October 26

1994: About 800 people fill the auditorium at Poland Seminary High School for a public hearing over a request by ESSROC that two roads be vacated to allow the company to mine limestone for its cement plant in nearby Bessemer.

The Packard Electric Division of General Motors and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 717 reach an agreement that could bring 1,000 jobs to the Mahoning Valley by 1998.

Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital files a lawsuit against its insurance carrier seeking reimbursement of the more than $500,000 it cost the hospital to settle an age-discrimination suit.

1979: The 68-foot tall Budweiser hot-air balloon is tethered outside Kilcawley Center for Youngstown State University's homecoming. 

Donald Wilcox, 24, of Newton Falls, who had been indicted for the abduction and murder of Charlie Rita Smith, 54, and  the rape of a 21-year-old woman, both of whom Wilcox allegedly abducted from outside a Newton Falls tavern, is indicted in the abduction and rape of another Newton Falls woman. 

The Rev. Joseph Witmer, director of the student Newman Organization at Youngstown State University, will be going to Washington, D.C., as the associate director of an office of the U.S. Catholic Conference that works on ecumenical issues with eight Christian religious groups.

1969: Wells Fargo acquires Kane Service Inc., which was founded in Youngstown in 1921 by John J. Kane Sr., a former member of the Youngstown Police Department and a county detective. Kane Service specialized in store security and private investigations. 

Tommy Johnson, 22, is shot to death in Shirley Ann's Bar and Restaurant on W. Rayen Avenue. Moments after the shooting a description of a suspect was broadcast to all police cars, but he has not been picked up yet.
Frank Gregg is installed as 1970 president of the North Jackson Kiwanis Club at the Chateau Restaurant in Warren.

1944: The Youngstown College School of Engineering is authorized by the Ohio State Department of Education to grant bachelor of engineering degrees, Dr. Howard Jones announces. 

Pfc. David Howells, 21, of Youngstown, and Sgt. Joseph Thomas, 29, of Campbell, are reported killed in action.   

Mahoning County township trustees and clerks approve a resolution sent to county commissioners describing conditions at the Mahoning County Home deplorable and a disgrace to the county.