Vindicator file photo / October 27, 1939 | Two Youngstown firemen familiarize themselves with the hydraulics of the Youngstown Fire Department’s new $18,000 aerial ladder truck 83 years ago. The 100-foot rig required a crew of six, including a tillerman.

October 27 

1997: Two outs away from a World Series championship, the Cleveland Indians fall to the Florida Marlins, 3-2, in the 11th inning of game seven in the series. 

Central State University, Ohio's only historically black college, closed its football program, but the school's nationally famous band survives. The CSU Marching Band will share a halftime performance with the Penguin band at the Youngstown State University-Illinois State game at Stambaugh Stadium. 

In an effort to keep outsiders out, Bridgeport, Ohio, is requiring trick-or-treaters to preregister, at which time they will be given stickers to wear on Halloween night. The police chief says he won't be monitoring unstickered ghosts and goblins.

1982: Frederick Wiecek, 37, of Warren, is in serious condition in Trumbull Memorial Hospital after the glider he was flying nose-dived into a Bristol Township cornfield.

The Youngstown Area United Way extends its campaign by six days, hoping to get closer to its $2.4 million goal, although it appears unlikely that it will fill the gap between $1.5 million and the target. 

Richard Leonard, the owner of the Leonard Insurance Agency, is elected president of the Niles Area Chamber of Commerce. 

1972: The Health and Welfare Council, the planning arm of the Community Chest, calls for the defeat of the 0.4-mill levy for the Mahoning Tuberculosis Sanatorium in hope that the defeat will force what it sees as the overdue closing of the facility. 

Adrian Wible, former McDonald school principal, displays at the Marietta Library his bound collection of every Vindicator front page from the World War II years. The book contains 1,308 pages and weighs 56 pounds.

The 60 th clash between the Rayen School and South High will be played in the daytime, the first time since 1942 for an afternoon tilt. The rivalry dates to 1911.

1947: The Youngstown College band and majorettes lead a parade from Central Square to mark Navy Day in Youngstown. 

Ministers from various denominations say football pools, one-armed bandits, and the spirit of getting something for nothing are damaging Youngstown.

Atty. Charles Henderson, the Republican candidate for mayor of Youngstown, says the city's health commissioner, Dr. William Maine, spends at most an hour a week at City Hall.