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Feb 22, 2012 10:00 AM

Harold Davis crowned 1949 World's Championdriver

Harold Davis, a Minerva resident for more than 60 years, was crowned the 1949 World's Champion Automobile Transport Driver at a competition held in Detroit. The event was for car-carrier drivers. Davis was a driver for Automobile Shippers, Inc. for 30 years.

Feb 22, 2012 10:00 AM

Matics family reunion

The Matics family poses for this photo in August 1957. They are (from left) Faba Woodyard, Donald Kempf, their grandmother Martha Alma Deaton Matics, Helen Marie Kempf, an unidentified couple, Jim Howell, and Ruby Matics.

Feb 22, 2012 10:00 AM

Remember When 2012

Remember When is published by the Alliance Publishing Company and distributed by its weekly publications, including The News Leader, The Press-News and Mr. Thrifty.

Area communities are steeped in railroad tradition
Feb 22, 2012 4:00 AM

Area communities are steeped in railroad tradition

Minerva crewmen (from left) George Spade, Charles Conrad, Frank Tarbet and Louis Carr are pictured in Dillonvale, Ohio, Nov. 9, 1936.

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Cousins smile at camera
Feb 22, 2012 4:00 AM

Cousins smile at camera

It was 1936 and cousins Dale Matics and Betty Kempf are enjoying the day on their family's Carroll County farm. Dale is the son of Jarrett and Tillie Matics and Betty is the daughter of Leonard and Virginia Kempf.

DeMeter home was built in 1860s
Feb 22, 2012 4:00 AM

DeMeter home was built in 1860s

Built in 1864 by C.A. Shober, this Carrollton home is an outstanding example of restored local architecture, located at 42 Third St. S.E. Originally, it was sold to Judge Robert Raley in 1868. Sometime after 1902, it was purchased by Dr. J.J.

Easter dresses on display
Feb 22, 2012 4:00 AM

Easter dresses on display

Sandra Lantz (left) and Sara Loudon (right) show off their Easter dresses on 1945-46.

Enroute to the Carrollton Fair
Feb 22, 2012 4:00 AM

Enroute to the Carrollton Fair

Hundreds of people board a train in Minerva for an excursion to the Carrollton Fair on Oct. 8, 1900.

Glimpse of Malvern square in 1900s
Feb 22, 2012 4:00 AM

Glimpse of Malvern square in 1900s

Malvern's village square is pictured here in the early 1900s at the height of its success as a brick producer. The local industry was a gold-medal winner at the 1893 World's Columbia Exhibition. The Hoffee-Hemming building (right) still stands today, and is owned by the Contini family.

Harlem Springs 
College recalled
Feb 22, 2012 4:00 AM

Harlem Springs College recalled

Harlem Springs College no longer exists, but from 1858 to 1867, the rural seminary known as Harlem Springs College provided easy access to higher learning for residents.

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Hello from Minerva Homecoming
Feb 22, 2012 4:00 AM

Hello from Minerva Homecoming

Abe Loudon, with Glen Lewton at the wheel, waves from the First National Bank car during the Minerva Homecoming as the parade travels down Market Street. This photo is circa 1956. In the background is Francis' Isaly's shop.

Horsing around
Feb 22, 2012 4:00 AM

Horsing around

George Fluharty (right) decides his hat would look better on his horse than on his head in this 1930s photo. He is horsing around with Jarrett and Tillie Matics of Fox Township, Carroll County.

Kishman's IGA buys steer at 1961 county fair
Feb 22, 2012 4:00 AM

Kishman's IGA buys steer at 1961 county fair

Buyer George H. Kishman (left), owner of Kishman's IGA Market, watches as Roy Burrier of Widder Hardware of Carrollton presents a trophy to Carl Michael, an Augusta High School student, for his grand champion Hereford steer during the 1961 Carroll County Fair. Carl is the son of Mr. and Mrs.

Malvern's Main Street 
by another name
Feb 22, 2012 4:00 AM

Malvern's Main Street by another name

While some of the houses and the church may look the same as they did in the early 1900s, Malvern's Valley Street underwent a name change and is now known as Main Street.

McGowan serves as the leprechaun
Feb 22, 2012 4:00 AM

McGowan serves as the leprechaun

Charles McGowan of Minerva served as the Carrollton Retail Merchant's Lucky Leprechaun for approximately 10 years. Spreading gold coins to all those lucky enough to run into him as they shopped Carrollton from 1993 to 2003.

McKinley's last photo
Feb 22, 2012 4:00 AM

McKinley's last photo

In this last photo of President William McKinley, who was assassinated in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1901, are (from left) Parmalee Herrick, Dr. Rixley, Jack Adams, President McKinley, Myron T. Herrick and Secretary George Cortelyou.

Minerva fourth graders pose for class photo
Feb 22, 2012 4:00 AM

Minerva fourth graders pose for class photo

The fourth-grade class at Minerva School posed for their class photo on Sept. 18, 1941. The class included (front, from left) Alexandra ?, Jean Peterson, Nancy Dowling, Yvonne Irwin, ?, ?, Faye Pearson, Joan Willis and Joanne Knox; (middle row) Harry Householder, Joan Bowling?

Minerva Girl Scouts 
enjoy the park
Feb 22, 2012 4:00 AM

Minerva Girl Scouts enjoy the park

Minerva Girl Scouts (from left) Karen Pedlar, Janice McNary, Sara Loudon, Ann Boerner and Pat DeWalt enjoy the day in the Minerva Park.

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Minerva Merchants undefeated in 1947
Feb 22, 2012 4:00 AM

Minerva Merchants undefeated in 1947

The Minerva Merchants Semi Pro Football Team were honored as the Ohio State Semi-Pro Football Champions in 1947. The team was undefeated and "unscored on." The team included (front, from left) ball boys Kaye Don Brown and Jackie Munis, mascot Duke, ball boys Mac Whitacre and J.P.

Minerva was rail center in 1900s
Feb 22, 2012 4:00 AM

Minerva was rail center in 1900s

A railroad crew takes a break to pose for this 1910 photo taken in Oneida.