October 17

1994: The Youngstown Civil Service Commission warns that the way white male candidates  are chosen from eligibility lists for hiring in the police and fire departments does not follow the law for affirmative action, but Law Director Robert  Milich says the city legal department has approved the procedure.

Michael Magnotto, owner of the Hermitage Country Market, says his store will have no trouble meeting its $35,000 pledge to help computerize the Buhl-Henderson Community Library.

William Walter, former Boardman Township police chief, retires as a detective in the department and says he will be moving south.

1979: The Warren Board of Education creates five planning committees to study separate segments of the effort to desegregate city schools.

The Youngstown Hotel, a fixture at W. Boardman and Front streets since 1922, will close Nov. 1, at which time 16 people living there will have to find other accommodations. Leonard Cavalier, vice president of the trust that owns the building, says it has been losing $20,000 a year.

Margaret Cienik, a graduate of Newton Falls High School and a senior at Gallaudet College in Washington, D.C., is chosen Miss Deaf Ohio at the 11th biennial convention of the Ohio Association of the Deaf in Dayton.
1969:  Lt. Col. Bernard Knapic, Old Furnace Road, is reported killed when the AC119 aircraft he was commanding crashed after takeoff from Ton Son Nhut Air Base, Vietnam. 

A Youngstown couple who say they were bilked on the purchase of a used car in 1967 file a $5 million lawsuit against Public Auto Sales and the Economy Savings and Loan Co. Donald and Gloria Tullion said they were sold a 1967 car with a 1965 engine and a false title.

An elderly Michigan man, Paul Stevens, was killed and his wife, Sarah, was seriously injured when struck by a car driven by William Collier on Route. 7 near Holiday Inn.

1944: Paul Manning, noted war correspondent and radio commentator, arrives in Youngstown to speak at the Community Chest dinner at the Central YMCA.

Youngstown's proposed 1945 budget of $5.5 million, an increase of $500,000 over 1944's expenditures, is stricken from city council's agenda.

Ace drummer Gene Krupa brings his orchestra to The Elms, Ohio's most beautiful ballroom, for one night only. Admission, $1.50.