100 Years Ago (1918)

Albert Ruff, the 14-year-old boy from Moultrie who accidentally shot himself in the abdomen, died from his injuries at the Alliance hospital.

Resolutions were adopted during a mass meeting of Alliance citizens in the Central Labor hall urging President Wilson, Ohio Gov. Cox and the governor of California to take steps to intervene in the case of Tom Mooney and his co-defendants. The resolutions charged that false testimony was introduced during the trials of the men "because of their loyalty to the principles of unionism" and were signed by W.B. Hassett, Charles L. Archer, Horace Williams, Leonard Craig and P.C. Least.

Logan Higginbottom and Albert C. Spencer, two train dispatchers employed by the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago Railroad, had enrolled for railway service in France.

75 Years Ago (1943)

The Legion of Merit in the Degree of Legionnaire was awarded to Chief Signalman Charles S. Keenan, a resident of Sebring, for his services and deeds in North Africa.

Col. Paul Yount, a 1926 Alliance High graduate who was appointed to West Point, was in charge of the Trans-Iranian railroad hauling U.S. supplies along 1,400 miles of rough terrain that linked Persian gulf ports with the Russians in the Caspian region. It was noted that Yount, who was the honor man in his high school graduating class, ranked ninth in his class during his plebe year at West Point, was third at the end of his second year, second at the close of his third year and was the No.1 man among the 251 graduates in 1930.

50 Years Ago (1968)

Veteran Alliance funeral director John W. "Bill" Stirling, who was serving as manager of the Myers Funeral Home, disclosed that he had purchased the Sharer Funeral Home from Thomas Haines and that the name would become Sharer-Stirling Funeral Home. The Sharer Funeral Home, founded in 1841, was the oldest firm in Ohio bearing the original name.

James Baddeley Jr., a Sebring McKinley High School senior, placed first among 14 contestants in the State Operation Drivers Education Contest held in Columbus. He took drivers education from Orlando Giovanatto.

Karen Werstler was crowned 1968 band queen at Marlington High School.

25 Years Ago (1993)

Judy Carr, 54, was appointed by the Democratic members of the Ohio House of Representatives to fill the 57th District seat left vacant by the death of her husband.

Brothers Karl and William Fiegenschuh announced that after serving the Alliance area for 73 years, Fiegenshuh Jewelers, started by their father Karl in 1919, was going out of business.

Charles McClaugherty, professor of biology, was named Mount Union’s Great Teacher for 1992-93.

Barbara Wade was given the YMCA’s Fuller Service Award.