SSCC beginnings, Ambos resigns, Paycheck must pay


Editor’s note — We’re continuing our tradition of taking a look back each Saturday at some of the important, interesting or even odd events as they were reported during the same week throughout the years, along with interesting advertising features from years gone by.

This week in 1973, The News-Herald reported that four exchange students from South America were enrolled at Hillsboro High School, with local students of the area able to visit Brazil “in the summer” as a part of the exchange.

The Hillsboro School Board accepted the resignation of Dale Ambos, the team’s 30-year-old football coach for four seasons, as the school board wanted to “help reduce the deficit in the athletic fund.”

The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced its backing for an area technical college at the former Clinton County Air Force Base, with the announcement a part of an area campaign and appeal to the Ohio Board of Regents.

The Highland County Farm Bureau announced that its count of 80 voluntary membership solicitors completed “one of the shortest, most successful membership drives” in the organization’s history.

The staff of Judge Richard Davis announced that the Highland County Probate and Juvenile Court handled $30,759 in 1972, with the prior year’s numbers being only a couple of hundred dollars more than 1971.

The Ohio Department of Highway Safety and Lauralee Sawyer, district representative for 12 counties, held a meeting where the preliminary groundwork was laid for the establishment and formation of a Highland County Safety Council.

The Highland County Heart Association set a goal of $6,000 for its 1973 fund drive, with the money gathered planned to go to reduce deaths from heart and blood vessel diseases.

In sports, the Hillsboro High School boys’ basketball team swept its weekend matches, those wins coming against Greenfield by a score of 70-55 and Blanchester by a score of 58-57 thanks to a last-second put-back by Lawrence Turner.

Chakere’s Colony Theatre, located in Hillsboro, advertised “Snowball Express,” which was directed by Norman Tokar and starred Dean Jones, Nancy Olson and Harry Morgan.

Kaufman’s, located at the corner of South High and Walnut streets, advertised multiple products including self-collar quilted jackets for $8.45, with tall sizes for $9.45, and knit-collar and cuffed quilted jackets being $7.95, tall sizes for $8.95.

This week in 1997, The Times-Gazette reported that Ohio Secretary of State Bob Taft was scheduled to be the guest speaker at the year’s Highland County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner.

Johnny Paycheck, a famous musician from Highland County, was ordered by a judge to pay $107,000 to a pharmacy after the musician “failed to respond to a lawsuit accusing him of reneging on a loan.”

Local business representatives held a gathering hosted by an executive of American Electric Power (AEP) to discuss customers in the near future possibly being able to pick the power company of their choosing.

Highland County Sheriff Tom Horst and Nicholas Thompson, Hillsboro police chief, announced that they planned to continue their annual Safetypup Child Safety and Drug Education program for children between the ages of 5-12.

The Leesburg City Room held a meeting where multiple matters were discussed including the announcement that Bob Higgins with Candle-lite planned to expand the business, with a committee being formed to draft an enterprise zone.

Highland County Veterans Services Officer Paul Maag announced that veterans who were imprisoned in German concentration camps during World War II were eligible for monetary compensation from the German government.

In sports, the McClain Lady Tigers trounced the Washington Lady Blue Lions by a score of 61-35 in the Division II sectional finals, with a major factor in the victory being the Lions’ 32 turnovers on the night, 20 of them being steals from the Tigers.

Also in sports, Tammy Hertlein, Southern State Community College sophomore point guard, set a new single-season scoring record for the Lady Patriots with a tip-in in the second half, which allowed her to pass Amy Breeze’s previous record of 338 points.

Star Cinemas, located at 211 Harry Sauner Rd. in Hillsboro, advertised multiple films, including “Dante’s Peak,” starring Pierce Brosnan and Linda Hamilton, and “Scream,” starring Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette.

Bob and Carl’s Finer Foods, located at 1086 N. High St. in Hillsboro and 1013 Jefferson St. in Greenfield, advertised multiple products, including lettuce for 49 cents, chicken drumsticks or thighs for 97 per pound and ground turkey for 97 cents per pound.

Reach Jacob Clary at 937-402-2570.

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