The Newark Advocate from Newark, Ohio on June 4, 1992 · 3
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Thursday, June 4, 1992
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.The Advocate3A LOCAL NEWS Thursday, June 4, 1992 ; x ;r'?n yy I7fi 3(Y '" n V Hal Harkness is looking forward to seeing his pride-and-joy, this 1934 Porter steam locomotive, roll down the tracks of the Buckeye Central i-Scenic Railroad. (Jeff Bell, The Advocate) K .Steam engine revives history Locomotive debuts on Buckeye Central Scenic Railroad -By JEFF BELL f, Advocate Reporter -,7 HEBRON - Hal Harkness is a '-year-old factory worker from the Parkersburg, W.Va., area. He also is a man of vision. How else would you describe someone who took a rusted old steam locomotive and turned it lanto a classic piece of railroad history? , r. That is exactly what Harkness land some partners have done with a 1934 H.K Porter locomotive that will be the centerpiece 'this summer of the Buckeye Central Scenic Railroad. The locomotive will pull the railroad's historic coaches, gondola and caboose along a 5Vi-mile stretch of track between U.S. 40 by Lakewood High School and ! Hopewell Drive in Heath. The steam engine is scheduled to iCounty to ; NEWARK -Eight county highways will be paved this year, Lick-ling County Engineer Tim Lollo '.said today. The highways are: Outville iRoad from Kirkersville to Ohio ".161; Raccoon Valley Road from Granville to Alexandria; County Road 539-A from County Road 539 to Ohio 161; Tharp Road from "Ohio 37 to the end of that road-Iway; Cherry Street from Granville jl-70 work ; GRATIOT - Orange barrels were to be put in place near here 'today along a 6V4-mile stretch of interstate 70 as a $9.7 million road reconstruction project gets ;underway. t Traffic will be down to one lane ;in the east and westbound lanes ;of 1-70 starting about 4Vi miles 'east of Ohio 13 and continuing eastward toward Gratiot, accord-Jing to Lori Snyder-Lowe, spokes Advertising Dept. Wn hava manv wavs to aet your business phone rinrtinn. ap- m UJU.B I I I I 1 1 HI T7 jsenra Exp. $-30-92 fhalrcan it inordablt prices. 210 Northtowne Ct. Suite 21, Newark, 366-1814 jPdOjLOJUUUUU HAIRCUTS kfiSSte' '8-99 riFimlh Mite make its debut this weekend, according to Rob Miller, Buckeye Central president. The railroad will lease the locomotive from the Appalachia Rail Equipment Co. of which Harkness is president. " We didn't have that kind of engine and they didn't have a railroad," Miller says of the lease agreement. Not too many places have the type of steam-powered locomotive that Harkness has restored. He and a partner found it rusting away in Gas City, Ind., about five years ago. They bought it and started restoring it shortly af-tei ward in an old garage near Parkersburg. The Porter was built in Pittsburgh. It was used for industrial chores in plants in Pennsylvania until being retired in the late pave 8 highways to Ohio 16; Hickman Road from County Road 668 to Ohio 79; Loches Road from St. Louisville to County Road 209; and Flint Ridge Road from County Roads 311 to 668. The program covers 28.4 miles at a total bid price of $219, 102. "In terms of mileage, this is the largest paving program we have had in quite a while," Lollo said. begins near Gratiot person for District 5 of the Ohio Department of Transportation. The work will continue through the end of the fall and resume again next spring. Completion dateisOct.15,1993. Shelley & Sands Co. of Zanes-ville is contractor for the project. ROAD CLOSING HIGHWATER - Ohio 661 north of Dutch Lane Road Granville Kiwanis On rm ill Cranwlllo. Ohio 4J023 July 4th - Parade Once aaalrt. the) time ' rapidly approaching for the 1992 edition of the annual Granville July 4th Parade. The Granville Klwonlt Club would like very much for you to participate with ui aoaln thli year. The parade will 'itep off prompt at 10.46 a.m.. Saturday, Jury 4th. The theme fNt year 'OHIO DISCOVERS CRANVIUS' As before, the following prtzst wM be awarded: Category Beit Commercial Float Beit Neighborhood Float Beit Open Float Beit Decorated Bike If you con participate with us the year, pleaie fl out the entry below and return it at the addren given below. Sincerely. Terry Widen Granville Parade Chairman "mim'vmm Name of '""a""1"""'" Ornrmbnflon Addrett: Type Of ParadeJerff!yjfjjw2e cMolf' Band . Flre Apod?atu Fk5at4 ' Oat fief OUt typ): .. cXf OUt typ: "a .Vr...,.,..3L- ContactnPenorvAegardlng Pnrouo Entty;'!. V "A " '"" 1 -J fl ff A.