Misc News

The Democrat-Sentinel
July 16, 1908 Logan Girl Takes an Overdose.
[Columbus Dispatch.]
Dr. Stanley Constable, wife of Lee Constable, is believed to have attempted suicide by taking carbolic acid, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank .Shoemaker, 59 East Goodale street, where she boards with her husband, and Saturday night it was stated that her chances to live are very slight. At the house it was stated that she might have made a mistake in taking her medicine, as she did once before about three weeks ago when an overdose of laudanum put her to sleep for many hours.
No one saw her take the stuff. The first to discover her and to summon assistance were Mr. and Mrs. Shoemakor. Dr. Constable was cold when she was found and breathing in agony. A four-ounce bottle of carbolic acid was found under the bed. At least it was labeled carbolic acid, although the contents are believed to have contained a mixture of some other drug, according to physicians who were summoned. Drs. Reibel and Peasley were called first.
Later Dr. W. D. Mansfield father of the unfortunate woman, arrived and took charge of the case. The aged, white-haired father trembled as he worked with her and his face was drawn in agony. Dr. Constable has not been well of late and it was stated at the Shoemaker residence that she had been acting strangely and complaining of pains in her head and back. She had been in the habit of taking morphine in her pain. She is believed to have taken the dose of deadly poison at about 4 o'clock in the afternoon. A young woman residing in the neighborhood, who had come across the street to speak to her, said that her face, as she stood in the window, was as white as chalk and that she was gritting her teeth. The young woman was frightened and went away.
She was found about 6:30 o'clock by Mr. and Mrs. Shoemaker. Dr. Mansfield, her father, was in Logan, and it was useless to hunt for him. However, he came into Columbus, as usual when he went to London, on the train arriving at 8 o'clock. Dr. Constable is a graduate of the Ohio Medical college and has been a practicing physician. Her husband was formerly a salesman.

Two bottles of medicine of the same color and a mistake whereby a diluted solution of carbolic acid was taken instead of the other, are said to have started the rumor that Mrs. Stanley Constable, a woman physician, had attempted suicide Saturday night because her husband was out of work. Dr. W. D, Mansfield of 93 Lincoln street, the father of Mis. Constable said last night that the affair had been much exaggerated by gossiping neighbors, and that there was absolutely no basis for the suicide theory. He said he arrived from Logan on the evening train to find his daughter in a critical conditon of taking the wrong medicine. Doctors worked over her and she was finally brought back to life. He said she was much prostrated, but was able to sit up yesterday in an arm chair. Dr. Mansfield considers her out of danger. 
-State Journal.
The Democrat-Sentinel
June 7, 1923
Tom Nash, now of Columbus, but fomerly of Logan, who was visiting friends here, was arrested Sunday afternoon at the Del Carlo service stationon Front street, on a charge of intoxication. he was placed in jail over night and when arrainged before Mayor Koppe Monday morning entered a plea of guilty and was assessed a fine of $33 and costs.
The petition has been filed and the summons returned in the case of Edith Ellison versus Julius Ellison in action for divorce. Mrs. Ellison asks for divorce on the grounds of extreme cruelty. She asks that she be given reasonable alimony and the custody of their minor child.
Monday afternoon Ted Corrington, formerly of Logan but now of Lancaster, was up before Justice of the Peace Miller on a charge of not supporting his baby daughter. he entered a plea of guilty and paid the amount of back money due the child.
In the case of William Hansel versus Mary Brandt, Almeda Cora trigg and R.B. Hansel, action for partition of property, Judge Pettit ordered the premises partitioned and appointed W.A. hammon, J.P. Miller and J.W. Wolfe as commissioners for that purpose.
Mrs. thomas Hutchinson of this city, who has been suffering for the past two weeks with an axillary abscess, was taken to Cherrington hospital May 31st, where she was operated. She is making a rapid recovery and will be able to return to her home in a short time.
Charles Fauble of Marion township was before Squire Miller Saturday on a charge of threatening his wife. he was arrested upon his wife's complaint. Fauble entered a plea of guilty and was fined $5 and costs.
Little Ruth and Helen, daughters of mr. and Mrs. Robert Shaw, whose home is a little south of Logan, were both operated upon at the Cherrington Hospital Monday afternoon for the removal of tonsils and adenoids. The operations were both successful and the children were removed to their home the following day.
Miss Freda Kleinschmidt and Mr. Donald Warner were united in marriage last Saturday evening at the parsonage of the Lutheran church by Rev. Lauer. Miss Clara Kleinschmidt, sister to the bride, acted as bridesmaid and Carl Kleinschmidt, the bride's brother, acted as best man. The couple are now at home on East second street.
.The Democrat-Sentinel
May 14 1908
On Monday evening the Columbus company drilled in another oil gusher on the T.D. Woods farm near Gibisonville. It is better than the old, and is estimated to flow more than 75 barrels per day. The oil well is 1896 feet deep, and the new a little deeper. This company have the rigging on the ground to drill several wells as soon as possible.
The Logan Republican
March 16 1933
Has Scarlet Fever
Merle, 14 year old son of Mr and Mrs Frank EDWARDS of Rockbridge Route 2, has scarlet fever, according to a report made to the health department Tuesday.
The Logan Republican
Sept 15 1932
To Sail For Europe
Dr. CRUISE Visits Parents Here Before Leaving For Vienna
Dr and Mrs Walter Cruise of Zanesville were here this week for a visit with Dr Cruise's parents, Mr and Mrs John Cruise of West Front Street. They have just completed a trip to Indiana with relatives.
Dr and Mrs Cruise will leave for New York on September 23 preparatory to their selling for Europe where they will remain for almost a year. Dr Cruise plans to take post graduate work in surgery at Vienna and Budapest.
The Democrat-Sentinel
Sept 19 1929
Hospital Notes
Mr Charles CONSOLVER of near Laurelville who had been in the hospital for the past three weeks following an operation for hernia, was able to return to his home last Friday.
Mrs Dan RAGAN of this city, was admitted to the hospital Monday suffering with blood poisoning in one of her limbs. She is slightly improved at this time.
Mrs Leslie RICHARDS of this city, who had been in the hospital for the past 10 days for treatment, was able to return to her home last Thursday.
Miss Esther JOHNSON of near So. Bloomingville who was operated upon two weeks ago for appendicitis, was discharged from the hospital last Monday.
Mrs Ralph TOLBERT of near Logan who was operated upon two weeks ago was able to return to her home last Thursday.
Mr Nathaniel THOMPSON of near Greendale was admitted to the hospital Sunday suffering with injuries received when he was kicked by a horse.His condition is regarded as very serious.
Mrs Emma ANDREWS of Whitesville W VA, was admitted to the hospital Sunday, where she will undergo treatment preparatory to an operation in the near future.
Mrs Roy GHENT of near Enterprise who suffered a broken back several days ago when the car in which she was riding turned over, is somewhat improved at this time and hopes are had for her recovery.
Mrs S.B. McCANDLISH of near Bremen who is in the hospital for treatment, submitted to another blood transfusion Wednesday. Miss Murel Sinnott donating the blood.
The Logan Republican
Aug 10 1933
Jail City Official
Service Director Locked Up By Police Chief Reynolds
Service Director Fred C Shively was placed in jail Wednesday by Chief of Police Lew Reynolds. Rumor has it the city official was intoxicated when arrested. Mayor Elias Bright was out of the city Wednesday and could not be reached for a statement
The Logan Republican
Aug 10 1933
Grange Plans Picnic
Annual picnic of Hocking County Granges will be held next Wednesday at Ash Cave with an all day affair planned. J.O. Hamilton, county lecturer will be in charge of the program. People not affliated with the grange are bidden.
The Logan Republican
Aug 10 1933
Vet May Get Medal
Vernon Pierson Recommended For Silver Star Decoration
Through action taken this week by Barton A Holl, service officer of Logan Post of the American legion, Vernon Pierson of Zanesville Avenue has been recommended for the Silver Star Government Decoration. Pierson, who was a bugler with Company G 148 Infantry, was a runner during the Muese-Argonne offensive where he served with conspicuous bravery. Under heavy shell fire, Pierson carried messages from his outfit to units of the 91st Division so as to maintain contact. he was mentioned for this service in General order No 87 of 37th Division Headquarters.
The Logan Republican
Jan 26 1939
Has Hand Injury
Arthur Thomas, Chester W. Va, while coming to Logan Monday to visit his parents, Mr and Mrs H.P. Thomas, suffered an injury to his right hand when it was caught in a car door.
After reaching this city, he was attended by a physician who found a bone in the hand had been fractured. Thomas, who formerly was engaged in newspaper work, is now employed by a pottery firm in that city as a salesman.
The Logan Republican
Jan 19 1939
Quarantine Lifted
Another quarantine was lifted Monday when the Holdren family of Union Furnace was released after being quarantined for several weeks because of diphtheria. Only two families remain under quarantine in the county.
The Logan Republican
Jan 19 1939
Has Injured Hand
John Sterling of this city scratched the thumb of his right hand on a thorn some days ago with the result infection developed and he was threatened with an amputation. His condition is improved.
The Logan Republican
Jan 19 1939
Duke is the fire department dog who belongs to Fire Chief Roy Stallsmith. He may be found around the engine house most of the time. When his nerves get a bit shattered, he climbs to the seat of the old truck and stretches out on his back with his feet sticking into the air.
The Democrat-Sentinel
February 6, 1908
Deaths in Logan.
The following are the deaths that occured in Logan in the year 1907;
Mrs. Geo. H. Shaw Jan. 16
Mrs. Green Jan 18
Mrs. Jack Brown Jan 19
Wm. Finnefrock's child Feby. 6
Sam'l Reichley Feby 7
Joel Kittsmiller Feby 22
John Moriarty Feby23
Abner Wood Feby24
Jacob Butin Mch. 2
Ed. Pleukharp Mch. 6
John Connway Mch. 14
Mrs. Porter Armstrong Mch. 25
Vince Kessler Mch. 26
Geo. Savey April 1
Mrs. Leonard April 4
Theo. Srephan April 15
Mrs. John Hiles April 25
John W. Strentz April 29
Chas. Kleinsmith May 8
Frank Braddock May 21
Tolbert (child) June 5
Wm. T. Acker June 14
Geo. Burberry June 15
Mrs. Ed. Price June 17
Oliver Oaks June 20
Child of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Moore July 6
Mrs. lew Warner July 9
Mrs. James McConnel July 10
Mrs. W.H. White July 14
Angle (infant of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Angle) July 22
Mrs. Frantz July 30
Frank Muchmore Aug 18
Geo. Kern Sept 13
John Cohagen Sept 16
Johnny Rhodes Sept 28
Vernon Goodwin Oct 7
Mrs. Wm. Davey Oct 15
Lowell Sparks Oct 28
Mrs. Chas. Grigsby Nov 11
J.T. McCormick Nov 12
Wolfe (child of Frank) Nov 16
Mrs. T. Lanning Nov 18
Mrs. Sarah Kinney Dec 2
Arthur murphy Dec 7
Dr. Lewis Mathias Dec 9
Jerry Hansel Dec 11
H.A. Iles Dec 12
Safety Hone Dec 23
Mrs. Deishley Dec 26
John Bowers Dec 27
Zara Cook Dec 31
Mrs. Ruben Shaw Jan 23
Jerry McFadden Feby 9
James Hall Feby 17
Wm. H. Woodruff Feby 20
Mrs. James Dicken Mch 6
Rev. C.C. Hart Mch 18
Mr. and Mrs. Lucius Turner Mch 13
Viola Sniff April 4
mrs. Ben Geslin April 22
Lewis Hamblin May 16
Robt. McFall June 29
Wm. Leonard Aug 24
Silas Warthman Aug 25
Rafe Webb Sept 12
Mike Whalen Sept 17
Al Martin Oct 13
Mrs. Geo. Rauber Oct 23
Pat Malone Nov 9
John Frasch Nov 19
Geo. Cleveland Dec 5
Joseph George Dec 25
Mahala Eggleston Dec 29
J.J. Rodehaver Jan 2
Mrs. John Donovan Jan 2
George Hale Jan 10
Mrs. Gertrude Woodworth Jan 16
Henry Plunk Jan 16
E.K. Miles Jan 16
Chas. Shoemaker Jan 21
Geo. Blosser Jan 21
Wm. Savey Jan 28
Fred Rochester Jan 28
Mrs. Ed. Stivison Jan 29
The Democrat-Sentinel
March 4 1909
Wm Hart Missing
Mr. Wm. Hart strangely disappeared from his family, Tuesday. He was seen by some parties near the dump pile at the Mulberry street river bridge, Tuesday evening at about 8:30, and his family are afraid that he has drowned in the river, as he had told several parties that they would find his body in the river. He met with an accident some time ago and has been in a despondent mood for some time on account of his being unable to do anything. The family are anxious to learn of his whereabouts and anyone knowing or hearing anything about him will please notify Sheriff Williamson.
The Democrat-Sentinel
August 30 1906
Struck by Lightning
Charles Hutton, aged sixteen son of George Hutton, of Washington Township, was struck by lightning just outside the Fair Ground last. Friday afternoon, and shocked. The young man was standing in the wagon looking inside the grounds when the bolt came which inaugurated the terrific thunder storm of that afternoon. He was hauled to the ground, apparently dead. Dr. Cherrington, assisted by his brother, Dr. Summerfield Cherrington, of Porter, both of whom were on the grounds removed Hutton to Logan where he was resuscitated after considerable effort, and eventually recovered.
March 29, 1906
Former Resident of South Perry Suicides
John Lindsay, a native of Fairfield county; and former resident of South Perry; drowned himself Marth 9th in a water tank on his farm near Tuscola, Illinois.
He was a brother of William Lindsay, of South Perry, and Mrs. Mary Stump, of Laurelville, and visited his relatives in this vicinity last fall. Mr. Lindsay was 76 years old and has been in failing health all winter, and recent sorrows in his family affected him deeply.
Two weeks before his death it became necessary to send his oldest son James, to a private sanitarium in Indianapolis. For an entire week, both day and night, Mr. Lindsay had watched his son and during that time had taken scarcely any rest. Awakening in the night and finding her husband gone, Mrs. Lindsay aroused the family and a search was made. About 3 o'clock in the morning his body was found floating face downward in the tank at the wind mill, where he was accustomed to water his cattle.
The Lancaster Daily Gazette
January 3 1916
When Gun Upon Which He Was Leaning Became Accidentally Discharged About Ten Days Ago
Noah Blosser, of Bremen, was in Lancaster this morning on his way to Logan, where he will visit Andrew Nunemaker, who recently accidentally show off his own arm with a shot gun. Nunemaker was resting his arm over the muzzle of the gun when the weapon was accidentally discharged. His condition has been serious since the time of the injury, but it now believed he is out of danger.
The Lancaster Daily Gazette
January 7 1916
Mrs W C Brashares and two children of Logan formerly of Lancaster are quarantined at the home of the former's mother-in-law Mrs Brashares in Delaware owing to the illness with diptheria of Martha Clare Brashares the young daughter of Prof. and Mrs Brashares.
The Democrat Sentinel
May 15 1913

