October 4

1994: Youngstown State University will get a 4 percent increase in state funding; substantially less Ohio's other 12 state universities under the budget recommendation of Gov. George Voinovich. Ohio University would see a 17 percent increase; Ohio State, 8 percent.

Daniel and Petroula Yargo and their young daughters, Sophia and Eleni, are the first family to buy a home in Campbell under the city's Community Home Improvement Program. The home is on Sixth Street. 

Niles-based Taylor Steel Inc. says it will build a $20 million plant in Lordstown if the village agrees to a 75-percent, 10-year tax abatement.

1979: Two commuter airlines, Skyline Airlines and Indiana Airways, express an interest in filling the void that would be left at Youngstown Municipal Airport by United Airlines' plan to reduce flights.

Col. Jack Skinner assumes command of the 910th Tactical Fighter Group at the Youngstown Air Base. He had been deputy commander of operations at the Youngstown Air Reserve Base.

Niles Park and Recreation Board officials believe the McRoberts Road Bridge in Waddell Park is unsafe and want Conrail to either repair or replace the span.

1969: Youngstown police file two drug charges against an 18-year-old Youngstown man described as a drug pusher in the university area. He was carrying thirteen $10 bags of heroin. 

Robert Postlewait, 11, son of Junior Postlewait, well-known stock driver at the Canfield Speedway, is killed when his Honda motorcycle is struck by a car on Warner Street, Mineral Ridge.

Carl McGuire Sr., 30, of Youngstown is severely burned and his wife and two children injured when fumes from floor cement ignited in the kitchen of their Rose Street home.

1944: Speaking at a War Labor Board meeting in Washington, D.C., Atty. John Gall, counsel for Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co., charges that steelworkers have assembled every known device for securing hidden or indirect wage increases.

Two lifelong buddies from Ravenna who were inducted on the same day are reported killed in action in France on the same day. Pfc. Jack Casley and Pfc. Arthur Chechak, both 20, were inducted Sept. 9, 1043, and died exactly a year later. 

Aurilio Market, led by Rick Shuster, beats Maruskin's Hollywood Tavern to take the lead in the Southway Bowling League.