100 Years Ago (1918)

Alliance Machine received a flag denoting it as an "auxiliary plant of the United States Shipping Board."

Alliance recorded 27 deaths in June with 18 being male. For the year, there had been 194 deaths reported in Alliance, a decline from the same period a year before at 210.

William Rummins, 65, of Alliance, was killed at the West Cherry Street crossing in Massillon when struck by a passenger train. A worker at an Alliance stone quarry, he had been known as "Uncle Dudley."

Jim Pier, who conducted an eating place and refreshment stand in a small bungalow on 15th Street in Sebring that was reported to be 6-foot by 9-foot and only 6 feet high, left Sebring arrayed in a new outfit, stating he was going to Pittsburgh for a few days. Some jokesters placed a wreath upon the door of his eatery and a placard that read, "I have gone away for a while to get a wife and family. Will occupy the second story of this building when we return, which will be soon."

75 Years Ago (1943)

Marlboro resident Ella Fox, 65, was killed when she lost control of her vehicle and hit a telephone pole at the intersection of North Union Avenue and Gaskill Street as she and two passengers were returning home after attending Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church. It was ruled that Fox died of shock after suffering small lacerations on her eye and chin.

Robert R. Hunter, of Alliance, was among 400 men who graduated from officer’s training school somewhere in Australia. Hunter, a 1941 gradute of Mount Union, was in the quatermaster branch of the service.

50 Years Ago (1968)

John Jenkins, 20, a resident of the 900 block of East Reed Street, surrendered to Canton police and appeared before Alliance Municipal Judge Rex Russell after requesting a preliminary hearing in the shooting death of his wife, Mary, 18, from two .22 caliber bullet wounds to the chest after the couple had an early morning argument at the Johnson Athletic Club in the 1400 block of East Broadway where they had been attending a dance. Jenkins pleaded not guilty. Joseph Jenkins, 22, a brother of John, attempted to intercede in the disagreement and was also shot in the groin. He was recovering in the hospital.

Bruce Wakefield, a 12-year-old Boy Scout from Homeworth, was featured in a front-page editorial after he wrote a letter, pleading with area residents to not litter.

25 Years Ago (1993)

An estimated 15,000 people watched the July 4 fireworks at Silver Park.

Members of the VFW broke ground for a new 5,000-square-foot home along East State Street just east of Memorial Park.