100 Years Ago (1919)

A grove of forty sugar maples was to be planted as a memorial to the men and women of Mount Union who went out in their country’s service in the Great World War.

Zella Teagarden, a first-grader living on Norman Avenue, was struck in the head by a stone thrown by some of her playmates on the way from school, resulting in her eye being badly cut and the sight of it completely destroyed.

Quick reaction by volunteer firemen employed at the Strong Enamel works in Sebring prevented what could have been a very damaging fire at the Angle home, located on California Avenue near the plant. Several of the firm’s workers who were members of the fire department responded when a fire was discovered in the basement of the home and had the fire extinguished before the chemical engine could arrive. A dog was responsible for the fire, having knocked over a can of gasoline or oil and its contents came in contact with the fire under a hot water tank,  causing a blaze to soon be underway.

50 Years Ago (1969)

Alliance High senior Robert G. Lavery was selected as mayor in Student Day in Government elections and appointed his opponent, Sanford T. Kirksey Jr., as safety service director. Others elected to administration positions were Rick Post (president of council), Dawn Farkas (auditor), Michael Williams (solicitor), Ann Teichman (clerk of courts) and Penny Rittenhouse (treasurer). At large councilmen elected were James Albu, James Fitzsimmons and Michael J. Fulop. Ward councilmen elected were Richard Artino, James Brunie, Bruce D. Wright and Craig Newshutz. Votes were expected in two races for ward council representatives that were separated by five and seven votes.

Alliance was one of four Ohio cities chosen as a location for an educational television transmitter in an $8 million network expansion program. The other transmitters were to be placed in Dayton, Portsmouth and Woodsfield. There were already eight transmitters placed around the state

Jerri Cahill, Debbie Johnson and Terrielyn Rhodes were chosen as delegates to Buckeye Girls State from West Branch.

25 Years Ago (1994)

Kenny Reynolds, an Alliance native who had served as the city’s assistant engineer since 1969, was installed as the exalted ruler of the Alliance Elks Lodge 467.