Ten Years Ago 2002

Among ordinances passed by village council last week, one adds a penalty for having junk cars on private property.

Also discussed by the towns solons was the proposed rails-to-trails project between here and Quaker City.

Deaths reported this past week include Naomi McGhee, 88, retired owner of the Flower Gardens and McGhees Nursery, and Miles Lewis Myers, 85, of St. Clairsville, a 70-year plus member or the Concord Presbyterian Church at Centerville.

Jean Davies profiles the Epworth Park chapter of the Red Hat Society.

The engagement of Becky Day, Woodsfield, and Kevin Phillips, Barnesville, is profiled. A December 21 wedding is planned.

Twenty-five Year Ago 1987

A page one story features Barnesvilles last three veterans of the war to end all wars, WWI, which ended with the Armistice 69 years ago this November 11. The three are Lester Price, William Boswell, and Arthur Carpenter.

Members of the First United Methodist Church fete Bob Boswell for his 40 years of service as church organist.

Deaths reported this week include Delmer E. Groves, 72, of Clarington, retired agricultural journalist having served as editor and director of public relations for Milk Management, Inc. He spent his youth in this area and was a graduate of Barnesville High School.

Also passing was John Chaney of Indianapolis. The son of the late Henry Chaney and Cornelia Chaney, a resident of the Barnesville Health Care Center, the 1934 BHS grad was a mathematician and physicist who spent many years working on the Manhattan Project. Other survivors include his brother, local attorney William Chaney.

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Long, Quaker City, will mark their golden wedding anniversary on Nov. 22. Retired from the Quaker City School system, the couple also managed the Broughton Dairy Restaurant for a number of years.

The 10-0 Tyler County High School team needed a last minute touchdown to best the Shamrocks, 10-7 last Friday night.

Fifty Years Ago 1962

The school and village levies are supported at the polls as 2,378 cast ballots locally.

The winner of the local Prince of Peace Contest will vie statewide for a four-year college scholarship.

C & L Auto Parts has moved from 227 E. Main to new quarters at 112 E. Church.

Lawrence Derry has donated half of the space at his former service station on E. Main to the Salvation Army as a storage area for furniture and large articles.

Mrs. Frances Slocum, 57, was one of seven Akron area school teachers killed in a violent car-truck crash on Route 21 near Cleveland last Friday evening. She was the wife of a former BHS athletic star, Charles Buck Slocum who died several years ago.

Seventy-five Years Ago 1937

New 1938 model Plymouths have arrived at Barnesville Garage, corner of N. Arch and E. Church - E.B. Galloway, proprietor.

Santa says, Come to Bairs Furniture Toyland Saturday Nov. 13 at the Arcade Building, 102 E. Main. Use our popular Lay-A-Way plan. A small deposit holds your selection for Christmas delivery.

Track Letters were issued yesterday to members of last springs track team. Those receiving letters were: Dan Smith, track captain; Lee Mason, William Palmer, Richard Walker, Richard Brown, James Stubbs, John Price, Dave Yannacci, Ralph Loeffier, Walter Kominsky, Charles Shipley, Theodore Drake, Earl House, and Wilbur Betts.

Albert Wilcox, injured several weeks ago in an automobile accident, had an operation at performed on his broken leg at Community Hospital Thursday.

Sewellsville - Elijah Bates, 71, long ill, died at home Wednesday.

Somerton The Farmers Institute will be held at the Grange Hall Nov. 13-14. Dinner will be served each day.

One Hundred Years Ago 1912

From the Whetstone

The official account of Belmont County for the election saw President-elect Wilson take 5,412 votes to President Tafts 5,267. Teddy Roosevelts Bull Moose Party garnered 1,584 votes while Eugene Debs, Socialist candidate, collected 2,731 votes.

The court in Bellaire registered the following cases one morning this week - 14 drunks, 14 poker players, 1 speakeasy, and 1 loiterer Bellaire Tribune.

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Hager celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at their home on E. Walnut Street last Sabbath.

Mutt & Jeff comes to Moores Opera House for one show Nov. 20 a company of 50 people carried with a car load of magnificent scenic and electrical effects.

Mr. Charles Mann, who recently sold his barbering establishment under the National Bank of Barnesville (128 E. Main), has accepted a position of conductor with the Northern Ohio Traction and Light Co. in Akron.

The Loyal Order of Eagles will conduct a Rabbit Hunting Contest among members on November 18. The squad of four who delivers the largest number of rabbits to the club rooms that night will be awarded a fine prize. The bunnies will be dressed by a competent chef who will cook them for a club meal the follows the next night.

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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