Did Worthington's ghost Irwin run a Fine Lines stationary store out of town?
I just noticed the Fine Lines store at 657 High St. in Worthington is gone. The sign in the window tells you they've moved to Uptown Westerville and joined forces with another similar store. Recession? Perhaps it was Irwin. Do you know the story of the haunting of the stationery store?
The story goes the building on High Street just north of the Worthington Inn was built in 1890 as a general store.
The Worthington Public Library site says:
" At the time the store was in business there was a customer named Irwin who was very unhappy with the seed that he bought for his garden. He claimed that the seed did not grow. Irwin became angry and began to rap on the store's back door very, very hard.
Laurel Tacoma, Library Associate at Worthington Libraries, tells the story of Irwin's past and the mysterious knocking that employees at Fine Lines heard coming from the store's back room
Watch the video about Worthington's ghost "Irwin"
Last year on Worthington Old and News: Worthington Ghost Story the tale of rap, rap, rap... There is a photo of Irwin hanging out near the back door.