Mr. Will WELSH of Lancaster, spent Wednesday in Logan with friends.

Mrs. Ralph WALBURN and mother of Ironton, are guests of Mr. and Mrs. T.R. WALBURN.

Mr. Will MOORE and Miss Jessie COLLINS of Columbus, spent Sunday in Logan with their mother.

Mr. Homer GRIFFIN of Colmubus, spent Wednesday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John GRIFFIN near Logan.

Mr. Harvey ROACH of Athens, spent the first part of the week in Logan with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee WHITE.

Married -- by Rev. O.L. BARNGROVER on Saturday, at the parsonage, Mr. Edward EVANS and Miss Mona POTTER of Murray City.

Mrs. W.H. COWELL of Columbus, spent several days this week with friends in Logan. She made our office a pleasant call and renewed her subscription to the Democrat Sentinel.

LOST -- A platinum and gold scarf pin. $500 reward will be given if returned to the Democrat Sentinel.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church Services Sunday evening. Trinity Sunday at 7:30. A.J. WILDER, Rector.

Born to Dr. and Mrs. Marvin POWELL at their home in Columbus on Wednesday at noon, a little daughter. Mrs. POWELL was formerly Miss Marguerite WARDWELL, having resided in Logan with Mrs M.N. PARSONS and family.

Little Harry DANISON, son of Mrs. Maude DANISON, while playing with a school mate Tuesday had a stick accidentally thrust in his eye. He was taken to the Cherrington hospital immediately, but on account of the formation of blood clots, the physicians are unable to determine the extent of the injuries at this time.

Mr. and Mrs. Wait BUTIN of Columbus, spent Tuesday in Logan with relatives called here by the death of the former's mother, Mrs. Russell BUTIN.

Mr. and Mrs. James McCORMICK left Saturday for Cincinnati to make their home. Mr. McCORMICK will be employed in the car shops in that city.

Mrs. Clarence STRACKE and two children returned to her home in Columbus, Saturday after several days visit with Mr. and Mrs. Fred STRACKE and family.

Mrs. HAIGG of Columbus, is the guest of Logan relatives, called here by the death of her mother, Mrs. Russell BUTIN. Mrs. HAIGG was formerly Miss Bird BUTIN.

Mr. George SHORR returned to Logan last week, having completed his services as an employee of the Senate chamber during the recent session of the legislature.

Mr. and Mrs. C.W. SMITH, Mrs. Dan ROBERTS, Mr. and Mrs. T.R. ROBERTS and two children made a pedestrian journey to Enterprise and back to Logan Sunday, in all covering a distance of seven miles.

The legislature having adjourned, Representative W.H. ACKER, of Hocking County and Senator J.B. DOLLISON of the 9-14 district, are back to Logan on the job, working at the newspaper business.

Mr. Wood BOWEN of the Lancaster B.I.S. spent Sunday at his home in Logan. He was accompanied back to Lancaster by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will BOWEN and brother, Rochester in their automobile.

GIRL WANTED -- Strong girl or woman to do washing and ironing. Wages $1.50 per day and hours from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. STARR LAUNDRY, 71 W. Main St., Logan

The many friends of Mr. Vaughn KELLY, of New York, will be glad to hear that he recovered from a serious attack of diphtheria and is now able to leave the hospital at which he has been confined for several weeks.

Logan can well be proud of the long list of Graduating pupils this year. The complete list of names of High School Senior Class of 1913, also names of Eighth Grade Pupils, may be seen in the Dollison Drug & Jewelry Store window.

FOR RENT -- 7 room 2 story house only one square from Court House, on West Hunter street, all in fine condition. Both kinds of water, water and gas in house. Rent reasonable. Call or see S.S. RUBLE.

LOST -- One dun horse and one small dark black mare. Last seen in Longstreth, O. $10.00 reward paid for information leading to their recovery. J.T. WEEKLEY, Jobs, O., Box 54

Mr. Roy L. DUPLER was the guest of his brother, Mr. Bert L. DUPLER at Mt. Carmel Hospital, Columbus, Saturday. He reports his brother's condition not much improved. On Saturday evening he joined his family in New Lexington, where they all spent Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.W. DUPLER.
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The Democrat Sentinel
May 15 1913
Location: Logan, Ohio 

Mr. Mike KRAUS went to Toledo, Monday to spend a week.

Mr. W.M. CLARK, has accepted a position at the H.V. shops.

. Mr. Elza TOLBERT, machinist, layed off, Monday on account of sickness.

Mr. J.E. DAVIS of Columbus, was a business visitor at the shops, Wednesday.

Mr. Clyde McCARNEY of Cleveland, accepted a position at the shops, Monday.

Mr. Clem WOODRUFF started to work at the shops Tuesday morning as car carpenter.

Mr. W.R. SANDERS of Garret, Ind., was put on light repair work at the H.V. shops, Tuesday.

Mr. Hubert LEACH, time-keeper, was off duty Tuesday on account of sickness.

Messrs. Wm. GRUNER and Jesse WOODS, laborers were promoted to light repairmen, Monday morning.

The pay car visited the shops, Tuesday. Conductor SCANLAN and Engineer Guerney WELLER were in charge.

A car was derailed at Old Town, Monday, by the burning of a journal. The local wreck crew was called to the scene and replaced the car.

Mr. Jack SPENCE reported for work, Tuesday, after five weeks absence on account of injuries received while operating the interstate.

Mr. Chris MAUK spent Saturday in Columbus and took in the moving, talking pictures at Keith's theater. He reports them very wonderful.

The interstate, with Mr. Hiram LANNING as operator was in the Columbus yards last week, working at the coal dock. It was brought back to Logan, Monday.

Mr. Merrill RICKETTS, mill and yard clerk was called to Southern Indiana Tuesday by the death of an aunt. 

Mr. Dan CONNORS is checking the yard in the absence of Mr. RICKETTS.

The wreck crew was called to Wellston, Friday evening to pick up engine No. 202 which was derailed on account of a broken wheel. Engineer WESTENHAVER was in charge.

Mr. M.S. CONNORS, general manager of the H.V. railway, passed down the valley on a tour of inspection in his private car, Wednesday, and stopped off at the shops for a short stay.

A fire hydrant on the high pressure water line in the round house, bursted a cap, Sunday, causing a great deal of inconvenience. Temporary repairs were made the same day and on Tuesday the line was put in good working order.

Passenger coach No. 54 of the Wellston-Jackson run, in charge of Conductor Frank McBRIDE, wile backing out of the yards on the regular run Wednesday morning, was side swiped by a coal car. It was taken to Columbus, Wednesday noon for repairs.

Mr. Willis ALLEN, H.V. dispatcher at Logan, has resigned his position here and accepted a similar one at Haydenville, where he will move his family. Haydenville is the birthplace of Mr. ALLEN and he filled the position of dispatcher there several years ago.

Messrs. T.D. CONKLE, Butler BADGELY, James CREMEAN, Frank FOREST, Reed CAVENDISH, Charles CAVENDISH, Bert HUMPHREY, Bert FUNK, George LEADBETTER, C. CARSON, Peter WITT and A.Y. ROBERTS, car carpenters, who are employed in Columbus, spent Sunday at their homes in Logan.

Messers. M.A. KINNEY, superintendent of motive power, J.F. PIXLEY, storekeeper, H.C. CRIETH, lumberman, J.R. MUELLER, purchasing agent for the Hocking Valley, all of Columbus and Mr. Vandegrift of the Vandegrift Lumber Company of Marion, motored to Logan, Tuesday and made a pleasant call at the shops.
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The Gazette
Logan, Ohio
Dec 15, 1880

Mr. Will Vanatta, Of Newark, who has been visiting his Uncle Mr. Robert Vanatta at this place, returned home last Saturday.

