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Baker, Irving L. (1897-1933)

Submitted by Det. Brian E. Crites, Warren Police Department Warren Police Patrolman living L. Baker died on January 6, 1933 from injuries sustained while subduing a local drunk at a Downtown Warren speakeasy in December 1932. Patrolman Baker was sent to a speakeasy on…

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Flowers, Frank H. (1868-1919)

Submitted by Det. Brian E. Crites, Warren Police Department On April 3, 1919, Warren Police Chief Frank H. Flowers was with Youngstown, Ohio Police Chief Watkins driving back to Youngstown with an unknown female on Niles Avenue between East and South Homewood Ave. SE. Chief…

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Gasser Chair Company (1946- present)

Submitted by Marcia Levy Eugene Gasser (1882-1965) was born in Switzerland and immigrated to the US in 1909. He and his wife Bertha lived in Youngstown where Eugene was a machinist.  Their three sons, Roger (1912-1978), Louis (1914-1999), and George (1929-2010) founded the Gasser Chair…

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Clinton Air Line

Submitted by Mike Zador The Clinton Air Line* was a proposed railroad that was one segment of a railroad that was to extend from the Atlantic Ocean to the Missouri River. Conceived by DeWitt Clinton Jr., son of DeWitt Clinton, governor of New York and…

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Harris Automated Press Company

Submitted by Richard K. Fleischer In 1890 jewelers and tinkerers Alfred and Charles G. Harris developed a new printing press with an automatic feeder. Their first press was a revolutionary breakthrough, delivering ten times what a pressman could feed by hand. The Harris Automatic Press…

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Ohio Corrugating Company

Submitted by Richard K. Fleischer Ohio Corrugating Co. est. 1915 – Located at Pine Ave. and Roanoke St. SE. First President was W. M. Kerr. The company made corrugated roofing and siding. Ohio Corrugating bought it's steel from Trumbull Steel Co., located across the street. Product changed to…

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Owsley, Charles Frederick (1880- 1953)

Submitted by Marcia Levy Charles F. Owsley was born in Weathersfield, Ohio in 1880. His parents were Charles H. Owsley(1846-1935) and Mary Jane Williams (1846-1910). His father was a prominent architect in the area. Charles graduated from The Rayen School in 1899 and studied architecture…

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Logan, John A. (1865- 1899)

Submitted by Marcia Levy Major John Alexander Logan, Jr. was born in Carbondale, Illinois in 1865.  His father, General John A. Logan(1826-1886) was a General during the Civil War, a US Senator, and a Vice Presidential candidate.   His mother Mary Cunningham (1838-1923) was a writer…

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Warren Civic Music Association

Submitted by Warren Civic Music Association HISTORY Warren Civic Music Association is the oldest community arts organization in Trumbull County and one of the first in Ohio. It is located in Northeastern Ohio, midway between Cleveland and Pittsburgh, in an area rich in history, the…

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Warner, Jonathan (1865-1934)

Submitted by Marcia Levy Jonathan Warner was born in 1865 in Mineral Ridge, Ohio. His parents were Jacob Warner (1806—1910) and Maria Lewis (1846). He graduated from The Rayen School in Youngstown and attended Williams College where he dropped out in his junior  year to…

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Liberty & Vienna Railroad

Submitted by Richard K. Fleischer If you were to travel to Vienna, Oh. today you would be hard pressed to find any evidence that a railroad ever entered the town. Fact is, though, that at one time two railroads entered the town, and that, for…

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Mineral Ridge Railroad

Submitted by Richard K. Fleischer Mineral Ridge is an appropriate name for the village as it was a place where an abundance of coal and iron was found. The local supply of raw materials was the reason that the iron industry flourished in the Mahoning…

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