Years Ago | October 19th
1994: Judge Frank Battisti, a Youngstown native who sat in U.S. District Court in Cleveland from 1969 to 1990, dies while being treated for what doctors believe was Rocky Mountain spotted fever. He was 72.
A bronze and gold tabernacle taken from St. Joseph Church in Sharon, Pa., is recovered, along with most of the consecrated hosts inside it. The tabernacle was found, pried open, in a field in Masury.
Land is being cleared off Jacobs Road on Youngstown's East Side for the first major home development in the city in 20 years, and the developer of Beachwood Village Lakeside Estates says he hopes to have three model homes built before winter.
1979: S. Gilead 115, considered one of the top three or four Hereford bulls in the country, is recovering after being shot by a vandal in early September. His owner, William G. Lyden Jr., says the bull, valued at $750,000, walks with a limp but his virility has apparently not been diminished by his wound.
Wean United Inc. has booked a multi-million dollar order for steel plant rolling equipment for a giant complex in Taiwan, which will help stabilize employment at Wean's plants in Warren, Youngstown, and Pittsburgh.
Edward Hodge, director of personnel and public relations at General Motors' Packard Electric Division in Warren is named director of personnel for GM Espana in Sargossa, Spain.
1969: Six young men from Warren and one from Newton Falls pass their bar examinations: James Oliver, Charles Richards, George Gessner, Thomas Palmer, William Urban, John Pogue, and Thomas Swift.
Sales of 1970 model automobiles are booming in the Youngstown district, indicating a strong outlook for continuing good business and a high level of employment in the area.
The Butler Institute of American Art is hailed as one of the three top American art collections in the world. Plaudits of art experts, patrons friends, and the community come at the 50th-anniversary dinner and dance at the museum.
1944: Remodeling begins on the city's former contagious disease hospital on E. Indianola Avenue to convert it to Youngstown Receiving Hospital for mental cases.
Production of war materials is being slowed by the failure of about 200 workers to report at Commercial Shearing & Stamping's plant in Logan Avenue. The company employs about 1,400 workers.
A three-room suite, a desk, two chairs, and two telephones are the only visible assets of Winning Speed Publications in the Stambaugh Building. The company gives tips on hopeful winners at racetracks for $5 a week.