100 Years Ago (1917)

At the request of Charles DeWoody, special agent for the Department of Justice in Cleveland, the Alliance police were holding Daniel Schminger, a 30-year-old Austrian and employee of a local shop, since Dec. 1. Local officials had not been informed as to the charge made against the prisoner.

The Alliance chapter of the Red Cross was planning a membership drive in which it hoped to enroll 6,300 members, approximately half the population. Alliance ranked second in the state the year before.

The 14 students caught at a "sneak dance" at Sebring High School were given a stern lecture by Mayor McMasters, who informed them of what their punishment could have been and then released them without penalty.

75 Years Ago (1942)

The Stark County coroner ruled the death of Tony Corrento, 54, a resident of the 1300 block of East Patterson Street, as an accident. Corrento, a trackman for the Pennsylvania Railroad, was found unconscious outside the rear of his residence. The coroner said death resulted from a blood clot. Authorities said he had fallen down the steps and hit his head on the pavement.

Truck driver Walter James Murray, 24, a resident of the 100 block of East Broadway, was killed in an accident near New Philadelphia.

50 Years Ago (1967)

Lt. Cmdr. William H. Cracknell Jr. was awarded a Bronze Star for meritorious service in Vietnam. Cracknell, who spent a year in Vietnam on Gen. William Westmoreland's staff, was an Alliance High School and Mount Union College graduat. He personally initiated a program to increase the utilization of Vietnamese Navy River Assault Groups, resulting in a 100 percent increase.

Emanuel N. Catsoules, assistant principal at West Branch High School, was preparing to take office as the first Republican councilman from Youngstown’s Third Ward since William Vaughn went out of office in 1932.

John Wallace Stoffer, 84, was struck and killed by an auto while crossing the Westville-North Georgetown Road while returning to his home from his mailbox across the roadway. The driver of the car, a 44-year-old Beloit woman, was cited for driving without a license.