Years Ago | November 1st
1994: A sweeping roundup led by the Mahoning County Drug Task Force and involving 70 officer’s nets 14 arrests, including five men identified as the king pins in the smuggling of cocaine into the area from Florida.
U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. says human remains have been found at the site of a new federal courthouse at Wick Avenue and Commerce Street, but he doesn't believe the discovery will delay construction. There is some evidence that an old cemetery had been there.
Cindy DeMarco, 24, of Mercer, Pa., and Debbie L. Pisegna, 39, of Masury are killed when their car is struck by a tractor-trailer in state Route 7 at Chestnut-Ridge Road in Hubbard Township.
1979: Two men, Ben Holmes, 28, and Todd Bodo, 23, are severely burned when a ranch house owned by Holmes at 6547 Poplar Ave., Hubbard Township, explodes and catches fire.
Youngstown police arrest three men on the far South Side for allegedly making unauthorized collections for UNICEF, the United Nations-sponsored program to help the world's children.
The U.S. Economic Development Administration revises its steel-loan program to allow the Mahoning Valley to apply for $100 million in loan guarantees for a giant coke facility. William T. Hogan of Fordham University predicts that the nation will face a coke shortage in five years.
1969: Youngstown Superintendent of Schools Woodrow Zinser says he is not interested in extending his three-year contract, which expires July 31, 1970.
Pete the Penguin, Youngstown State University's mascot, highlights the 1969 Homecoming parade through city streets. Top prizes for floats were won by Alpha Phi Delta, first; Phi Sigma Kappa, second, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon, third. Janice Santangelo, a junior math major, is homecoming queen.
A man and a 17-year-old Wilson High School junior are admitted to South Side Hospital with gunshot wounds after two unrelated shootings. Shot by unidentified assailants were Theodore Marzetti, Center Street, and David Ballard of New Court Street.
1944: Henrietta Crosman, 79, former Youngstown resident whose brilliant career on stage and screen gave Youngstown a star in the theatrical firmament for more than 50 years, dies at Pelham Manor, N.Y.
Legislation for a $50,000 bond issue to finance construction of a downtown fire station on the north side of Commerce Street will be introduced in council.
Three district men are reported killed in action: Pfc. Howard "Bud" Cole, 30; Pfc. James "Scotty" Fennessey, 32, and Pfc. John Niemczura Jr., 19.