These are some highlights from the News Journal on October 8, 1973:
• ‘Both sides claim gains in Mideast war’
“(AP) — Israel said Syrian forces were ‘in full retreat’ from the Golan Heights toward Damascus today, but Syria said its troops had repulsed the Israelis, and Egypt claimed it totally controlled the east bank of the Suez Canal.”
• ‘KSU probers study gunfire’
“AKRON, Ohio (AP) —The renewed U.S. Justice Department investigation into the May 4, 1970 shootings at Kent State University reportedly is keyed in part on learning who fired a .45-caliber weapon which had been issued to an Ohio National Guardsman who wasn’t on scene.”
• Wilmington Schools Board of Education approved as substitute teachers Mrs. Charlotte Chaney, Mrs. Harriet Farquhar, Mrs. Isabella Smith, Vicki Wilson, Mrs. Janet French, Mrs. Anne Hinkley, Mrs. Helen Schilling, and Mrs. Marian Vinegar. Business manager Richard Townsend reported that the “motor has blown up on a 1962 truck belonging to the school. We’re in a very dire need for trucks.” The board voted to give students in marching band one-fourth unit of credit, as instrumental music coordinator Raymond Wolford estimated that marching band takes up 122 hours of a student’s time.
• Wilmington High School football coaches awarded stars of offensive excellence, and skulls for defensive excellence, after the Hurricane defeated Circleville 23-20. Honored were offensive linemen David Hamilton (who also kicked the winning field goal) and Don Hamilton along with Kippy Collins, who ran for two touchdowns, as well as Jackie Watson, Brad Reynolds, Bill Dieble, Tim Carr, Mark Pusateri, Chuck Peterson and John Groves. Honored on defense were several of the aforementioned players plus Dwayne Earley and Joel Smith.
• Christine Jackson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jackson of Blanchester, a 1970 BHS graduate and a student at Georgetown College, enlisted in the U.S. Navy.
• Local deaths included May Bullen, 92, of Sabina; Ethel Verne, 41, formerly of Wilmington; Guy Storer, 73, of Morrisville; Marion Stanforth, 64, of New Vienna; and Mary Denehy, 88, of Wilmington.
• Kentucky Fried Chicken advertised a 3-piece regular dinner for $1.29 (regularly $1.70) on Family Night.
• Showing at the Murphy Theatre was “Dillinger”, to be followed by “Romeo & Juliet.”
• The New York Mets took a 2-1 lead over the Reds in the playoffs in a game that featured a brawl after Pete Rose slid hard into Bud Harrelson at second base.