The first May Day and Play Ground Festival inaugurated in the Warren Public Schools took place in Packard Park, where it was estimated that nearly 4,000 students in all grades and high schools had a part in the program.
The events were put on in the big baseball field and several thousand people gathered in the grounds to witness the athletic events, folk dances and drills.
The closing event of the Parent Teacher Associations of the city and hundreds of parents brought picnic dinners, dancing and by the pupils and a cantata “The Singing Leaves” was given.
50 years ago in 1973:
Some of the top blue bloods of the dog show world are entered into the annual spring show of the Trumbull County Kennel Club, held at the Exposition Center, Hoagland Blackstub Road, Cortland. A total of 1,475 dogs were entered in this all-breed show and the obedience trial with a total entry of 1,570 in 109 different breeds or varieties.
The best-in-show dog had to win his or her breed variety, then complete in one of six groups, sporting, hound, working, terrier, toy or nonsporting, and winning the group, compete in the final judging for the top show award.
25 years ago in 1998:
Mineral Ridge captured the district championship at the Division III District Track and Field Meet held at Austintown Fitch. Mineral Ridge captured its first district championship in three years by scoring 86 points, which was 18 points better than runner-up McDonald.
The Rams also captured titles in the Trumbull County Meet and The Inter County League Meet. The top four finishers in each event advanced to next week’s regionals in Berea.
10 years ago in 2013:
A 7-0 vote by The Western Reserve Port Authority approved the $60 million capital lease deal negotiated with the Penn National Gaming Inc. for the Hollywood Slots at Mahoning Valley Race Course built off state Route 46 in Austintown.
The port authority was to fund the construction of the track, horse stables, parking lots and other buildings planned for the Austintown racino and lease the buildings back to the racetrack’s owner.
The $60 million was to be funded through bond financing and Penn National expected to invest $65 million for a total of $125 million for the 180 acres.
Compiled from the Tribune Chronicle archives by Emily Earnhart.