October 7

1994: Singer Tony Bennett, 68, reaches another milestone, opening his first museum exhibition of his paintings, at the Butler Institute of American Art. 

The home-improvement retailer Lowes is proposing a store at state Routes 46 and 82 in Howland, which the company says would employ 140 people. 

U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. announces federal grants of $600,000 that will allow Warren to add six additional police officers and Liberty, two.

1979: Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp.'s president, Thomas C. Graham, is being praised for his acumen in acquiring the former Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co.'s Indiana Harbor Works, a fully integrated mill that would cost $4- to $5-billion to duplicate. 

Manager Chuck Tanner's Pittsburgh Pirates win their first National League pennant with a 7-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.  

N. Laird Eckman, deputy director of the Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corp., says the Valley will be presented as a desirable site for Honda Motors, which will build a U.S. manufacturing plant.

1969: James Harkins, 43, convicted burglars, walks out of the Mercer County Pa. Jail with a visiting church group. It is the sixth escape from the 100-year-old jail in a year and the second successful escape for Harkins. 
The Youngstown Board of Education conducts a routine business meeting for 30 minutes and then retires to a private session in the superintendent's office with Negro residents who refused to allow the news media to be present.

Two young local men are killed about 1 a.m. when a 1969 Ford Mustang was ripped apart after it failed to make a bend at high speed on Market Street and slammed into a pole. Passengers Michael Loftus and James Williams were killed instantly; the driver escaped serious injury.

1944: Robert McGill, 6, of Hillman Street is stuck by a car and killed after running into the street near Delason Avenue. 

Undefeated Youngstown East slashes through Boardman's gridders, 33-0, in a fast-moving game before 9,000 fans at Rayen Stadium. It was Boardman's first defeat of the season.

David A. Chicarelli, 25, of Girard is reported killed in action in the Central Pacific.