October 2

1994: Immaculate Conception School in Youngstown faced closure when its enrollment dropped to 122 in 1990, but has found new life, with enrollment more than doubling to 246 students in kindergarten through eighth grade. 

A study by the University of North Carolina finds the Western Reserve Transit Authority one of the least efficient public transportation systems in the nation, ranking 100 among 102. 

Fifth-ranked Youngstown State University dominates second-ranked McNeese State, giving 16,906 fans in Stambaugh Stadium a lot to cheer about during the Penguins' 28-8 victory.

1979: Ground is broken for a 16-story, 173-unit senior citizen high rise on the site of the old Tod Hotel in downtown Youngstown.

The Ohio Controlling Board approves $1.6 million for work at four hazardous waste sites in Ohio, including the notorious Deerfield chemical dump, which poses a threat to Mahoning Valley Sanitary District water supply.

The CASTLO project moves a step closer to success after the Ohio Controlling Board approves $2.8 million for the purchase and renovation of the former Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co.'s Struthers works.

1969: A 17-year-old youth with a police record is being held in Mahoning County Jail to await action by Judge Martin Joyce to determine if he will be tried as an adult for the rape, kidnapping and robbery of a 25-year-old woman and her 72-year-old uncle. 

A $6.2 million contract for munitions loading, assembly and packing at the Ravenna Arsenal is awarded by the Army to the arsenal's parent company; the Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. 

The plan to construct a 14-story, 124-unit low-income apartment building on E. LaClede Avenue encounters stormy opposition at a public hearing held by City Council.

1944: First Ward ballots in The Vindicator’s straw poll show many are splitting their ticket. So far, President Franklin Roosevelt holds a slight lead in ballots returned.

Sheriff Ralph Elser and deputies raid an alleged disorderly house at 424 W. Federal St. and arrested two women and three men.

Elizabeth MacLeod, 19, who was smuggled from Scotland aboard a Liberty ship by a Youngstown sailor, is being held by federal immigration authorities in Cleveland. She was arrested in Youngstown while police were searching for a 15-year-old runaway from the Foster Opportunity Home.