Reynoldsburg-Truro Historical Society © 2016
YEAR MONTH EVENT
.1934 Groundwork laid for municipal water and sewer service.
1935 Works Progress Administration started to build athletic track at Reynoldsburg School.
1930's mid- Boy Scouts organized in Reynoldsburg. Virgil Raines, Scoutmaster.
1936 June 27 First water bills being paid; about 140 listings on the new water system.
1937 Scott Rochelle, last surviving Civil War veteran, died at 90.
1937 Ordinance #130 passed to straighten, widen, alter, repair, resurface and reconstruct Main Street.
1937 First Volunteer Fire Department organized.
1937-1942 Vinton H. Raymer, Fire Chief.
1938 Route 40 resurfaced through Reynoldsburg.
1938 Reynoldsburg Business Association organized.
1938 First firehouse built.
1939 June 22 Reynoldsburg's centenary celebrated with Century Book edition of Reynoldsburg Press.
1940 Five horsepower siren obtained for fire department.
1940 Federal census shows that 652 persons live in Reynoldsburg (p. 1 & 5).
1940 August Fire department gets a resescitator (p. 57).
1941 March 21 Board of Education passed a Resolution of Respect for late Closson G. Smith, 40 years a school board member.
1941 July 23 Mary Ann Rochelle Hickman died, age 103 years, 81/2 months.
1941 Addition to Reynoldsburg School, auditorium and classrooms, ready by opening of school year.
1942 U.S. auto rationing plan in effect: tire and gasoline rationing, "fuel holidays," restricted driving.
1942 November Meat, sugar and coffee rationed.
1942 winter First girls' slacks worn in Reynoldsburg High School by Marion Bingham (m. Howard).
1942-1964 John Cobel, Fire Chief.
1943 More than 2,900 kinds of food came under ration stamps and tokens.
1943 First Reynoldsburg High School yearbook, The Reynolian, published. Miss Margueriete Click, faculty advisor; Connie McNary (m. Parkinson) editor.
1944-1958 Clifford R. Mobberly, Superintendent of Schools.
1944-1950 Federated Presbyterian Church active.
1944-1960 Hannah J. Ashton high school principal.
1946 Truro Memorial Field dedicated to World War II heroes.
1940's late Harry Hayes established a farm market on Main Street.
1947 Ground broken for new firehouse (P. 57).
1948 March 4 Lions Club established in Reynoldsburg.
1950 Federal census shows that 724 persons live in Reynoldsburg (p. 1).
1951 Minstrel Memories, annual variety show, begun. Directed by Mrs. Jane Spencer, it was given
for 10 years.
1952-53 Addition to Reynoldsburg School, one‑story classrooms on east side.
1952 Reynoldsburg added kindergarten to school curriculum.
1953 July First school secretary began work: Mrs. Gladys Ayers.
1954 February Girl Scouts organized in Reynoldsburg by Russell Mitterling. First leaders: Kay Clymer, Alice Marie Myers, Connie Parkinson.
1954 Reynoldsburg Record, weekly newspaper, begun. Sold out 1959 to Hartley interests.
1954-1961 Summer time wrestling at Reynoldsburg Arena; owned and run by Al Haft (Courier 04/1985, p.3).
1955 Locker room addition to Reynoldsburg School built.
1955 First Annual Reynoldsburg Community Flower Show.
1955 First Planning and Zoning Commission established. Ordinance #400 in 1955 established
1956-1958 Gordon Golding first Chief of Police.
1956 Brookside Park Addition begun.
1957 November 15 Ground broken for Rose Hill Heights sub‑division.
1958 January 1 New Reynoldsburg house numbering system in effect; extends numbers from Columbus.
1958 Post Office moved to new building on French Drive.