Bygones: In 1981, Jeno's closed deal on Ohio pizza plant

Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at

Duluth News Tribune archive / Newsbank

News Tribune, Oct. 26, 1981

  • Jeno's Inc. has closed a deal on a frozen pizza operation in Ohio, announcing the purchase of a $10 million plant in Wellston, Ohio. The purchase means Jeno's will be moving much of its pizza production capability out of Duluth.
  • About 250 people gathered at the Assembly of God Church in Virginia last night to burn rock record albums, books, and magazines in a "destruction celebration." Pastor Richard Scherber said they wanted to warn young people about the demons in rock music.

News Tribune, Oct. 26, 1921

  • At a meeting last night, members of Superior's North End Progressive Association discussed promoting a bus line from Superior to Oliver and to the U.S. Steel Plant. They argued that the new concrete highway from Superior to Oliver would make a splendid bus route.
  • Five hundred exhibits of potatoes from all parts of the continent will be on display at the Duluth Armory today with the opening of the Duluth International Potato Show. Sixteen states and seven Canadian provinces have sent potatoes for competition in the show.

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