Years Ago | October 14th
1994: Gov. George Voinovich and U.S. Reps. James A. Traficant Jr., Douglas Applegate, and Ralph Regula join Columbiana County officials at the groundbreaking for a federal prison in Elkrun Township.
Phi Theta Phi fraternity at Thiel College in Greenville, Pa., sets a goal of $38,000 in its annual walk-a-thon for Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh. The 100-mile walk to Pittsburgh will be held Dec. 2 and 3.
Atty. Edwin Romero resigns as Youngstown law director but says he will remain the city's chief negotiator with the labor unions, including those for the police and fire departments.
1979: William H. Cossler, president of the board of directors of the Youngstown Playhouse, presents Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Moyer with a plaque commemorating the opening of the Helen and Sidney Moyer Community Room.
Forty units participate in the annual Columbus Day parade in downtown Youngstown.
Edgar B. Speer, 63-year-old former chairman and CEO of US. Steel Corp., who got his early training in the mills of Youngstown, dies in Pittsburgh after a lengthy illness.
1969: President Richard Nixon responds to a letter from Randall J. Dicks, 19, of Canfield, a student at Georgetown University. Dicks had taken issue with the president's statement that he would not be moved by anti-war protests; Nixon said that his responding to demonstrations "would invite anarchy."
Youngstown State University student council votes to support the nationwide anti-Vietnam War "Moratorium Day," but refuses to endorse a proposed boycott of classes.
June's graduates of the Rayen School of Engineering at Youngstown State University got jobs with an average starting salary of $837 per month, says Alfred Minotti, director of placement.
1944: Youngstown's East Side is like a ghost town after two nights of police hounding "zoot suiters" and other loiterers in an effort to thwart strong-arm robberies.
From Allied headquarters in New Guinea comes word of a reunion between Thomas Gurd Sr., 47, and his son, David Gurd, 20, two Youngstowners who are both serving with the Seabees.
Pvt. Frank D. Rossi, 19, of Campbell is reported killed in action in France.