May 2, 1916
Franklin Woolley, age about eight, was seriously injured this afternoon, when he fell from the Michigan street bridge now under construction over the C.H. & D. railroad – a drop of some 36 feet. He was picked up in an unconscious condition and hurried to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Wooley on Maple street. The boy with a companion had been watching a train passing underneath when he fell. It had not been determined whether he fell on the train and then rolled off.
Frank Umble, the young son of Vade Umble and wife, was awarded the automobile given away by the Cherry Cheer Co. for returning the largest number of “Passport” wrappers. The auto was on exhibition at Laughlin’s confectionery store.
May 2, 1941
Miss Virginia Price, Mrs. Peter Carolla, Mrs. Blaine Collins, and Mrs. Ollie Kah, of this city were welcomed as new pledges of the Delta Beta chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority, when members of the local chapter joined with the Piqua group to observe the 10th anniversary of the founding of the sorority.
Miss Bonnie Blue was elected president of the Cosmos club, when members held their regular meeting last evening in the home of Miss Helen Michael. Urban Doorley will serve as the new vice president, and Miss Colla Smoot, secretary and treasurer.
President Roosevelt today called upon his defense chiefs to pool every machine in the United States capable of making critical machine tools.
May 2, 1966
The unemployment rate in Shelby county is the lowest among the 22 counties in the state in a survey made by the Ohio Bureau of Unemployment Compensation, the results of which were released today.
The report shows the unemployment rate for Shelby county as of March this year was two per cent of the civilian labor force. The report showed Shelby county with a civilian labor force of 15,050 with 14,750 employed and 300 unemployed.
Shelby County Sheriff Robert Burns and Sidney Police Chief John Warner will be the hosts when law enforcement officials from 11 counties gather here Thursday for a regional crime control clinic.
The all-day affair, with Attorney General William B. Saxbe heading a staff of experts, will be held at the Moose Country Club.
Handling the registration here will be Mrs. Robert Burns, Mrs. Edward Carity, clerk at the sheriff’s office, and Mrs. Chester Kessler, clerk-dispatcher at the Sidney Police department.
May 2, 1991
“Our outlook is for machine tool orders to remain relatively weak through the summer months and then to begin to rebound in the fall,” reported Robert J. Siewert, president of Monarch Machine Tool Co. of Sidney about the first quarter of the year.
The Monarch Machine Tool Co., headquartered in Sidney, reported a net revenue loss for the first three months of 1991 of $353,604.
Parents of children entering kindergarten this fall are reminded that the Ohio Department of Health requires students to have 4 Diphtheria Pertussis and Tetanus immunizations, 3 Polio immunizations and 1 Measles, Mumps and Rubella immunization. The Ohio Department of Health also recommends booster immunizations for DTP and Polio.
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