Years Ago | October 18th
1994: Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge Scott Krichbaum throws the book at a 44-year-old man who befriended an 11-year-old, fatherless neighbor boy and then sexually assaulted him. Krichbaum sentences the man to 22 to 52 years in prison and says he hopes never to see him back in society.
The Salem Board of Education sells a house at the corner of South Lincoln Avenue and Pershing Street for $26,000. The board had be given the house and intended to raze it to provide parking for Reilly Stadium, but it turned out the house was on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Austintown Board of Education approves the sale of 18 acres near Austintown Middle School for $90,000 to Castle Inc., which plans to build a medical complex.
1979: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rejects a plan submitted by the city of Youngstown that called on the federal government to share in the $5 million cost of repairs to the Lake Milton dam.
Warren Mayor Arthur Richards says his city is prepared to apply for a $3.5 million urban development action grant on behalf o Commuter Aircraft Corp. if Youngstown loses its UDAG eligibility because of the city's lack of support for low- and moderate-income housing projects.
Thousands of fans pour into the streets of Pittsburgh to celebrate the Pirates 4-1 World Series victory over the Orioles in Baltimore. New Castle, Pa.'s, Chuck Tanner is the Pirates manager.
1969: The Ohio Board of Regents approves $610,000 for architectural planning of Youngstown State University's community and technical college, music and fine arts center and library.
U.S. Sen. Barry Goldwater, a Skeggs lecturer, tells 2,500 people at Stambaugh Auditorium that space exploration is opening new doors to technological advancement.
George Tablack and county auditor Stephen Olenich believe they may have caught the Ohio Legislature in an error that might make all county property that is now tax-free subject to taxation
1944: Establishing a technical school for Youngstown College in the old Rayen School building is ruled consistent with provisions of the will of Judge William K. Rayen.
Mayor Ralph O'Neill enters St. Elizabeth Hospital and may undergo an operation for appendicitis.
Fourteen Youngstown industrial plants, sites and industrial equipment will be disposed of by the Defense Plant Corp. after they have been declared surplus by the government.