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2006, August 13
On August 13, 2006, Mrs. Rose Green, a resident of Glenwillow since 1935, celebrated her 94th birthday with a back yard party at her Pettibone Road residence. The party planned by her son Fred and his wife Karen, was attended by Mrs. Green's two sisters, her two grand children, and numerous nieces and nephews, and several children of the nieces and nephews They came from as far away as Erie and Cincinnati, and many points in between, to spend the afternoon with their Aunt Rose.
Submitted by Harold Meyer

In recent years, there have been many changes in Glenwillow. Many modern homes have been built and some old houses rebuilt. Some of the original company houses, which were rented only to Austin Powder employees, still remain.
Submitted by Harold Meyer

14 June 1946
A particularly Bad Explosion at the Powder Mill.
Austin Powder Co., in Glenwillow, Ohio
A large explosion rocked the center of the village, and quickly a siren could be heard wailing to indicate that there had been an accident. The villagers waited anxiously for the next hour or two to find out who might have been hurt. Neighbors Wesley "Red" Meyer and Jerry Cline had been killed. A company boss, Carl Schmalzle, had been badly burned about the face and arms. Glenwillow had experienced any number of explosions over the years, as the Austin Powder Co. was in the business of making dynamite, and other related products. But most of the time people didn't get killed or badly injured. So even though my father, Norm "Boots" Edic and family, had lived and worked in the village most of the years 1937-1950, this event caused us to pack up and move to Florida (but we were back, to Bedford, the next year). Glenwillow still looks much as it did 100 years ago, and it ought to be preserved!

In 1936, three men were killed in an explosion at the factory, Corwin Prentis, Gus Began and "Slim" Higgins. Sometime between 1936 and 1946, a man named Clarence Flick was also killed.
Submitted by Harold Meyer

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