Friday, March 28, 2014

March News from "4" Years

March news from the "4" years 1864-1974 includes fires (1864), floods (1964), new roads (1874, 1904) plus town, organization, business and personal news.

1864 Mar 25 - Saw mill in New Vienna burned last week.  One of the largest in county. --Clinton Democrat 25Mar1864p52 of Clinton County Newspaper Abstracts 1835-1885.

1874 March 12 - Ad for A.F. Hixson & C.C. Bowers, Attorneys at Law, New Vienna, with office over Post Office [then in downtown building]. --Wilmington Journal 12Mar1874p1

1874 March 12 - Petition presented to the Clinton County Road Commissioners for a Free Turnpike, commencing from the State Road (now SR-350), leading from Cuba via Morrisville, to New Vienna. --Wilmington Journal 12Mar1874p2

1874 March 19 - Sixteen new members added to New Vienna Baptist Church according to Rev. H.R. Witter.  Methodists also having meetings.  New saloon may open in April, temperance folks prepare for another battle. --Wilmington Journal 19Mar1874p3

1884 March 16 - Charles Heller [age about 23], of New Vienna, has entered a pool tournament in Cincinnati.  [He later owned a restaurant in Wilmington.] --Cincinnati Enquirer 16Mar1884p10

1884 March 26 - Hugh Derivan, NV's oldest resident dies at age 95; M.E. [Methodist] Church is to be finished; former resident Thomas Shockley, has bought a printing office in Oskaloosa, Iowa. --Wilmington Journal 26Mar1874p3

1894 March 1 - James Morris & Fred Hussey building tile works in New Vienna. --Clinton Republican 1Mar1894p172 of Clinton County Newspaper Abstracts 1889-1894

1904 March 20 - New Vienna dry goods business for sale, established 1869.  W. A. Brown retiring due to age and infirmities.  Available for small investment. --Cincinnati Enquirer 20Mar1904p19

1904 March 30 - Road Notice - Petition for road beginning at point of New Lexington (Highland)  Reesville Pike [Road Improvement No.11], corner of Mahon and Morris land in SW direction through land owned by Van Pelts, to corner of land owned by Tasso Terrell on the NV and Centerville (Lees Creek) Pike.  --Wilmington Journal 30Mar1904p4

1944 March 11 - George Neffner on ballot - New Vienna man seeks second term as Ohio Secretary of State.  --Times Recorder (Zanesville) 11Mar1944p2

1954 March 2 - New Vienna Fire Dept. plans to purchase a tank truck to augment the dwindling water supply in New Vienna,  This would add to or replace the current pumper truck with booster tank. --Press-Gazette (Hillsboro) 2Mar1954p8

1954 March 23 - New Vienna Lions Club has undertaken a project to purchase new equipment for the local fire department. --Press-Gazette (Hillsboro) 23Mar1954p6

1954 March 26 - Rev. G. Hassell Justice, pastor of the New Vienna Church of Christ, has been elected president of the NV Home and School League.  --Press-Gazette (Hillsboro) 26Mar1954p14

1964 March 5 - Flooding in New Vienna – 14 inches of standing water in some spots.  Hardest hit were the Farmers Elevator, Daye's Hardware and the parsonage of the Fairview Friends Church near Lees Creek.  [The March 10, 1964 WNJ reports that the Ed Davis home on Bernard Rd. was also damaged.  6" of rain was reported.] --Wilmington News-Journal 5Mar1964p2

1964 March 5 - Linda Hughes tells exciting story of being lost in African Plains daughter of John & Laura Hughes, serving in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia, relates hair-raising story of her group being lost and alone; showing their stamina and ingenuity in the way they handle the situation. --Wilmington News-Journal 5Mar1964p16

1964 March 6 - New Vienna News column by Mabel Davis, Ricky Corzatt carrier.  --Wilmington News-Journal 6Mar1964p13 
1964 March 7 - New Vienna News column --Wilmington News-Journal 7Mar1964p7  

1964 March 9 - Father-Son [or daughter] Dinner Given by NV Lions.  Some brought grandchildren.  Names mentioned include: John Cooper & Tom; Robert Germann & Beth Ann; Arnold Baker, Ernest Cochran, James Allen & Victor; Arthur Bernard & Marilyn, Bill; Thomas Brumley & Debra, Denise; Floyd Carey & Randy McKamey; Dr. Custis & David, Danny, John; Eugene Drake & Lora Ballinger; Bill Flint & Charles; Russell Fenwick, Orville Harner & John; Dr. Hause & Jane Ann; Vaughn Huffman & Penny; John Joy & John; John Hughes & Timmy; Paul Eltzroth & Linda, Larry; Thomas McMillan & Susan; R.W.Mongold & James, Tina; Everett Penn, Thomas Rudisill & Tommy, Harold Uible & Roberta; Jerome Walker & Catholyn, Jerome Dane; Homer Williams, Carl West & Pamela, Teddy; Gayle Zimmerman & Kevin, Matthew; A.W. Kettlewell & Cindy; Donald Bernard & Shirley, Barbara; Joe Eaton & Eddy. --Wilmington News-Journal 9Mar1964p16

1964 March 10 - New Vienna News --Wilmington News-Journal 10Mar1964p11
1964 March 13 - New Vienna News --Wilmington News-Journal 13Mar1964p11
1964 March 14 - New Vienna News --Wilmington News-Journal 14Mar1964p4
1964 March 16 - New Vienna News --Wilmington News-Journal 16Mar1964p10
1964 March 18 - New Vienna News --Wilmington News-Journal 18Mar1964p8
1964 March 20 - New Vienna News --Wilmington News-Journal 10Mar1964p9
1964 March 24 - New Vienna News --Wilmington News-Journal 23Mar1964p11
1964 March 27 - New Vienna News --Wilmington News-Journal 27Mar1964p5
1964 March 28 - New Vienna News --Wilmington News-Journal 28Mar1964p4
1964 March 30 - New Vienna News --Wilmington News-Journal 30Mar1964p3

1974 March 5 - W.H. Robinson retired from presidency of Buckeye Molding Co., replaced by Miles H. Nolton [1924-2009].  Herschel Bolton has been elected vice president.  The company moved to New Vienna [formerly located in Miamisburg] in 1961. [The Co. leased the former Randall Co. plant at 49 N Second St. and later became part of Huhtamaki and moved outside of NV to 5566 New Vienna Road in Highland County.]   --Wilmington News-Journal 5Mar1974p14

1974 March 28 - General Telephone Co. of Ohio, announced a major cable addition to the New Vienna phone exchange which serves 969 telephones in a 60.8 square-mile area of Clinton and Highland County. --Wilmington News-Journal 28Mar1974p16