A man named Robertson, claiming to be a member of the Florida Legislature, was in Logan feeling heads at ten cents a piece last week.

Mr. Jesse Westenhaver tendered an oyster supper to his friends last Friday night. The banquet was held at the residence of Judge Oakley Case.

A small boy was noticed at the Orphans Home last Sunday playing in the snow barefooted. If Logan cannot furnish shoes for the children at that institution it should close doors. An investigation is necessary.

J.C. James, the city bill poster, has had the picture of Jesse Pomeroy, the boy murderer, placed upon his letter heads, bill, heads and envelopes. This is a sample of Logan enterprise, but the purpose is to us vague and incomprehensible.

W.P. Nelson is at home temporarily while the Terril school house near Maxsville, Perry Co., at which he was teaching, is being repaired. It caught fire last Thursday morning and was burned so as to make it unfit for use until repaired.

The District Court at its special session held here last week heard the Westenhaver will case, which had been brought up fro the Common Pleas Court. The jury decided adversely to the will, as did the jury in the Common Pleas. Notice was given that the case would be take to the Supreme Court.

Willie McBroom, of this county, died last week after months of suffering. Early last fall he cut his knee with a hatchet. The wound was scarcely more than a scratch and hardly caused a moments anxiety, but as time passed, it became inflamed, growing worse each day and finally ended in his death.

A stranger was found one morning last week lying near the river bridge almost frozen. He was past the power of locomotion, when discovered. Mr. James Woods helped him to the fire-brick works, where he was thawed out. It was supposed that he was under the influence of liquor when he laid down. He had sixty-five dollars and a silver watch on his person.

While John Eastman was skating at the dam at Greendale on the night of the 13th he fell into an air hole and was drowned. Deceased was a model young man and enjoyed the respect of all who knew him. He was an employee at Crafts' furnace.

Ezra Beerey, a brother of William Beery who was drowned in the Hocking river, last summer, died at this residence near South Bloomingville, on Thursday of last week. He fell from a tree about a year ago and sustained injuries from which he never recovered. Deceased was highly respected in the community and his demise occasions universal regret.

Mr. Ed Barnhill, of McArthur, attended court at this place last week. Mr. Barnhill was suffering with a severe sore throat and was not himself.

Messrs, Barnhill and Vickers, attorneys at law, are receiving flattering patronage in Hocking. This firm is a strong one and deserves well of our county.

The aged mother of Capt. Ed. Baker slipped and fell on Saturday morning and dislocated her right shoulder. 

Physicians were called and the dislocation was reduced.

I.M. Barnhouse, the enterprising merchant of South Bloomingville, has just got on a large stock of new goods. Ira is a clever gentleman and merits the extensive patronage that is awarded him.

Services will be held in the Episcopal Chapel next Sunday at 10:30 a.m, and 3:30 o'clock p.m. Sunday School every Sunday morning at 9 o'clock. Services appropriate to Christmas.

The report is current that Mr. A. D. Houston will succeed Mr. W. C. Reuben as Cashier of the Peoples Bank. It is also reported that Mr. Reuben Culver will take the place of Mr. Houston in the New Straitsville Bank. 

Mr. Sam Pugh, the jolly miller of Pine Grove mill, will take charge of the Falls Mill at Logan after the first of January.

Geo. Yankerman, the Whilom telegraph operator is spending the holidays with his old friends in Logan and Sugar Grove.

Squire Peter Eby has been ill for some time but is now convalescing. He is at this old home at South Bloomingville at present.

Uncle Bill Kennedy is quite ill at the present time. Stiffen up, Uncle Bill, and get out of that. The Republican party can't spare you.

Henry Kern, agent for the Victor and Remington Sewing Machines, has his headquarters in the room next to the old post office.

George French, indicted for shooting with intent to kill, was found guilty last Friday and sentenced to eighteen months in the Pen.
The Athens Messenger
December 2, 1880
Hocking County

Mr. Thomas P. Johnston and Miss Josie Iles of South Bloomville were recently married.

The Hocking Sentinel says Mr. J. R. Buchtel talks of moving his immense iron manufactories from Akron to Logan.

At Gore, last Thursday night, Minnie Radecliffe, a girl twelve years old was very badly scalded in the face and about the body by the explosion of a jug of water on the stove.

The Logan Gazette says: As winter has now set in for good and the ground is frozen, there will be no work commenced by the Gas Company until spring.

The Athens Messenger
Athens Ohio
November 25, 1880
Hocking County

A Gas Company has been organized in Logan.

Mr. Isaiah Voris, in his 74th year, a highly esteemed citizen of this county, died on the 13th last.

The Ladies of the Logan M.E. Church and congregation will give an oyster supper on this Thanksgiving evening.

The Logan Republican say: Mrs. Jaco Swartz is feeling seriously ill, and her friends are feeling much concerned as to the result.

A most horrible accident occurred at Logan on Tuesday nigh of last week about 1 o'clock. Mrs. Call was holding a sack while her husband was pouring into it from seven pounds of blasting powder. After emptying the paper, as he supposed, he threw it into the stove, and a flash from it ignited the powder in the sack, burning Mrs. Call almost into a crisp. She died Wednesday morning. Mr. Call was also badly burned.
The Athens Messenger
Athens Ohio
June 27, 1878
Hocking County

The Hocking Valley and Athens county Medical Associations met in Logan last Tuesday

Chas. Foster was on Tuesday of last week acquitted of burglary in the court of this county.

Frank Kessler is building a furniture factory across the canal from Logan on the depot road.

The new hotel, at the noted Rock House premises, will be completed ad in full operation next month.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wainer, of Logan, celebrated their wooden wedding on Tuesday evening of last week.

Dr. James Little inaugurated the wheat harvest in the Hocking Valley on the 8th, the earliest date known of that latitude.

Friday last, say the Logan Gazette, Ed. Guerin accidentally discharged a revolver, the ball cutting his vest and passing out through the coat under the left arm.

Last week the first indictment against Wm. Barron and wife for receiving stolen goods, was on motion of their counsel, John Friesner, Esq., quashed in the Court of this county.

The Hocking Sentinel says: The railroad project under the direction of the Scioto Valley Railroad Company proposing to build a road from Kingston the to Haydenville, promises to be a success.

The sentinel says that the first ballot of the jury in the Terrill murder case was seven for murder in the second, five in the first degree, and and seven ballots were taken before the verdict was decide upon.

Last week George Asbel, aged 17, indicted for rape, was brought into Court at Logan and plead guilty to assault to commit rape, and was sentenced to five years at hard labor in the Ohio Penitentiary.
The Athens Messenger
Athens Ohio
October 2, 1932

THOUSAND PERSONS ATTEND LEGION DISTRICT MEETING AT MURRAY CITY WEDNESDAY - MURRAY CITY. Oct. 1. The district meeting of the American Legion held in Murray City, Wednesday, Sept. 25, was a success. Delegations were present from all the neighboring posts as well as the musical organizations from Athens, Logan and Crooksville. Colonel Ralph D. Cole gave the principal address. The musical numbers were well received. A crowd of 1000 attended the program in the gymnasium. A big street parade preceded the meeting.

The Murray Parent-Teacher Association, held there first meeting of the school year Monday. The president, Mrs. Ollie Leper, appointed various committees. Next meeting will be Oct. 28.

Pocahontas lodge of this city held a euchre and dance party in the Eagles' home Thursday night. Miss Ruth Shuttleworth held high score.

Miss Grace Coe of New York City is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Coe.

Miss Clara Keyes of Nelsonville and Miss Anne Popoeny of this city visited relatives in Columbus Thursday.

Mrs. Mary Donoghue and daughter Eunice were called to Evansville, Indiana Tuesday due to the illness of the former's daughter, Mrs. Joe Green.

Mrs. Arthur Newton and son, of Nelsonville, visited Mr. and Mrs. Albert Spencer Friday.

Miss Mary Donoghue left for Columbus Monday, where she entered St. Marys of the Springs College.

Thomas Mordue of Cleveland visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Mordue, recently.

Mr. James Snedden, two sons, William and Arthur, were called to Hollister due to the tragic death of Clarmont Banfield who was killed at his home early Monday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. Lou Bauers visited Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Hoye of Nelsonville Saturday.

Mrs. Jenny Eloper, son George, Murray City, and Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Lunsford of Glouster visited the former's sister at Charleston, W.Va. recently.
The Athens Messenger
Athens Ohio
October 2, 1932

HAYDENVILLE, Oct. 1 - A meeting of the executive committee of the Haydenville P.T.A. was held Thursday, Sept. 22 at the school house to make plans for the coming year. It was decided to reduce the yearly dues: to hold a membership drive in October; to hold the first meeting Oct. 12.

The following committee chairmen were selected: Memberships, Miss Swackhammer; hospitality, Mrs Nutter; finance, Mrs. C. S. Matheny; publicity, Mrs. Gertrude Achauer; publications, Mrs. Thomas Sinnott; health, Mrs. Arthur Todd; program, to be decided later. Officers for the coming year are; Mrs S. G. Grubb, president; Arthur Woods and Mary Thompson, vice president; Katie Johnson, treasurer; Gertrude Achauer, secretary.

Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Oliver, Columbus, spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. James Hurley.

Florence Warwick of Pennsylvania and Mrs. Webb of Logan are visiting Mrs. Homer Carter.

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Farley spent Friday night with Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Todd.

The Rev. and Mrs. G.C. Nutter, Gertrude Guinther and Alice Allen attended district conference at Mt. Sterling Wednesday.

Mrs. Henry Todd, Nelsonville Route, spent Thursday with Mrs. Arthur Todd.

Mrs. Riggs, Logan, visited Mrs. Brad Waugh Tuesday.

Jennie Patton is spending the week in Columbus with her daughter, Mrs. O. E. Oliver.

The W.F.M.S. met at the church Wednesday afternoon. Officers for the year were elected as follows; President, Mrs. Frank Allen; vice president, Mrs. G. C. Nutter; secretary, Alice Allen; treasurer, Mrs. Luther Wyskiver. The hostess, Mrs. Goldie Evans and Mrs. Clara Waltz served refreshments. October meeting will be at the home of Mrs. J. C. Rowley.

Mrs. Frank Allen, Mrs. A. J. Skiver, Nora Skiver, Mrs. James Hurley, and Mrs. Russell Anders recently visited Mrs. Francis Walker at their home on Pattonsville Road.

Mrs. J. D. Francis is spending the week in Logan.

Standard Bearers met with Alice Allen Saturday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Weed announce the birth of a daughter this week.

Margie Matheny and Jane Nutter, who are attending Ohio University, spent Sunday with their parents.
Athens, Ohio
March 23, 1876

Mr. John Hengst, aged 81, one of the old settlers of this county, died one day last week.

Young Barthlow, who was recently injured by the cars, at Logan, died on Tuesday evening of last week.

Mr. Andrew J. Chappelear and Miss Mary V. Burton, were married, at the M.E. church, in Haydenville, on the 9th inst.

Mr. John Davis and Miss Elizabeth Stiverson, were married at the residence of the bride, near Logan, on the 9th inst.

