Jan. 2, 1916
For the fifth time, William M. Crozier was sworn in as mayor of Sidney shortly after 9 o’clock Saturday morning. A large number of the mayor’s personal friends were present to witness the swearing-in ceremony with the oath administered by David Oldham. Immediately after the ceremony, Mayor Crozier announced the appointment of C.B. DeWeese as director of public service, and O.S. Kenny as director of public safety.
Congressman Russell and Harry K. Hess, his private secretary, returned to Washington today after spending the holiday vacation at home.
Jan. 2, 1941
Acting on orders of Mayor John Sexauer, local police officials confiscated the entire issue coming to Sidney of Fleming’s American Examiner last evening. The action was taken, the mayor said, on account of the alleged obscene nature of articles printed in the paper.
More than 100 couples were present for the first annual New Year’s Eve watch party of the American Legion and Legion Auxiliary held in the Legion Hall of the Monumental Building. Cards and dancing were enjoyed by the guests during the evening, with music for the latter being furnished by Harold Cleckner’s Night Hawk Band. Robert McClellan was chairman for the evening.
Jan. 2, 1966
According to the November report by the Ohio Bureau of Unemployment, Sidney has the lowest ratio of unemployed in the state. During the month, an average of only 15 persons were recipients of unemployment checks, with only one per week exhausting jobless checks for the month.
Columbus – Ohio launched its offensive in the war on poverty well ahead of most other states and its quick work netted more than $45.3 million in federal funds during the past year.
Jan. 2, 1991
Minster – While in high school, Steven Bohman and most of his friends spent a lot of time on the football field. The difference was, Bohman was playing the drums and his buddies were in pads. Bohman, 18, 223 N. Garfield St., was an outstanding student at Minster, but received little recognition compared to members of the Wildcat football team that won a state championship in 1989. Guess what? Bohman got his turn this fall as a member of the Ohio State University marching band. Ironically, Bohman was the only member of his class who could be found on a football field.
Washington (AP) – The Postal Rate Commission today recommended a 4-cent increase in the rate for first-class mail to 29 cents a letter. The U.S. Postal Service had requested that the first-class rate be raised a nickel to 30 cents. However, the independent rate commission said 30 cents was not justified and scaled that back by a penny, a change that the commission said would save mailers $800 million per year.
These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet! www.shelbycountyhistory.org