100 Years Ago (1918)
The influenza quarantine was to continue another week in the city as a precaution. It was noted that the emergency hospital at the former Atwell residence owned by W.H. Purcell had received its first patients with nine being treated for influenza.
75 Years Ago (1943)
Machinist’s Mate Second Class Robert Thomas Smith was reported killed in action, but no details of his death was provided his family. A 1938 graduate of Sebring McKinley High, he had been employed by the S.S. Kresge Company and Alliance Machine.
Beverly Klever, 3, of Harrisburg, succumbed to head injuries she sustained when she was hit by a truck after running into the highway while playing. Her father, Charles Klever, was in the U.S. Army and stationed in Georgia
William Griffiths, 62, a resident of the 100 block of East Prospect Street, suffered fatal injuries when he was struck in a hit-skip incident while walking at North Freedom Avenue and Patterson Street.
50 Years Ago (1968)
The Knights of Columbus Council 558 dedicated their new home, located in what was formerly the Immanuel United Church of Christ at South Linden Avenue and East Columbia Street.
Four persons with ties to Alliance died as the result of traffic accidents, including one of seven Mount Union students that had been injured in an early morning one-car crash on campus. Sophomore Cathy Stover, 18, a native of East Liverpool who was pledging Alpha Chi Omega sorority, had sustained severe lacerations to the throat in the accident on Miller Avenue when the car she was a passenger in hit a tree.
Lorin E. Rockwell, 28, of Deerfield, was killed when his pickup truck went off Johnson Road, just south of Route 14, and struck a tree. An employee of Chrysler, Rockwell, 28, had served in the military in Germany and was commander of VFW Post 6730 in Sebring.
Also killed were Ruby Biery, 80, a resident of the 2300 block of South Linden Avenue, and her sister, former area resident Miriam Gilliam, 75, of Tiffin, while on vacation. The accident occurred near Richmond, Virginia. Biery, who had just retired from teaching, and her sister were both graduates of Mount Union and members of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
25 Years Ago (1993)
The Alliance Exchange Club presented the 1993 Firefighter of the Year award to the late Daniel Roger Young, who had died suddenly on July 21 at the age of 43. Young was a 1968 graduate of Marlington High who had joined the Alliance department in 1979 and was owner of Carnation Limousine Service.