October 13

1994: Almost 2,000 people with GM connections attend the preview of new General Motors cars at the Eastwood Mall Expo Center. More than 75 new models are on display. 

Mahoning County commissioners take a bus tour of Poland Township near ESSROC Materials Inc., but Commissioner David Engler says no decision has been made on the company's request to vacate parts of Moore and Cowden roads. 

Several city residents plead with Youngstown City Council to take concerted action against drug dealing, other crime, and violence.

1979: Niles City School District officials say they are committed to the fight to get taxes paid by the Eastwood Mall to Howland Local Schools transferred to the city school district. 

Struthers firemen Jim Campana and Dick Dale rescue Ann Pastirak, 80, from her burning home at 241 Elm St. 

The Les and Larry Elgart Orchestra will play at "Squire's Golden Prelude" banquet at the W.D. Packard Music Hall, marking the 50th anniversary of Donald W. "Squire" Hurrelbrink as music director and conductor of the Warren Junior Military Band.

1969: Clyde Magee, 62, is gunned down in his Custer Avenue home by two young bandits who forced their way into his home, killed him, terrorized his family and escaped with $1,500.

Sgt. John Patoray Jr. of Warren is awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action while engaged in operations against the enemy in Vietnam. 

Nine people, including six children, are killed when a Bessemer and Lake Erie freight train crushes a car in Conneautville, a small Crawford County community 15 miles north of Mercer, Pa. The group was returning home from services at Pentecostal Revival Church.

1944: Police Sgt. David Johnston is notified by the War Department that his son, Lt. David Johnston, 22, hero of many dogfights over Europe, was killed in action. 

Christmas packages for servicemen overseas have doubled the load at the Youngstown post office. 

Discharged veterans returning to Mahoning County are confused. They have heard about a lot of rights and privileges, but don't know where to go for information. The U.S. Employment Service and Veterans administrators will help them.