100 Years Ago (1918)

Acting Chief of Police Hawkins arrested Charles E. Deusch, a resident of the 100 block of East Grant Street, on a bench warrant issued by the federal court in Cleveland. It was rumored that Deusch, who was married with three children and was employed as a fireman for the New York Central Railroad, was wanted to answer a charge filed under the espionage act and had been indicted.

The machinists local in Salem filed written statements with Salem newspapers accusing Salem merchants of profiteering. The union cited numerous instances when machinists received an increase in wages and the merchants marked up the price of goods to correspond with advance in wages and hence the men received no benefit from their raise.

Mount Union President W.H. McMaster wrote a letter urging citizens to celebrate July 14, France’s Bastille Day, as an honor to the American ally and presented a resolution on behalf of the college to "pledge our hearts and heroes" until victory is won.

75 Years Ago (1943)

Eight women — members of the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) — had been descending on Alliance regularly as their job was to ferry L-2 "Grasshopper" Liason planes from the Taylorcraft Aviation Corporation to various Army bases throughout the country. One of the leaders of the four-woman flights was former Olympic swimmer and diver Katherine Rawls Thompson.

50 Years Ago (1968)

Authorities had been asked to help locate a missing Sebring woman. The family of Julia Menges, 19, who resided in the 700 block of West Ohio Avenue, said the woman had been missing for six weeks. The family said she had left a note, the contents of which were not disclosed, and then vanished. Menges had worked at the Alliance Health Center.

25 Years Ago (1993)

Lexington Township resident Robert Lindsey Moore Sr., 23, turned himself into the Alliance Police Department and was charged in the death of Virginia Evalee Lecorchick, 22, of the 1000 block of South Freedom Avenue. Swimmers at Berlin Reservoir had found Lecorchick’s body at the edge of Willow Point Beach on Ohio Route 225, approximately 200 feet north of Lowe Road, on a Saturday. She had last been seen in an Alliance Tavern Friday at about 9 p.m.