100 Years Ago (1919)
— Sabastin C. Joliat, retired contractor and builder and one of the best known men of Alliance, died at his home in the 1000 block of Arch Avenue at the age of 71. Born in Berne, Switzerland, his family settled in Louisville when he was 4 years old. In 1887, he moved to Alliance and engaged in building and contracting with Albert Jacquet. That partnership was later dissolved and Joliat worked by himself until he retired around 1911. Joliat was contractor and builder of the Carnegie Library, the First Presbyterian Church, the Union Avenue ME Church as well as a number of public school buildings in Alliance. He also constructed many public buildings, schools and churches in other cities, notably in Canton, Niles, Norwalk and elsewhere. He was married to Josephine M. Balizet in 1873 and the couple had seven children.
— Three men known in Alliance were sentenced to terms in federal prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, for crimes they were arrested for in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and were later implicated in a number of robberies in and around Alliance in which they broke into cars of the Pennsylvania Railroad. William H. New received a four-year sentence, George L. Pratt was sent up for three years and a one-year term was meted out to Otis Ball. All were former railroad employees and they had admitted to stealing automobile tires in Alliance worth several thousands of dollars.
— Pauline Mykiel, a 3-year-old daughter of John and Mary Mykiel residing a short distance southeast of Salem, was instantly killed by a load of shot from a shotgun. The gun was leaned against the wall near a door. When the mother left the room, she closed the door, causing the gun to fall and it discharged. The load of shot struck the little girl near the mouth. The mother was crazed with grief.
—The Alliance Buick Company opened a service station and sales office at the corner of Market Street and Mechanic Avenue in charge of R.M. Berg.
— The Sebring Tigers football team, which had declared itself champion of the Tri-County area of Mahoning, Stark and Columbiana earlier in the season, concluded its season with a banquet. The Tigers, which finished with a record of 9-1-2, outscoring its opponents 140-19, had receipts of $821.48 after expenses and it was split evenly among the 20 players by manager Kuntzman, who declined to be re-elected to the position. Hogue was re-elected as captain.
25 Years Ago (1994)
— "Gentle Jungle," a mural painted by Minerva artist Diane Betz Granger, was selected by the Regency Greeting Card Company of Chicago for its Designer Showcase line of Christmas cards. The painting, originally painted for Fairhope Elementary School in Louisville where Granger’s husband was a teacher, was not a typical Christmas design, but Regency publishers saw a peacefulness in the painting that conveyed the Christmas spirit.