A woman named Gilpin, is now confined in the jail, of this county, charged with burning her mother-in-laws house.

Mr. John Stiverson, an old and highly respected citizen of Falls township, this county, died at his residence, on Wednesday morning, 15th inst.

We are called upon, says the Hocking Sentinel, again to chronicle the death of one of our old and most respected citizens. Fr. G. Bishop departed this life on Saturday last, after a short illness. The deceased was too well know in this community to need any eulogy.

Ex-Sheriff Curran and Sheriff Stiernman, of this county, last week arrested, in Chillicothe, William R. Davis. He is the man who absconded from Kansas City some time in September last with some eight or nine thousand dollars of the city funds, which he had in his possession as city Treasury. He is well know in Logan. He will be held in custody until delivered to the proper authorities. There was considerable reward offered for his apprehension.
Athens Messenger
Athens, Ohio
Feb. 10, 1881

Recently twin boys were born to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Green, of Logan, their second pair.

The logan Furnace will, says the Sentinel, blow out in two weeks, and will go into the blast the first of April.

The new residence of Marion Cook, of Green township, was entirely consumed by fire, Sunday of last week.

Mrs. Jacob Ulmer of Marion township, aged 77 years, died at her residence on the the 29th of January.

The Logan Gazette says: We are to have a street railroad. The company was organized last Wednesday night. The line will run from the depot to the lower end of Main street.

Geo. Stanley was dangerously shot, one day last week, in the abdomen, at Baird's furnace, near Gore, by John Powers. Physicians say it is doubtful if he recovers. A woman is the cause.

The Logan Republican says: Wm. Castelle, who was run over at Gore by a train on the Straitsville Branch, a couple of weeks ago, died the first of the week, and was buried on Tuesday.
February 17, 1881

A. R. McBrown was last week admitted to the bar at Logan.

The Logan Gazette says that Mr. Otho Kanode is recovering from his illness.

Mr. Chas. Anderson, a much esteemed citizen of this county, and in which he has resided for the last 43 years, died at his residence, nine miles west of Logan, on the 5th inst.
The Anaconda Standard
Date: Dec. 3, 1899 
W. L. Souders of Missoula came to Butte and secured a divorce from his wife, Amy E. Souders. He told the court that he was married to the defendant in Hocking County, Ohio, on April 3, 1873 and that she deserted him without cause at Frankfort, Kan., on Aug. 3, 1898. He said that so far as he knew she was still living at the latter place.
The Ohio Democrat
August 28, 1886
Infirmary Superintendent.
On Tuesday next the Hocking County Infirmary changes Superintendents, Mr Nixon retiring and Mr A.C. Murphy succeeding to the place. Mr Nixon retires by the expiration of term, and not from any dis-satisfaction, on the part of the directors, with his conduct of the Institution. It is but fair to all concerned in the mangement of the Instittution, to say that Mr Nixon, while not managing in a stingy manner has come nearer making the Infirmary self supporting than any of his predecessors, and while much is said concerning the debts, we wish to remind people that these debts were in the main if not entirely contracted before mr Nixon took charge of the Institution. His successor, Mr Murphy is a young man of excellent reputation, and we hope his administration may be successful and satisfactory to the management and people.
The Lancaster Daily Gazette
January 7 1916
Mrs W C Brashares and two children of Logan formerly of Lancaster are quarantined at the home of the former's mother-in-law Mrs Brashares in Delaware owing to the illness with diptheria of Martha Clare Brashares the young daughter of Prof. and Mrs Brashares.
Miss Addie Losey of Logan ended a visit with the family of A. Carr on Madison avenue and left Friday afternoon to visit with friends in Zanesville over Sunday. Mrs Pearl Downhour of Carbon Hill is spending the weekend with Mr and Mrs A Carr and family on Madison avenue. Mrs E J Rowels returned to her home 336 East Chestnut St. Friday afternoon after a several week's visit with her mother and sister in Logan. Mrs Edward Oliver of Logan is visiting at the home of Dr and Mrs George W Beery on east Main St.
The Lancaster Daily Gazette
January 3 1916
Miss Magdaline Till of Logan visited Misses Margarot and Helen Bletzacker of North Broad St over Sunday.
The Hocking Sentinel
February 14, 1884
Our Latest Lawyer
On last Wednesday, Mr. Will Price of our town, a law student of Col. Weldy, was admitted to the Bar by the Supreme Court Examining Committee, at Columbus, passing a most creditable examination, and standing the highest n the class of applicants. Mr Price is one of our most prominent young men. He is a gentleman of irreproschable personal character. He is a fine scholar and well read in all the different branches of the law. He is a man of good sense, pleasant and courteous, possessing all the elements that make up the popular gentleman, the worthy citizen and the trustworthy Lawyer. We hope he will "hang out his shingle" in Logan where he is known from childhood and esteemed by all, bespeaking for him a liberal patronage in his profession from the citizens of Hocking county. He has formed a partnership with Col. Weldy, and will be found attending to the business of the firm in the office in the Dollison Block.
The Hocking Sentinel
January 04, 1906
Stricken with Paralysis
Mrs George Benadum was stricken Monday morning with paralysis. Mr Benadum and his wife were milking the numerous cows attached to their dairy, when the unfortunate affliction overtook her. Mrs Benadum had not been well for some time, and had commenced to grow apprehensive lest another stroke was about to be visted upon her. Several years ago she suffered from a partial stroke while returning home from a visit at Zanesville. This stroke has effected her right side, and she now lies unconcious most of the time and in critical condition at her home West Front street.
The Ohio Democrat
January 4 1900
Sheriff Brandt.
On last Saturday, Sheriff Brandt filed his bond for his second term. the bond is one of the strongest any sheriff has ever given, and is compliment to Mr Brandt, as well as confidence to the public. the bond is $35,000. The Bondsmen are John hensel, J J Snider, Dan Schaal, Dan H Lappen, Chas. E Bowen, F F Remple, Geo Marks, I N Slatzer. The bond approached close to a million in responsibility. We congratulate Sheriff Brandt in the confidence the substantial men of the county have in him for his intregrity, and we hope his second term may be as successful in every regard as the first one just closed.
The Hocking Sentinel 
Feb 15 1906
Elder W McBroom, a prominent Adventist minister of Rockbridge, formerly a resident of Lancaster, was in the city a few days ago on his way to Delaware in response to a challenge from Reverand maple, a prominent minister of the Disciple church, to meet him in joint debate. -Fairfield County Democrat
Mr Charles Wright of Marion has been appointed as superintendent of the Infirmary, succeeding Mr. M[??] Collins, who retires March 1st; to take charge of the citizens Telephone Company in our city.
The Ohio Democrat
January 4 1900
Glass Works for Logan
It is rumored that a company has been negotiating for 40 acres of the farm of H L Wright east of Logan to place thereon a glass works. Up to this writing we could not get much information on the subject, but it is authenticated that it is a sure thing. Our citizens will take the matter up in the board of trade to-night.

Dryer Than a Fish.
Good Hope township took a vote on "wet or dry" Saturday, because of a saloon that had started in Rockbridge, resulting in 167 dry and 89 wet. the saloon must go.
The Ohio Democrat
January 4 1900
Happy Time at the Children's Home.
Ed. Ohio Democrat:
We desire on behalf of the children at the home to express our gratitude through the columns of your paper to the good people of Logan for the donations that made for the children, in the way of gifts to make them happy at Christmas, and to Master Joe Cass all honor due him, who so kindly gave up the pleasure of a Christmas tree in order that these little homeless children should be remembered. Joe surely should have his name impressed to the hearts of these little children for his self-denying acts of kindness. On Christmas 1898, Joe suggested to his parents that they give the tree that would have been made for him, to the children in the home. And he also did the same on CHristmas 1899. We hope the good spirit that has instilled in his mind may still grow, and he may be the means of making many more homeless people happy.
At 12 A.M. on Dec 24 a number of the good people of Logan came to the home to adorn a Christmas tree. (which was successfully done.) The following are the names of persons who aided in the work: Mrs F S Case and son Joe, Mrs Morgan and daughter Myrtle, Miss Stinchfield, Mrs Lindly, Miss Smith and freda Armstrong. Work begun immediately, and soon a tree was decorated which was a beuatiful sight to the eye. After it was completed the children were ushered to the parlor to see this beautiful Christmas tree, and judging from the rapture of their faces they were highly pleased with this benevolent gift, how their little tongues did chatter while looking on this lovely tree and the gifts that were for each child.
After leaving the parlor all repaired to the school room where they were entertained by the children for a short time in the way of Recitations, Songs, etc., the Joe gave them a nice recitation, which he rendered nicely, and was appreciated by all present.
Mr and Mrs Kellar and all employed in these institutions feel it their duty to thank those people who kindly aided in this work, and it will bear repetition to thank Joe for the self-denial on his part, and hope that all may see many more happy times in years to come.
The Ohio Democrat
September 18, 1886
Grand Surprise.
A grand surprise was had at the residence of Mr John Cook, in Green township, on Sept. 14th. The party met near the residence of the widow Donelson after which, headed by the Gore band marched to Mr Cook's residence. Mr Cook was sitting in the house, when the band began playing he looked out and began to cry. The party consisted of ninety persons. After the party arrived the ladies, who were numerous, prepared dinner. A table was spread with the best luxuries the farmers could afford. The ladies displayed a grand assortment of cakes. Doc Smith, trustee of Green township, got hold of the honey dish and left the platter clean. The occasion was Mr Cook's 55th birthday. After dinner was over the whole party, headed by Mr and Mrs Cook next to the band, marched to the peach orchard, and after making a raid on the peaches, returned to the house where excellent music was furnished by the band. The party dispersed at 4 o'clock. Mr Cook desires to thank his many friends through the columns of the Democrat for their kindness towards him.
Chris Griner.
Democrat Sentinel
May 21 1925
A valuable Jersey cow belonging to T J Leyshon, was killed by a train Tuesday morning about two o'clock. Mr. Leyshon pastures his cows near the Remple Grove west of Logan and some time during the night the lock on the gate was broken and out of a herd of fifteen cows, the most valuable one, for which he had refused an offer of $150 was turned out on the track and the gate shut again. A man's footprints were found by the gate. Some time ago Mr Leyshon found some whiskey in his pasture which he turned over to the authorities and it is the general belief that this is a bit of revenge by the parties concerned. This is the sixth lock that has been broken on the gate since Mr. Leyshon has had the pasture.

Anne Marie, the little daughter of Mr and Mrs John Schorr of North Walnut street, is confined to the home with scarlet fever. She is getting along nicely. 

Arrangements have been made for the reunion of the Gore school mates and teachers association which will be held at the Gore school house June 18. Mrs. D. M. Soliday and E.P. Kreider this city, are on the arrangement committee.

Everitt Braley, who has been an engineer on the River Division of the Hocking Valley for the past sisteen years, has been transferred to the north end of the line. Messrs. Charles McDermitt, Wm. Spotts and Harley Woodgeard have also been transferred.

Mrs Charles Schmeltzer (Corrine Dicken) of Dicken addition, underwent an operation for the removal of a tumor st St. Francis hopital, Columbus, Saturday morning. She is making a nice recovery.

