Ten Years Ago 2007

Members of the Barnesville Kiwanis Club mark the 103rd birthday of Leone Mantz, at the Barnesville Health Care Center where she recently moved. She is the oldest active member of the organization in the State of Ohio.

Barnesville School teachers attend the school board meeting March 15 and stage a silent protest. The union and district, which have attempted to reach a labor agreement for the past nine months, are at a stalemate. On March 1, the district reiterated its last offer from December and the teachers union rejected it again.

The Belmont County Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Board is now the Belmont County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

More than 50 area businesses and organizations participated in the Belmont County business Showcase here on Saturday, March 17.

Twenty-five Year Ago 1992

Dr. Wesley A. Childs, who came to Barnesville 30 years ago to join his good friend, Dr. Richard Phillips in the practice of general surgery, is backing off a bit, but will continue to serve the medical needs of the community through a general practice.

Barnesville School Board votes to accept the retirement resignation of veteran high school art instructor H. Lucille Dyrdek.

Former Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Nelson Briles, now a member of the Pirate organization, is announced as the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet speaker.

Traveled professors Sharon and Richard Littrell have chosen Barnesville as their new home. They began moving from the campus of Kent State into the 1876 home at 302 N. Chestnut recently.

Park Memorials of Bethesda opened this past week. Owner of the business is Joe Bradio.

The local Knights of Columbus Lodge, chartered on March 19, 1962, marks its 30th anniversary with a special dinner Saturday evening.

Deaths this past week include Lloyd Gray, 73, Quaker City, retired clerk for the B & O Railroad; Evelyn Logan, 71, of Carrollton, long associated with the Epworth Park cottage community; and Russell Woolman, 87, of Morristown, retired school teacher.

Fifty Years Ago 1967

Judge Edmund Matz, of the Belmont County Common Pleas Court, rules the Barnesville High bond issue is valid, allowing construction to move forward. Matz determined the public was well informed of the measure before the election took place.

Doan Ford has moved from its South Chestnut Street location to its new $125,000 building on the Belmont-Morristown Road near I-70. The used car sales room in the Kennard Building on N. Chestnut was also vacated.

Willard H. Campbell, 64, co-owner of the Campbell Funeral Home, died Saturday.

A crowd numbering 150 persons attended the Anderson Lodge Odd Fellow of the Year banquet in the Odd Fellow's Hall in Quaker city last Saturday. Rebekah Lodge members served the dinner.

A photo titled "Three Generations of Elks" profiles the induction into the local lodge of Don Hanse. His father, Frances, and grandfather, "Matt", are also members.

Seventy-five Years Ago 1942

Cassell Thompson, 41, who lived west of town and north of Spencer Station, was fatally injured Tuesday while working at a stone quarry on the Tim Starr farm northwest of town.

Preliminary work has been completed for an addition at the steel car shop of Watt Car and Wheel in preparation for the start of building large cars for the government.

Deaths recorded this week include: J. Payson Wayt, 49, well-known resident of the Hendrysburg-Flushing community, and Harry Cagey, 71, who resided near Southern Cemetery. He was a glass blower when factories operated here.

Clarence Huber Graham, Batesville, dropped dead Tuesday while waiting on a customer at the Long Hardware store in Batesville.

Dean Gramlich, Malaga district farmer and former Barnesville barber, is elected a director of the Barnesville Cooperative Dairy at a recent meeting. He succeeds William Wharton.

Governor Bricker appoints Ruth Damsel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Damsel, to a clerical position in the state Division of Insurance.

One Hundred Years Ago 1917

From the Whetstone

A second train wreck in as many weeks occurred at Glencoe cut, east of Belmont Monday evening. Train No. 41, fast mail and express bound for Chicago, struck a rock and the engine, tender and mail car were derailed. A number of Barnesville people were on the train and all escaped injury save a severe shaking up.

Messers G.E. Bradfield and Arthur Rogers left Tuesday for a stay of several weeks in Florida and other points south. Mr. Rogers has been ill at his home for two months and it is hoped he will be greatly benefited.

Deaths recorded this week include Miss Julia Shankland, who lived here a number of years ago, who died at his sister's home in Lima. She was about 70; Mrs. Mary Hackett, aged and respected widow lady of 213 S. Broadway, who died Wednesday; Mr. John Cooper, who suffered a stroke two weeks ago, died Monday at his home east of town. He was 79.

The annual banquet of the Jolly Seven, an organization of young fellows whose ages are somewhere around 15 years, was held Friday at the home of Everett Palmer. The boys have their own clubhouse and hold weekly meetings throughout the year. Current members also include: Nelson Hardesty, James Boswell, Richard Cassells, Williams Kearns, Ralph Patterson, Homer Cheffy, Ira Young, Frances Agar, Lloyd Reed, William Cheffy and Robert Buchanan.

Fresh fish now available at Wilkins & Cassells Meat Market. Phone 279.

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Bruce Yarnall may be reached at: bruce.yarnall@outlook.com