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  Black Jack and Pine Valley Local News


Black Jack


Source: Journal Gazette", March 5, 1900

                                                   Black Jack

   Having no news from this place for a long time I will endeavor to give you a few items of interest.
   The health of the vicinity is exceedingly good at present.
   James Culbertson, the enterprising merchant of this place is doing a flourishing business at present.
   Jack Woolever and children, who have been visiting relatives near here will return to their home in Missouri next Tuesday.



Source: Logan Democratic Sentential,October 22, 1914

                                              Black Jack

   Our school is progressing very nicely under the management of Mr. Walter Griffith.
   John Culbertson and son were seen making cider one day last week.
   Mr. Irvin Nihiser was cutting corn for Sam Griffith the past week.
   A. E. Culbertson made a business trip to Logan one day last week.
   Ed Lattimer has returned home from a very nice visit one day last week.
   Pearl Cook made a fly to Logan one day last week.
   Several people of this place attended the sale at Arthur Rogers one day last week.
   Wheat sowing seems to be the order of the day at this writing.
   Mr. Wilson and family has left Black Jack and their neighbors are very sorry to see them go.
   Sam Griffith has purchased a fine auto the past week. We all wish him success.
   Mrs. Ed Lattimer called on John Culbertson the past week.
   Prayer Meeting and Sunday School was well attended at Zion Sunday morning.
  Robert Culbertson called on Ed Brown one day last week.


Source: The Logan Republican, October 20, 1932

                                            Black Jack

   Those who spent Sunday night with Mr. and Mrs. Alva Hankison were Mr. and Mrs. Grover Davis, Walter Bean, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bainter and son Donald and Mr. and Mrs. Willis Warthman.
   Jacob Bainter is quite poorly at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Porter Heigle.
   Ed Lattimer and family wee traveling our pike Sunday.
   Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Nihiser spent Sunday afternoon with Harley Emmons and family.
   George Chilcote was a business caller in Logan Saturday.
   Mr. and Mrs. Wash Hutton and daughters spent over the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Hankison.
   Quite a few from around here attended the Lancaster Fair Saturday.
   Those who spent Monday night with Mr. and Mrs. Grover Davis and Walter Bean were Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Harble and children, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Hankison and son Harold, Mrs. Loretta Woolever, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Hankison, and Mr. and Mrs. Alva Hankison and son Eugene. An enjoyable evening was spent by all.

Pine Valley

Ohio Democrat, December 4, 1895

                                                                        Pine Valley

    Most all of our farmers are through husking corn.
   School at this place is progressing nicely under the care of Irving Krinn of Walnut Valley.
   Mr. Snider moved his saw mill near Rock Bridge last week.
   Wm. Chilcote and Geo. Willard returned home from husking corn last Saturday.
   George Conkle sold a fine yolk of cattle to the Adelphi butchers for $70.00.
   John Chilcote made a flying trip to Laurelville Saturday and says that he passed every thing on the road that didn't pass him.
   Shan Kuhn is hauling lumber for Sneider at present.
   Vince Moore and wife of South Perry visited friends and relatives in this vicinity last week.
   John Hagley made a business trip to Logan Saturday.
   The Misses Etta and Mary Whitmer were the guest of Florence Kitchen Sunday.
   Preaching at New Zion Sunday evening by Rev. Mather was well attended. Preaching every three weeks.
  Chas. Lytle, of Pursell passed through our valley Saturday.
   Prayer meeting at New Zion every Thursday evening.
   H. W. Kitchen purchased a load of corn recently.
   Wm. Kitchen, of Cedar Grove was the guest of his brother A. Kitchen last Sunday.
   John McBroom's saw mill is still in our vicinity. It is at present sawing for the Kreachbaum brothers.
   Mrs. William Unger was the guest of her daughter Mrs. Anderson one day last week.



