125 Years Ago
October 31, 1893
There has been nothing new developed in the Ray murder mystery and no arrests have been made. A report from Urbana stating that a man by the name of Piatt had been arrested caused considerable excitement, but proved to be false. We have it that Piatt is able to prove by eight reliable citizens that he was in West Liberty the night the murder was committed.
The Democratic convention last evening nominated W.C. Wyman for justice of the peace for Clinton township and the Sidney corporation.
100 Years Ago
October 31, 1918
Chief of Police O’Leary issued a warning today to all boys and girls that no Halloween pranks of any kind will be tolerated this year. Parents of children will be held responsible and they must not be permitted on the streets later than eight o’clock under the penalty of prosecution if they are caught making any depredation.
Lewis Boyer, home on a 30-day furlough after being wounded in France, was guest of honor last evening at a dinner party in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur J. Piper on Miami avenue.
75 Years Ago
October 31, 1943
Sidney Tomorrow” was the main topic of discussion at the regular meeting of the Sidney Merchants Association last evening with Mayor Sexauer and members of the planning commission, Joe Cook and William Amos, having the leading part of the program. The need for a public swimming pool, under adequate protection, was emphasized by Oskar Buschmann.
Two Sidney men, members of the hard-fighting 37th division, have arrived on the west coast to receive medical treatment, their families learned today. They are Lt. Charles Wheeler, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Wheeler, and SSgt. Leo Patton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Patton.
50 Years Ago
October 31, 1968
GREENVILLE- It could be a trifle waterlogged, but the busy Yellow Jackets of Sidney High School felt light as a feather today, as it rode in an orbit all of its own above the rest of the Miami Valley brethren. And Coach Dave Haines’ Jackets needed space to accent the jubilation over their first full-fledged Miami Valley League title in the last 21 years.
25 Years Ago
October 31, 1993
ANNA- One of his teachers joked with Ashley Wilt midway through last week he was getting “four days off school”. Wilt agreed but shot back “yeah but I’m spending three of them in my office”. Wilt’s office is a bit roomier than most and tends to change a bit. Last week it was the Gray Course at Ohio State University, site of the Division III State Golf Tournament. Wilt went there Thursday for a practice round, then competed on Friday and Saturday, the second year in a row, the sophomore has qualified. When it was over, Wilt was wearing a runner-up medal around his neck and showing off a handsome plaque, rewards for his first day 72 and his 71 the next day for a 3-over total of 143.
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