Murray City Oil & Gas Co. shot their No. 5 well on the Auker farm. It is good for 100 barrels. 
Jacobs Oil Co. drilling their No. 5 on the Jacobs farm. Will be in Thursday. 
Kachelmacher test on the Tracey West drilling at 2500 feet. 
Chartiers Oil Co. on the Hocking Valley Products Co. land drilling at a depth of 2500 feet. 
Ohio Falls Oil and Gas Supply Co. drilling on Honey Fork supdding.
Westbrook Bros. drilling their No 5 at Maxville Berea sand. Will be in Thursday.
Sunday Creek Coal Co. drilling on their land at depth of 2500 feet.
Carter Oil Co. on the W H Mowrey spudding.

The last regular meeting of the Girl Scouts 4H. Sewing Club was held at the home of Dorothy Bodomer, May 15th with Lulu Arnett, Audra Dyer, Ruth C Chilcote and Dorothy Bodomer as hostesses. A very enjoyable afternoon was spent cutting our club aprons. At four o'clock light refreshments were served.
The Democrat Sentinel
May 7 1925
An out building on the lot of Mrs. Margaret Larimer, west Hunter street was consumed by fire about nine o'clock this morning. The fire department was on the job in short order, but the blaze gained rapidly owing to the amount of contents stored within. Damages are covered by insurance in the Citizens Insurance Co. this city. Origine of fire is unknown.

Mr A. N. Riff of Alderwood Manor, Washington State formerly of Logan, West Hunter street, informs the Democrat-Sentinel of the rapidly development of his chosen state and especially of Seattle. Many towns have been incorporated with new post offices and rural routes established, of which Alderwood Manor is one. A great boom is in this western city just now he states.

The first high school commencement of Marion rural school, was held last Tuesday in their new auditorium. There were five graduates who received their diplomas. Rev. C.F. Lauer of Logan delivered the address. Prin. Frank Adcock presented the new charter of the High School to the board of education and Mr. Wm. Gordon, president of the board, presented the diplomas to the graduates. These exercises were held after one of the largest and mosr excellent dinners for which the community is famous, was served to the genial gathering of more than tho hundred patrons, pupils and visitors. In the evening the grade school gave under the direction of Miss Wemer a splendid and enjoyable program to a large audience. The patrons of these schools expressed themselves as being well satisfied with the past term and in having had a real school. Interest in the new high School is already bearing good results.
The Democrat Sentinel
August 20 1909
Oil and Gas Leases
Kerada J Brashares to the Central Contract and Finance company, one acre in Laurel township; $50.
L E Bunn to the Central Contract and Finace company, 82 acres in Perry township; $20-50-100.
Stephen Beavers to the Central and Finance company, 42 acres in Perry township; $11.
R M Calvert and wife to the Central Contract and Finance company, 81 acres in Laurel township; $40 50.
Nelson Clappen to the Central Contract and Finance company, 62 acres in Perry township; $15 50.
Harvey Conkel to the Central Contract and Finance comapny, 10 acres in Benton township; $8.
George Creiglow to the Central Contract and Finance company, 106 acres in Perry township; $26-50.
Allen Chambers to the Central Conract and Finance company, 18 acres in Perry township; $4 05.
S B Chambers to the Central Contract and Finance company, 72 acres in Perry township; $18.
Howard E Chambers to the Central Contract and Finance company, 73 acres in Perry township; $18-25.
F B Chambers to the Central Contract and Finance company 53 acres in Perry township; $13.
C L Chambers to the Central Contract and Finance company 51 acres in Perry township; $12 75.
William Cave to the Central Contract and Finance company 42 acres in Perry township;$10 50.
Mary E Canfield et al to the Central Contract and Finance company 115 acres in Perry township; $28 75.
Danirl Canfield et al to the Central Contract and Finance company 100 acres in Perry township; $25.
Daniel Canfield to the Central Contract and Finance company 49 acres in Perry township; $10.
Wm H Canfield to the Central Contract and Finance company 6 acres in Perry township; $15 25.
The Ohio Democrat
July 12 1890
Notice is hereby given to citizens of Logan and vicinity, that at a meeting of the Trustees of Oak Grove Cemetery, held on Wednesday evening July 9 1890, the price of lots was advanced to Ten ($10) Dollars per lot to residents in Logan, and Twenty ($20) Dollars per lot to non-residents. In all cases the money to be paid at time of purchase.
W W McCray
Sec'y Board
Cemetery Trustee.
The Ohio Democrat
March 10 1904
We understand that Supt. of School, F E Pierpoint has notified the Board of Education of his resignation, to take effect after this term of school. he has secured another very excellent position. His elcetion here gives him one more year if he had chose to serve.
The Ohio Democrat
July 10 1886
On the Ohio and West Virginia Train
An Old Grudge Between Two River Men Culminates in an Attempt at Murder
On Tuesday evening last, as the regular passenger train on the O.&W., Va. R.R. was steaming along past Union Furance, this county, the passengers in one of the coaches were startled by the report of a pistol in the ear. And on investigation it was found that two Ohio River boatmen, James Dailey and John Needham, who were on their way from Pomeroy to Pittsburg, had met and were attempting to settle an old grudge. The shot was fired by Dailey at Needham, but the ball missing him, penetrated the roof of the car, whereupon the bystanders threw him (Dailey) down, disarmed him, until Conductor Thompson appeared on the scene and took the man into custody. He was brought to Logan and had a hearing before Mayor Steinman and was held for trial. In default of bail he is now boarding with the Sheriff.
The Ohio Democrat
March 17 1904
Factory News
Logan Brick Mf'g Co.
The following are the new men who have gone to work in the past week: John Keplar, John Deible, James Myers, Homer Haas, J C Mettler and Cyrus Shultz.
Mr John Rutter has returned to work after spending the winter at his home in Marion Township.
Mr Beach, traveling freight agent of the Pennsylvanis Lines, was a business visitor at the plant on Monday.

Logan Pottery Co.
The office has been fitted up during the past week with a complete new set of office furniture.
Mr Samuel Bright has returned to work after a week's sickness.
A car load of jugs, containing 4000 one gallon jugs, besides a number of two gallon and one half gallon, was shipped on last Thursday to North Carolina.
Miss Kate Gallagher, who works in the specialty department, was off several days this week on account of the grippe.
The company is issuing circulars having cuts, showing the shape and style of the articles in the specialty department.
There was a slight mistake made last week in the statement that Mr W W King has only missed one show in the past year. Mr King wishes to say that he has not been in attendance at two shows since his residence in Logan.

Hocking Clay Mf'g Co.
The company made a large shipment of brick to Boston last week.
Mr Tom Dillon is at work again, having recovered from the measles.
There were quite a number of visitors from different parts of the state at the plant last week.

Rug and Skirt Factory
Mr Albert Stiers spent several days this week in Cleveland on business.
Mr Marion Kitchen of the rug department, was off sick this week on account of the sickness of his sister.
Two more names have been added to the list of workers in the rug depaqrtment. The orders are coming in strapidly, and the factory has all the work it can possibly handle.
Mr John Mitchel was on the sick list several days this week.

