Jan. 23, 1916
The Shelby County Extension School being held in this city this week, opened in the assembly room of the courthouse this morning with a fairly good attendance for an interesting and instructive session. L.V. Ward is president of the local extension school and L.E. Marrs, secretary and treasurer.
Charles Ecceles, a member of the faculty at Sidney High School, has tendered his resignation and will enter the osteopathy college at Kirksville, Mo. The vacancy in the high school will be filled by Chester Johnson, well known young man of this city.
Jan. 23, 1941
The Monarch Machine Tool Co. was one of 67 plants in the nation certified today by the National Defense Commission as having undertaken plant expansions for defense work. The Monarch expansion was listed at $385,000 for the production of lathes.
Mrs. Red Troester, 228 Kossuth St., and Miss Margaret Dodd, 716 S. Ohio Ave., escaped with minor injuries last evening when their car skidded from the highway near Ludlow Falls, crashed into a stone wall and overturned. Mrs. Troester, the driver, was blinded by the lights of an oncoming car and was unable to see a curve in the road. They were treated at the Troy hospital and then dismissed.
Jan. 23, 1966
Threat of a strike at LeRoi Division of Westinghouse Air Brake Co. was removed over the weekend, when members of the Local No. 2167, International Association of Machinists, AFL-CIO, voted to accept an agreement worked out between their negotiating committee and the company. The majority vote against the strike came during a meeting of the membership held Sunday afternoon at the National Guard Armory.
Area residents experienced the coldest weather of the current winter season and the coldest in almost a year this morning when the mercury dropped to five below zero. The sub-zero reading reported by Dave Fette at the government cooperating weather station north of Sidney, marked the first time the temperature had gone below the zero mark since Feb. 4 of last year when a minus two degrees was recorded.
Jan. 23, 1991
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Youngstown State’s Jim Tressel has been chosen Ohio College Football Coach of the Year for the second straight year in an award sponsored by the Columbus Dispatch. He became only the second coach to achieve that honor since the award was initiated in 1952. Miami’s Dick Crum earned back-to-back awards in 1975 and 1976.
A large crowd celebrated the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the second annual “Brotherhood Banquet” sponsored by the Ohio Tri-County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Sidney Mayor William McMillen was honored with a plaque for his work that “exemplifies the philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”
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