|Page from December 13, 1917 Mercer County Bote|
The N. W. Ayer & Son's American Newspaper Annuals show that the paper was established in 1883 and that George was the publisher of the Bote as early as 1900. The Mercer County Historical Society has the newspaper on microfilm at the Mercer County Library in Celina, Ohio and the Mercer County Historical Museum has a set of the original newspaper in bound volumes. I will have to take a look at them if I ever get up to Ohio.
|Newspapers published in Celina, OH in 1900|
My father remembered his grandfather saying that he received threats over the newspaper due to tensions after WWI. After the newspaper was discontinued, George continued to run a printing business in Celina, Ohio until his retirement in 1947. My father used to help him out in the print shop when he was a boy.