Fire department formation to be topic

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The Mantua Historical Society met in October with a program titled "Did You Know?"

Dee Koscher discovered that the Mantua Record's 52 issues sold for $1.50 in June 1941.

Lois Summerlin mentioned that farmers in 1929 banned hunting north or east of Mantua Center.

Bill Antel found out that four-foot-deep pipelines ran in Shalersville in 1957 to 1960, from southern Ohio to power plants in Eastlake, carrying slurry (coal and water).

Becky Antel told the group that in 1953 the sticker from the purchase of Robin Hood Flour plus 60 cents would get buy one pair of nylons.

The next meeting, at 7 p.m. Monday, will be the last meeting until February and will feature Tim Benner giving details of the "History of the Early Formation of the Mantua-Shalersville Fire Department."

The meetings, which are free and open to the public, are held at the Mantua Center Town Hall, located on the historic Mantua Center Green at S.R. 82 and Mantua Center Road. Light refreshments will be served.

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At the recent meeting of the Mantua Historical Society, Dee Koscher reported that 52 issues of the Mantua Record sold for $1.50 in June 1941.

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