March 12, 1916
The mysterious light appeared again in the western sky last night and “Shorty” DeWeese and “Slim” Staley secured a roadster and started out to pursue it. They followed the light as far as Newport, where it seemed to disappear into the southwest. If it appears again tonight, they plan to track it down.
The Bimel Automobile Co. today shipped two Elco touring cars to Copenhagen, Denmark.
Dunson, the Ohio and Beech Street grocer, has purchased a fine new Overland truck which he will use in delivering goods to his patrons.
March 12, 1941
Eleven freight cars of a southbound B. & O. freight train were derailed two miles north of Botkins about 9 o’clock last night. It was late this morning before wrecking crews cleared the tracks sufficiently to permit the resumption of traffic. Mail deliveries to the Sidney post office from the north and south were delayed because of the wreck.
Dentists of Sidney last night were guests of the Ohio Department of Health representatives who are spending two weeks in Sidney and Shelby County surveying the dental needs of elementary school children. The local men had an opportunity to inspect the mobile dental unit being used for this work.
March 12, 1966
MINSTER – Oliver F. Morsey of Minster and Charles E. Dine of St. Marys, have retired from the board of directors of Minster State Bank under the compulsory retirement system. They will be succeeded by Paul H. Meyer and Thomas F. Morsey, both of Minster. Dine had been on the board since 1958 and a stockholder since 1914. He is a son of the late Dr. C.L. Dine, one of the original founders of the bank. Meyer is co-operator of Meyer’s Dairy, Inc. and vice president of the new Arrowhead Park Golf Club. Thomas Morsey succeeds his father. He is manager of Frank Morsey and Sons, Inc.
BOTKINS – Firemen were called early this morning to the Jerry Harrod home on Pike Street, south of State Street, where a washing machine motor was on fire. They remained at the home only a few minutes. Damage was confined to the machine, firemen said.
March 12, 1991
There is a new rage in collectable cards. It is Desert Storm. Just ask Fred Billing at Shelby County Collectables. He reports that both Topps Gum Company and Pro set have developed Desert Storm cards to buy or trade. Topps is putting out an 88 card set and Pro Set is countering with a 250 card set. The cards feature the weapons of war and even one showing Iraqi dictator Sadaam Hussein.
A number of local businessmen received promotions based on a press release issued by LeRoi Dresser of Sidney. Included in the advancements were Tom Miller, Dick Wall, Kraig Tabor, Bob Labbett, Doug Miller and William Steele. LeRoi produces compressors for sale throughout the world.
The Port Jefferson Village Council passed its budget for the year. It is a whopping $87,000. Council treasurer Judy Fair noted, however, that this amount included a loan of $20,000 for street work. The PJ Fire Department will get a stipend of $1,700.
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