2Ronald Rich of Campbell, former Hartford police chief, pleads guilty to tax evasion in federal

2Ronald Rich of Campbell, former Hartford police chief, pleads guilty to tax evasion in federal court in Cleveland.
3Judge Timothy Maloney of Mahoning County Probate Court sentences former attorney Richard D. Goldberg to 21 months in the county jail for contempt of court after Goldberg completes his 41-month federal sentence for defrauding clients.
6Tina Keeley, 33, and her daughter, Christa, 10, are killed by the hit-skip driver of a pickup truck while bicycling near their Lordstown home.
10Youngstown Education Association, the union which represents teachers, and the school board sign a tentative three-year agreement on a new contract nearly four months before expiration of the old pact.
11Goldstein's Furniture will close its 94-year-old downtown Sharon store when it opens a new and larger store in Hermitage in the fall.
12State gives final funding approval for the $71 million 711 connector and an $8.5 million upgrade of the Interstate 80 and state Route 46 interchange.
16Former Youngstown Municipal Judge Andrew Polovischak Jr., who faces a 24- to 30-month federal prison sentence for taking bribes from lawyers and others, applies for a medical disability pension.
X Adelphia Business Solutions promises to install a high speed fiberoptic network, called a SONET ring, in downtown Youngstown by October.
18Quaker Manufacturing Corp. of Salem announces it has reopened the former Bliss Technologies Austintown plant six weeks after buying it in bankruptcy court. The plant will be a metal stamping and electro-static painting facility.
23A westbound tractor-trailer crashes into a concrete barrier at the West Gate of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, engulfing five toll collecting lanes in flames. Its driver, Kenneth Stephen Konecny, 39, of Bryan, Texas, is killed, and two toll-takers are flown to West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh for burn treatment.
24FFY Financial Corp. of Boardman, the holding company for FFY Bank, and First Place Financial Corp., the holding company for First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Warren merge to form First Place Bank, the largest financial institution in the Mahoning Valley.
X Ernest W. Carlson, 69, of East Palestine, president of Carlson Aircraft Inc., is killed in the crash of a small plane in a cornfield near East Palestine.
25Razing of the former Higbee department store complex in downtown Youngstown begins.
26Eugenia C. Atkinson, 56, deputy director of the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority, is appointed YMHA director, succeeding Rudy Vazmina.
28Judge Robert P. Milich of Youngstown Municipal Court conducts Youngstown's first weekend probable cause proceedings after two local lawyers file a federal class action suit challenging the practice of holding prisoners over weekends beyond what they say is the constitutionally prescribed 48-hour limit.
30Mandy Sue McLaren, 19, is sentenced in New Castle to 21/2 to five years in jail, and James Strayer, 21, gets 33/4 to 71/2 years in the starvation death of their 8-month-old son, James Jr., and endangerment of the welfare of his twin, Jason, who survived, but was severely malnourished.
X Despite area residents' concerns about drinking water quality, Jackson Township Board of Zoning Appeals approves slant drilling of six more gas wells under and around Meander Reservoir.
X Farmers National Bank of Canfield is acquiring Security Dollar Bank of Niles.
31A jury in Warren finds Scott Burrows, 19, of Hubbard, guilty on all counts in the Dec. 15, 1999, murders of Dorothy and Charles London of Hubbard.