Years Ago | October 29th
1994: Leslie Cochran and his wife, Linda, are remodeling 79-year-old Clingan-Waddell Hall on Rayen Avenue for their home, which they are calling Penguin Place. The purchased the unused classroom building for $2,200, double any other bid.
Debbie King-Lee, daughter of boxing promoter Don King, accuses Trumbull County deputies and State Highway Patrol officers of racial profiling after she and four others were detained when the Jeep Cherokee in which they were riding was stopped following a bank robbery in North Bloomfield.
Seventeen Youngstown high school seniors who couldn't graduate in June because they hadn't passed the state proficiency test are invited to a graduation ceremony at the Butler Institute of American Art after passing the tests over the summer. Seventy-six members of the class of 1994 have yet to pass the tests.
1979: Lordstown is chosen to produce General Motors' new front-wheel drive compact car, designated the J-Car, beginning with the 1982 model year.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is looking for a few good men -- and women -- to help fill its ranks in accord with an equal employment opportunity agreement it made with federal officials in 1975.
Off-duty members of Boardman Firefighters Local 1176 set up informational picket lines at the Boardman Fire Department after failing to reach a new contract with the township. The union rejected a 9 percent pay raise that would have brought base pay to $14,700 a year.
1969: A Cleveland man is shot to death and eight are injured as competing factions of truckers clash at Republic Steel's Stop 5. Stony's Trucking Co., whose drivers had been under assault, announces an indefinite shutdown.
The battle at Republic Steel's Stop 5 has a historical precedent: It was the scene of violence during the 1937 Little Steel Strike that left one picket dead, another dying and 28 seriously injured.
Two Youngstown police officers are injured in a two-car collision at E. Dewey and Gibson avenues. Sgt. Vincent Iannazone and Patrolman Ralph Balestra are in fair condition in South Side Hospital. The driver of the second car was uninjured.
1944: The second half of The Vindicator's straw poll indicates President Roosevelt will carry Mahoning County by 20,000 votes if 100,000 votes are cast in the county. Gov. Dewey leads in Trumbull and Ashtabula counties.
The ”voluntary payment plan" for city ambulance service begun Sept. 15 by the Youngstown police department proves disappointing with a total of $80 received from dozens of patients receiving ambulance service.
With the approach of Halloween, Youngstown area costumers offer advice for how to affect a black-face minstrel, which is a popular character locally. The best make-up is simply obtained from a burnt cork, they say.