80 years ago this week. It took a large 60-by-160 foot tent supplied by the Ohio State Fair to help house many of the 200 dairy and beef cattle exhibited at the Columbiana County Fair. It was fitted with temporary stalls to accommodate 128 animals. The old cattle barn was filled and carpenters were called to build a row of stalls and a shelter along the lower side of the barn to make room for cattle that were temporarily tied outside with no shelter.
No. 2 mixed corn was 55 cents at Chicago and No. 2 yellow 56 corn was 57 cents at Toledo. No. 1 timothy hay was $19 a ton at Cincinnati and No. 1 alfalfa was $31 at New York.
50 years ago this week. The largest District 8 Jersey Club show in history was seen by hundreds of visitors at the Stark County Fair. Pansy Bindle Signal, owned by Ray Bailey of Adena, who had no competition in his own class, was named the grand champion male of the show, an honor he has held on several occasions. Placing second was the handsome senior yearling bull owned by C.L. Snavely of Massillon, Draconis Wonderful King 519100. In his own class the Snavely bull won over two others that the judge reported were outstanding in a country fair class. Mr. Snavely also exhibited the grand champion cow, S.C. Designing Sonia, a large dark animal bred by Stony Crest Farm and purchased from H.F. Richards of Salem. Snavely also topped the 3-year-old class with Flora Fantastic Volunteer. Harold Kaeser of Ohio State University was the judge.
25 years ago this week. Sue Fleishman of Rootstown and Don Nething from Edinburg were named queen and king of the 1976 Randolph Fair. And at opening ceremonies of the Canfield Fair, Howard Kohler was honored by the Youngstown Chamber of Commerce for his years of service to the fair and the community.