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The Supreme Court decision was handed down that there was to be an equitable and fair system of public schools in the state irrespective of property taxes and affluent neighborhoods. This decision was in response to a suit Dale DeRolph filed on behalf of his son, Nathan, who graduated from Perry County schools. See an article on the New Straitsville School with pictures.
Lorle Porter Speech, celebrating New Straitsville's 125 Anniversary.
This speech gives a brief history of the village and nearby areas and how the community has evolved over the years.
The New Straitsville Social and Athletic Club
The club burned on 21 January 1992. This article is an excerpt from one printed in 1907. Here are a few small excerpts from that article.
The idea embodied in the organization known as the Straitsville Social and Athletic Club has been in the mind of Mr. E. S. Martin for may years, but it was not until October 22, 1904, that he was able to start it on fulfillment. On that date he called a meeting of citizens and laid before them his ideas and plans in this connection, requesting their co-operation and assistance. The idea met with an enthusiastic reception, and assistance and co-operation was pledged.
A committee of ten prominent citizens was appointed to work out the details. This committee visited Lancaster and inspected the fine club building of the Lancaster Athletic Club, and gained much information there pertaining to the general subject. They later formulated the Constitution and By-Laws for the New Straitsville Club and had it incorporated under the laws of Ohio, giving it the name of The Straitsville Social and Athletic Club. Its articles of Incorporation bear the date of November 5th, 1904.....The Club is really the center of social activity in the village, and many and various entertainments&emdash;to suit the different ideas and tastes of different members&emdash;have been successfully given by it. There has been socials, balls, card parties, pool contests, bowling alley tournaments and fairs, and at the moment of writing this the Ladies Reading Circle is being held.
1902, April 11
Stories from the New Straitsville Record
KEEP THE TOWN CLEAN
"For a few years back the city has had a beautiful Clark and Main Sts.; but owing to conditions brought about by the incapciousness of pipes, put in by some former administration, I know not which one, but at considerable cost to the town for the putting in, it required the almost constant attraction of a man daily to keep the water flowing....
...And should the gutters be on both sides of the street and a good flow of water in them, it would only be play for each one to sprinkle the street in front of his business place or dwelling as it may be; and if we should have to employ any one for street sprinkler it would be more in the suberbs. -Matt Knarf
for the entire article, see this page. 1884
A fire broke out in the mine when a group set fire to lumber in a coal car and sent it into the mine in response to a labor dispute with the New Straitsville Mining Company. The fire spread rapidly and was not able to be extinguished. Thus the mine was closed. The fire is still burning. See a news item about the fire.
1902, April 11
Election day passed off very quietly her Monday, nothing occuring to mar the quietness of the day....See this page for the full story and election results.
1870 - 1950
A summary of the history of New Straitsville with information on the famous fire, the oil boom in the early 1900s, the moonshine industry during prohibition and beyond as well as life during the 1950s.
This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events
that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent
information may submit it. This includes all people in or out
of New Straitsville and could involve any interested adults or children
with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted
for publication on this page where they will remain as part of
a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include
noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information
about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and
other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base
of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies
are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more
extensive historical information.
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