A look back in time (June 1982(

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June 25, 2019 - 10:42 AM

Thirty-seven years ago

June 1982

PIQUA — Along about the end of July, Ed and Elizabeth Niemann will close their grocery store here one evening just like they’ve been doing for the past 43 years, but they won’t open it the next morning. That will mark the first time since 1884 that there won’t be a Niemann store in Piqua. “I thought we’d stay open long enough for the business to be 100 years old,” Niemann, who is 81, said, “but the tornado and high utility bills took care of that.” The tornado in March damaged the Niemann store roof and it hasn’t been repaired. The couple haven’t missed a day’s work to illness in more than 43 years.

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