Jan. 4, 1916
At the regular meeting of the Sidney Board of Education held in the high school building last evening, new members of the board, H. L. Loudenback, W. P. Collier, and Dan Toy, took the oath of office. The board organized by electing Dr. J. F. Richeson president; Loudenback, vice president; and R. O. Bingham, clerk. The meeting marked the retirement from the board of Dr. M. F. Hussey, who had served continuously for 17 years.
The seven-passenger Jeffrey touring car, 1916 model, given away by the members of the Sidney Lodge of Elks last evening at the Armory during the public reception, was awarded William Mayer, 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Mayer of this city.
Jan. 4, 1941
Five county officials assumed their new duties today. Roy Harmony, former clerk of courts, takes over as county representative; S. A. Griffis and C. K. Pruden, as county commissioners; Rodney Blake as prosecutor; and Orville Eisenhut, as clerk of courts. Three others begin their second terms of office. They are: Ethel Bryan, county recorder; Truman Pitts, sheriff; and Earl Wooddell, county surveyor.
Rexford Price was named today as chairman of the local committee to celebrate the president’s birthday. Preliminary plans call for a special program on Jan. 30 in the campaign to fight infantile paralysis. Serving with Price will be Mrs. William Ross, as vice chairman; Laurin Swisher, entertainment chairman; Mrs. William Moreland, secretary; Wilson Stockstill, treasurer. Paul Sherman will serve as March of Dimes chairman.
Jan. 4, 1966
A course for fallout shelter managers, conducted under the civil defense expansion program of Ohio State University, will be held Feb. 9-12 at the Shelby County Civil Defense headquarters, 118 W. Court St. Open to persons from Shelby, Auglaize, Logan and Miami counties, the course is one in a series being conducted in the state by representatives of the Building Research Laboratory at Ohio State’s Engineering Experiment Station. Classroom work will cover all information needed for shelter management with emphasis on management of community fallout shelters, organization and staff requirements, supplies, equipment and shelter living. An overnight stay in the shelter is expected to enable class members to apply what they have studied in the classroom.
Institution of a four-way stop at the South Miami avenue and South Street intersection was one of several recommendations coming out of a meeting of city council’s committee on traffic safety Wednesday. George Kratt, head of the committee, said the decision on the South Miami/South Street intersection came as a result of several accidents that had occurred at that location and followed a traffic count that revealed a heavy movement of traffic at that point.
Jan. 4, 1991
Columbus, Ohio (AP) – Gov. Richard Celeste will give a farewell speech in a joint session of the state Legislature. Spokesman Reuven Carlyle said Friday the governor will give “short and personal farewell remarks to the people of Ohio” in his noon speech. Celeste, a Democrat, will leave office on Jan. 14 after serving two consecutive four-year terms. Law prohibited him from seeking a third consecutive term. His successor is Republican George Voinovich.
Washington (AP) – President Bush on Friday welcomed Iraq’s acceptance of high-level talks as “a useful step” but ruled out any compromise over the occupation of Kuwait. Bush said Secretary of State James A. Baker III will convey to Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz in Geneva next Wednesday “the gravity of the situation” and the determination of the international community that all Iraqi troops quit Kuwait by Jan.15.
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