This is an excerpt from the writings of Bill Berry, New Carlisle, OH Historian

It was here that he would meet a man that would strongly influence the rest of his life-Harry “Pete” Pierpont who was from Leipsic, Ohio, along with “Fat Charley” Makley, a forty-four year old bank robber from Ohio, John “Red” Hamilton, a tough, intelligent thirty-four year old bank robber, Russell Clark, a young man who was in jail for a single bank robbery, and later Martin Dietrich who taught Pierpont and his colleagues the “correct” procedures for robbing a bank.

Members of the New Carlisle Chapter No.

New Carlisle historian, Dave McWhorter, can attest that sometimes great things do come in small packages, or at least in yellow manila envelopes.

On April 18, 1942, 80 men achieved the unimaginable when they took off from an aircraft carrier on a top secret mission to bomb Japan.

Donnelsville students in Patrice Setterfield’s third-grade class took a step back in time Monday to an era when students “made manners” to teachers at the beginning of each school day, public recitation was a key to learning, and the Bible was an integral part of school curriculum.

In 1850, Daniel Hertzler purchased 315 acres of land Southwest of the County seat of Springfield also formally known as the area of New Boston.

With the bright moon overhead, lamplight slowly takes the place of the overhead city streetlights; modern sounds of the bustling city seem to disappear into the night, replaced by the eerie tales, folklore, legends and facts of a 19th century Champion City.

On August 18, 2016, the New Carlisle Historical Society sponsored a presentation by Ron Manemann at the New Carlisle Public Library tracing the history and development of the New Carlisle Fire Department.

The Society of Ohio Archivists Advocacy & Outreach Committee is encouraging repositories across the state to participate in the annual “I Found It In the Archives” contest.

By Judy Deeter TROY Historical Society

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Elihu S.

A great crowd gathered at Medway Elementary School on Aug.