Who doesn’t remember one of Chatt’s larger businesses, Fisher Hardware and Implement Store.
Bothers Luther and John Fisher owned and operated the hardware store which was also a John Deere sales and service center.
The business was established April 1937 and in April 1947 the brothers hosted a 10-year celebration along with the dedication of a new Quonset hut building that would house their store.
Chattanooga Store In New Building
One of Chattanooga’s leading business firms is now entering its new home. It is the Fisher Hardware and Implement Store, which made its modest start on April 20, 1937, and having grown by means of good service and merchandise now is installed in a large new building erected on the lot adjoining their former location. The formal opening will be Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26.
The Fisher Hardware has enjoyed splendid support from Chattanooga and its trading area, and its proprietors are endeavoring to show their appreciation by erecting this new and bigger building in which to carry on their work. It gives the town and community one of the finest hardware and implement stores in this part of the country, which helps to make it one of the greatest rural communities in Northwestern Ohio.
The store carries a complete line of general hardware, electrical appliances, and farm equipment. It maintains one of the most complete service shops and they do all types of general farm repairing. With their new building they can now do a much better job of serving the customer. 
This was a big event for Chatt and the Fisher brothers also ran a large ad in Celina’s Daily Standard.Their Quonset hut structure is still standing today. I have had a photo of the Fisher brothers and their wives for years but I never knew when it was taken. Now I think it was probably taken at their 1947 celebration event. Mrs. Mildred (John) Fisher may look familiar because she was a school teacher and taught first grade at Willshire at one time.
I knew and still remember the men who once worked there: Alan Felver, Dean Hileman, Glen Miller, Edson Pierstorff, and Phil White. Alan, Glen, and Phil repaired the tractors.
At one time Luther’s son Jim and John’s son Carl owned and operated a John Deere implement store in Celina, too. That store was sold some time after Carl was killed in a car accident in 1963. Carl’s father John was the Mercer County treasurer at the time of Carl’s death. Jim ran the Chatt store with his father Luther after that.
Fisher Hardware was a very nice store and I remember going there with my parents. Fishers sold all the usual hardware-type items and tools as well as appliances. In fact, my parents purchased their first refrigerator there in the early 1950s.
Fisher Hardware and Implement Store eventually closed when John Deere required its dealers to have larger areas to show and house their machinery that was for sale. Tony Salisbury purchased the Quonset hut building after the hardware closed.
The building and the memories still remain.
 The Willshire Herald, Willshire, Ohio, 24 April 1947, p.1.
 The Daily Standard, Celina, Ohio, 23 April 1947, p.3.
 Google Earth image, October 2008, accessed 20 August 2015.