99 years ago in 1922
William Campbell Pendleton, one of the pioneers of Warren manufacturing, died suddenly at his home on Leavittsburg Road.
The news of Mr Pendleton’s death came as a distinct shock. While many of his friends knew he was seriously ill, it was not understood that his condition was critical. Death was due to pneumonia.
For 40 years, Mr. Pendleton worked in the manufacturing industry. The interest and education of the city were things he was absorbed in.
Mr. Pendleton was a dedicated member of the local Christian church, founded by his grandfather, Alexander Campbell.
50 years ago in 1971
Employee, Christy Thomas, 49, of Campbell, at Summit Motel, Youngstown Warren Road, Niles, was in serious condition at Trumbull Memorial Hospital after being hit in the head with a gun during a possible attempted robbery at the motel.
Thomas was found by Niles Police who investigated after receiving a call. He is said to have suffered a fractured skull. Police said Thomas was half-conscious when they found him.
Officers said two men entered the motel just before midnight and punched Thomas. Police believed the gun may have discharged while the clerk was being beaten. The slug ricocheted off a radiator and landed behind the desk.
25 years ago in 1996
The year before, it had been rain and brisk weather that prevented would-be chili eaters from seeking refuge in downtown bars. In 1996, it was the Tribe game against Baltimore.
But the cooks hovering over huge pots full of chili at the eighth annual Newton Falls Chili Cook-Off didn’t seem to care about the competition. They said they were convinced the baseball-watching crowds would soon be filtering into the streets for post-game food.
Wanda Thompson and her friends bragged about their share of celebrations early in the day ” NS ! Chili!” concocted in honor of the Cleveland Indians. It probably ended up looking more like comfort food – the Indians lost 4-3 to Baltimore in the 12th inning and were knocked out of the playoffs.
Thompson said his chili was named for his “Wahoo bite.” But she was evasive about the recipe.
“Oh, there are four of us and each one puts their own secret ingredients” she said.
10 years ago in 2011
Some teams win in attack and others in defense.
The Lakeview men’s soccer team in 2011 saw success with both, with the Bulldogs going undefeated with just two games left in the campaign.
After a 1-0 win over Warren G. Harding, the Bulldogs were 12-0-2.
“We are off to a good start” fourth-year coach Nate Mailach said. “We are 14 games away and undefeated. We’ve had guys that moved into the district so we’re a different team than last year. We have a freshman superstar in Matt Pasternak. It brings a lot of energy. He’s a little guy, but he’ll mistake him for anyone. He has an absolute flare of a sudden.
“Joe Wilson and Matt Black are in the central midfield. They are as stable as possible. Joe Wilson is probably the best player in the district.
– Compiled from the archives of the Tribune Chronicle by Allie Vugrincic