Snider Mf'g Co.
Mr Nicholas Myers was painfully injured on last Monday, by catching his arm in a belt and crushing the muscles.
Mr A K Johnson has returned to work as a fireman at the factory.
About the usual shipments are being made. A car of furniture was shipped to New York on last Saturday, and a car of chair stock was sent to Waterloo, Iowa, this week.
The Ohio Democrat
March 31 1904
Around the Depot
Trainmaster T M Connors was a visitor in Logan on Tuesday.
Mr Lash Miller, operator at Crooksville, was in Logan over Sunday shaking hands with his friends.
Mr L S Sullivan, traveling auditor of the H.V.Ry., stopped over in Logan Wednesday on his trip down the road.
Two cars of stone were received this week for the work of enlarging the round-house.
The bridge carpenters are at work on the bridge at the depot strengthening it for the new consolidated engines which are to be used on the road.
The work train went to the river-division this week to repair trestle No. 116, which was becoming unsafe.
On last Monday night south bound train No. 34 was delayed on account of a hot-box on one of the coaches.
The Athens Messenger
March 11, 1928
Copperhead Killed
LOGAN, March 10- A 20 inch copperhead snake chose the wrong time to take a sunning Friday near South Bloomingville and the oversight cost him his life for Ralph Matheny, assistant county engineer, severed the reptile with an ax. Matheny with R O Wagstaff and Emerson Graham were making a survey near the Benton township village when the snake was found.
The Athens Messenger
March 30, 1930
Test To Come
Logan Movie Houses Are Open for Business Today
LOGAN, March 29-To have or not to have Sunday motion pictures in Logan, is a question that probably will come up for decision within the next few days, as announcement has been made by the mangement of the Pythian Theater that their theater will be opened for the first time Sunday. When approached on the question friday, Mayor Elias E Bright indicated that he would be governed by any action taken by those who oppose the issue. Some weeks ago representatives of the Ministerial Association of the city indicated they would make a test of this matter in the local courts.
Date: May 08, 1874
Location: Ohio
Paper: Cincinnati Daily Gazette
Case of Hydrophobia--Suicide--Silver Mines in Hocking County
Special Dispatch to the Cincinnati Gazette
Lancaster, O., May 7
One William Arnold passed through this city to-day, handcuffed, on the way to his home. He was suffering from hydrophobia.
Mr Joseph Headley, of Starr Township, Hocking County, hung himself to the bedpost, Tuesday morning.
Silver has been discovered on Queer Creek, Benton Township, Hocking County.
Date: November 01, 1878
Location: Ohio
Paper: Cincinnati Commercial Tribune
John E Carmichael, of Hocking County, pleaded quilty yesterday to the charge of retailing malt liquors and tobacco without payment of the special tax, and was sentenced by Judge Swing to thirty days in the Hamilton County Jail, and fined $100 and costs.
Date: September 10, 1904
Location: Ohio
Paper: Plain Dealer
Murder Is Suspected
Hocking County Farmer Died of Frightful Wound on Head and Investigation is On
Special to the Plain Dealer
Lancaster, O., Sept 9
Martin Pinkstock, a Hocking County farmer who lived near Laurelville, died Wednesday, and preparations were made to hold the funeral yesterday. The neighbors suspected that the man's death was not from natural causes and notified the sheriff and coroner. Squire J W Deffenbaugh of Laurelville was deputized to conduct an inquest. A brief examination disclosed facts enough to warrant a rigorous investigation and the funeral was postponed. Doctor's found that the man's death resulted from a frightful wound on the crown of his head. They say that death must have been almost instant. The son, Charles, his wife and the daughter, who live on the farm, say that the deceased was found by Charles lying unconscious near the springhouse a week ago today. They did not think he was badly hurt, and carried him to the house, where he died Wednesday. Pinkstock divided his property among his children abou three months ago with the understanding that his son Charles should keep him the balance of his days. The case was placed in the hands of the prosecuting attorney today.
The Athens Messenger
January 21 1864
Athens, Ohio
Strayed away from the premises of the subscriber, in Starr Township, Hocking County, Ohio, on or about the 27th of December, 1863 a large Brown Horse, about 10 years old, with a bright letter O on the left shoulder, and just below on the same shoulder, the ltters U. S. Any person returning him, or giving such information so that I can get him, will be liberally rewarded. Information may be left with Judge O Case, at the Court House, Logan, or addressed to me through the Logan Post Office.
Wilford Stiers
January 21st, 1864--n3w3
Evening Independent
October 8 1913
Massillon, Ohio
Doctor Asks $120, Hubby Then Balks
Physician Who Saved Woman's Life Sues
Wins Case In The Courts
Columbus, Oct 8--If a man's wife tried to commit suicide and he calls in a physician, who saves her life, is $120 too much for his services? Such a question was raised in a case just passed upon by the court, and the ruling was that such a fee was not excessive. The wife of Charles Williams of Gore, Hocking county, tried to end her mortal existence by slashing her throat from ear to ear, and nearly succeeded. Dr. C A barrows of New Straitsville was summoned to attend her and she recovered. Her husband thought $100 was enough to compensate the doctor, and he refused to pay more. The physician sued for $20 more, and the courts have decided in his favor.
The Athens Messenger
February 9, 1932
Shoe Output Increases
Ten Additional Girls Placed At Work Monday
LOGAN, Feb 9--Ten additional girls were placed at work at the Logan Shoe factory Monday morning and more are being sought to place the fitting room on a capacity basis, it was learned. It is the plan of the management to increase the number at least 14 more at this time.
Mansfield News
August 8 1912
Mansfield, Ohio
Ramshackle Courthouse
At Logan, Hocking County, is Ordered to Be Razed
Columbus, Aug 8--State Fire Marshal Zuber today ordered the Hocking county court house at Logan torn down. Mr Zuber reported that the structure, a two story brick building, was old and unsafe and that the safety of the records kept in the building were feared for. The work of tearing down the structure will begin at once.
Lima Daily News
May 1 1913
Lima, Ohio
Wealthy Farmer Murder Suspect
[by United Press]
Lancaster, O., May 1--Geo. Clendennen, 72, well-to-do retired farmer, was arrested here today by Sheriff Allen, of Hocking county, charged with murdering his cousin, Gibson Julian, 62. Clendennen and Julian left here Tuesday for the former's farm in Hocking county. They took a half gallon of whiskey, it is said. Wednesday Clendennen notified William Ellis, a neighbor, that Julian was murdered. Julian was found lying in a pool of blood, stab wounds in his breast and temple. Sheriff Allen said he found a bloody knife on Clendennen, who protested his innocence.
The Lancaster Daily Eagle
August 19 1920
Lancaster, Ohio
Hocking County
Has a Woman Candidate for Prosecuting Attorney.
The first Hocking county woman to enter politics, Miss Mary K Davey, attorney of Logan, was nominated by Democrats in that county for Prosecuting Attorney. She is a graduate of the Ohio State Law School and has been adnitted to the bar. She has been court stenographer in her home county since 1916. She also is vice president of the Women's Association of Commerce.
The Marion Daily Star
June 6 1893
Marion, Ohio
The Man From Logan And His Paramour Arrested At Waldo
The Abused Wife Confronts The Guilty Pair and Both Try to Escape--They Are Now In The County Jail
The Star of Monday gave particulars of the search that had been going on in this city for the past three or four days by the local officers for one Finley Kitchen, who left Logan, Hocking county, May 20th, with a woman of bad repute, leaving his sick wife and five children in destitute circumstances. The information from Logan stated that Kitchen and his paramour were supposed to be living in this city. This supposition, it develops, was not far wide of the mark.
Kitchen and the woman in the case, whose name is Julia Kuhn, have both been found. From this date indefinitely any mail will reach them by addressing the County Jail, Marion, O., care of Sheriff Rice.
A surprise party in which there was no rocking chair presentation was perpetrated upon Finley and Julia Monday evening. It was arranged by Mrs Kitchen, by the aid of friends at Logan. Young men who have been working on a steam shovel that has been doing duty on the Short Line at Waldo, and who had formerly lived in Logan and knew Kitchen, ran across that individual at the Marion county village recently and recognized him. The result of their discovery was quietly communicated to Logan, and the result was Mrs Kitchen's appearance here Monday. She at once went to Waldo and was more fortunate in her discoveries that she had hoped for.
Some time about three weeks ago, Kitchen and Miss Julia Kuhn went to Waldo, where they represented that they were husband and wife and engaged themselves to work for Mrs Harvey Kenyon, the man to do farm work while his inamorata was to perform household duties. Here they lived in their illicit love until Kitchen's wife's arrival destroyed the home nest they had made for themselves. The fact should not be forgotten that at the same time Mrs Kitchen was confined to her home in Logan with an attack of inflammatory rheumatism, with five helpless children dependent upon her.
When the wife dropped into Waldo at 6 o'clock Monday evening she went direct to the Kenyon store for information she needed, and the first man she encountered was her husband. She next discovered that the woman in the case was at Mrs Kenyon's, and without waiting further she appeared before Mayor Francis and had a warrant issued for both Kitchen and his paramour, charging them with living together as man and wife.
In the meantime Kitchen had packed his grip and broke for Norton and Miss Kuhn had started in an opposite direction. Officers were put on the trail of each and both were captured during the forepart of the night. Kitchen was run down at Norton and the woman was captured a mile or two east of Waldo, in an abandoned house, under the protecting wing of a man of the neighborhood. Both were taken before Mayor Francis and plead guilty as charged. They were put under $300 bond each to appear before the court, in default of which they were brought here and placed in jail today.
Mrs Kitchen returned to her family this morning.
The Athens Messenger
August 28 1928
Go To Fair
4-H Club Boys And Girls Will Demonstrate Their Work
LOGAN--Aug 18
Four Hocking county boys and girls went to Columbus Tuesday morning to participate in the state demostrations of 4-H clubs to be held at the Ohio State Fair. They were accompanied by club leaders. Those making the trip were: Virgil Moore and Floyd Kitchen of Gibisonville with their leader, Harold Alter, and Winifred Reid and Genevieve Taylor of Haynes with their leader, Miss Vira Davis. Robert W Lang, extension agent, also made the trip.
The Athens Messenger
September 7 1927
Gore Man Fined
LOGAN--Sept 7
Arraigned before Judge A M Ellinger Tuesday morning on a charge of driving while intoxicated. Mathias Lutz, Gore, entered a plea of guilty to the charge. Lutz was arrested on the New Straitsville road Saturday following a wreck in which his car was involved. He was sentenced to pay a fine of $100 and costs and had his right to drive a motor vehicle suspended for a period of six months.
The Athens Messenger
March 31 1930
Finds Odd Potato
LOGAN--March 31
One of nature's oddities produced in Hocking County during the last season is a potato which has much the appearance of a human hand with the exception that one finger is missing. The oddity was produced in the garden of Henry Rheinscheld, who brought it to Logan Saturday to place on display.
The Athens Messenger
March 31 1930
Geddes Attacks Sunday Pictures
May Appeal to Pythian Lodge to Present Seventh-Day Movies
LOGAN--March 31
"Moral and spiritual values must be placed above dollars and cents values" asserted the Rev H L Geddes in addressing the Presbyterian congregation Sunday morning relative to the opening of the Pythian Theater for the first time Sunday.
Mr Geddes registered his public protest against the opening prior to his sermon. He indicated that steps would be taken by the church people to investigate the matter. It was indicated that an appeal might be made directly to the Pythian Lodge, of which he is a member.
There are enough violations by bootleggers and other law violaters in Logan, asserted the pastor, without the Sunday picture shows. The city is not going to benefit by breaking down the Sabbath for the sake of keeping a few dollars in town, he stated.
Mr Geddes made a plea to the members of his congregation to refrain from attending Sunday shows and to urge the young people to stay away.
"I believe in the theater and I believe in the Pythian Lodge, but I also believe that are making a tremendous mistake in the matter." concluded the clergyman.
Other miniters discussed the matter from their pulpits Sunday morning. At one of the city's largest churches, a vote was taken on the issue and virtually every member voted against the opening it is said. Included in the congregation were many members of the lodge who are said to have voted opposition to the program.
The Athens Messenger
March 31 1930
Firemen Called To Murray City
Mark Shelton Residence Near M E Church Is Destroyed Early Sunday
LOGAN--March 31
Making its second run to Murray City in less than a week early Sunday morning, the Logan Fire Department found that the Nelsonville Department which had arrived first had the fire under control.
The Mark Shelton residence situated near the Methodist Episcopal Church was destroyed. the church and an adjoining building were threatened until the timely arrival of the Nelsonville department, it was stated.
Fire Chief Walter Nixon, Assistant Chief Charles Lyke, Director Fred C Shively accomoanied the equipment to the Ward Township village. Finding the fire under control on their arrival the men returned immediately to this city. Roy Stallsmith was in charge of local station during the absence of the firefighters. New Straitsville responded to the call for help along with Logan and Nelsonville, it was reported.
The Logan Republican
May 20 1875
The orthographical contest at Opera House Hall tomorrow evening, for "Websters Unabridged" promises to be well attended. Such affairs combine pleasure and mental profit. The general rules of Spelling matches will be observed. Ice cram and cake will be served up in the hall opposite in the evening before the Spelling begins. All are invited to attend. Admittance is 15 cents. Exercises commence at 8 o'clock.
The Logan Republican
May 27 1875
The Spelling School at the Opera House Hall last Friday evening was well attended, there being near two hundred and fifty persons present. Early in the evening ice cream and cakes were served in the hall opposite that in which the spelling was conducted. Immediately after the delicacies were disposed of, the spelling school was organized, quite the number entering the lists to strive for the prize. A long and exciting contest ensued, when finally all had taken their seats, with the exception of Mr Cruise, of Starr Twonship, who was left standing, to bear off the the palm of victory and the 'unabridged'. It was a pleasant occasion for those who participated, and there was a good natured rivalry manifested during the contest. The managers realized near $38 from the sale of tickets, and about $30 from the supper, which made the gross receipts in the neighborhood of $68. The expenses of the entertainment amounted to $31, which leaves the net receipts some $37.
The Lancaster Daily Eagle
July 2 1915
Wants a Quarantine Established Against Straitsville and Their Smallpox

