Vindicator file photo / September 9, 1957 | About 1,000 people gathered at the site of the new St. Columba Cathedral 65 years ago for the blessing and laying of the cornerstone of the $2 million structure by the Most Rev. Emmet M. Walsh, bishop of the Youngstown Catholic Diocese.
September 8
1997: Warren's First Presbyterian Church will open a Community Computer Center with 14 computers, an Internet connection, and a laser printer to help anyone to become computer literate. 
The Galen Fertility and IVF Institute in Boardman have been renamed the Alana Chester Center in honor of the first baby conceived by in vitro fertilization in Youngstown. 
Charles E. Teague and David E. Jacobs, both 36, are coming up for parole for the second time after being convicted in the 1979 murder of Elaine Poullas of Campbell and sentenced to life in prison. 
1982: The clerk of Campbell City Council refuses to certify petitions to recall  Mayor Rocco Mico citing a number of errors. The recall effort was spearheaded by the Fraternal Order of Police.
Struthers native Maria Matlak, a human relations officer at Parris Island, S.C., is promoted to the rank of major in the U.S. Marine Corps. She is one of 6,000 female Marines and one of only 60- to reach the rank of major. 
"Revenge of the Creature" will be broadcast in 3-D on WFMJ-TV.  Special glasses needed to enjoy the full effect are free at Valu King supermarkets. 
1972: Boardman police arrest a 20-year-old Warren woman and a 15-year-old girl who is accused of kidnapping and robbing two Lowellville women from the Southern Park Mall. 
Annual salaries of $35,000 for all local judges are advocated by the Ohio Judicial Conference during a meeting in Columbus. 
Alfredo Fusciardi, 52, the California organ grinder badly burned while cleaning clothes with gasoline at the Canfield Fairgrounds Aug. 27, dies in South Side Hospital. 
1947: Former secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau tells Youngstown area Jewish fund campaign leaders that he sees no end to the nation's current inflationary spiral. 
Mahoning County common pleas court judges open the fall court term with a ceremony presided over by Oho Supreme Court Chief Justice Carl V. Weygandt. At the request of the Mahoning County Bar Association, local judges have begun wearing black robes. 
Two adults and a 16-year-old boy are the latest Youngstown victims of polio, bringing Youngstown’s case total to nine. There are four other cases outside the city.