Years Ago | October 16th
1994: State Rep. Jerome Luebbers, D-Cincinnati, has introduced a bill that would prohibit elected officials at all levels of government from holding another paid position with the state or local government. Six of the seven members of the Youngstown Board of Education have full-time public sector jobs and would have to resign from one or the other.
Tipper Gore, wife of Vice President Al Gore, comes to Youngstown to speak at a $125-a-ticket fund raiser for Ohio Atty. Gen. Lee Fisher that was held at the home of Martin and Susan Solomon.
Youngstown State University posts its sixth straight victory, beating Kent State University 28-14 before 14,672 fans at Stambaugh Stadium.
1979: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development informs Youngstown Mayor J. Phillip Richley that the city has lost its eligibility for millions of dollars in Urban Development Action Grants because it has failed to act on projects that would have provided low- and moderate-income housing.
A number of major airlines are being asked to consider launching new passenger service from Youngstown Municipal Airport if United Airlines carries out its plan to drop flights to Pittsburgh, New York and Washington, D.C.
A federal jury in Cleveland returns guilty verdicts on all counts of racketeering, bribery and extortion against former Mahoning County Sheriff Ray T. Davis and one of his deputies.
1969: More than 1,000 Youngstown State University students and faculty march in peaceful protest to the Vietnam War, singing, "all we are saying, is give peace a chance."
Thirty-four boxes of dynamite and 500 blasting caps are reported stolen from the New Castle Lime and Stone Co. on Erskine-Quarry Road.
James "Cork" Davis, 40, of East Palestine is killed and two people are injured in a car-truck crash at Routes 7 and 46. In fair condition in Salem Hospital are Billy Dean Snyder and Randall Bentley.
1944: The mercury dropped to 22 degrees at the Mahoning County Experimental Farm in Canfield and to 27 degrees at Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co.'s Campbell Works for the coldest Oct. 16 on record.
Sheriff Ralph Elser's deputies batter down a door at the oft-visited 26 Club at 2:15 a.m. and arrest two men, Dominic Prato and Victor Fusillo. They were charged with exhibiting gambling devices and selling intoxicating liquor.
Mahoning County Home Superintendent Guy Clupper and his wife resign as superintendent and matron of the home, citing a failure to get competent help and low wages.