100 Years Ago (1919)
The names of several area men were drawn of which a grand jury was to be selected to investigate the high cost of living and indict those that may be guilty of profiteering, including Alliance residents Urich G. Mattics (clerk), John F. Clark (retired), Sumner J. Kirk (draftsman) and Clyde Gaskill (molder), Washington Township residents W.T. Shekels (farmer) and Roy McCallum (farmer) and Marlboro resident Bert H. Sweitzer (farmer).
Raymond C. Elwonger, who had just returned home from overseas service with the 11th Infantry, was honored at a reception given by his parents, Mr. and Mrs Charles Korte.
75 Years Ago (1944)
Lt. Neal Mosley, an Alliance High and University of Oklahoma graduate, had been chosen as a "Guinea pig" for an experiment conducted by the Army Air Forces in the swamp lands of Florida where he was given only a good knife, a lighter and the knowledge of his classroom training to survive. He proved that the fittest could survive on jungle food as the entire ordeal was filmed, photographed and reported by Flying Aces magazine.
John R. Brown, a 1940 graduate of Alliance High, was commissioned an ensign in the U.S. Navy and had received his gold wings as a naval aviator.
The citizens of Bandy’s Crossing were planning to erect an honor roll to men and women serving in the military. The board and flag pole had been donated by Harry Keener and was to be placed somewhere on the south side of Lake Park Boulevard. the names of service men and women residing as far south as Route 62, north to Alliance-Sebring Road, east to Johnson Road and west to the bridge at Lake Park Boulevard was to be included.
50 Years Ago (1969)
A 17-year-old male resident of the 200 block of North Webb Avenue was in the Stark County Juvenile Detention Home after being charged with first-degree murder in connection with the slaying of Mary Mack, 63.
Angelina Searles, a teacher at B.L. Miller Elementary School in Sebring, had returned with her daughter, Linda, after visiting family in the Philippines where she met Gloria Diaz, recently crowned Miss Universe who had represented the Philippines in the pageant. Searles had come to the United States in 1947 and after much red tape had become the bride of Lawrence Searles, a soldier she met when he was stationed at Nichols Field in Manila. The mother of six recalled the atrocities of World War II when her first husband, who was later killed in an accident, her father and two brothers had survived the Bataan death march and the cruelty of Japanese soldiers.
The death of Bessie Welty, 39, a resident of the 14600 block of Gaskill Drive NE, was ruled a suicide after her body and two notes were found in her car submerged in 20 feet of water at Berlin Reservoir.
Thomas A. Hanson, a resident of the 1300 block of South Linden Avenue and 1969 Alliance High grad, had been named a Freshman Honor Scholar at Ohio State.
Alliance City Hospital announced it would begin accepting Master Charge as a means to pay bills for facilities and services.