October 10, 1919

As Mr. Campbell was returning home to Lima, on last Wednesday night, in his auto, he was attacked as he crossed the railroads tracks at the base line. In making a turn and looking out for trains he slowed down, when two men jumped on the running broad of his car, severely injuring him and relieving him of forty-five dollars in money. Campbell was able to continue to Columbus Grove, where he called on John Reynolds for assistance. Mr. Reynolds drove the injured man to the hospital where medical attention was given his injuries. As many tramps have been traveling on the freight lately it is supposed that some of these gentry were waiting for a train, and seeing Mr. Campbell alone, attacked him, making their get away on the first freight.


Christopher Columbus, son of Wm. and Susan Redd Ury, born March 24th, 1840, in Pleasant township, Putnam county, Ohio. His early life was spent in clearing the forests, hunting deer and wild turkeys in the autumn, going to school about three months, when the pupils had to cut wood during noon and recess to heat the school room. The three R’s and spelling were the main books of study. He and his brothers helped to build the B. & O. railroad, then known as the D. & M. railroad. Many ditches and dykes were built by his untiring energy. He also served in the Civil War, from February 22nd, 1864, as a member of Co. I, 99th Reg., O. V. I. In the Atlanta campaign, under General Sherman, he was injured in the breast, back and kidneys by falling over a precipice. On June 26, 1865 he was honorably discharged from the service. On Sept. 6, 1865, he was married to Arisina Harriett Seita-Flint. To this union were born, namely; Mrs. Rose Trask, of Vinita, Okla; Mrs. Orpha Sheets, of Grand Rapids, O.; Mrs. Eliza Swanger, Alvordton, O.; Mrs. Ida Ernsberger, Toledo, O.; Mrs. Daisy McGinniss, Ottawa; Mrs. Nettie Shafer, North Creek, O.; Dr. C. D. Ury, Toledo, O.; Mrs Jennie Boaz, Ottawa, and one daughter who died in 1894. His companion departed this life February 6, 1916. He leaves one brother, William, of Ottawa, and two sisters, Mrs. Susan Hensel, Columbus, O.; and Mrs. Nancy Flint, Sacramento, Calif. He also leaves 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; four grandchildren preceded him in death.

October 6, 1944

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Moenter of Delphos, have purchased the Heinl restaurant in Ft. Jennings. The Heinl restaurant was operated in Ft. Jennings over a long period of years, and since the former’s death several years ago, has been managed by Mrs. Heinl. Mr. and Mrs. Moenter announced that they will continue to operate the restaurant and the associated business as in the past.


Emanuel Ita, thirty-two, suffered a broken and badly cut shoulder Thursday night at eleven-thirty when he was struck by an automobile driven by William Knapp, of Ottawa, on route 108, two miles north of Miller City. Ita, who was hauling a load of fertilizer to Pleasant Bend, was changing tires when struck. He is a resident of Berea, Ohio. Sheriff Potts, who was called to investigate, reports that Ita was brought to the office of an Ottawa physician in the Fischer Invalid coach, where he received first aid. He was later removed to a Lima hospital.

October 9, 1969

The Continental and Oakwood fire departments were called to the scene of a blaze at an unoccupied house in Hartsburg, Monday afternoon. The house is owned by Clarence (Bud) Reynolds. Mrs. Len Reynolds, a near neighbor, spotted the fire and called the Continental firemen. The Oakwood men were called to help supply water. Cause of the fire was listed by firemen as defective wiring on a well pump which was being used to water livestock. No estimate of the loss was set. The building was insured, according to firemen.


Gilboa firemen fought a stubborn silo fire for nearly six hours Sunday afternoon at the B. R. Borgelt farm northwest of Gilboa. Ray Dulle, who lives on the farm, called the department after he discovered smoke coming from the 60 foot by 20 foot concrete silo. The silo was nearly filled with alfalfa. Fire chief Jerry Steinman stated that the cause of the fire was not determined. No estimate of the loss has been made.

October 12, 1994

Terry and Melinda Schroeder, Belmore Street, Leipsic, will be replacing their front door due to a vehicle accident which occurred Sunday evening, October 9. Leipsic Assistant Police Chief said that the truck, driven by Shari L. Rush, 33, Leipsic, was northbound on Belmore Street, left the roadway, struck a power pole, went across a driveway and hit the front door of the Schroeder’s home at 124 N. Belmore Street. Her passenger, Daniel Kimmet, 25, Leipsic, was taken to St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, by the leipsic EMS, where he was treated and released. Kimmet and Rush were cited for not wearing seatbelts. Rush was also cited for DUI, no driver’s license, failure to control, and operating without proof of insurance.


Columbus Grove’s offense continues to roll over opposing defenses as well as taking its toll on the earthworm population. The Bulldogs’ rolled up 410 yards on the ground Friday night and added 149 passing yards as Columbus Grove walked over Upper Scioto Valley 55-12 in Northwest Conference action.