Logan, O., July 1
D H Matheny, of Sisterville, W VA. an oil worker employed at New Straitsville, developed a severe case of smallpox in Logan the other day. He was promptly quarantined in a tent outside of Logan under guard, given medical attention and a nurse. He was not permitted to run about the town at will as Sisterville's victims of the smallpox are. There is every reason to believe that no more cases will result here directly from this one case, but there is also every reason to believe if Straitsville's people are still permitted to come to Logan at will, they will bring Logan more smallpox.
A temporary embargo on the visits of Straitsville folk to Logan would work a mutual hardship but it would be better than the stagnation, suffering menace to life and happiness that would result should Straitsville's sad plight be duplicated here.
The Democrat Sentinel
Sept 6 1906
Rather Phoney
But Seems to Be The How of It
Heap Made Mystery
That is Most Scandlous Hard to Believe
On Tuesday night shortly after midnight, Lon Naile was sitting in the Rempel House office, when there came a young fellow in seemingly almost exhausted, and asked Mr Naile to telephone to the Sheriff, that he, Ezra Dixon, a prisoner of the county jail, was out and at the hotel awaiting him. Naile telephoned the Sheriff, and Williamson, bare-footed hastened to the hotel. His prisoner was there and he returned him to jail, but no key to the prison could be found and the front door of the building was open. The next day H Lutz made a new key and changed the tumblers in the lock so that the old key will not work should it be tried.
Ezra Dixon tells a great tale as to how he came to be out of jail; a story that would put Deadwood Dick or Jesse James to shame.
He says that during the night he was wakened in his cell by someone laying hands on him. He looked up and by the moonlight shining through the window could see two men standing over him with revolvers in hand. They asked him where the Watkins boy was (a boy that had been taken to the reform school a week before) he answered that he had been taken away. They looked about for him and then made Dixon get up and dress, and carry his shoes. One to the rear and one to the front of him with revolvers drawn marched him out of jail to the street, down the alley toward the railroad. All stopped by the red barn of Chas Wright and put on their shoes. Marched him on toward the railroad. Arriving there the yard engine with a cut of cars came through the yard and separated he from his captors and he fled back toward town, and found the hotel the only place open. He advances the theory that the men came there to kidnap the Watkins boy, as the boy was the center of a dispute in family trouble.
How much of Dixon's story is true, is taken with a grain of salt, but never-the-less he was out of jail and how he got out is a mystery. A window to the north at the kitchen had been tampered with, and Mrs Williamson was certain she heard somebody in the house and hour or so before the phone bell rang, but gave no alarm as all was quiet. The key to the prison hangs in the kitchen hall when no important prisoner is incarcerated, but kept in a secret place when bad prisoners are in. On this night it was hanging in the hall, but has not been seen since. The Dixon story seems so unreasonable that few are ready to accept it, but it is evident that by some means he was liberated, and having no place to go asked to be returned to jail.
The Democrat Sentinel
January 24 1907
Mrs Lullia Wright has purchase the Minnie Arnold-Wilson Millinery store on Main street in the James building. She is putting in a new stock and will be in position to make some interesting announcements to the ladies, prior to the Easter Season.
The Lancaster Daily Eagle
March 12 1915
Word was received here today of the alarming illness of Joseph Brashares of Enterprise, Hocking county. He recently suffered two severe hemorrhages and his sister, Mrs S H Layton, of this city and his mother of Delaware were called to his bedside. he is the brother of Prof W C Brashares.
The Athens Messenger
Thursday, July 29, 1875
Lemuel Stiverson, of Enterprise Station, has received the appointment of Postmaster at that point.
A movement is on foot in Logan to organize an amateur Dramatic Club.
The Mayor of Logan is charged by the Republican with the possession of too little nerve for the proper performance of his official duties.
The Ohio Democrat
July 24 1886
--A few weeks ago a home was procured in a family at Elmira, N.Y., for Pearl Friend, a little boy eleven years old, and an inmate of the Hocking County Children's Home. He was sent on alone, and the following letter, published by request, from the gentleman to whom he was sent, shows that he made the trip all right.
Elmira, N.Y., July 10 '86
Mr. Nixon--Dear Sir: The boy, Pearl Friend, arrived here yesterday afternoon all right. He was a little homesick at first, but he and our little boy are playing together, and he seems very happy this afternoon; when he gets over being tired he can write you if he wishes to. We are very much pleased with him; it shows well for your institution that you send the children away so neat and clean. We will do by him as we would wish any one to do by our own child.
Yours with respect,
J.E. Collins,
Elmira, N.Y.
The Ohio Democrat
August 28, 1886
Dr. Campbell took Roy Vanatta little son of Frank Vanatta, to Columbus on Wednesday, to consult Dr. Hamilton in regard to his foot. Dr. Campbell has been treating him for some months for Necrosis, and the disease not yielding to treatment, it is thought a surgical operation will be necessary.
The Ohio Democrat
December 5, 1891
Told Him So.--On several occasions we have said to Ben Williams through these columns that this town couldn't appreciate a man of his eccentric conduct, Ben didn't believe us. He continued to drink, quarrel and shoot at every body who differed with him on biblical questions, and last night the boys took him out and gave him four dozen lashes on the bare back and asked him if he wanted a change of climate. He did. He wanted it bad. He was hunting for it when last seen, and if he is wise he won't return here for some years to come.
Portsmouth Daily Times
March 19 1895
The Grandfather Seeks to Recover the Boy from the Father
Promised His Daughter on Her Death Bed to Care for the Child
An interesting habeus corpus case was filed in probate court this morning. A grandfather seeks through such a proceeding to obtain possession of his 12 year-old grandson whom he claims the father is unlawfully detaining and keeping at hard labor. The grandfather, George Pollock who lives in Union township, says in his petition that his daughter upon her death bed requested him to take her son Charles Farmer then but a few days old and to take charge of him during his minority. The father of the child George Farmer confirmed the request of the mother at the time and after her death took the child to the home of the grandfather. Mr. Pollock has since kept the child, supported and educated it. last Aygust th father asked permission to take the boy on a visit to his relatives in Hocking county, obtaining the permission upon promising to return within four weeks. Instead of keeping that promise he has never returned but it is learned has put the boy to work in a mine in Hocking county at hard manual labor which the boy is unable to stand and which is depriving him of an education and other advantages which the grandfather desired him to have. being unable to get possesion of the child in any other way to grandfather now implores the aid of the law. The petition is filed by his attorney, Judge F. C. Searl. Geo. W. Coe was appointed a special officer to serve the writ and left this morning for Hocking county to get the child.
The Lancaster Daily Eagle
January 4 1915
MADISON FARMER Berten Hedges Files Suit In Court Claiming $10,000 Damages
Against Jack Thompson, Well Known Hocking County Saw Mill Man For Alleged Alienation Of Affections of Mrs. Ethel Hedges
Berten Hedges, a farmer residing near Revenge, has filed a suit in court against Jack Thompson for $10,000 damages for the alleged alienation of the affections of his wife Ethel Hedges. He charges that on or about June 1, 1914, the defendent contriving and intending to injure plaintiff, did alienate his wife's affections. Plaintiff says since the 1?th of September he has not had the society, comfort, aid, love and assistance of his wife in his domestic affairs, whereby he has suffered great distress of the body and mind and has been brought to great shame and dishonor to his damage is the sum of $10,000 for which he prays judgement and also costs. 
Thompson is a resident of Hocking county and is the owner of several saw mills, one of which is located near Sugar Grove in Fairfield county and defendant was about to remove the mill in this county to Hocking county and came to Sugar Grove on Monday morning to superintend the moving of the mill and Sheriff Scnalfner(?) and Deputy Sheriff C.J. Speriky having had a tip on his coming, the deputy sheriff was at the Sugar Grove depot Monday morning when he alighted from the train and served him with summons in this case without difficulty.
Wm. Davidson is counsel for Mr. Hedges.
The Lancaster Daily Eagle
January 27, 1915
Comes From Hocking County And FInds Home With Sister on Washington Ave.
--Woman Taken On Cot to the Hocking County Infirmary.
E.G. Ruff superintendent of the Hocking county infirmary was in the city Wednesday morning conveying Mrs. Mary Rose aged 65 years, a paralytic victim of ten years from the home of her son Wm. Rose at McLana, to the institution near Logan on a cot.
The son was no longer able to properly care for his invalid mother, who has been almost helpless for ten years, so she had to be taken to the infirmary.
Superintendent Ruff stated to an Eagle reporter that on Monday he had brought Miss Rebecca Lance, aged 34, who is bkind and who has been in the Hocking county institution for some time, to this city at the request of the girls' sister, who lives on Washington avenue, and to whose home she was taken, the sister kindly agreeing to keep her.
Superintendent Ruff is a brother of T.G. Ruff, John G. and Ferd Ruff of this county.
The Hocking Sentinel
May 17, 1900
Census Enumerators for Hocking County. 
Mr. Volun(?)weider of McArthur, Supervisor of this, the 10th district, has appointed the following Enumerators for Hocking county:
Benton, Dan Engle; 
Falls and Gore, George Tucker, 
Logan 2 and 3 wards, Hayes Finney; 
Logan 1st and 4th, Grace Green; 
Good Hope, H.B. Troxel; 
Green. J.W. Tom; 
Laurel, Grant Moore; 
Perry, J.E. Steele; 
Salt Creek, Issac Parks; 
Star, James Moore; 
Washington, C.E. Goodwin; 
Ward, east side, J.W. Dennison; 
Ward, west side, Thos. Cooper.
The Hocking Sentinel
May 21, 1896
--Coon Reichly, Benton township's popular and efficient assessor, made his return to the county auditor Monday. Coon's books were in good condition and he was highly complimented by the auditor.
The Misses belle and Tillie Snyder of West Hunter Street, who are attending school at Albany, N.Y., were called home the first of the week by the serious illness of their sister, Miss Mary.
The Hocking Sentinel
June 4, 1885
Miss Susie Flum of IIesboro, but pleasantly known to a large circle of young folks in this city, left on Monday morning to enter the Novitiate of the Community of St. Mary Magdalen, at the Convent of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, Columbus, Ohio. Many good wishes from kind friends follow the young novice into the pure retreat of her beautiful Convent home.
The Ohio Democrat
April 7 1904
Factory News.
Logan Brick Mf'g Co.
Mr. Bert Arnold has recovered from the measels and returned to work this week.
The new men this week are Charles Unkle, Robert Pargeon and Charles Phillips.
Mr. A. Riley went to Toledo to stay over Sunday with relatives, and returned to Logan Monday.
The company has finished the shipment of brick to Toledo for paving a number of streets and has commenced on the shipment of 350 car loads to Hartford City, Ind.
The payroll now has 107 names, and about twenty-five more will be added during the coming month.

Hocking Clay Mf'g Co.
The roads have dried up so the hauling of clay has been resumed.
The company still continues the shipment of glazed brick to the East.
Messrs Abe and George Poling were off several days this week on account of the death of a relative.

Snider M'F'G. Co.
A car of furniture was shipped last week to Croft and Reed at Chicago, and a car of furniture this week to the mining towns of the valley. The average shipment from the furniture department is one car a day.
Mr. A.W. Siegler, who has been employed in the cabinet department, has resigned his position and returned to his home in Charleston, W.Va.
The Ohio Democrat
April 24 1902
Fire at Haydenville.
On Monday night at about 11 o'clock the Odd Fellow's building, at Haydenville, burned to the ground, and about all the contents were consumed. The K's. of P. had their regular meeting in the hall in the evening, and all seemed right when they left, but soon after the building was discovered on fire and the citizens with their bucket brigades were powerless to check the consuming flames. The building is a total loss and considerable loss to the town. At this time we could not learn any opinion as to how the fire started.
The Logan Daily News
Nov 21 1935
Pupils Absent--Father Fined
Failure To Send Children To School Results In Arrest Failure to send his children to school cost Brack Henderson of Salt Twp. $1 and costs when arrainged before Magistrate S B Whikehart yesterday afternoon. Sheriff Joe Farbeann made a trip to Henderson's Salt Township residence to take him into custody but discovered that he was employed at McArthur. He was returned to Logan yesterday for arraignment.

Miss Bessie Ruff of Logan RFD who has been confined to Cherrington hospital for the past several weeks following a major surgical operation was dismissed from the hospital yesterday.

Recovered from a major surgical operation at Cherrington hospital several weeks ago Mrs Chas. Kinley of Marion Twp., was released from the hospital yesterday.

Carl Cross is ill at his home on Fourth Street.

John Wellman is seriously ill at his home following a heart attack several days ago.

James T Hutchinson of Logan submitted to a tonsil operation at Cherrington hospital this morning.

