Years Ago | October 22nd
1994: An undercover female police officer poses as a prostitute on Market Street and Youngstown vice officers arrest 10 men on charges of soliciting prostitution.
During a visit to the Mahoning Valley, E. Gordon Gee, president of the Ohio State University for four years, says the number of academic departments has been cut from 120 to 100 and $80 million has been redirected in an effort to downsize and make budget cuts.
Copperweld Steel Co. has a preliminary agreement to sell the steelmaker to Hamlin Holdings for $59.7 million in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
1979: Michelle Mendt, 14, of Canfield is one of two winners of a registered quarterhorse presented by Bob Evans Farms at the All-American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus.
Joseph A. Campana, a Youngstown native who earned his bachelor's degrees from Youngstown State University and Yale, moves from Ford Motor Co. to Chrysler Corp. as director of marketing plans. "I have complete confidence in the management team assembled by Chairman Lee Iacocca," he says.
Youngstown State University seniors Keith Snoddy and Jimmy "The Flea" Ferranti lead the Penguins to a 16-3 victory over the Akron Zips before 10,000 fans in the Rubber Bowl. Quarterback Snoddy has 4,498 yards, breaking Ron Jaworski's record of 4,453.
1969: The Struthers Board of Education unanimously rejects the recommendation of a fact-finding panel convened in an effort to end a negotiations deadlock between the teachers and the board.
John V. McNicholas, 91, who pioneered in the transportation business in Youngstown after borrowing $100 to buy a horse and wagon, dies of infirmities at his Parkside Drive residence. He was chairman of the board of J.V. McNicholas Transfer Co.
The Youngstown Board of Education's decision to halt plans for a southeast junior high school draws the ire of area residents at Wilson High School.
1944: Taylorcraft, the Alliance small-plane manufacturer, will begin producing planes for the civilian market as soon as it gets the green light from the government.
The propeller Club of New York, a powerful water shipping organization, goes on record favoring construction of the Lake Erie-Ohio River canal.
Pvt. Phillip E. Suszezynski, 20, of Campbell dies of wounds received on Palau Island. One other district soldier is reported missing in action, another is a prisoner and 19 were wounded.