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Belpre Farmers Castle to hold Hineman book sale

Dee Baker and Maribelle Harris, volunteers with the Belpre Historical Society, sort the hundreds of books that were part of the late Rod Hineman’s collection. The books were donated to the Historical Society to be offered for sale on Saturday, with the proceeds supporting the Belpre Farmers Castle Museum and Education Center. (Photo Provided)

BELPRE — Books collected over the lifetime of the late Rod Hineman will be offered for sale from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Thomas Annex of the Belpre Farmers Castle and Education Center.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit the museum at 509 Ridge St.

“Rod collected hundreds of books over his lifetime, he would go to auctions and buy boxes full of books. His family has generously donated his collection to the museum. He loved history and his collection includes many history books, and he loved our museum,” said Charlotte Powell, museum curator and president of the Belpre Historical Society.

The volumes cover a variety of topics including history, photography, gardening, Elvis Presley and novels.

Hineman, 73, died on Aug. 25. He was a teacher in the Trimble Local and Belpre City Schools and was on the Belpre City Schools Board of Education and the Career Center School Board for more than 15 years.

He was the secretary-treasurer of the Ohio Education Association from 1988-1994 and a member of the Sons of the Union Veterans and the Mid-Ohio Valley Civil War Roundtable.

Hineman was president of the Belpre Area Community Foundation, treasurer of the Belpre Historical Society, Belpre City Council president in the 1980s, a member of the Belpre Jaycees, active in his church and was a husband, father and grandfather.

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