Vindicator file photo / July 31,  1958 | A network of pipes to remove the danger of slippery sidewalks was installed under the pavement in front of St. Columba Cathedral that was under construction in Youngstown 64 years ago. Overlooking the work is a recently installed statue of St. Columba, an Irish saint, and patron of the Youngstown Diocese.
July 30
1997: Youngstown State University President Leslie Cochran appears ready to recommend to the board of trustees a conversion from the quarterly system to semesters. 
A portrait of retired Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge Leo Morley is unveiled during ceremonies at the Mahoning County Courthouse.
Area reservists and Ohio National Guard members say an increasing number of call-ups can make it difficult for reservists to change jobs because employers are wary of the effects on business when employees are called to active duty. 
1982: Speaking at the Packard Electric Division of General Motors in Warren,  F. James McDonald, president of GM, says the company still has high hopes for it J-car, but he is not sure the Lordstown plant is the site to continue producing it.  The level of cooperation between management and workers is not what it should be.
The 21-year-old son of a former Youngstown fire chief and two other men are fined $10 each for turning on 15 fire hydrants, sending an estimated 300,000 gallons of water into the city's sewers. Afterward, Municipal Judge Lloyd R. Haines said that if he had been told of the magnitude of the loss, he would have sent the three to jail. 
A 15-year-old Hanoverton youth is in the Tobin Juvenile Attention Center in Lisbon, accused of attempting to hold up the Hanoverton branch of Heritage Bank. 
1972: Trumbull County opens its 154th annual fair, a seven-day event at the Exposition Center in Bazetta Township.
Dr. Margaret Braden, associate professor of education at Youngstown State University, is named chairman of the elementary education department. 
Coming to Cherry's Top o' the Mall in Niles, direct from the Desert Inn in Las Vegas, Frank Sinatra Jr. 
1947: The McDonald Board of Education approves a budget of $119,356.
Clyde Bayol is the new editor and manager of the Kinsman Journal and Andover Citizen, replacing Robert Dietsch, who accepted a position in Billings, Mont. 
A display at the Packard Motor Co., 1075 Wick Ave., is attracting much attention. L.B. Brockett has put his 1908 roadster on the showroom floor next to a sleek 1948 convertible.