100 Years Ago (1918)

 »Fire consumed a large warehouse and stable owned by J.C. Devine located just north of Morgan and between Arch Avenue and Union Avenue. Sub-zero temperatures thwarted the fire department's efforts to battle the blaze as the hydrants had frozen. According to a witness, a strong wind was blowing and sparks were traveling as far as the Morgan shops.

» In Sebring, Marshall Baumgartner as well as John Keys and "Bones" Timmers, members of the fire department, patrolled the city on alert for fires as the extreme cold led to the danger of overheated stoves. One blaze, started by workman who had built a fire to keep warm while working at Limoges China, was discovered and gained little headway. Meanwhile, a gas leak was discovered at the city building and supply was cut off in time to avoid an explosion.

75 Years Ago (1943)

 »Alliance resident Newton M. Myers, an aviation cadet, was sworn in as a second lieutenant at Napier Field in Alabama.

 »Louis Guella, a resident of Clay Avenue, was the first person to register as a blood donor in 1943. A native of Turin, Italy, the Alliance Machine employee was pictured as he was being signed up by Mrs. Joseph Scott.

» Thirty-four Sebring residents were certified as air wardens, including Raymond Greene, who was pictured receiving his certificate.

50 Years Ago (1968)

» West Branch High School senior John Pandin was pictured with his physics teacher, Gertrude Myer, as he set up a model rocket demonstration to to illustrate the principles of rocket propulsion. The avid model rocketeer had launched 60 rockets over a two-year span.

 » Ronald L. Collins, 19, of Louisville, was killed when his car was struck by two trains a half block from his home. 

25 Years Ago (1993)

» The Alliance Area United Way honored volunteers Diane Plajer and Gary McCamon with "Outstanding Solicitor" awards.

» Mount Union's Jack DeSario, an associate professor of political science, was elected chairman of the five-member Ohio Ethics Commission.