Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Nov. 7, 1915

The Olympia Candy Kitchen today celebrated its fifth anniversary in Sidney. Carnations were being given away as souvenirs and the Meyerholtz three piece orchestra was playing both this afternoon and evening.

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Fred Shaw had a narrow escape from serious injury while working with an auto on South Street this morning. He was working underneath the car with the back wheels off, when he accidentally knocked the jacks over, letting the machine down upon him. It caught him across the back. His calls for help were heard by William O’Leary, Jr., who ran to his assistance. By hard work, he succeeded in lifting the car enough to let Mr. Shaw get out. An examination by a physician called to the scene, showed no bones broken, although he was badly bruised about the back.

75 years

Nov. 7, 1940

President Roosevelt today was swept into the White House for a precedent-shattering third successive term on the crest of a tidal wave of ballots that swamped the vigorous efforts made by Wendell Willkie to oust the New Deal from office.

Indications pointed to 437 electoral votes for the President with Willkie capturing seven states with a total of 45 electoral votes. Although the President carried Ohio, latest returns indicated the re-election of John W. Bricker, Republican, as governor and the election of Mayor Harold Burton, of Cleveland, also a Republican, as U.S. Senator.

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Results of Tuesday’s vote for county offices is as follows: Harmony, state representative; Pruden and Griffis, commissioners; Blake, prosecutor; Eisenhut, clerk of court; Pitts, sheriff; Bryan, recorder; Salm, treasurer; Mills, common pleas judge; Eshman, probate judge; Wooddell unopposed for county engineer and Edwards, unopposed for coroner.

50 years

Nov. 7, 1965

The Shelby County Home – that remained today the Number 1 topic of consideration Shelby County Commissioners faced last week by a state edict either to make the institution safe for occupants or construct a new and modern building within five years. Safety requirements laid down by C.R. Daubenmire, acting chief of the state division and factory building, included removing residents from the third floor of the 99 year old institution and barring that area from further occupancy. Charles E. Shaffer, superintendent, said today that 17 men and women have been removed from rooms on that floor to the first and second floors. Early reactions from the commissioners seem to favor a new and safe home as against spending large sums for continuous repairs.

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Twenty-two Sidney High school students today began an advanced course in chemistry in a program designed to provide students an opportunity to enrich their science experiences. In announcing the program, Superintendent Roger C. McGee said this morning the course is the result of an inquiry made several weeks ago by Neil Hennon, chemistry teacher at the high school.

25 years

Nov. 7, 1990

A local business is expanding. Dickman Supply is constructing a new facility on St. Marys Avenue. It will be over 28,000 square feet. The general contractor is Ferguson Construction Company. Tim Geise made the announcement. Dickman sells electrical supplies.

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Will there ever be a lottery in Ohio? The polls suggest the answer is no. The most recent poll results showed that 24% more people are opposed to a state-operated lottery than are in favor of it.

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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