December 20, 1998 |
John and Annie Glenn returned Saturday to the town they left more than 50 years ago so he could become a pilot and eventually fly into space. Fans lined the narrow sidewalks of their hometown of 2,000 in eastern Ohio's hills to salute the Glenns with a parade celebrating the 77-year-old Glenn's second spaceflight, aboard the shuttle Discovery. It was their second trip down the middle of Main Street. The first came in 1962, after Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth.
May 10, 1998 |
Crowds celebrating the end of the school year at Miami University spilled into the streets of Oxford, climbing onto roofs and throwing bottles in what police said was the campus' first major disturbance since the Vietnam War. Police arrested 22 people during the second night of violence near the school in the southwestern part of the state. Twenty-three people were arrested early Friday, the last day of final exams.
April 9, 1991 |
An Army medic back from duty as part of Operation Desert Storm died in a car crash early Monday, just hours after his hometown held a welcome home parade, authorities said. Jeffrey Collins, 25, of New Straitsville, was killed when a car in which he was riding went off the road and rolled over, police said.