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99 years ago in 1922

The perfect triumphs of school architecture were Warren’s two new high schools which were in the process of putting the finishing touches, in preparation for the opening.

From the circle in front of each building, in which the flag poles would be placed, so that the flags could be easily raised and lowered and replaced when they are in tatters, to the boiler room at the back of the basement with its portable boilers without smoke that could be moved, nothing has been left out that could potentially add to the comfort, safety or convenience of teachers and students.

The two lower secondary buildings were built with the same material, arranged in the same way and equipped with the same inside.

Both were almost as fire resistant as it was possible to get them.

50 years ago in 1971

Howland Township Police were investigating an armed robbery organized by three masked men who broke into James H. Beal’s home, Silver Fox Lane, tied up Beal and a guest, and stole a collection of 58 albums of Mexican stamps, two guns and a car.

Police reports said Beal, an international authority specializing in Mexican stamps, and overnight guest, Lowell Rogatz of Worthington, were not injured. They were sitting in the living room of the house when three thieves masked in nylons entered the room.

Police said entry to the house was obtained by kicking the screen and unlocking the screen door. At least two of the suspects were armed, we learned.

25 years ago in 1996

As the sun slowly rose over the horizon, flag poles outside Trumbull County schools became serene prayer centers as students, teachers and parents gathered to worship together.

Called “See you soon at the pole”, the global prayer ritual brought together over 200 Trumbull students at 7 a.m. for approximately 15 minutes of prayer.

Bible clubs in eight schools and student religious groups in others hosted the session locally.

“See you at the pole” started at a Texas high school in 1990. Later that year, the event rose to 45.00 statewide. The event crossed the country in 1991, when more than a million students participated.

10 years ago in 2011

An apartment fire early Saturday morning in the very old West Broad Street apartment building has left several residents homeless and business owners have made other arrangements to continue serving their customers and patients.

The blaze damaged the building so badly that it was expected to be too dangerous for anyone to enter to investigate, a senior fire official said at the time.

The fire that started shortly after 4 a.m. in a rear apartment on the second floor above the health promotion and healthy treasures departments spread to other apartments upstairs, in destroying three. The businesses below and a storefront next door that houses an insurance agency were also damaged, which was not as badly damaged.

– Compiled from the archives of the Tribune Chronicle by Allie Vugrincic

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