From The Attic

10 Years Ago

• Foreclosures were still on the rise in Fulton County, with 22 reported in January.

25 Years Ago

• The Swanton Board of Education rejected the resignation of superintendent Roger Barnes.

• The Ohio Department of Liquor Control confiscated gambling devices from the Swanton Elks Lodge.

• A Family Dollar store was set to open on E. Airport Highway in Swanton.

50 Years Ago

• H.A. Raymond of Raymond Chemical Company told the village that the company would rebuild after one of its buildings was destroyed in a fire.

• William Johnson, Jr., 16, died from injuries sustained when a homemade device exploded at his Church Street home.

• Purdy’s offered a sale on sweaters for $5.76.

75 Years Ago

• Sergeant Edward J. Michalak, Swanton graduate, was awarded a Bronze Star.
• Playing at The LaFrance in Swanton was “Atlantic City”, starring Constance Moore and Charles Grapewin.
90 Years Ago
• The DeHaven Razor Company showed an increase in sales. The razors were manufactured on the second floor of a new addition to the Pilliod Cabinet Company.