The case of the State of Ohio vs. Tom Eberst which has been entered on the court docket since October 10, 1933, was dismissed today when a nolle prosequi was filed by Prosecutor Gerald Lanning.

Mr and Mrs Carl Poling and son are moving from the corner of Fountain and Church Street to the Sprankel property at 168 Fountain St.
The Logan Daily News
Nov 22 1935
In Columbus Hospital
Mrs W W Hardy, W. Front St., was taken to White Cross hospital, Columbus, yesterday for observation and a possible operation. Her condition is regarded as "fair".
The Logan Daily News
Oct 28 1939
Pleading guilty to a charge of failing to send his children to school John Henderson, Coonville, was fined $20 and costs when arraigned before Magistrate Frank St. Clair Friday.
The Logan Daily News
June 17 1943
The tavern license of Charles E Jarvis, Coonville in Starr Township, has been suspended for 30 days effective June 17 by the State Department of Liquor Control it was announced Thursday. The suspension was made for selling a malt beverage containing more than 3.2 percent alcohol to a minor.
The Hocking Sentinel
Jan 21 1892
The National Convention of 4th class Postmasters is session in Washington City, elected Mr Sewel Bennett of Kittanning, our county, President of the Association. The honor was well bestowed, and makes us again proud of Hocking in the high standing of another of our enterprising young men.
The Hocking Sentinel
May 18 1893
Henry Groves has been appointed post master at Kittanning, vice Sewel Bennet resigned.
The Hocking Sentinel
Jun 19 1884
Mr Jacob Karshner, Sr. and son Jacob Jr., of Salt Creek, visited Logan last Friday, and had a heart welcome from many friends. Mr Karshner is 82 yrs. of age, and gives promise of many years yet of life and health. He is a native of Berks county. Pa., the fruitful birth place of so many of the prominent German Democrats. He came to Hocking with his parents in 1807, and is probably the longest resident of our county of any man living to-day. He is an Andrew Jackson Democrat, and has the highest hopes that this fall the Democracy will be victorious again.
The Vinton Record (McArthur, Ohio)
June 17 1869
News Items
The Hocking Valley R.R. has its track laid within 1 1-2 miles of Logan.
The Vinton Record (McArthur, Ohio)
Jun 12 1873
George L Kleinsmith, aged 80 years, died at Logan last week.
The Vinton Record (McArthur, Ohio)
Apr 23 1874
Last Monday evening, Daniel Johnson of Washington township, Hocking county, came to Logan and purchased a jug of whisky, which he took home with him and stowed away under a wood pile for future use.
The next morning, his little son, a bright little fellow of seven years, while playing in the yard in gleeful sport, found the jug and drank such a quantity of the hellish and soul destroying fluid, that he died a horrible death that evening.
Logan Republican.
The Logan Daily News
Jan 3 1936
Suffers Stroke
Mrs Charles Reeves is confined to her home on East Bowen St. after suffering a light stroke.
The Logan Daily News
Jan 22 1937
Girl Under Knife Twice in 3 Weeks
Esther Irick, 8 year old daughter of Mr and Mrs Lowell Irick of Marion Township, was reported as recovering rapidly today at her home. The child recently underwent two operations within three weeks.
On Dec. 19 her appendix was removed at Cherrington Hospital. She was able to return home on New Year's Day after recovering from that operation but became ritically ill Jan. 9 and was returned to the hospital where she underwent an operation for the removal of a bowel obstruction.
The Ohio Democrat
Jul 13 1889
Harry Westenhaver, Ed Bishop and Safe Jacobs were arrested and brought before the Mayor on a charge of digging up and carrying away potatoes and other vegetables belonging to Henry Gomph. They waived examination, and their bond was fixed at $300 each. Westenhaver gave bond but the others wnt out to get bail and have not yet returned.
The Ohio Democrat
Sep 3 1887
Jacob H Flumm, a young man 19 years old, of Washington Tp., was adjudged insane by the Probate Court, and conveyed to the Athens Asylum Thursday. He imagines that he has been appointed by the Almighty to reform the world, and has a delusion on the subject of music.
The Logan Daily News
Jan 17 1936
Son Is Ill.
Mrs Anna Bell Thomas and Mrs Bess Frazee were called to Glouster because of the illness of the former's son, Mr Farrell Thomas of Glouster.
The Logan Daily News
Nov 21 1935
Submits to Operation
James T. Hutchinson of Logan submitted to a tonsil operation at Cherrington hospital this morning.
Mrs Charles Ward of Marion was visitng friends and relatives in Logan Monday and Tuesday. Mr Ward did not accompany her on account of a severe illness.
Wellman Seriously Ill
John Wellman is seriously ill at his home following a heart attack several days ago.
The Logan Daily News
Aug 28 1946
Peach Tree Bears Bumper Crop of Delicious Fruit
A single peach tree at the home of Mrs Will Heft, Elm Street, it is predicted, will yield from 12 to 15 bushels of peaches this year. Last year Mrs Heft picked more than 12 bushels from the tree.
The peaches are as large as teacups, and several have been found to weigh more than a pound. They have to be quartered, Mrs Heft said, to be canned in the average mason jar.
The tree grew from a seed planted 14 years ago by Odabelle Heft, now Mrs Don Edwards. The tree is so heavy with the fruit, that a number of props have been employed to help bear the weight and preserve the tree. 
Homecoming Planned
The annual Jobs Homecoming will be held Sunday, September 1 at the Jobs Church. Sunday School services will be held at 9:30 am followed by a basket dinner at noon and afternoon services. All former Jobs residents have been invited to attend the homecoming.
The Hocking Republican
Sep 10 1903
A Delicate Operation
Dr. H.G. Campbell assisted by Drs. Lyon of Logan and Schwenke of Rockbridge performed a very difficult operation for strangulated hernia upon Boyd Dupler of Rockbridge, yesterday morning. A part of his intestines had protruded and were almost in a state of mortification. The young man was given an anesthetic and the offensive part removed. He is doing well and hopes are entertained for his recovery. This is one of the most difficult and delicate operations known to modern surgery.
The Hocking Republican
Sep 10 1903
A False Alarm
A prolonged whistling in the direction of Haydenville, Monday night, gave rise to a rumor of a fire at that place. At first it was reported that one of the company buildings had been destroyed, but an investigation by Mr. Eiscle, developed the fact that it was a false alarm.
The Hocking Republican
Oct 29 1903
Residence Burned
The home of William Dupler about two miles from Rockbridge, caught fire Friday evening about 8 o'clock and was burned to the ground. It is supposed the fire originated in a closet where some matches had been left. Mrs Dupler awoke her husband with the remark that she smelled fire, and they had barely time to get downstairs. The house was an old reidence of Mr. Hanstein, who was well known to the travelers along the old Logan Road when that thoroughfare was used for the stage coach. The house had been recently repaired. Mr. Dupler's loss was partly covered by insurance in the McCray Agency, which is a guarantee of a prompt settlement.
The Hocking Republican
Jul 30 1903
Resigned His Position
Ralph Mason, who has been deputy mine inspector in this district for several years has resigned his position to accept a more lucrative one at Coshocton, where he will be superintendent of mines. His resignation will be effective August 1st. He will move his family to Coshocton. His place will be given to Ed Smith of Carbon Hill. This appointment is a good one as Ed is a practical miner and will make an excellent inspector.
The Hocking Republican
Dec 15 1904
Somewhat Frightened
The family of Judge Wright, upon retiring Saturday night placed a lump of coal in the grate to hold fire over until morning. Their daughter Mary Josephine was awakened by the smell of smoke and gave the alarm. The Judge made haste to where the fire was located. The room was filled with smoke and for a while it looked alarming. The Judge with a little water and presence of mind soon extinguished the flames. A beautiful rug was ruined besides the carpet and the damage made by smoke throughout the room.
The Hocking Republican
May 19 1904
Difficult But Successful Operation
Dr. H.G. Campbell, the surgeon of the Hocking Valley, assisted by Dr. O.S. Wood of Haydenville, successfully reduced a dislocated shoulder for engineer William Lehman which had been out of the socket since February 6th last, it having been supposed to have been reduced at the time of the injury. This case was referred to Dr Campbell some ten days ago, but by reason of some dispute as to its being dislocated, the Doctor had an X-ray taken to prove the correctness of his diagnosis; therefore, he did not perform the operation until today, which, we are informed, only took him twenty minutes to break up the adhesions and replace. Mr. Lehman is well pleased with the result and bids fair to make a hasty recovery.
The Hocking Republican
Jul 16 1903
Barbers Organize
The Barbers of Logan met at the Bricklayers' Headquarters, over Ryan & Waner's, Tuesday night, and organized a Barbers' Union by electing Wm. Robison president, John Schempf vice president, Fred Kontner secretary, John McMahon treasurer and Jacob Miller guard. The object of the organization is for self protection, better prices and more convenient hours. The number and name of the organization depend upon the charter which has been applied for.
The Hocking Republican
Sep 17 1903
Lost A Valuable Horse
Harley Danison had the misfortune to lose his handsome black driving horse Tuesday morning. The animal showed symptoms of colic and was doctored accordingly. An examination developed the fact that his stomach had become ruptured, owing to the gases generated and the horse struggles.
The Hocking Republican
Sep 17 1903
Barn Burned
The large barn on the George Krinn farm about six miles west of Logan was burned Sunday evening. The farm is now owned by Lewis Rogers. His loss will be considerable as the barn contained a good part of his summer's crops. The orgin of the fire is unknown.

The Ohio Democrat

Logan, Ohio

Sat, Mar 15, 1890 – Page 5


On the night of March 8th, while John Mahorney and his little family were at a near neighbors, the alarm of fire was given. Mahorney and others ran to his residence but the fire had got under such headway that it was impossible to extinguish the flames. Everything with the house were consumed. It is fortunate that he and his family escaped. His neighbors will assist him all they can to repair his loss.


The Ohio Democrat

Logan, Ohio

Sat, Jun 14, 1890

On Thursday afternoon of last week the family of Mr. J.W. Schaal, of Washington township were terribly shocked by lightning. A little girl was knocked down and stunned for sometime, and it was several hours before they all fully recovered from the effects of the shock.

The Logan Daily News (Logan, Ohio) · Fri, Feb 14, 1936 · Page 6

70 New Books on Library Shelves

Seventy new books, 35 juvenile and 35 adult, were placed on the shelves at the Logan public library today, according to Miss Christine Frasch, librarian.

Among the more popular volumes for adults is "The Art of the Patchwork Quilt", which probably will be much in demand among women readers.

The Logan Daily News (Logan, Ohio) · Tue, Jan 7, 1936 · Page 6

Miss Ruth Collins is suffering from a siege of chicken pox at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Thomas Collins, No. Walnut St.


Union Furnace Hurler To Play With Mid-Atlantic Team Next Year

According to information received last week Johnny Murray, Union Furnace baseball star, has been assigned to the Portsmouth club in the mid Atlantic league.

Murray's 10 wins and two losses last year topped all pitching performances in the Arkansas State League where he also sparkled at bat clouting for a total of 345.

Last year Murray was the outstanding pitcher for the Siloam Spring Club and his fine hurling in the final games of the series was one of the highlights of the season.

In addition to his twirling performances Murray also gained some note for his work in the outfield and as a result of this he was often assigned there.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Brooks are announcing the birth of a ten pound son yesterday morning. Mr. Brooks is county dog warden.

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