The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Local News

November 15, 2012


Recently discovered time capsule gives crowd a glimpse of history



More newspapers, yearbooks, a telephone directory, coins, the school district’s pay roll, high school buttons and badges, comics, Ohio railway maps, class schedules and more – 33 items in all — were pulled from the copper box.

The last item, an envelope marked, “A letter to future generations,” created a stir; but when Seuffert opened the letter, it was blank.

“Oh, what a bummer,” she said. “It’s a blank slate, write on it what you want.”

Superintendent Joseph Donatone said the contents of the box will be given to the Ashtabula High School/ Harbor High School/ Lakeside High School Alumni Association.

“We are honored to be the recipients of the contents,” said Rick Coblitz, president of the group.

Alumni Association Vice President J.P. Ducro IV said, “It will allow the alumni to reflect on the past and look forward to the future.”

The contents will be properly preserved and then placed in a display case at Lakeside High School, Coblitz said.

Many local Masons attended Thursday’s ceremony and Bill Robinson, worshipful master of Rising Sun Lodge No. 22 Ashtabula, said Rising Son has been in Ashtabula for 200 years.

“Laying the cornerstone (of important buildings) goes back to George Washington’s time,” he said.

Assistant Superintendent Patrick Colucci said it was a historic event.

“Remember this time capsule was placed in the cornerstone of Ashtabula High School in 1915 for a reason; so that some day it would be found and the contents shared,” he said. “We are the fortunate ones to have the opportunity to celebrate and preserve a piece of history from our great Ashtabula Area City School District and community.”

Text Only
Local News
Ashtabula County Alive
July 4 Celebrations 2014
Summer off to Big Start
Ashtabula County Flag Day 2014
Northeast Ohio Soap Box Derby 2014
Tour de State Line and Boating Season
Ashtabula County Memorial Day 2014
Sam Magill Sr. Memorial
Armed Forces Echo Taps 2014
Lakeside Loop Color Run
Keeping Ashtabula County Clean and Healthy
Canoe Race and Ashtabula Easter Events
The Taping of the Teacher: A sticky Sitation
18th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at Geneva State Park
House Ads
AP Video
NDN Video
'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years