Ask any old timer about life in Fredericktown and Fink's drugstore will surface sooner or later. The store, located at 115 North Main Street, was a local fixture for many years, run by Charles F. Fink and later by his son, Norman.
Charles was born in Olivesburg, Pennsylvania in 1877. He attended Ohio Northern University and graduated with a degree in pharmacology in 1898. He first came to Fredericktown to work at F. F. Hosack's drugstore. After just a few years, Hosack decided to retire and sold the store to his vigorous young employee.