Vindicator file photo / July 31, 1985 | Charles B. Schaff, left, and Lou Zona, director of the Butler Institute of American Art, stand by a poster that shows a drive toward $3 million for capital improvements 37 years ago had reached 92 percent.  

July 29

1997: Opponents of new gas and oil wells near Mosquito Lake will go door-to-door around the lake, asking residents if they believe existing gas wells have contaminated their water wells. 

The Poland Board of Education becomes the first in Mahoning County to privatize cafeteria operations, awarding a contract to Aramark Food Service Corp. Superintendent Robert Zorn says cafeteria operations lost $40,000 in the previous school year.

Chrysler announces that it will keep Jeep assembly in Toledo and will spend $1.2 billion for modernization.  

1982: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says the city of Sharon will have to repay $24,439 that HUD says was improperly spent by the city's redevelopment authority. 

Trumbull Furniture Showrooms, one of downtown Warren's largest retail operations, will close its store at 264 E. Market St. About 18 people work at the store, which will have a liquidation sale of $750,000 worth of stock in its four floors of showrooms. 

Sylvia Holmes, representing the Girard Fraternal Order of Police, is crowned Girard's Homecoming Queen. Runners-up are Sharon Shultz, Chris Sherock,  Margaret Olexo, and Marie Carney. 

1972: Richard Guzman, 29, son-in-law of tightwire walker Carl Wallenda, is fatally injured when he came in contact with an electric wire and fell 50 feet during a performance in Wheeling, W.Va. 

Youngstown is the chilliest place in the state, with temperatures dropping to 51 degrees, just two degrees above the record for the date. 

The U.S. auto industry is accumulating profits at a record pace, with the Big Three -- General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler -- on track to bank $4 billion in 1972.

1947:  Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. announces price increases of 10 to 12 percent, which is between $5 and $8 per ton on various products.

Total dwelling units in the Youngstown Metropolitan District, which includes Warren and Sharon, have increased by 7,000 since 1940.

Playing at the State Theater in downtown Youngstown, Walt Disney's "Song of the South." Matinees, 25 cents; evenings, 35  and 40 cents.