General Amos was born
and raised in Monroe County. He had a successful career as a lawyer and public official
before coming to Sidney in 1876. In January of that year he purchased the "Shelby
County Democrat", becoming editor and publisher. Until 1891, Sidney had two weekly
newspapers. General Amos (at right) decided to launch a daily
paper, which he named "The Sidney Daily News".
His daughter, Delia Amos, (pictured at right) managed
the enterprise from its inception to 1905. She was the first female to occupy such a position of
responsibility with a newspaper in Ohio.
During General Amos' long and successful career, he was
involved in many community projects, however he never served in the Civil War. He was awarded his honorary title
because he founded the Ohio National Guard.
written in January, 1998 by Rich Wallace