Years Ago | October 3rd
1994: With a net worth of $9.3 billion, software king Bill Gates tops Forbes magazine's list of richest Americans. Youngstown's Edward J. DeBartolo ranks 95th at $860 million and William Cafaro is 145th with a net worth of $600 million.
Leah LaCivita, a 1986 graduate of Western Reserve High School in Berlin Center is in the middle of a two-year stint as a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger.
The AFC Central-leading Cleveland Browns rout the New York Jets, 27-7, before 76,188 fans at Cleveland Stadium.
1979: Youngstown Mayor J. Philip Richley, pleased by his quick recovery from a mild heart attack while in Washington, D.C., says he will return home only six days after the attack.
The Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority receives a $6.5 million grant from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development to renovate the Hotel Ohio on W. Boardman Street into 191 units of housing for the elderly.
Mahoning County registers its 21st and 22nd traffic fatalities when Rosemary Brabant, 40, and Earl Cook, 25, are killed when their cars collide on Route 224 near Diana Drive in Poland.
1969: Drivers for the Isaly Dairy Co. ratify a three-year contract similar to that signed by Borden Dairy Co. employees. The new contract has a slight wage increase and calls for a raise of $1 a week in the pension fund.
Soaking autumn rains that began before midnight have already given the area more than half of its normal precipitation for the entire 31 days of the month.
International Association of Fire Fighters Local 312 in Youngstown promotes nonviolence against firemen during civil disturbances by distributing bumper stickers that read "Fire Fighters Fight Fires -- Not People."
1944: Pvt. Mickey Rooney's new bride, the former Betty Jane Rase, lived in Youngstown from Sept. 1940 to May 1941. She attended Princeton Junior High and lived on Kiwatha Drive.
Mrs. John Erdel of McDonald receives word that her son, Cpl. Albert Erdel, who had been reported missing in action, is interned by the Swiss government.
City Council appropriates $10,848 to payroll so that Mayor Ralph O'Neill can pay the city's 30 garbage collectors through the end of the year.