October 25

1994: Youngstown State University students and faculty are among those mourning the death of Joseph Salvatore, 56, a Youngstown native and nationally recognized artist who fused his talents with religious beliefs.

A group of Youngstown area businessmen and political leaders, led by Mahoning County Democratic Party Chairman Michael Morley and Trumbull County Chairman Fred Alberini, hand a letter to President Bill Clinton in Cleveland expressing displeasure over the Mahoning Valley not getting a Pentagon finance center and asking for help in creating jobs.

Ohio State Athletic Director Andy Geiger says OSU will be hosting in-state Division I-A university football teams, beginning with Toledo in 1998. Youngstown State, a Division I-AA team, would not be eligible.

1979: Atty. Avetis G. Darvanan files a taxpayer suit alleging that it is illegal for the city to pay the wives of city council members as council aides. Under the city charter, council members are paid $600 a year. Their wives receive $8,873.

Lynn Bollinger, chairman of the board of Commuter Aircraft Corp., and Kornell J. Feher, CAC president, meet with Warren Mayor Arthur Richards to discuss the city's possible filing for a $3.5 million federal grant that would be needed for CAC to build an airplane plant at the airport.

Trumbull County commissioners issue three-day suspensions to 13 Welfare Department workers who left work early saying the offices on S. Park Avenue were so hot and stuffy that it was making them sick.

1969: Thomas J. Travers, general campaign chairman, reports the Youngstown Area United Appeal campaign has raised $1.8 million, an increase of $99,000 over a year earlier.   

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mikitaw win top place in separate events as Youngstown players win two out of three events during the Eastern Ohio Bridge Tournament at Hotel Ohio.

Furnitureland of Youngstown at 241 W. Federal Street is holding its 12th Anniversary Sale.


1944: An explosion blows the side of a two-story house at 1002-1004 Poland Ave. after an occupant, Jack Henderson, used a rubber hose to connect a gas line to a stove. He escaped seconds before the explosion. 

Somewhere in the Youngstown area is a dog owner who may be able to save Lance Hemberger, 3, of Diana Drive, Poland, from two weeks of painful rabies shots. Lance was bitten by a little black Scottie dog wearing a tan collar. 

Three bandits held up Angelo Corse, Forest Avenue, and rob him of $70 and a ring while he was working on his stalled car at Decatur Street and Blaine Avenue.