Ten Years Ago 2007

Ground is broken for a branch bank of the Citizens National Bank of Woodsfield on the east side.

Support remains high to name the county jail in honor of Judge Isaac C. Parker. Commissioners expect to make a decision within a month.

The stalemate between the Barnesville school board and teachers' union continues.

A public meeting is set for May 24 to take public comment on the proposed REX pipeline project under Slope Creek Reservoir.

This year's 3'Cs Cancer Walk is in memory of Rosemary Householder who lost her battle with the disease last August.

BHS girls' track team claims the OVAC 2A title.

Second graders at Barnesville Elementary are entertained with a nursery rhyme Mother Goose theme party.


Years Ago 1992

Barnesville's new village administrator is John McCort current superintendent of the Switzerland of Ohio Water District.

Barnesville native Alton Smith, Jr., is named President and CEO of Aladdin Energy, Inc. of Dallas.

Dee Lucas retires from the postal service after serving as Bethesda Postmaster for nine years.

A "Loyalty Day" observance honoring our flag and country was staged Saturday in front of the VFW on S. Chestnut.

Retail Merchant Association members conduct a downtown clean-up day power washing storefronts and sidewalks.

Fifty Years Ago 1967

Two New York State men dropped in at Bradfield Airport in an open, vintage 1931 airplane this week during a flight from Elmira, New York to Marshall, Missouri.

BHS senior Ray Freeman, 18, died in a tragic auto accident on SR 147 east Sunday.

Preliminary work at the site of the $1.479 million new high school begins with "test borings" before earth movement begins.

New equipment purchases at the Watt Car plant in the last year total $90,000.

Larry Ault, junior high teacher, will move to the high school next year to teach driver's education and social studies.

Robert H. Griffin, former resident who taught at Beallsville High School last year, is hired as high school science teacher for the coming year.


Years Ago 1942

Barnesville High's band had the honor of leading the big county-wide parade Saturday at St. Clairsville which formally opened the drive in this county to sell War Bonds. The local band was one of 12 in the parade that took more than a half hour to pass the courthouse.

Barnesville Merchants vote to close stores on Saturday, May 30 and Saturday, July 4th, federal holidays.

Scholarship day winners are William Huntsman, first place, and Lois Armstrong, second, for this year's graduating class.

The Royal Reign for Defense Dance Friday evening in the junior high auditorium saw Margaret Mercer and Jerry Murphy elected royalty for the event.

Miss Ruth Walker defeats Miss Ruth Walker for the position of Girls' Reserves President at BHS. One Ruth lives in Barnesville, the other Morristown.

One Hundred

Years Ago 1917

From the Whetstone

George A. Keeling of the Bellaire recruiting office is now stationed at the Schafer Hotel in this city and is enlisting men for the U.S. Army. Those desiring to join must be ages 18 to 40.

The closing down of Lynn Cigar Company the first of the week, is a serious affair for a large number of local people who are now thrown out of work for the summer.

The closing ceremonies at the Blooming Grove (No. 8) School, Warren Twp., were marked with great quantities of good things to eat. Miss Skinner, who conducted the school during the year, gave a fine exhibition of her pupils' abilities.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Outland of S. Chestnut are the proud parents of a boy baby who came to bless their home Thursday. This youngster, added to two pretty young girls, makes a trio of interesting children.

Mrs. Isaac Walker of Baltimore will arrive here for the forepart of next week to visit her father and brother, Mr. A.B. and Senator Charles J. Howard on E. Walnut Street.

Alfred Gleaves and family, who have been living in Lima for a number of years, have come to Barnesville for the summer where he will be associated with his brother, Harry in the grocery business on S. Broadway.


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