FIVE YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
• Holly Perkins and Brad Herbert reigned as homecoming queen and king at Canton South High School. Also on the court were Catie Hayes, Lonnell Bush II, Nikki Barr, Tyler Bednarz, Josie Carrick, Sam Uminski, Natalie Ridgeway and Cody Myers.
•During the Jan. 8, 2008 meeting of the Waynesburg Village Council, William Bath was demoted from the position of police chief to the position of lieutenant. The council then appointed Carlan Mayle as police chief and Bath's superior. Abstaining in the decision were council members Bill Richardson and Park Welker.
•The East Canton Wizards continued their unbeaten streak defeating Rootstown, 63-55, and Streetsboro, 68-32. Head coach Tom Davis picked up his 575th career win.
10 YEARS AGO
•Jeremy Richards and Lorna Bethel were the Canton South homecoming king and queen. Lorna is the daughter of Larry and Gloria Bethel. Jeremy is the son of Terry and Anita Richards.
•Canton South graduate and Ohio State cheerleader, Tara Zinslin, kicked a field goal at half time of the Fiesta Bowl National Champions Game to win money for the fire fighters relief fund.
•A new entrance to the East Canton Village Hall was almost complete. It featured "stately columns" and was wheel chair accessible.
•The East Canton Hornets basketball team beat Sandy Valley 76-63. Kyle Arick led all scoring, with 26 points. Matt Wilcox and Jake Jacobson had 13 and 12 points, respectively. For the Cardinals, Kevin Elkins had 22 points, Mike Tozzi scored 12, Doug Welsh had 11 and Josh Mutigli added 10.
25 YEARS AGO
• Members of the Canton South High School's advanced placement senior English class were working on ways to improve their community. Pictured were Trish Lindamood, Ondrea McIntyre, Kimberly Lake and Stacy Fry. They were polling residents and business owners for their comments. The students wanted to see more residential development, including condominiums, high-rise apartments and a senior citizens complex.
• Kelly Williams, Doris Williams and Harriet Phillips, all of East Canton, were instructing swimming at the Louisville YMCA. Kelly was started in swimming classes at the age of 8, by her mom Doris. She soon joined the YMCA swim team.
• Francis D. Harbold was re-elected president of the Pike Township Board of Trustees during a reorganizational meeting held on Jan. 5. Warren D. Russell would once again serve as vice president. Residents also came out to oppose the proposed Countywide Landfill. They were trying to get television coverage, and State Rep. Charles Ash and State Sen. Scott Oelslager were voicing their opposition the landfill.
50 YEARS AGO
• About 45 members of the Canton Ski Club held a Winter Carnival at Starkey Ski Slope in Robertsville. Trophies were presented to all first- and second-place winners by the president of the club, Max Hostetler. Bob Starkey was named winner of the most comical in the Christmas event. Gerald Priest wore the most original costume and Norma DeFrank was the most beautiful. The Starkey Slolum race was bone by Ed Baier. About 200 spectators came out to see the event, which concluded at dusk with a torch-light parade down the slopes.
• Airman David Morris, a Canton South High School graduate, was reassigned to the Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas for technical training. He had completed the first phase of his training.
• A competition was held in Waynesburg, which was "Bob's Babes vs. Bob's Bowl." The paper said the losers bought the winners a dinner at the American-Italian Club. Everyone enjoyed themselves, especially the winners.
100 YEARS AGO
• Due to the damage to the heating system at the Magnolia School house when the janitor "fired up" on Sunday afternoon, the pupils had a few more days off than intended, while awaiting castings from Detroit.
• Kate and John Whitacre of Waynesburg gave a dance in their new residence on New Years evening. The Italian Band was said to have furnished music.
• Roy Faulk of Maple Grove was said to have been coming home late on a Sunday morning, and the paper advised him that he should start home earlier. Roy supposedly asked the train agent if he had any "late trains to Magnolia?" and the agent replied "All the trains (to Magnolia) are late." Roy also said he did not mind taking girls home, but he did not like to stay in the kitchen where there were no blinds.
• After hibernating like a groundhog for about a year and feeling the gentle breezes of the first day of 1913, the East Sparta Rifle Club rubbed their eyes and lined up for a little contest. There were a number of contestants and a wide range of scores. William Maurer, with an eye as share as a cat and nerves as steady as a balance, carried off the honors with a score of 84 percent. O. May, with his "stovepipe" gun, and L.D. Sparks, with his 134-pounder, were close behind.