Years Ago | October 1st
1994: Boardman fullback Jim Tracy scores two touchdowns in the Spartans' come-from-behind 18-14 victory over Cleveland St. Ignatius, which was ranked sixth in the nation.
YSU officials are anticipating a record crowd of 20,000 at Stambaugh Stadium when second-ranked McNeese State and the fifth-ranked Penguins meet in a clash of Division 1-AA titans.
The city of Hubbard switches its water source from Youngstown to the Shenango Valley Water Co.
1979: The United Auto Workers Union rank and file overwhelmingly ratifies a new three-year contract that was hammered out with General Motors Sept. 17, five hours before a strike deadline.
The International Union of Electrical Workers at the Packard Electric Division of General Motors approves a new three--year contract that will increase wages by 33 percent over the life of the agreement.
Trumbull Common Pleas Judge Reed Battin, 62, one of Ohio's most-honored probate jurists, dies in Trumbull Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for three weeks after collapsing at his Warren home.
1969: Enrollment for the fall quarter opening at Youngstown State University is expected to exceed 15,000, including more than 1,100 in the graduate school.
Charles Miller Jr., 21, of Warren is killed in a car-train collision at the Larchmont NE crossing of the Erie Lackawanna Railroad. His death is Trumbull County's 61st traffic fatality of the year.
Sharon Mayor Basil Scott is told by the Erie Lackawanna Railroad that it will try to stop traffic snarls as its trains pass through Sharon. The mayor has threatened to arrest the crews.
1944: S/Sgt. Richard Bretz, 21, of Youngstown, ball turret gunner on a Flying Fortress, has completed 35 missions with the Eighth Air Force. He was decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross.
A Diesel-electric locomotive broke the tonnage records on the New York Central Railroad's Youngstown-Ashtabula line in a series of tests of its freight handling efficiency. It brought 112 cars of iron ore.
Pvt. Joseph A. Basick, 21, of Warren, is reported killed in action in France. Reported wounded in various theaters of war were 312 Youngstown area soldiers, sailors, and Marines.