July 6, 1892
The court house will have a new roof within the next 65 days, providing the contractor does all that is expected of him. For putting on the new roof, the commissioners had five bids submitted. They accepted that of the Witt Cornice Co., of Cincinnati; it being $3,929, the material being copper. To cover the temple of justice, 12,000 pounds of coper will be used. The work is to be completed by September.
S.B. Purnell and George W. Elliott have respectively been commissioned captain and second lieutentant of Co. L, Third regiment.
The Progressive Union Society at its meeting last night recommended that a petition, signed by residents of the town, be presented in person to the president of the C.H. & D. railway, asking that the company erect a new station building here and also park the knoll at the rear of the present building. The proposal was unanimously accepted by the society.
July 6, 1917
The Shelby County Conscription Board has completed work on making lists of the registered men in Shelby county. One copy of the list is now on file at the office of the board in the grand jury room of the court house, and another copy has been mailed to the Provost Marshal General in Washington, D.C. Numbers of men to be called will probably be received in the next few days. It is expected that approximately 200, or 10 per cent of those registered, will be called.
The Shelby county Sportmen’s club has received a shipment of 15 dozen Mongolian pheasant eggs for distribution among farmers who desire them. They may be obtained at Vertner’s Hardware store.
Marion Lenz has opened a most complete and up-to-date sanitary barber shop in the front of the Handy store.
Chester Johnson, associated for the past several years with the Sidney schools, has been selected as principal of the high school in Van Wert. He will take over his duties there in September.
July 6, 1942
The July quota of war bonds for Shelby county is $163,100 according to information received by Jos. B. Cook, war bond chairman. This is more than twice as much as the quota for June, but Cook expressed confidence that the county would again go over the top.
The handling of incendiary bombs will be the topic for study at the meetings of volunteer air raid wardens and fire watchers to be held this week, Air Raid Instructor William Buirley said today.
Dr. E.A. Gomolski and Dr. T.H. Wills, Minster physicians, have received orders to report to Toledo for enlistment in the Army and receive officer’s commissions. Their departure will leave the Minster community with only one physician.
Indicating American determination to sweep the Japanese from their toe-hold on the Aleutian Islands, the Navy this afternoon announced that United States submarines on July Fourth, torpedoed four Japanese destroyers in the northern Pacific, sinking three and leaving one burning fiercely.
July 6, 1967
The addition of Harry Faulkner as an associate in the law firm of Blake, Lang and Blake was announced today by Rodney R. Blake, senior member. Faulkner has been assistant prosecuting attorney of Clark County, Springfield, since his graduation from Ohio Northern University in June 1966, with a juris doctorate degree. A graduate of Sidney High School in 1959, he is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Faulkner, 531 South Main Avenue.
Larry D. Allen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Allen, R.R. 4, Sidney, was among the graduates receiving degrees during June 13 commencement exercises at the Ohio State University. Mr. Allen received his bachelor of science degree in education with a major in biology. He is a 1963 graduate of Sidney High School.
First prize in the Independence Day float competition went to the Beta Sigma Phi sorority. The Fort Loramie Youth Organization took second-place honors, with Snip-N-Snack 4-H Cub winner of the third-place trophy. Judges in the float competition were: Sidney Municipal Court Judge James Rieck, County Prosecutor Thomas Kerrigan, and City Solicitor William Lang.
July 6, 1992
The bids have been received for the fabrication and installation of the jail cells in the new county jail. The commissioners received bids on the construction of 101 jail cells. The total cost estimate was in excess of $1.5 million. The low bid was just below the estimate. It will take 18 to 24 months to construct the jail cell pods. The information was given to the Daily News by Rory Turner of the Voinovich architect firm out of Cleveland.
There will be substantial traffic interruption in the area of Interstate 75 and State Route 47. The Ohio Department of Transportation, District 7 announced they will be reconstructing the interchange at Interstate 75 and State Route 47. The project will begin soon. It is expected to be completed in 60 days. The Sidney Police are in charge of rerouting the traffic in the area.
There is a new business in town. There has been local publicity on the subject of radon. It is a gas naturally occurring in the atmosphere. Shelby County has its first business concerning radon testing. Ubach Engineering has been established by Mary Ubach. She will conduct radon testing and will also offer mitigation services concerning radon gas if needed. She will conduct the business out of her home on Winding Ridge Lane in Sidney, Ohio.
These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (937-498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet! www.shelbycountyhistory.org