October 15

1994: An analysis by the Albert Higley Co. of Cleveland says the cost of converting the former McKelvey/Higbee department store building in downtown Youngstown into a consolidated government office center would be $8 million. The building has been vacant for 12 years. 

Fernando and Rose Rubino of Poland attend a memorial service near the Pittsburgh International Airport to mark the loss of their daughter, Paula Rich, and her husband, Anthony, in the Sept. 8 crash of USAir Flight 427 in which 132 people died. 

The Youngstown State University Board of Trustees passes a resolution praising former athletic director Joe Malmisur for his many contributions to sports programs at YSU. Malmisur stepped down in July to make way for Head football coach Jim Tressel to take on the additional duties of athletic director.

1979: Thomas N. Cox, dean of the Kent State University Salem Campus, announces his retirement, ending 30 years in public school and higher education.

Tom Jaros, Youngstown State University senior cornerback, makes a game-saving interception in the final minutes of action to preserve the Penguins' 24-23 victory over Northern Michigan.  

Advertisement: Brown Derby's steak for lunch special, $2.95, at the Youngstown Brown Derby, 2537 South Ave. Includes salad table, potato, onion rings and bread. 

1969: Youngstown records its 23rd traffic death when Walter Sly, 16, dies of injuries when he was struck by a car on Oak Hill near Essex Street.

A $750,000 lawsuit is filed in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court by James Evans, 11, through his father, Robert Evans, against Dr. Samuel Sheppard and Youngstown Osteopathic Hospital over alleged mistreatment of a broken arm. Sheppard practiced briefly in Youngstown after his conviction for murdering his wife was overturned by the Supreme Court. 


Amid predictions that the entire 99 miles of the Lake Erie-to-Ohio River freeway will be open by the end of 1970, Gov. James Rhodes opens the newest stretch of Route 11 at the West Point interchange.

1944: The Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross sets a record for blood collections during a week, with 1,065 pints collected. The previous record was 1,059.

Cpl. William Kerr of Warren is killed in action in the Southwest Pacific and a Youngstown man, Sgt. Albert Mazzeo, dies of wounds received in action.

City funds for paying the wages of Youngstown garbage truck drivers and collectors will be exhausted Dec. 1 due to heavy overtime pay. Some garbagemen are being paid $67 a week, more than the superintendent of streets.