Vindicator file photo / October 29, 1972 | President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon made a campaign stop in the Mahoning Valley 50 years ago, a week before his re-election. Sisters Jill and Jennie Goldie of Liberty Township were among the president’s supporters wearing hats festooned with banners, buttons, and miniature flags.
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1997: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge signs a bill that will bring the state into compliance with federal regulations that protect people with medical problems from losing health coverage if they lose their jobs.
Forty students in the building trades, carpentry, and home design classes at Trumbull County Joint Vocational School complete a 1,990 square-foot house at 2338 High St. in Champion Township that will be sold at auction. The minimum bid will be $120,000.
A group of business, labor, and economic development organizations, led by David Heilman, general manager of Delphi Packard Electric, meet to encourage voters to approve the 1-mill, five-year airport improvement tax. 
1982: Youngstown City Council sidetracks a package of proposed fringe benefits the city negotiated for workers represented by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal workers until the city is sure it can pay the additional costs. 
Two men rob a Wells-Fargo Armored Services guard outside the Struthers branch of Home Savings and Loan escaping with as much as $40,000.
Youngstown Steel Door Co., clobbered by a depressed rail industry and facing an annual loss of more than $9 million, announces a six-week shutdown that will affect about 100 employees. 
1972: Quarterback Ron Jaworski tosses three touchdown passes to lead the Youngstown State Penguins to a 47-7 win over Xavier. 
South High School and Harding School are broken into over the weekend, with some rooms vandalized but little taken.
Mahoning Valley finalists for Cleveland Boat Show queen are Charmane Bennett and Gwen Loeffler of Warren and Debbie Hayden of North Lima. 
1947: Leon A. Beeghly, a prominent Youngstown industrialist, is elected a director of the Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. 
Hayes Junior High students go to North Side Hospital to sing "Happy Birthday" to Sarah J. Peterson, former president of the Youngstown board of education, on her 92 nd birthday. 
Nearly 100 members of the Buckeye Art Club attend the 25th-anniversary banquet at the Mahoning Country Club. Member Dudley Hawkins and his performing dog "Butch" entertained.