October 28

1994: John Haldie, shop chairman of IUE Local 717, says estimates that 1,000 jobs will be created if General Motors bases the Bussed Electrical Center Business Segment at Packard Electric in Warren is "very conservative." He predicts a jobs boom if union members approve an agreement with GM.

John Bozic, president of Hills Stores Co. of Canton, Mass., tours the remodeled Hills department store in Boardman and says the $700,000 renovation has produced a prototype for the company's 152 stores, including 52 in Ohio. 

Pennsylvania Gov. Robert Casey says purchase of Sharon Steel Corp.'s Farrell mill by Caparo Inc.  Is a story of the people of the Shenango Valley triumphing over adversity?

1979: Melinda Ropar, a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, is homecoming queen at Youngstown State University; Gary Anania, Phi Kappa Tau, is the king. The Penguins win their eighth straight with a 29-8 drubbing of Western Illinois. 

Chuck Tanner, manager of the World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates, is honored with a parade in his hometown of New Castle, Pa. 

Friends, relatives, and downtown merchants have a farewell party for Tony DeSimone who is retiring after operating a newsstand at Phelps and Federal streets downtown for 46 years. He began selling Vindicators and Telegrams 10 years earlier at the age of nine.

1969: The Ohio Hotel Management Co, headed by Charles Shutrump and Al Tuber, receive tentative approval from the Youngstown Development Review Committee to pursue expansion of the Voyager Inn.

Mario Guerrieri, who faces federal charges of counterfeiting, loses his appeal of a 1968 conviction in state court for possession of tools used in an illegal abortion.

Fifty-three drivers for Stony Trucking warn Teamsters Local 377 that unless union members stop harassing Stony drivers, they will quit 377 and affiliate with the Fraternal Association of Steel Haulers.

1944: Some 2,300 Mahoning County children have been collecting milkweed pods which will be delivered to the Milkweed Floss Corp. of Petrosky, Mich., for use in manufacturing "Mae West" vests for U.S. seamen and aviators. The Mahoning students are expected to contribute 11,500 pounds of floss. 

Mayor James Stewart of Cincinnati, Republican candidate for governor, will speak in Youngstown at a Republican rally at Central Auditorium. 

Kenneth Keiper, seaman 2/c of Youngstown, was aboard the USS Princeton, which sunk in a naval battle with the Japanese fleet. Lists of survivors are incomplete.