100 Years Ago (1918)
» M.C. Coleman, owner and proprietor of the Bluebird restaurant, located at 15th Street near Ohio Avenue in Sebring, sold stock, fixtures and good will of the place to Ernest Whiteleather, a Sebring resident who was foreman of the packing house of the French China plant. At the same time, Mrs. M.A. Guyton, who conducted a confectionary store on 15th Street, sold her business to Mrs. Poisdorfer. Guyton planned to open an eating inn at Milton Reservoir.
75 Years Ago (1943)
» Raymond C. Schindler, head of the Schindler Bureau of Investigation in New York City who was better known as a man-about-town, party giver, club man and all-around New York character, had once lived in Alliance. The subject of three articles published anonymously in The New Yorker magazine under the title "Profiles," it was noted that Schindler started out as an insurance agent in 1900 at the age of 18 and by the end of the year, he had earned $18, the commission on a policy sold to the proprietor of a music store in Alliance. So eager to make his first customer happy, Schindler convinced boys to buy instruments, organized bands and held contests, and never bothered to find a second customer for himself. The music store had a huge year, but Schindler gave insurance up and became an investigator, first gaining prominence as a chief lieutenant to William J. Burns while investigating graft in San Francisco in 1907. It was also noted that Schindler was said to be the first detective to use the dictograph as an instrument for securing evidence and was said to have a flare for the theatrical, using media of the stage as props in helping solve crimes.
» Hester Witherspoon, superintendent of the nurses at Alliance City Hospital, received orders to report for training in the Army Nursing Corps. She was an Alliance High grad and had graduated from Alliance Hospital School of Nursing in 1930.
» William Jackson, 57, a resident of the 300 block of North Green Avenue, died from burns suffered when he was scalded by steam while working at the Pennsylvania Railroad roundhouse.
50 Years Ago (1968)
» Sarah Dell Brown, 20, a Malone College senior from Springfield, drowned at Berlin Reservoir.
25 Years Ago (1993)
» The Sebring Fire Department was back at full strength after the appointment of four new firefighters — Bob Goodrich, Jerry Thomas, Kevin Settle and Greg Burr.
» Alliance native Dick Balduzzi, an actor who has appeared in hundreds of films and television shows, was featured in an article while home visiting his sister, Marcella Patter. He got his start in a film called "Dear Heart" with Glenn Ford and Angela Landsbury. At the time of the article. he had recently appeared with Landsbury again in an episode of "Murder, She Wrote."
» Brandon Tyler Mayle, born on June 7, became the 18th child in six generations to find comfort in a cradle made on the Paris farm by his great-great-great grandfather Conrad Lautzenheiser in 1868.