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Toronto time capsule unveiled

Updated: Thursday, February 13 2014, 11:00 PM EST

TORONTO, Ohio

 

When demolition began at old Toronto High School, crews came across a rusted copper box that turned out to be a time capsule from 1925, which makes it 89 years old.

Many folks who usually don't attend the school board meetings in Toronto showed up Thursday night to see what could possibly be inside, including one lady who was born the same year the time capsule was put together.

"Well, the reason I’m here is because it's the year I was born and so I’m curious what would be in there,” said now Steubenville resident, Dorothy Fluharty.

Fluharty said she imagines that inside this piece of Ohio Valley history are a bunch of papers and maybe even a picture.

The time capsule contained a newspaper from 1925, a Bible, and an American flag with only 48 stars on it.

"We just want the public to know that our old high school is not forgotten and it will continue to live on,” said board president, Jay Foster.

Aside from revealing what was inside of the time capsule, it was business as usual at the board meeting Thursday night.

One of the big topics of discussion was the school calendar for the 2014-15 year.

District Superintendent Fred Burns said instead of going by the number of days in a school year, the law now makes them go by the number of school hours they have.
At the meeting, faculty and staff were given two calendars to vote on.

A final decision has yet to be made. It will be 30 days before next year’s calendar is approved.

"We just want to just enjoy ourselves here. The high school has been torn down and raised our new school is in place. It’s an exciting time in Toronto,” said Burns. 

Toronto time capsule unveiled


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