100 Years Ago (1918)

All employees of the American Steel Foundries were present for ceremonies marking Flag Day. A 12-foot by 15-foot flag was raised and under it a service flag bearing 119 stars, one for each employee in the service.

For the second day in a row, vandals were active at the Salvation Army tent ay Arch Avenue and Prospect Street. While Evangelist Gerius Hishmeh was at lunch, the thieves stole two Bibles and 10 strings of electric lights, replacements for ones that were stolen 24 hours prior. A reward was being offered for one of the Bibles that had been in Hishmeh’s possession for 28 years and had been all around the world. It was reportedly given to him by Peter the Fisherman at Eastbourne, England, during the Salvation Army riots.

Rev. George W. Lawrence, of Madison, accepted the pastorate of the First Baptist Church of Alliance.

75 Years Ago (1943)

Frank G. Rodgers, a delegate to Buckeye Boys State from Alliance, was the Federalist candidate for governor at the event at Ohio Wesleyan University. He later lost to a delegate from Delaware.

Two Alliance natives — L.B. Sebrell, Ph.D., and Carl Ramsey Parks — were among two employees of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company’s staff that would be moving into a big new research building in Akron. Sebrell was head of the Business and Research Department, while Parks was a chemist who joined the company in 1941. Both men were graduates of Mount Union.

Pvt. Joe Kozma, who had been reported as wounded in North Africa, had been awarded a Purple Heart and was in the Lowell General Hospital in Lowell, Massachusetts, to undergo special operations on his left arm and leg.

50 Years Ago (1968)

Members of Boy Scout Troop 82 in Beloit marked Flag Day by raising various historical flags in various spots in the village.The Queen Anne, the first used by the 13 colonies under British rule, was flown at West Branch High School; the Grand Union, designed by Benjamin Franklin with 13 stripes and the crosses of St. George and St. Andrew, flew at Beloit Elementary; the Navy Pine Tree flag flew at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Levine opposite Quaker City Plaza; The flag used in 1795 after two more states joined the union and much like the one that flew at Fort McHenry when Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner," flew at the post office building; and the Stars and Strpes designed by George Washington and sewn by Betsy Ross, flew at city hall.

Jack Newman was installed as the president of the Alliance Lions Club.

Catherine Louise Myton, a 1965 graduate of West Branch, graduated from the Aultman Hospital School of Nursing.

25 Years Ago (1993)

The Marlington High School Academic Challenge team of Mark Torma, David Slack and Maurice Frank was the first team to twice win the competition’s Super Bowl. Cheryl Mewborn was the coach.

Former Sebring Superintendent Donald Wise, who served the district for a total of 31 years, passed away at age 71.