Read it Again: Week of March 14, 2002

80 years ago this week. It was announced that next year’s (1923) automobile tags for Ohio motors will be manufactured at the Ohio penitentiary and will cost 10 cents per pair, compared to 13 cents this year.

And Farm and Dairy quoted from the Louisville Herald: “A good farm hand is able to command as much as $38 a month and board among the farmers around Louisville. Years ago, $18 a month and board was considered good pay, but in addition, the farmer had to furnish the food for his hand’s horse. The farm hand now owns a flivver and buys his own gasoline.”

50 years ago this week. A number of ads for Grace’s Dress Shop, 22 South Main St. in Columbiana, Ohio, show women’s spring fashions and accessories. Advertised are “gorgeous nylon print dresses in junior sizes, $10.95 and up” and “Bermudiana check. . . newest suit success!, as seen in Mademoiselle. Perfect for every important occasion, with fashion-new checked jacked and matching solid tone skirt, impeccably tailored of rich rayon fabric. . . a find at $19.95.”

Under the guidance of Chuck Gause of Hanoverton, 51 boys and girls ages 11 to 19 have completed their first year in the Columbiana County Lisbon Tractor Maintenance Club, an organization whose function is to instruct 4-H boys and girls in the “who, what and why of live power.” Course work completed included tractor safety, operator’s manual, air cleaner service, cooling system service, spark plugs, wiring and battery service, fuel intake, carburetion, engine and general lubrication.

25 years ago this week. Groundbreaking ceremonies were held Feb. 28 for the Cambridge Production Credit Association’s new branch office building at Carrollton, Ohio. The new building will be located on State Route 43 north of Carrollton. The architectural style will be a rustic design very similar to the PCA central office, which was completed in the fall of 1976 at Cambridge. In addition to the office building, two rental rooms will also be available. Completion of the building is set for late summer of 1977.

Ohio has lost 12 covered bridges in the past two years and now has 173. They are in 42 counties, according to the Ohio Historical Society and the Ohio Covered Bridge Committee. Fairfield County, southeast of Columbus, continues to be the leader with 27 structures. However, that county has lost three since 1970 due to “progress” and vandalism, the historical society said. In northeastern Ohio, Ashtabula County lead with 13 covered bridges; Columbiana still has eight; Coshocton has three and Lake, Sandusky, Summit and Trumbull, one each.

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