November 1, 1893
Work on the brick work for the new gas holder of the Sidney Gas company on East North street has been completed and work on the iron installation has been started.
The depredations of the boys last evening will not amount to a great deal. Several wagons in the canal, and few out-houses overturned and some fence gates carried away were seen this morning.
The House of Representatives this afternoon concurred in the Senate’s action on the repeal of the Sherman silver purchase act by a vote of 191 to 94. The bill now goes to President Cleveland for his signature.
Governor William McKinley will speak in Piqua tomorrow night.
November 1, 1918
V.E. Chambers, of the Food Administration commission for Shelby county, received a telegram from Columbus today, advising the new order in force Nov. 1, will allow three pounds of sugar a month per person in place heretofore.
The Ohio State Utilities Commission has authorized the Sidney Telephone Co. to distribute a stock dividend of $34,500.
The third large consignment of English pheasants since last spring was received earlier this week by J.W. Stuber from the State Fish and Game Bureau. The birds were liberated by Fred Anthony and Ben Vogelsang near Fort Loramie, with a few birds also liberated by George Bush in Orange township.
Satisfied that the influenza situation in Ohio is improving nearly everywhere except in the mining regions in the eastern part of the state, the state health department has authorized local health officials to use their judgment as to the lifting of closing orders.
President Wilson has referred the Turkish and Austrian armistice and peace appeals to the Allies Supreme War Council.
November 1, 1943
Construction work on the new wing for Wilson Memorial hospital is expected to get underway within the next two or three weeks, according to information received from the Federal Public Works Office in Washington by hospital officials. Advisers from the nation’s capital stated the contract for construction, under government supervision, has been let to Kemp Brothers Construction Co., Columbus, the low bidder.
Sidney residents will find themselves with only one contest for city office when they go to the polls on Tuesday. Mayor John A. Sexauer, Republican, is opposed for that office by J.C. Saltgaber, Democrat. Other Democratic candidates are: W.W. Wheeler, president of council, and Wilson Stockstill, auditor. Republican candidates include: Ernest M. Shively, treasurer; E.J. Garmhausen, solicitor; J. Morton Piper, Russell B. Blake, and John W. Minton, councilmen-at-large.
Gasoline ration books of two local residents have been confiscated by the ration board as a result of excessive speed by the drivers. One was charged with driving 60 miles per hour, and the other 55 mph.
November 1, 1968
Robert Helpler, chairman for the 1968 campaign for the Weekday Religious Education in the School, reported today that the drive was within less than $500 of its goal. Toward the goal of $3,500 in contributions from individuals and organizations, Hepler said this morning a total of $3,022 has been contributed to date.
When an election of officers was held Friday, October 25, Mrs. Ted Gamble was elected as president of the Sidney Senior Citizens for the coming club year. Mrs. Gamble will be assisted by Mrs. Russell Shawkey, vice president; Mrs. W.J. Emmons, secretary; and Ray Schaub, treasurer.
Sidney City Manager Leo I. Nelson today received the deed transferring the former National Guard Armory at West South street and South West avenue to the city’s ownership.
City council acted last month to purchase the 54-year-old masonry building from the state for $15,000. Tentative plans call for converting it into a police station and possible a municipal court building.
November 1, 1993
Two local residents were very lucky. John and Jason Davidson were roommates at 734 N. Main Avenue in Sidney. Their home caught fire and they were unaware of it. A passerby, who has not yet been identified, notified the pair and they escaped without injury. The damage to the home was substantial – about $43,000.
The Lehman High School volleyball team continues to roll. The Lady Cavs, who sport a 20-1 record, are playing for the District Championship. Their opponent will be Covington. The Lady Buccs have a 15-7 record. Lehman’s coach this year is Denise Stauffer. The Anna team was beaten in the District tourney by Middletown Fenwick.
These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (937-498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet! www.shelbycountyhistory.org