Ten Years Ago 2002

Speakers at the BHS Commencement Sunday include valedictorian Stacy Renee Wharton, daughter of Rick and Phyllis Wharton, and salutatorian Ruth Elizabeth Morgan, daughter of William and Helen Morgan and Carl and Elizabeth Schaefer.

BHS May Day Queen is Heather Phillips. Her court includes Stephanie Sells, Cori Schmidt, Ashley McGee and Anna Reischman.

The 250-pound Belmont County Bicentennial Bell, cast here at last years Pumpkin Festival, is now on display at the county courthouse.

Barnesvilles Farmers Market opens for the 2002 season this Friday. John Schradel serves as director again this year.

Deaths reported this week include Dr. Edward R. Butler, 84, New Concord, who was once biology teacher here. Also passing was George F. Burkhart, 77, retired Monroe County judge.

The BHS track teams score at the District II meet with the boys squad coming in second and the girls fourth.

Twenty-five Year Ago 1987

Barnesvilles new high school grid mentor, 37-year-old John Marks is anxious to move from his hometown of Dover to Barnesville to take over the Shamrock squad.

Angela McBurney is the BHS candidate for Queen of Queens this year.

State Senator Bob Neys request for state funds for improvements at historical sites in Southeastern Ohio has been approved. A total of $548,000 is included in the 1988 fiscal year state budget.

Early in July a new business will open here. Mike and Leslie Wright will move here from Columbus to open the Wright Look in the lower half of the Western Auto Building. The business will feature brand-name family clothing. A hair styling salon will occupy the rear portion of the building.

The page one headline warns, You can horse around, but dont ride a horse on the new park hiking trail. Its use is restricted to pedestrians.

Paul Burkhart will emcee the BHS Alumni Banquet on Saturday, July 4.

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Wilcox will mark their Golden Wedding Anniversary on June 8. He is a retired barber with over 50 years of service. They are members of the Swiss Ohio Campers Club.

Fifty Years Ago 1962

A wonderful new program is underway at Barnesville Hospital as 37 high school girls train as volunteers to be known as candy stripers.

The page one feature story headline reads The raising and racing of harness horses has become big business for the Peters brothers. Bob and Bill Peters own Top Hit, the first-ranking two-year-old in Ohio last year posting winnings over $12,000.

Howard Kennedy, director at Moore-McCormack Lines of New York, will present the nameplate of the World War II Liberty Ship, the S.S. Thomas Stone, as a memorial to its Captain, the late Clifford Howell of Barnesville at the noon luncheon of the Kiwanis Club June 4.

A total of 4,500 took the first of three doses of Sabin Polio oral vaccine here last Sunday.

Doan Ford offers a 1962 Ford Falcon for the low price of $149 down and financing of $61.84 per month.

Seventy-five Years Ago 1937

Barnesvilles oldest resident, William Fowler, will be 95 Sunday.

Barnesville Council opens a new Anti-Privy campaign. They are asking the state health department to send a man here to aid in the clean-up of all remaining outhouses.

A public tiff between A.C. Peters who has secured the state liquor store agency and A.A. Davis, county Democratic chairman, has delayed the opening of the store. Peters, also a Democrat, claims Davis is trying to punish him for supporting the Republican candidate for Sheriff last fall.

Edward Modi has offered the town a strip of land four feet in width along the west side of the new Ohio Theater to widen N. Broadway Street. This will permit parking of cars on both sides of the street.

Through the efforts of the Better Business Bureau, new quarters were obtained for the WPA sewing center in the old M-K warehouse on Mulberry Street.

One Hundred Years Ago 1912

From the Whetstone

Baptism will be administered to the children at the morning services in the First Methodist Episcopal Church June 9.

After many months of suffering, Mrs. James Corbin, nee Miss Carrie Hupp Lee, has died. Her husband died in 1899 and one of her 10 children is deceased. Burial was made at Southern Cemetery.

Bellaire has passed the population mark of 11,000 citizens. As such, it will be necessary for voters to register in the city before the November election.

The Belmont County Prohibition County Convention was held in St. Clairsville Saturday.

Mr. Leroy Lippert and Miss Mayme Heiszer were united in marriage at St. Clairsville Saturday. They will reside here where Mr. Lippert is an employee of the Watt Car Co.

The Buckeye Tumbler Works in Bellaire owned by the Roedefer Glass Company of Bellaire was destroyed by fire Friday evening. Firemen were able to save the nearby Ohio Valley Enamel Works building which is under construction.

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Twice Told Tales is compiled by Bruce Yarnall, former general manager of the Barnesville Enterprise. He can be reached at bayarnall@yahoo.com