October 23

1994: Former Pittsburgh Steelers football star Rocky Bleier visits patients at Hillside Hospital before speaking at the hospital's fifth annual Triumph of the Human Spirit Awards program.

Niles officials are scrambling to start a new fire-hydrant-maintenance plan after a third of the city's hydrants fail tests by state insurance inspectors.

Democrat Edward J. Reese, Republican Christopher Buck, and Independent Socrates Kolitsos vie for the Mahoning County commissioner seat being vacated by Thomas J. Carney.

1979: Actress Jane Fonda and her activist husband Tom Hayden tell about 1,500 people in Kilcawley Center on the Youngstown State University campus that becoming involved in the political process is vital to democracy. Hayden says big business is corrupting American politics.

John T. Berry, 33, of Warren and Everette J. Dockery, 40, of Youngstown are killed when their car was struck broadside by a coal-hauling truck at Route 45  and the Route 62 bypass north of Salem. The State Patrol said this was the third double fatality on the bypass in 1979.

Ohio state Sen. Harry Meshel of Youngstown leads a 10-person delegation of Ohio businessmen and state officials on a 10-day trade tour of China.

1969: The first of 78 bodies trapped in the Consol No. 9 mine near Charleston, W. Va., is recovered, 11 months after 10 days of explosions and fires in Nov. 1968.

Food Service to about 4,000  children in 31 Youngstown elementary schools, West Junior High and Holy Name School, was not available because of a walkout by kitchen employees at the central packaging kitchen in the former Butler School.

An ordinance to change zoning on E. LaClede Avenue for construction of a 14-story, 134-unit apartment complex is turned down unanimously by Youngstown city council. Cost of the project is estimated at $1.9 million. 

1944: Dr. C. Herbert Cronick, Youngstown psychiatrist, was appointed medical director for the Youngstown Receiving Hospital for mental cases.

The appointment of a Niles resident to the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District board is taken under advisement by Judge Arthur Hooper, Steubenville. He wants to review the qualifications of two candidates, Dr. Harry Elston and William E. Jones.

Mahoning Valley water supplies are dwindling so rapidly that only cool fall weather is preventing a serious water shortage, which would cripple industrial operations.