December 1, 1891
The Board of Health at its meeting last evening adopted a resolution to have all new privy vaults within the corporation cemented and W.P. Stowell and Henry Wagner were appointed a committee to carry out the resolution. The measure is a wise one.
The more than 500 miles of Shelby County pikes are now in better condition than any time of the year. The pikes are as smooth as a floor and hard as a stone in their present condition, no load is heavy and to drive over them is a real pleasure.
December 1, 1916
Policeman Ed Welsh was reported in serious condition today after being stricken with ptomaine while on duty last night.
Members of the Commercial Club discussed in considerable detail at their meeting last night, a proposal, advanced by H.E. Bennett, to get cooperation of Big Four officials in extending Poplar Street west under the C.H. & D. railroad. The street could be extended by getting the railroad company to move their tracks to the north.
December 1, 1941
Seventy young men from Shelby County will report to Dayton next week for pre-induction physical examinations for military service. These examinations will be given at the University of Dayton, where all tests will be given in the future for men from counties in this immediate area.
December 1, 1966
Construction of a new substation northeast of Sidney is included in the 1967 program for new construction, totaling nearly $46 million, approved Monday by the board of directors of the Dayton Power and Light Co. To be built at an estimated cost of $324,000, the new substation will be located at the southwest corner of the intersection of the Thompson-Schiff and Hoewischer roads, approximately a half-mile north of the city limits.
December 1, 1991
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Supporters of Ohio State University or other public and private colleges may be able to demonstrate their loyalty next year by buying special collegiate license plates. The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles said at least eight schools have indicated interest in selling the new collegiate plates.
LOS ANGLES (AP) – Roberta Flack said she got goose bumps the moment she heard the name of the romantic ballad that became the title song of her hit album “Set the Night to Music.” “You can sometimes hear a title and know what the song is about. My second reaction was, “I wonder how Michael Bolton missed this one.’”
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