100 Years Ago (1918)

Despite rain, which canceled Memorial Day services at Alliance City Cemetery, a large contingent watched as the Memorial Day parade made its way from Market Street east to Liberty Avenue, north to Main Street, west to Union Avenue, south to Columbia Street, east to Arch Avenue, south to Broadway and east to the First M.E. Church where the oration was given by Dr. McCarty and Lincoln’s Gettysbugh Address was recited.

Acting Chief of Police Hawkins announced that all German alien females age 14 and older were required to be registered.

Heavy rain over the course of two days left East Ohio Avenue and North 15th Street in Sebring flooded. It was reported that even sidewalks were covered to a depth of a foot and that North 15th Street was crossed by a river of mad, rushing water fully 200 feet wide and the same was true of East Ohio Avenue. The only lightning damage from the storm was reported a mile north of Sebring where the barn of Mrs. Hiram Courtney was struck and destroyed by a resulting fire, causing $2,000 in damages.

50 Years Ago (1968)

Two of the area’s three surviving veterans of the Spanish-American War — C.W. Alexander and Orin Sanor — served as honoraryGrand Parade Marshals for the annual Memorial Day parade and attended ceremonies at Alliance City Cemetery. Unable to attend was Ira Shaffer, who was confined to a nursing home.

Joseph Zelasko Jr. told an estimated 250 persons who attened the annual Memorial Day observance at the city cemetery that sacrifice was the key to maintaining the inheritance which soldiers throughout the history of America have preserved. He urged honoring the dead "every minute of every hour of every day."

Students at St. Joseph’s Catholic School honored Sister Joan of Arc on her 25th anniversary as a Dominican Sister and Feast Day during a program in which she was presented a plaque by eighth-grader Pat Bernant. Sister Jon of Arc, who was originally from Bermuda, had served as principal at the school for six years and was leaving for a school in Akron.