This Week in History: The City’s Health Report Looked Good in 1923 | News, Sports, Jobs
99 years ago in 1923
The health of the town of Warren was good. If citizens were not crushed by automobiles, streetcars, or trains, they were unlikely to be brought down by contagious diseases.
The City Board of Health, in regular meeting, was informed by Health Officer GN Simpson that there had been only three cases of typhoid during the first 8 1/2 months of 1923. The last case was reported on June 22.
The report by Ms. Grace Burbank, the city’s health nurse, also showed a healthy state of health of the citizens of Warren. Her detailed list of cases treated showed no cases of the contagious disease and many of her calls were made to help new mothers look after their children, to make inquiries with social services or for information. to submit to the Red Cross or other agencies.
Seventy-three calls in July were made to people with disabilities. During the month of July, 113 calls were made.
50 years ago in 1972
Dress code guidelines were adopted for local champion schools for the 1972–73 school year.
School administrators said students should wear clean, well-fitting clothes. In addition, clothes had to be worn according to the purpose for which they were designed, with buttoned buttons, buckled belts and tucked-in shirttails.
Girls were expected to wear clothes that emphasized modesty, cleanliness, and good taste with regard to their individual appearance. tank tops were to be worn as a waistcoat with a blouse; and all blouses, other than those squared off around the bottom, had to be tucked in. Sweatshirts, t-shirts, football shirts, bellies, jeans, shorts, bermudas, cut-offs and work pants were not allowed.
In determining dress and hair length, a boy had to consider neatness, neatness, style, good taste, and individual appearance. Shirts had to be buttoned and tucked in unless boxy at the bottom; football shirts, if worn, had to be tucked in; jeans had to be clean and ironed; blue tie-dye, faded or ragged jeans were not allowed; socks had to be worn with shoes at all times; tank tops were to be worn as a waistcoat with a shirt; and objectionable T-shirts or sweatshirts were not permitted.
25 years ago in 1997
A search for stolen property at a Hubbard Youngstown Road car wrecking yard was halted on Thursday when officers discovered what they believed to be hazardous waste.
Warren police attended 2020 Hubbard Youngstown Road in Liberty, one of two Liberty Auto Wrecking-owned locations, to search for a safe stolen months earlier from Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Warren. They came across 55 gallon drums leaking noxious fumes.
Police called workers from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the Ohio Criminal Identification Bureau’s Environmental Enforcement Division to investigate. Warren Police Lt. Timothy Bowers said agencies told police to stop digging because the liquid in the barrels could pose a fire hazard.
10 years ago in 2012
Over the course of several weeks, the Warren YMCA saw nearly $50,000 worth of improvements, including replacing 30 windows and finishing a large gymnasium floor.
Rich Denamen, acting manager, said all windows on the building’s first and second floors had been replaced.
“We were doing a window campaign to get new windows. Whatever windows were sold, we used those dollars to make further improvements to the YMCA,” he said.
He said all 30 windows have been sold.
He said a grant from the Youngstown Foundation was used to refurbish the large gymnasium floor.
— Compiled from the archives of the Tribune Chronicle by Allie Vugrincic.