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Post by cbolt » Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:59 pm

Noreply what was that business up there in South Logan called? That building after you go past Florence on Walhonding.I think it was a business anyway

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cbolt wrote:Noreply what was that business up there in South Logan called? That building after you go past Florence on Walhonding.I think it was a business anyway
I know Smead kept extra machines in there that wasn't in use with no room to store them at the plant. Metal Bestos use to keep over flow stock in there, but that's when the building was renting space out to people and businesses. I loaded and unloaded some of that stuff in and out of there. You are talking about the building almost at the top of the hill on the left as your going out of town, aren't ya?

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Post by noreply66 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:40 pm

Smeads was at this location at one time. It was a warehouse to start with, to ship things to the East coast. I lot of folders went to Washington D.C. to supply congress. When Jim Heinlein came out of the services he cleaned up and watched the place until they started doing production in the early 60s. Just became too small so they bought and built on the land they are at now. From what I heard Jim was ask to run the new plant because he had a college education, a must to run one of several Smead plants in the country owned by Mrs. Hoffman out of Hastings, Minnesota. When Jim retired at Smeads Norm Reed,2nd in charge, wasn't allowed to take over because he had no college education so they hired Mr. Rutter to run it after he came out of the air force.
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Ole Arthur "Bob" Trip is the plant manager now. Think he has been for a few years or so.

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TRENCHFOOT wrote:Ole Arthur "Bob" Trip is the plant manager now. Think he has been for a few years or so.
Smeads has gone down hill over the years. Always so many stories about them shutting down. Lot of machines have gone to Mexico. With computers you just do not need a lot of paper work.
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TRENCHFOOT wrote:Ole Arthur "Bob" Trip is the plant manager now. Think he has been for a few years or so.
Smeads has gone down hill over the years. Always so many stories about them shutting down. Lot of machines have gone to Mexico. With computers you just do not need a lot of paper work.
Agree, computers file stuff easier than a folder can with no clutter. :lol: :lol: Maybe someday Smead will have it's name on this area businesses of the past thread. :shock:

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Great topic that needs brought back

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Mercer's Auto sells. At one time I think this building was the Colonial.
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Wow ! Mike Mercer sells out ? Long time old friend. Any business there now ?
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Just last summer, owners Mike and Kay Mercer and their sales and service staff celebrated the 30th anniversary of the business. But with sales dwindling and business in the service department decreasing, they had to make a painful decision after facing the realization that things just aren’t going to get any better.

“The accountant recommended, especially with the service department where everything is more expensive, that we get on with (closing down) three or four years ago,” Mike Mercer said. “I just didn’t want to do it because we’re family here. But it just got to the point we had to.

“I’ve been in this business for 53 years,” he continued, “and the cars now are so expensive. We’re in kind of a depressed area here in Hocking County and people want lesser-priced cars. We get (used vehicles) to where they’re safe to put on the highway, and by the time you get it done it’s harder to be fair on price.”

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Paladin wrote:
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Wow ! Mike Mercer sells out ? Long time old friend. Any business there now ?
There is a granite business there now that moved in from the old Coles bluiding.
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Post by noreply66 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:07 pm

Howards grocery is now a fitness business.
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Post by noreply66 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:09 pm

part of the old Leon's is suppose to become a bakery.
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Post by cbolt » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:59 pm

Are they ever going to get the old theater going again? Ol dr. woltz says it needs brought back to draw more people downtown again. He just wasting his time trying to get that thing going again. It will never be like it once was. Things are so much different now. Now the old drive-in on Hocking Dr. might be different, he needs to spend his energy on that. That one in Lancaster does crazy business! On Friday night the cars are lined clear back up 22 waiting to get in.

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Are they ever going to get the old theater going again? Ol dr. woltz says it needs brought back to draw more people downtown again. He just wasting his time trying to get that thing going again. It will never be like it once was. Things are so much different now. Now the old drive-in on Hocking Dr. might be different, he needs to spend his energy on that. That one in Lancaster does crazy business! On Friday night the cars are lined clear back up 22 waiting to get in.
Like to see that old drive-in back in business. Bring back the good ole days down there. They had great sloppy joes and beef barbecue sammies. You could get the barbasol out again too, Bolt. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Ole crazy SM would like that. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by noreply66 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:08 am

The people that own the old drive in are thinking about opening up. Didn't say when. First movie will be back to the future.
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The people that own the old drive in are thinking about opening up. Didn't say when. First move will be back to the future.
Would be very cool. Hope it opens back up. Good ole times.

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Howard’s and Leon’s. Many memories. I was originally an East end kid who spent a lot of time at Howard’s and when we moved to N. Walnut St., saw a lot of Leons.

The drive end also has lots of memories. However the town has changed tremendously since graduating in 1962.
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Post by noreply66 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:15 pm

Does anyone from Logan remember Shultz grocery on Zanesville Avenue? Might have closed in the early 60s. Was another store out the road across from the old gas station. Think it was in the mid 50 when it closed. Gas station became the Railroad express and then Oldtown pizza ran by the Farrar's. Goose creek still runs under Oldtown Pizza today with a little alternations. Goose creek comes out back of South Culver and empties into the Hocking.
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Does anyone from Logan remember Shultz grocery on Zanesville Avenue? Might have closed in the early 60s. Was another store out the road across from the old gas station. Think it was in the mid 50 when it closed. Gas station became the Railroad express and then Oldtown pizza ran by the Farrar's. Goose creek still runs under Oldtown Pizza today with a little alternations. Goose creek comes out back of South Culver and empties into the Hocking.
Don't remember Shultz's. That Oldtown pizza was good. Use to get it all the time. I miss it.

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Post by noreply66 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:06 pm

Think Chuck just got pizza outed.
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Post by TRENCHFOOT » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:12 pm

It sure was good stuff. Loved the subs too.

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Post by noreply66 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:45 pm

The old Shirley's on Hocking Drive is now a landscaping business.
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Post by TRENCHFOOT » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:33 pm

What was the name of the gas station that use to be across Main St from the fire station? I can't think of it. The old police building use to set close to where the fire station is now.

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Post by noreply66 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:18 am

Inboden's Marathon

In the 50s there was a very large green house that sat there. They moved that big house down Main Street right across the railroad tracks on the left must been four families living in it at one time before they tore it down. Right now it is a empty lot.

Where the Speedway is at on front Street was a big white house. In the 60s they moved that house down second street right across the railroad track on the right It is still there and has been redone. On a side note I have been told the house was moved from the Inn Towner lot?????????????
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What was the name of the gas station that use to be across Main St from the fire station? I can't think of it. The old police building use to set close to where the fire station is now.
Before the police station was in the big brick house where the fire station is at now, it was where it is now with the fire station beside it. Think the fire station held one truck. Also from the drive-thur bank to Mulberry was Firestones then not in order a couple stores and the cab station. On the corner building which is still there was the library.
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Post by TRENCHFOOT » Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:51 pm

That's pretty cool. Man, how things change over time. I think I remember the cab station but not sure.

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Post by Paladin » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:01 pm

Let me tell you, I spent a huge amount of time in the old library on the corner as a kid. Fascinated with the aquariums, kids section for books and some hangouts ( Rischs drugstore for sodas and Log Cabin for sandwiches) nearby . I not only improved my reading ability and quest for knowledge, but was grounded in pursuit of education because of that old library. B.A. and M.A. soon followed.
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