Years Ago | October 6th
1994: Sales of Youngstown State University paraphernalia are going well, says campus bookstore manager Chuck Sabatino, in advance of Homecoming weekend and a clash with Division II national champion North Alabama.
U.S. Sens. Howard Metzenbaum and John Glenn are supporting Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge Peter C. Economus for a federal judgeship. He would be the first local person named to the federal court since Frank Battisti in 1961.
Mahoning County Sheriff Edward Nemeth says he's given Youngstown Municipal Court judges a plan aimed at reducing jail overcrowding through systematic early release for nonviolent inmates, but the judges are ignoring it.
1979: The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency considers filing suit against the U.S. EPA over the federal agency's order that eh state reduce sulfur dioxide emissions by coal-burning industries.
Representatives of CASTLO and the founders of the new Youngstown Steel Co. release details of the company's plans for the Struthers Works.
Speaking at the Mahoning County Youth Services Fair at Youngstown State University, The Rev. Richard Madden, superior of the Carmelite Monastery in Youngstown, says juvenile delinquents need the same thing as other children -- love, acceptance, and recognition.
1969: The Youngstown Fraternal Order of Police takes exception to bumper stickers being distributed by firemen reading "Fire Fighters Fight Fires, Not People." They say the slogan implies that police officers who respond to riots are the enemy.
Burglars escape with 48 wigs after breaking a window to enter Galaxy International Wigs on Vienna Avenue in Niles.
William Johnson, 43, of Evergreen Avenue is treated and released at St. Elizabeth Hospital for smoke inhalation and burns on his arm. A fire began in a downstairs couch and Johnson fainted before being rescued.
1944: With 82,000 citizens of Youngstown, Campbell and Struthers registered to vote, there will have to be heavy registrations on the last two days if the goal of 90,000 is to be reached.
Three Youngstown soldiers die in France: Pvt. John Raduga, 21; Pfc. Leo Gozdewich and Pvt. Benjamin J. Mullen, 26.
Albert Vilagi, a victim of a hit and run driver, is found dead in Salt Spring Road near his home. A 45-year-old truck driver is arrested as a suspect three hours later.