100 Years Ago (1918)

Almost the entire Alliance police, including Chief Fawcett, was "held up" by Harry J. Roach, manager for the Alliance campaign of for the sale of U.S. government thrift stamps. Called into duty an hour earlier than usual, the officers were confronted by Roach who threw his hat on the table and ordered each man to throw in a quarter. They hesitated until Fawcett threw his "two-bit" coin in. Roach then addressed the officers, explaining that each had just purchased their first thrift stamp and if every citizen in the country did the same, they could raise $25 million to defeat the kaiser.. Once a person had bought $4 worth of the stamps, they were placed on a card that could be turned in for a "War Savings Stamp," which the government would buy back on Jan. 1, 1923 for $5. The officers were then pressed into service to take  subscriptions for the stamps as Alliance's quota for the year was to sell $400,000 worth.

Lifelong area resident Jacob Whitmore, a Civil War veteran who served in Company I of the 115th regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry, died at age 74 at his home about three miles southwest of Alliance. He had been a carpenter and farmer by trade.

75 Years Ago (1943)

Miss Jeannette Accettola, a resident of Stanley Avenue, left to report for duty in the Women's Army Auxilliary Corps at Daytona Beach, Florida. She was the fourth in her family to heed the call of duty. Her brothers Cpl. Phillip P. Accettola and Pvt. William Accettola were "somewhere in the Pacific" with the Marines and another brother, Pvt. Joseph L. Accettola, was stationed in Alaska.

F.C. Raber, Fred Moser and G.A. Allenbaugh, all of Alliance; I.A. Snyder and Lloyd Sponseller, both of Paris, and H.C. Baughman and Walter Sheatsley, both  of Louisville were among those named as directors of the Stark County Milk Producers Association.

50 Years Ago (1968)

Alliance High School driver education teacher Joseph Kortyna and attendance officer Joseph Quinlan, who was to be a part-time instructor, were pictured making sure that student Richard Ball fastened his seat belt. The picture accompanied a story detailing a new law that was to go into effect July 1, 1969, requiring all persons under the age of 18 to complete driver training before obtaining an operator's license.