100 Years Ago (1917)

 »Nunzio Coco, an Alliance Italian charged with killing his 16-year-old wife after discovering that she was planning to go to New York with Sam Tarquin on Oct. 23, was finally captured. The fugitive was in custody in Sharon, Pennsylvania, where he was reported to have confessed to shooting Christina Coco several times. The report reminded readers that the young Mrs. Coco was the daughter of Thomas Perry, who had been murdered in June by Joe Calabria, who was serving a life sentence of hard labor in the penitentiary for that crime.

75 Years Ago (1942)

» Two tragedies struck an Alliance family within hours of each other. The family of Scott W. Ebert, a resident of the 2000 block of Ridgewood, had been mourning his death due to a sudden heart attack for only a few hours when they learned of the death of his son, Lt. Cmdr. Hilan V. Ebert, a resident of the 2200 block of Shunk Avenue. The Naval Academy graduate died somewhere in the South Pacific, but no details were offered by the government.

» A story detailing the growth of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City from 40 staff members in 1939 to more than 250 in 1942 — second only to the embassy in London — under the direction of Ambassador George S, Messersmith noted that he was the brother of Fred Messersmith, of 728 Ohio Avenue, an employee of Morgan Engineering.

» Alliance soldiers Richard Bieri and Charles Coco both were promoted to second lieutenant.

50 Years Ago (1967)

» Charles "Chuck" Bieri, assistant Alliance postmaster, was celebrating his 41st Christmas at the post office, and noted that a Christmas falling on a Monday was "the most expensive in relationship to the expenditures and poses the most physical hardships on postal employees" as he urged residents to send their parcels and Christmas cards within the next six days to ensure that they would arrive at their destinations by Dec. 23. He was pictured giving his cards to clerk Dwaine Bichsel.

» Six Alliance High School students — Arthur Toalston, Dariene Dailey, Karen Hornbeck, Karen Brunner, Timothy Benincasa and Edward Lapeski — were named winners in the American Legion Americanism and Government test given by the Charles C. Weybrecht Post 166.

25 Years Ago (1992)

» Lily and Dave Doepker, of Greenford, were resting with their fourth child in Alliance Community Hospital after he was born in the family's Mercury Cougar near Perkins on Route 62. The baby, born two weeks early, emerged in the world as his parents were frantically attempting to get to the hospital.