Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Aug. 7, 1915

Homer D. Loughlin, who has been associated with the Gearhart-Dunson wholesale grocers, located on North Ohio Avenue, has arranged to open a retail cash grocery in the room fronting on Ohio Avenue in connection with the wholesale grocery. Opening tomorrow, it will be known as Laughlin’s Cash grocery.

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William Martz filed an injunction suit in court this morning to prevent Harry C. Conner from digging over the property line in the excavation for his new garage on East Court Street. Martz alleges that the dirt will cave in if the excavation is made to the north.

75 years

Aug. 7, 1940

Opening of the Sidney public schools has been definitely set for Monday, Sept. 6, the action being taken at a meeting of the Sidney Board of Education last evening. At the same time the board named the following janitors to serve the various schools during the coming year: Glenn Leckey, second ward; C. Martz, third ward; William Shifflet, fourth ward; Cliff Wagner, Central; Oliver Fogt, Parkwood; James Park, Port Jefferson; Sam Nichols, junior; Harvey Wooddell, senior high.

50 years

Aug. 7, 1965

Pranksters who delight in creating nighttime clamor by blowing on “bull horns” were warned by Sidney police today they can be subject to arrest for disturbing the peace. The city’s anti-noise ordinance for such goings-on by pranksters of any age is in effect at 11 p.m. and continues until 7 a.m. the following day. Police Chief John L. Warner, said.

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The brief “first tee” ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Thursday will mark the opening for public use of the new Shelby Oaks golf course. Plans for the opening ceremony, in which city and county officials are expected to take part, were announced today by Robert Hepler, president of the corporation operating the course. The promise was made that speeches during the opening ceremony would be “no longer than a short putt.”

25 years

Aug. 7, 1990

Motorists pulling into a service station for that weekend fill-up probably experienced a little sticker shock as the price of gas jumped several cents overnight following the Iraqi invasion into Kuwait. The price of unleaded gas has been hovering around the $1 mark for self-service earlier this week but neared the $1.10 level at some local stations Friday night, with some operators saying they expect the price to go even higher in the days ahead.

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Construction continues on a new Shelby County Garage for the Ohio Department of Transportation on Ohio 29, southeast of Lehman High School. The new garage is to be completed in May 1991 and will replace the current facility on the grounds of the ODOT district seven headquarters on St. Marys Avenue. The district office will remain at its current location and possibly use the old county building.

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Out of the past

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

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