Ohio Democrat, Friday, January 10, 1896

                                                                           Pine Valley

    John Schaal purchased a fine bunch of timber of Daniel Keck recently and at present is sawing it up.
   Mr. Martin Goss of Stringtown, passed through our valley Monday.
   Preaching at Prospect next Sabbath at 10 a.m. by Rev. Clendenning.
   Mr. Wm. Kitchen of Cedar Grove, was the guest of his brother A. Kitchen last Sunday.
    Rev. Mather delivered an excellent discourse to a large congregation at New Zion on Sabbath evening.
  Mrs. Wm. Unger and daughter Mahala were the guests of Mrs. Anderson last Monday.
    Protracted meeting at Pine Grove begins Sunday evening, Rev. E. Clendenning pastor.
   Freal Conkle and wife were the guests of their daughter Mrs. Frank Lindsey on last Sabbath.
   The trustees of Benton township sold out a piece of road to be fixed, close to Lewis Conkle, the parties agreeing to do the work are Geo. Conkle, Mitch Wines and George Young. They are to receive $9.70 and we hope they will make a good piece of road as the road is very bad.
   Prayer meeting at New Zion every Thursday evening.
   Joe Kitchen of South Perry is helping his brother-in-law Mr. Daniel Keck sawing saw logs at present.


Ohio Democrat, Tuesday April 21, 1896

                                                                Pine Valley

     Messer's Amos Robinson and Millard Springer are engaged in hauling ties to Millville.
    Preaching at Pine Grove next Sabbath at 10 a.m. by Rev. Clendenning.
    Sabbath School was organized at New Zion last Sunday night with Marion Morse as superintendent.
    Miss Hattie Morse has gone to Union Furnace to spend the summer.
    Prayer meeting at Pine Grove every Wednesday evening.
    Wm. Unger has gone to near Circleville to work the coming summer.
    Irvin Krinn made a business trip to Logan last Saturday.
     Mrs. Frank Nihiser was the guest of her mother in Fairfield county last week.
     H. W. Kitchen made a business trip to Logan last Saturday.
    One of Mr. Snider's saw mills moved on the farm owned by Mrs. Pleukharp recently, and are at present sawing up a fine bunch of timber.
    Plowing for corn and oats seems to be the order of the day.
    John Brown purchased a buggy of Addison Sater recently.
    William Whitmer is still attending school at Pleasantville.
    Henry Kuhn and son Sam of Tarlton, were the guests of Odus Kuhn last Saturday and Sunday.


Journal Gazette, January 22,1908

Pine Valley

   The neighbors of this and surrounding vicinity have been terrorized occasionally by what is known as a wild cat ,or suppose to be for the three last fortnights. People

of the wild cat vicinity have been awakened night after night by a screaming noise. About January 11th, Andy Prior was awakened nearly at midnight by a sharp shrill voice. A couple of nights later John Smith at about 1:30 a. m. heard a strange voice, at first thinking it was a cow howling, and did not pay much attention. Later on in
the morning he was again awakened by a shrill voice and at this time sprang to his feet and running out in the yard, all sound had died away and no more was heard.
The same week B. F. Nihiser and Harley Davis were out coon hunting, about 150 yards away they heard what seemed to be to them the shrillest voice that they have ever heard. They at once called their dogs and sending them in the direction of the noise. It was soon discovered that a monstrous animal had been treed, but !
the brilliant light of their hunting lantern frightened the animal. Springing from the top of the tree to the ground, making its escape, the hunters began to get scared and started for home as fast as they could travel. Recently Marion Morse, John Nihart and Fred Harble Jr., were coming home from the Cedar Grove, when all at once they were frightened so bad that they were unable to speak for a minute. After regaining their composure it was soon discovered that a peculiar animal of monstrous size was at hand. As they had been to market, of course they had groceries of all descriptions. A large amount of sugar, which the animal scented and followed after them, the baskets were soon dropped in their flight. The boys escaped unmolested and broke for home as fast as possible, leaving their baskets, groceries and animal behind.
   It seems that this animal was working its way toward Old Man's Cave, as James Iles has been bothered night after night by a wild cat or other species of animal robbing his hen roost. James conceived the idea of beating a drum to scare the animal, so he beats from dark until daylight.
   Herbert Losesy and Charles Unger, while coon hunting on Big Pine, recently, was interrupted by a strange animal of more than ordinary size. When first noticed they were about 30 yards from a big white oak tree when looking around, like famous hunters do, they discovered two fiery eyes in the tree top. They said to each other: What shall we do?" Herbert said: "Charles, let us run". So off they started at 2:40 gait, each losing his hat.
   William Kitchen, whilst out traveling at a late hour the same night, heard something cross the road in front of him. Upon investigating he found the fence knocked down, but nothing was to be seen.
   We are informed by reliable authority that H. A. Gordon, who has been trapping for foxes, recently, is the proud possessor of a wild tom cat caught in one of his fox traps.
   This is suppose to be the mate of the wild cat that was killed by Jas. Iles and Herbert Losesy, recently, mentioned of which was made in another county paper.


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