-.ijy.' i L C1ty:. WeSIreml bylrvIltlTVl .. Terry Widen 2438 Dayton Bd., NE Newark, ONo 43065 346-7461 1950s. Harkness' scrapbook shows he acquired a squat-looking, rusted locomotive. It was a far cry from the sleek, freshly painted engine that will roll down the Buckeye Central tracks. "A lot of it is was my vision of what I thought one should look like," says Harkness, who based some of his redesign work on pictures of old locomotives. "We put it back together in the style of the late 1800s and early 1900s with the decorative paint and brass." Steam locomotives dominated American transportation for over a century, ruling the rails from around 1825 to the mid-20th Century. They were replaced by more efficient diesel engines. But Harkness says those diesels never will match the steam locomotive for romance. "They're alive," he says. "You "There is a possibility we may add a road or two to this program." In addition to the road paving, the county has scheduled about 100 miles of road to receive a new limestone seal coat, Lollo said. The paving work on the eight highways will be done by Ohio Asphalt Paving Co. of Gambier. The firm won a contract after bidding for the project. (County Road 15) in McKean Township will be closed beginning Monday for bridge repairs along the highway. The closing will be for one week, according to Lori Snyder-Lowe, spokesperson for District 5 of the Ohio Department of Transportation. Detour signs will be posted, she added. Registration Form flhrf ffoce Scood Ptaee third ftace t 5000 40.00 40.00 40.00 16.00 t 30.00 $ 30 00 $ 30 00 t 6.00 60.00 6000 20.00 T MorchoftA Amman -X- Antmaix Gov'f Offlclall can smell the smoke and hear the bell, the whistle and the chug-a-chug sound. Something is always in motion "The old engineers would call them 'iron stead' or 'iron horse.' They said they were temperamental. Somedays the engine would go over the hill better than others." Harkness doubts if he ever will tackle another steam locomotive project because of the time and money involved. But he is happy to see the old Porter purring down the Buckeye Central tracks. "The purpose was to see it restored and see it operated again," he says. "Musuems are fine but there's nothing better than actually seeing it work," THE'S WE'VE MADE A SPECIAL PURCHASE FROM ARROW JUST IN TIME FOR FATHER'S DAY! f & ; m m 1 - - -'ft'fe Long sleeve fitted Brigade Oxford in white, blue and ecru. Button down collar. Polyestercotton. 14V2 to 17. Made in USA, Men's Furnishings. Reg. 28 Indian Mound Man with knife robs tavern; suspect arrested NEWARK A man who police say robbed a tavern employee at knifepoint early today was taken into custody when he walked into police headquarters about four hours after the robbery. Frederick Hottinger, 34, of 118 Leonard Ave., was charged with robbery in connection with the early morning incident at The Brick Wall, 50 S. Second St. Pfl. Roger Shaw said the incident occurred at about 1:30 a.m. today when a man forced his way into the tavern after asking em ployee Tracy L. Liggett if he could usetherestroom. The robber then allegedly held Liggett at knifepoint while he took cash, beer and liquor from the bar. The robber fled with $80 cash, three cases of beer and two bottles of whisky. Local Shrine gives $4,000 to hospital NEWARK - Richard G. Ober-holtzer, president of the Licking County Shrine Club representing The Illustrious Potentate Harold Cochrun of the Aladdin Shrine Temple, recently presented a check for $4,000 to William Andrews, president of Licking Memorial Hospital. This contribution came from the Aladdin Crippled Children's Hospital Association, Inc. Every year the Aladdin Crippled Children's Hospital Association, through Aladdin Shrine Temple, contributes thousands of dollars to many local hospitals and organizations to help children in the local communities. This check brings the amount to $25,785 that has been contributed to Licking County during the last 10 years. The largest contribution from 00- Striped, solid and printed golf shirts by Arrow Tournament. Polyestercotton. M-L-XL. Imported. Men's Sportswear. Reg. 20 to 22 Selection varies by store We Want What YOU Want Mall Nwark-Hath Shop "Apparently it was more than he could cany, because we found some of the beer lying on the sidewalk outside," Shaw said. Officers went to Hottinger's home after circulating descriptions of the robber among patrons at area bars. Hottinger was not there, Shaw said, but officers did questiohhis wife. Hottinger later came to the police station at about 5 a.m., Shaw said. "He had changed his clothes and cut his hair to change his appearance," Shaw said, but otherwise matched the description given by witnesses. Hottinger made no statement to officers, Shaw said. The incident is under investigation. the Aladdin Shrine Temple goes to the Shrine's National Program, which is Shriners' hospitals for crippled and burned children. The first Shriners' Hospital was opened in Shreveport, La., in 1922. Since then they have grown to 19 orthopaedic hosptials for crippled children and three burn institutes. The budget for the operation of these 22 hospitals for 1992 is $306 million. The money comes from several sources including gifts, bequests, income from the endowment fund, hospital fund-raising events and the annual hospital assessment paid by every Shriner. If you know of a child who needs the type of treatment offered by Shriners' Hospitals or Aladdin Crippled Children's Hospital Association, contact the local Shrine Club. YOUR CHOICE today 10 ant to 9 pm J 1 fl -4"- -

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