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 that 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 8, 1951 News Record:
One of the four boys who burglarized the Marshall-Wells store here on Jan. 3 was killed late last Saturday night at Worland in an attempted jail break, which was foiled by a sheriff’s wife, who held him and an accomplice in a bedroom until her husband got there, according to a press release. Lloyd Oregon, who was being held in the Worland jail on the burglary charge, was killed when Sheriff John Nicola’s pistol discharged accidentally, Coroner Arnold Veile of Worland said Sunday. Oregon and Henry Temple, 23, held for Michigan authorities on a theft charge, called Nicola to their cell, saying they were sick. When the unarmed sheriff opened the door, they rushed past him into the sheriff’s apartment. Mrs. Nicola confronted them, and one hit her on the wrist with a metal bar. The pair fled into a bedroom and Mrs. Nicola held the door until the sheriff arrived with a gun. When he entered the room, Veile said, the men jumped him and in the scuffle his gun discharged, wounding Oregon in the neck. He died an hour later.
From the March 2, 1961 News Record:
Two youths were still hospitalized Wednesday from an accident Monday in which their motorcycle struck a pickup at the Kendrick Avenue about 12:35 p.m., Charley Tyrrell, chief of police, stated. John Holbert, 16, driver of the motorcycle, suffered a deep cut in the leg and Keith McGee, 15, who was sitting behind him, was believed to have sustained a slight head fracture. The youths were traveling east on Second Street when a pickup going west on Second and driven by Marlin W. Fowler, 45, of Gillette turned left onto Kendrick Avenue. The motorcycle struck the vehicle and McGee reportedly went over the hood of the pickup, striking his head on the pavement beyond.