Ten Years Ago 2007

Ribbon cutting ceremonies officially opened the Ohio Hills Health Service facility in the former Bradfield/First National Bank Building Monday morning.

BHS sophomore Stephanie Morgan won the Ohio State Division III 1600- meter and 3200-meter runs in Columbus Saturday.

Earth movement began in earnest last week on the Lynn-Hunkler Memorial Park, a 75-acre tract of land at the corner of US 40 and SR 149 in Morristown.

Barnesville seeks $200,000 in federal funds to build a new garage.

Dr. Jerry E. Schmitthenner, 84, died in Columbus May 29 of congestive heart failure.

Bob Schuerle's Eagle Scout Project leads to a new timer stand at the BHS Track.

Richard and Esther Bond Neuhart of Bethesda mark their 60th wedding anniversary June 7.


Year Ago 1992

Ohio Governor George Voinovich announces that a prison is coming to Belmont County. It will create 280 permanent jobs.

Ohio Issue II funding in the amount of $65,000 for sewer line improvements on the south end of town is approved.

Rita Warrick is the new Barnesville Ministerial Association's Summer Youth Program director.

Lucille Drydek ends a 27-year career at BHS as art instructor, a position that was originally meant to be temporary.

Martha Flanagan of Bethesda dies at the age of 77. She worked many years at Walters Grocery Store.

Also passing was Dr. Sarah Souri, 87, mother of Dr. P.K. Souri.

Caregiver of the Year at Barnesville Hospital is Linda Phillips.

Fifty Years Ago 1967

Two weddings profiled this week are those of Connie Sue Schafer and Paul Ackerman who were married at the Somerton Methodist Church and Lois Rowley and William Thomas Hart who were married at the First Presbyterian Church.

"Splashing Summer Swimwear" for women and girls at Kirk's Women's Store are priced from $13 to $30.

"Roman Holiday" was the theme of the Junior-Senior Prom at Beallsville. Miss Beverly Street was crowned Queen and Mike Fuchs, King at the event.

Miss Bobbie Howell and Miss Melva Carpenter held "open house" at the Howell home on Sycamore Street Saturday evening. All members of the class of '67 were invited.


Years Ago 1942

The 3/4 Century Club, consisting of the county's residents 75 and older, will gather at Epworth Park on June 20 for their annual meeting.

In order to save the Shannon Hotel for Barnesville, Fred Graves, local businessman, has acquired all interests in the business.

The Barnesville Junior High Commencement will take place tonight when 77 diplomas will be issued.

The Barnesville Rotary is considering operating the Crystal Pool at City Park this season.

The Rogers Planning Mill of T & A Rogers is leased to John Burgbacher of Woodsfield who is owner of a lumber company in that city.

One Hundred

Years Ago 1917

From the Whetstone

John M. Lewis, 81, in declining health for some time, died at his E. Walnut Street home on May 29th. In 1883 he and others, organized the Barnesville Window Glass Company where he served as general manager and secretary. In 1890 he was elected president of the First National Bank holding this position until his death.

The W.C.T.U. will meet Friday at the home of Mrs. Rebecca Wilkins on W. South.

J.J. Kirk has recently added to his large stock of men's furnishings, the famous Regal Shoes.

Charles Helms, six-year-old son of Mrs. Cora Helms, was knocked down by an automobile on E. Main Street. He is recovering nicely.

The annual sermon to Cowen Lodge, Knights of Pythias, was delivered at the AME Church last Sunday by Rev. W.S. Becks. The local lodge was joined by fellow members from Cambridge and Zanesville.


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