125 years ago
Saturday, Aug. 12, 1892
The wreck on the Big Four railroad has served to emphasize the problem of the railroad in Sidney. The limited time required for the fast trains between Cleveland and Indianapolis compels engineers to utilize every advantage possible to make it. Sidney is a valley with a long grade east of town that enables engineers to make up for any loss of time, hence they come into the place at a rapid speed, up almost to the depot.
100 years ago
Saturday, Aug. 12, 1917
Following a report of the special committee named to make recommendations, city council at its meeting last night authorized the preparation of a new ordinance on traffic rules. Among other things it provides that automobiles shall be parked headed into the curb with the right front wheel touching the curb, and limits the speed in school zones to eight miles per hour.
The exemption board has received requests for exemption on the grounds of dependents from 130 of those men who passed their physical examinations last week.
75 years ago
Saturday, Aug. 12, 1942
Members of city council at their meeting last night passed under a suspension of the rules an ordinance combining the position of street superintendent and street mechanic, fixing the salary at $37.50 per week. At present the two positions are separate and the weekly salary $30 each.
Members of the Sidney Board of Education at their meeting last night adopted a resolution to submit to the voters at the November election continuation of the two-mill operating levy for the local schools. The levy was first passed here in 1934.
Room rates at Wilson Memorial Hospital will be advanced 50 cents per room, effective Sept. 1, as a result of action taken by the board of trustees at their regular monthly meeting last evening. Under the new schedule, ward rooms will be $4, semi-private, $5, and private rooms, $6 to $8.
50 years ago
Saturday, Aug. 12, 1967
John T. Blake, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Blake, 804 Norwood Drive, has been named manager of the new Beachwood office of the Central National Bank of Cleveland. A graduate of Sidney High School, he received a B.S. in business administration from Miami University, Oxford.
25 years ago
Saturday, Aug. 12, 1992
Clinton Township Zoning Board of Appeals Friday night denied a request by Shelby County Commissioners to obtain a conditional use permit to construct a new county jail on Gearhart Road south of Sidney. Despite the 4-1 vote, Commissioner William Leighty said a groundbreaking ceremony at the site will proceed. It is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday. Leighty indicated the Clinton vote may be moot if commissioners follow the suggestion of County Prosecutor Michael Boller that a permit is not necessary to construct a new jail at the site.
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