Read it Again: Week of November 7, 2002

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80 years ago this week. Each member of the 4,000-strong Youngstown Federation of Women’s clubs called five of her friends and asked each to kill a rat, as part of the city’s campaign against the rodents.

Nearly 100 people attending a sale at the Charles Loudon farm near Lisbon were bruised and injured when a porch gave away.

50 years ago this week. Three young Ohio dairy farmers have been named as youth delegates to the 36th annual meeting of the National Milk Producers Federation in Atlanta.

These delegates are Robert Cahill of Peoria, Ohio; George Timmons of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; and Kathleen Miller of Burton, Ohio. All expenses for the trip will be paid by the Milk Producers Federation of Cleveland.

25 years ago this week. An 18-year-old Perrysville man, Carroll County, a member of the Perry Township volunteer fire department, has been charged with arson in connection with a fire which caused an estimated $20,000 damage to the Jerry Snair home north of Perrysville.

The Ohio Insurance Association of Bellville, Ohio, has authorized payment of a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone who sets fire to any building insured in their association. Arson is becoming a more serious problem for the association each year. So far in 1977 they have paid claims on more than a dozen arson fires at a cost in excess of $250,000. If the association had no such fire they could reduce their rates by at least 40 percent, according to president M. E. Garber.

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