October 24

1994: An annual survey of the Ohio Board of Regents shows fewer students on the campuses of state-assisted universities and colleges, including Youngstown State University which showed a 3.6 percent decrease to 13,979.

U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr., D-17th, asks a House subcommittee to investigate complaints that scientists receiving federal research funds are wasting taxpayer money on redundant experiments. 

The Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley is seeking donations for a window replacement project and remodeling of its four-story mission at 962 Martin Luther King Blvd.

1979: Youngstown police raid a "Ladies Night" performance at the Theatrical Show Lounge in the Uptown District, arresting the manager and two male dancers, who police said danced naked into an audience of 25 to 30 women.

The van plant at the General Motors Assembly Division in Lordstown will close for one week, idling about 2,500 employees, as van sales continue to lag.

The millwork class of Charles Sittig at Mahoning County Joint Vocational School builds a wheelchair ramp for Bruce Riley, an Air Force veteran and double amputee in Beloit.

1969: Three twin-engined U-3A aircraft arrive at the Youngstown Air Reserve Base at Youngstown Municipal Airport for the 910th Tactical Airlift Group to begin a new type of training -- Forward Air Control. In Vietnam, Forward Air Controllers are used to spot targets for strikes by faster flying jets.  

George Bodnovich, 53, an inspector at Fitzsimons Steel where he worked for 38 years is killed instantly when crushed between the draw-buggy and die of a cold steel drawing machine.

Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. announces company and employee pledges of $354,000 to the Youngstown Area United Appeal Hourly employees pledged $150,000; executives, $59,000, and the company, $145,000.

1944: Pennsylvania Railroad officials at a meeting with Youngstown Chamber of Commerce executive committee pledge co-operation in obtaining a large modern passenger station for Youngstown.

Gunner's Mate Gerald Leslie Gallagher of Youngstown is killed when he leaped from the fifth floor of the St. George Hotel, Brooklyn, N.Y., after fire broke out on the sixth floor of the building. 

Three area men are reported killed in action: S/Sgt Stephen Potisuk, 29, of Lowellville; S/Sgt. Julius Sovak, 27, of Youngstown, and T/Sgt. Richard L. Williams, 23, of Youngstown.