Ten Years Ago 2002

Before Monday nights council meeting, members toured the new water treatment plant, a reality after a decade of planning and construction.

Barnesville Schools launch an Internet Virtual Learning Academy.

The Barnesville Hospital Radiology Department is sponsoring a Breast Cancer Awareness Walk Friday afternoon to support the 3 Cs Group which represents Coping, Caring, and Consoling.

Lena Hannahs, 83, retired seamstress and W. Main beauty shop operator, dies.

Also passing this week was former resident Bob Elder, Jr., 61, of Coshocton, known for playing a guitar and singing Christian music in churches and nursing homes.

The 50th wedding anniversary of John and Evelyn Hamilton of Beallsville is profiled.

Twenty-five Year Ago 1987

A Gazebo benefit auction will be held at the Gay 90s Mansion Museum Sunday afternoon.

At the World Pumpkin Weigh-Off this past Monday, the largest squash in the world was weighed here. Thomas Mitchell of Akron grew the 574-pound entry.

Two-year-old David Allison of Malaga is recovering after ingesting flea dip. He was Life Flighted to Childrens Hospital in Columbus Friday night.

The 1987 Chamber Christmas Ornament features the Olney Friends School which marks its 150th anniversary this year.

Ronald Shane Lucas, 23, of Belmont is a victim of an auto accident in Morgantown.

Herbert Martin, 71, retired school teacher of Bethesda, has died.

The Union Local Jets win a 7-3 backyard scrap with the Shamrocks.

A CAT Scan is now in operation at Barnesville Hospital. The public can view the machine at an Open House October 25.

Fifty Years Ago 1962

Voters will decide the fate of a proposed Belmont County Civic Center and new Fairgrounds on Nov. 6 when they vote on a five-year, half-mill levy. The site proposed is owned by the county at the intersection of Route 40 and 331 opposite the county home.

T & A Rogers will open its parking lot on S. Chestnut to shoppers who come to the downtown Sidewalk Days Sale this Friday and Saturday.

Dr. Chadds Hall, chiropractor and son of Dr. Basil C. Hall, will open his office at 256 W. Main. He is a 1951 BHS grad.

A Community Betterment Committee goes to work promoting village and school district levies on the ballot Nov. 6.

The Eastern Ohio Mutual Fire and Tornado Company of RD 1 Freeport, has insurance in force totaling $17.1 million on 2,970 policies. Rates for 1962 are $1.50 per $1000 along with a special television rate of $2.00 per $100 value.

Seventy-five Years Ago 1937

Three big chains want the new Bohandy Building on E. Main. Concerns are the Butler Brothers of Chicago (Ben Franklin); the Kresege 5, 10, 25 and $1 Stores, and the J.C. Penny Company.

Now Open Schafers Delicatessen, 126 W. Main Street fresh fish and oysters, dairy products, cold meats, homemade salads, and featuring Libby and Heinz products.

For the fifth time this year, a carnival coming here was greeted by a sock from the weatherman. Cunninghams Shows, holding fourth on the Eagles Lawn this week, was dark Tuesday night owing to rain, and on Monday night and last night, weather cold enough for snow kept the crowd down.

A member of the notorious Brady Gang admits killing Ohio Patrolman George Conn near Freeport two weeks ago. The confession followed the killing of Al Brady, leader of the gang, and Clarence Schafer, a lieutenant, by G-Men and local police in Bangor, Maine.

Francis E. Montgomery, Temperanceville resident, World War veteran, and school teacher, died Tuesday following a long illness.

One Hundred Years Ago 1912

From the Whetstone

The recent marriage of Miss Mary, accomplished daughter of Dr. and Mrs. James K. Judkins, and Mr. Edward Meek, prominent attorney from Bellaire, took place at the home of the bride on East South Street this past week. The wedding feast is said to have been the most elaborate ever served in Barnesville and the decorations throughout the home were pure white and the scene a pretty one. Mr. and Mrs. Meek left on the No. 8 train for a tour of the east after which they will be at home in Bellaire about December 1.

Other marriages of note include Miss Kate Archer of Caldwell and Stephen Wilson of this place on Oct. 8. They will make their home in Cleveland; Miss Laura Phillips and Mr. David Lowe, both of this place, were married in Cincinnati Tuesday. He is a member of the firm of Jackley & Lowe, the harness and implement dealer of S. Chestnut. They will make their home here.

The Alexander W. Ogg farm, located northwest of town in Section 23, will be sold by the executor of his estate on Nov. 14.

Examinations for rural mail carriers will take place Nov. 9 in Fairpoint, Bellaire and Barnesville.


Twice Told Tales is compiled by Bruce Yarnall, former general manager of the Barnesville Enterprise. He can be reached at bayarnall@yahoo.com