Sunday, May 27, 2012

1952,1962 - May news from Hillsboro newspaper

New Vienna related news as reported in the Press Gazette (Hillsboro, Ohio) from May 1952 and 1962, which is published Tuesdays and Fridays and runs from 8-16 pages with more ads than in 1942, including full page grocery ads for Albers and Schaefer's.  In 1952, Korean War news is featured.  Subscriptions are $4/year.  H.E. Barnes, publisher.  In May 1962, single copies are 5¢.

May 9, 1952 - Judith Achor (NVHS 1963) and her mother, Mrs. Donald Achor, were injured in an "odd mishap" when they were pinned between two automobiles in an accident while parking in front of the Clinton County Courthouse on May 6, 1952.

May 13, 1952 - Rocky Fork Lake declared "complete" despite the fact the present site does not meet state requirements.  The dam is almost completed with all of the concrete work finished.

May 27, 1952 p.1 of 8 - Funds Released to Finish Rocky Fork Lake Work - Lack of state funds
necessitated an emergency allotment of $131,000 to make necessary improvements before the lake is filled.  Still to be done is the raising of bridges on the county home road and one on the south side of the lake; construction of a bathing beach, wells, sanitary facilities, safety fences, boat docks, shelters and access roads.

May 1, 1962 p. 2 of 8 - AUCTION! Brick Building w/2 connecting warehouses, New Vienna, Ohio to be held Saturday, May 5, 1962.  Owner:  Goldie E. [Allen] Sayre [1894-1985].  Located on Main St., in the center of the downtown section.  "One of NV's best business locations ... a grocery store has been in this building for a number of years but it can be used for any type of retail business."

May 11, 1962 p. 4 of 22 - Engagement of Lou Ellen Bowles (NVHS 1960) announced by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bowles of New Vienna, to Roger Allen Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wilson of Wilmington.

May 18, 1962 p.4 of 22 - Bennington-Gross Wedding Vows.  Fannie Gross, daughter of Mr and Mrs. John Gross of Hillsboro was united in marriage with Robert Earl Bennington (NVHS 1957), son of Mr. and Mrs. Millard Howard, Bloomingburg.  Ralph Milburn was the best man.  After four years in the navy, Mr. Bennington is currently employed [in 1962] by Buckeye Molding.

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