sought to capture the visit for their memoirs.

25 years ago in 1997

There was an emerald bathroom with a whirlpool tub, a beige brick fireplace with an ornate oak mantle, a tow garage, and a sprawling basement.

All it needed was a homeowner, willing to pay the Trumbull County Joint Vocational School at least $120,000 for a ranch-style home built mostly by teenage students over the course of a year.

The “JVS House”, a 1,993 square foot house at the end of the High Street in Champion, was for sale to the highest bidder, with all proceeds going to fund other JVS schemes. About 40 electrical, carpentry and interior design students built the house, with JVS instructors and building professionals looking over their shoulders.

Following a plan provided by Ace Lumber and Andersen Windows, the students were responsible for the asphalt roof, exterior brick and vinyl siding, stairs, outlets, cabinets, chimney, electrical wiring and floorboards. and oak windows.

10 years ago in 2012

With more than 1.6 million FirstEnergy customers in the Northeast and Midwest states experiencing power outages due to Hurricane Sandy, Trumbull County was fortunate to pull through with relatively little blackouts, officials said.

Due to the slow-moving nature of the storm, FirstEnergy expected the number of outages to increase, while making it harder for workers to assess and respond to damage.

According to the FirstEnergy press release, the company had approximately 7,800 workers “ready for restoration.”

The American Red Cross had also reported mobilizing 1,300 disaster workers with 160 vehicles to provide safe shelter for thousands of people in affected states.

Karen Conklin, executive director of the Mahoning Valley Red Cross, said three volunteers from the area had been dispatched to the affected areas, while the rest of the approximately 300 local branch volunteers had been put on alert.

— Compiled from the archives of the Tribune Chronicle.

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