August 12, 1891
A calculation of the industry in the Valley City shows 33 enterprises now with others in sight. A partial list includes: A tannery, brewery, two plow shops, three flour mills, spoke factory, churn factory, whip factory, broom factory, two machine shops, three scraper shops, three planning mills, three carriage shops, school-desk factory, and two newspaper-folder shops.
August 12, 1916
At a special meeting of council last evening, the city solicitor was instructed to make the necessary legal action to require the Western Ohio railway to relocate its tracks in the center of Fair Avenue from Walnut Street to Spruce Street.
August 12, 1941
Disclosing that they had held an historic conference on the high seas, President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill, today announced an eight-point program of peace alms, embracing the final destruction of Nazism. The location of the meeting was not disclosed.
August 12, 1966
A birthday was observed the other day, and while not widely heralded in advance, it was closely noted by those who contributed to the milestone – the first for Shelby Oaks Golf Course. Offering a fair appraisal of its worth as a recreational facility, the local layout has proven a popular place since it was first introduced for competitive effort a year ago yesterday.
Rev. Vincent G. Robers, who was recently appointed pastor of Holy Angels Catholic Church here, will be formally installed into his new office during a brief ceremony in the church at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17. Following the installation, solemn benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will be observed by the clergy and laity.
August 12, 1991
Qualifications for the office of Shelby County Sheriff will be the topic of a meeting to be conducted by Rep. James Davis Wednesday night at the Shelby County Annex. Meanwhile, two Shelby County sheriff’s department employees have applied to serve the remaining 1 ½ years of former Sheriff John Lenhart’s term, said Common Pleas Court Judge John Schmitt. Mark Schemmel, who is currently serving as interim sheriff and Deputy Kevin P. O’Leary have filed applications with the court, Schmitt said. The court is in charge of researching the backgrounds of candidates to submit to the county Democratic Party Central Committee, which will make the appointment.
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