Vindicator file photo / October 29, 1955 | Dan Heindel Jr., left, and L. Calvin Sommer, two of the men leading the Community Chest drive 67 years ago, made it clear that there was serious work to be done, with the campaign still $226,447 below the year’s goal.
October 31
1997: Lt. Brian Girts of the Ohio State Highway Patrol leads a press conference at Boardman High School, explaining the importance of wearing seat belts and announcing that police will begin enforcing the use of seat belts. Of five young drivers who died on Mahoning County rural roads so far this year, none wore a seatbelt. 
Boardman Township Patrolman Joseph W. Loree is in guarded condition in Northside Medical Center with injuries suffered when his cruiser collided with a car being pursued by other officers on Oak Hill Avenue.
An effort to raze the three-story former Grand Theater in the 500-block of E. State St. in Salem runs into complications due to the possibility of asbestos in the building. 
1982: Fred Arnold, vice president of Crown Airways, says the Youngstown Municipal Airport could be handling 500,000 passengers a year if area residents understood what an asset it is. 
Renee Timko is Youngstown State University's homecoming queen, and D.R. Triskit is king. 
The Youngstown State University Penguins slip past Middle Tennessee State University, 11-10, before 7,014 homecoming game fans. 
1972: General Fireproofing Co. makes a turnaround in earnings and announces a dividend of five cents per share. 
Gus Hall, Communist candidate for president with long ties to the Mahoning Valley, tells 200 people at Youngstown State University that a vote for the Communist Party will send a message to big business. 
Administrators of St. Elizabeth Hospital and the Youngstown Hospital Association say they are prepared to admit tuberculosis patients if the Mahoning County Sanatorium is closed. 
1947: Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. will build a 75-oven by-products coke plant at its Indiana Harbor works.
Republican mayoral candidate Charles P. Henderson says Donald "Mooney" Caputo has ordered his 60 bookies to close up shop on election day and work the polls for the re-election of Ralph O'Neill. 
The 7th District Court of Appeals upholds the death penalty for 16-year-old South High student Donald Frohner in the kidnap-murder of an Ashtabula salesman.