From the March 19, 1940 News Record:
NEFFS, Ohio — Deep in the Willow Grove coal mine, crews of men and machines worked steadily tonight to clear the way to 65 miners trapped by a terrific gas explosion Saturday. There was no hope that any would be found alive. Four more bodies were removed late today from the gas-choked chambers and if the others, who were working three miles back, escaped the force of the explosion, they perished in the flood of carbon monoxide gas which followed. Meanwhile, the state of Ohio made preparations to pay compensation claims to families of the victims. The state industrial commission set up headquarters nearby and began identifying the dead and locating dependents. Officials of the United Mine Workers of America-CIO said the claims probably would total $50,000. The maximum payable by the state is $6,500 for each claim.
From the March 19, 1953 News Record:
The Gillette volunteer fire department was called to the new National Guard armory on Saturday afternoon to extinguish an oil fire that was caused when an oil heater was accidentally knocked over in the lean-to where carpenters were working. The blaze was quickly put out and no damage was reported.
From the March 1, 1962 News Record:
Two bandits helped themselves to $222 last Tuesday night after breaking into two service stations in the west part of town, according to Charley Tyrrell, chief of police. The thieves broke a north window at the Fulkerson Oil company’s station and collected $203 from the cash register and safe. The pair then crossed Second Street and pried open a window in the West Side Enco station, where they took $6.60 from the cash register and $12.40 from a cigarette machine. Chief Tyrrell said that police officers were able to follow the movements of the two men from tracks they had made in the fresh snow. Tyrrell added that the tracks indicated the bandits had gone to several other stations in town, but no additional break-ins were reported.