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99 years ago in 1923

City police officials, fearing a series of deaths due to the growing number of cases of alcohol poisoning, launched a campaign against sources of poisoned alcohol and prepared to warn all dealers of denatured alcohol and lumber against selling small quantities to people they suspect may be buying alcohol for internal uses.

City police department liquor enforcement officers planned to double their energy and work overtime in an attempt to capture more stills and jail more modern liquor producers made overnight, much of which was full of metallic poisons.

Four of the 11 drunks arrested by police that week had been drinking denatured alcohol. None of them died as a result, but all were poisoned, fatally ill and barely able to get out of the police station after being brought to justice.

50 years ago in 1972

Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge George Buchwalter issued a temporary injunction order restraining striking United Telephone Co. workers from interfering with company operations and limiting the number of picket lines at UT facilities.

The order was only signed after Judge Buchwalter met with counsel for UT and IBEW Locals 1067 and 1996 and they agreed on signing the order. journal entry.

25 years ago in 1997

Travis Taylor and Burt Bissell weren’t your usual scientific research assistants. They would have preferred to play video games rather than study the Earth. They chewed chips while memorizing environmental statistics.

None of this was surprising considering they were 12 years old.

Travis and Burt were part of the Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment, or GLOBE, program, an international effort where children sent daily weather readings over the Internet to scientists conducting soil, air and water studies in worldwide.

The $13 million program was launched by Vice President Al Gore in April 1994. Three years later, nearly 3,500 schools in 48 countries had students researching the weather.

10 years ago in 2012:

A Trumbull County couple preserved nearly 3,1000 acres of farmland and natural areas in what was believed to be the largest land conservation transaction ever by the state at the time.

Richard and Rhonda Thompson of Kinsman donated 23 conservation easements totaling 3,095 acres to the nonprofit Western Reserve Land Conservancy. A conservation easement is a legal document in which the donor voluntarily restricts future development of their land while retaining ownership.

More than two-thirds of the property preserved by the Thompsons—about 2,157 acres—was farmland, and conservation easements protected more than 11 miles of watercourse frontage. The protected lands were in Ashtabula and Trumbull counties as well as Mercer County in Pennsylvania.

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



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