Nov. 4, 1915
The city of Sidney voted against statewide prohibition by a majority of 70 votes. The county also voted against prohibition by a majority of 214. The issue was defeated in the state with 50,000 votes. The majority, however, was smaller than that recorded last year.
The election in the city of Sidney yesterday was certainly a victory for the Republican ticket, although a couple of Democrats managed to squeeze through. Scratching was the order of the day and voters did not seem to pay much attention to politics and voted to suit themelves.
Mayor Crozier was elected to his fifth term by a big majority over Anthony. T.B. Marshall was elected president of the council, with I.M. Apple, Councilman Bland and Rolla Ward named councilmen at large.
Ward Councilmen named are: C.A. Hetzler, first; Chambers, second; Henry Berger, third; and Harley Baker, fourth. Captain Rhodes nosed out Young for city auditor. Frank Doorley was re-elected city solicitor and Ben B. Amann, treasurer, without opposition. In the race for members of the board of education, Loudenback and Toy, Democrats, and Collier, Republican, were elected.
Nov. 4, 1940
The Presidential election campaign ground to a close tonight as the two principal opponents prepared for their final appearances before the nation went to the polls. President Roosevelt was en route to Cleveland after making a strong bid for upstate New York support. He will make this final campaign speech in the Cleveland auditorium. Republican candidate Wendell Willkie was en route to New York City where he will wind up his campaign with an address in Madison Square Garden.
The barn, a straw barn and silo, along with most of their contents on the Ed Stork farm, south of New Knoxville, were destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon. Firemen from New Knoxville, New Bremen and Kettlersville fought the blaze, believed to have been started by dust collected around a light bulb. Livestock in the barn was led to safety by Stork, his son and grandson.
Nov. 4, 1965
In an election polling the biggest off-year total vote (9,306) since 1949, Shelby County electors: turned thumbs down on the sales tax increase for schools and two other state issues; elected Attorney James Rieck judge of the countywide municipal court over incumbent Judge Thomas Potts.
Also: Picked a new Sidney councilman-at-large, Donald B. Laws, defeating Mayor Charles C. Williams in the process; approved Sidney and three local school tax levies, an Orange township fire protection levy and swamped an Anna proposal to sell the village’s electric utility system; elected village officials in seven communities, named two trustees in each of the 14 townships and chose county and local school board members.
COLUMBUS — Ohioans in a heavy vote Tuesday smashed a proposed sales tax increase (Issue I) to provide more state money for schools. All 88 counties joined in killing the sales tax increase and the proposal allowing cities and their suburbs in the 13 largest counties to join in providing basic public service.
Nov. 4, 1990
There was a retirement celebration in the county annex. Joline Aselage has completed 30 years of service as county treasurer. She replaced Gerald Billing, who retired 5 years ago. Many county employees and friends gathered for the occasion.
The United Way is headed to another winning campaign. The goal this year is just under $1 million. Campaign chairman John Adams announced that $810,000 has been raised. That is 84% of the campaign goal.
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