Ten Years Ago 2007

BARK celebrates Earth Day as 200 show up on Saturday morning to plant 4,000 trees on former strip mine land.

Daniel Crum, a Barnesville junior food science and technology major at Virginia Tech, recalls events of April 16, the day a fellow student killed 32 students and faculty in the worse mass killing in American history.

Mikayla Willis, second-grade student at Barnesville Elementary, placed 3rd at the 2007 Great Lakes Sport Stacking Championship at West Carrollton, Ohio .

The Styling Salon, 781 E. Main, is now Shear Pizazz Hair. Penny Gabel is the new owner.

Clifford F. Harp, 86, retired draftsman at Smith Lumber, died in Columbus on April 22.

Lee and Virginia Mays Samuels, Hendrysburg, mark their 35th wedding anniversary on May 1.

Twenty-five Year Ago 1992

The final campaign is on to raise another $13,000 by May 15 to close out the library building campaign to obtain a $125,000 match from the Hutton Estate.

Boundaries are set by council for a downtown historic district, a step necessary to apply for state grant funds for a downtown revitalization project.

Mike Lucas, past president, is feted at the Barnesville Chamber Banquet and Irene Cowgill is named "member of the year".

The Ohio Department of Transportation Bureau of Travel plans a "Travel Ohio" event at the I-70 Roadside Rest next Friday.

The Hoskinson family has completed a 600-foot addition to the Chestnut Package Store to accommodate Barnesville's new state liquor agency.

Fifty Years Ago 1967

Barnesville votes "Yes" on a "No" day as state issues and Belmont County Joint Vocational School measures are turned down.

Barnesville Rotarians tour Watt Car and Wheel Company.

A Barnesville youth, Roger D. Gray, has been awarded the Army Commendation Medal with a "V" device, for heroism in Vietnam.

The Belmont "66" service station at the Binns Plaza is taken over by Ted Bunfill, a resident of South Broadway.

A Sunday fire destroys the rural home of Charles "Bud" Starr on CR 102 north of Olivet. The loss is estimated at $11,000.

Seventy-five Years Ago 1942

Two veteran members of council Joe Price and Earl Kearns submitted their resignations to council Tuesday night. After efforts to persuade them to change their minds, the requests were accepted.

More than 5,000 are expected to sign up for sugar rationing coupons here. Almost 4,000 registered the first three days with teachers handling the process.

The Boston Store, which started business here in the spring of 1922, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this week.

Hubert Walters, son of a former two-term president of the local Eagle's lodge Earnest Walters, follows his father when elected president this week.

Mrs. Dorothy Byers is named manager of the Fairmount Dairy Story on South Chestnut. It opened for the summer season last week.

One Hundred Years Ago 1917

From the Whetstone

L.P. Bailey of Tacoma is appointed by county commissioners to the newly created office of Belmont County Farm and Food Commissioner. Taber has the authority to appoint one assistant for each township in the county.

On account of the resignation of John Cox of the office force at Hanlon Paper Co., Miss Etta Moore has advanced to the position in the clerical department of the company.

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Kirk of W. Main are rejoicing over the arrival at their home April 26, a new son and heir. They call him John III.

A pretty line of candies featuring the colors of "red, white and blue" are available at the Bushala & Khoury Confectionary.

The Ringling Brothers Circus is set to make an appearance in Zanesville on May 9. Excursion rates are available on the B & O Railroad.


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