FIVE YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
Sandy Valley graduate Mark Bankert was recognized as the first administrator to be elected to the Malone College Athletics Hall of Fame. He had served 21 years as sports information director for the college.
The Sandy Valley Wrestling team was undefeated in duals with a record of 11-0 having just beat Newcomerstown and Ridgewood. Pins were earned in those meets by Vissoc, O'Bradovich, Leyda, Miller, Hamsher, Litman, Conrad and Marcoaldi. (First names were not available.)
Dan Wood was sworn in as a member of the Osnaburg Board of Education. Other board members included Linda Motts, Dorothy Yohe, Emerson Roth and Ted Wahl.
Three Canton South students were shown in the Grand Cayman Islands, as they created video documentaries about sea turtles, the Mayas and the rain forest. Becca Serafini, Catie Hayes and Alex Krob were led on this expedition by teachers Jay Moody and Shirley Douglas.
10 YEARS AGO
Josh Mutigli and Crystal Fagley were crowned homecoming king and queen at Sandy Valley High School. Mutigli is the son of Susan Haslam. Fagley is the daughter of Patsy Waller and Ron Fagley.
Kristi Garman and Joe Cerrato were East Canton Teens of the month. Garman was hoping to attend North East Ohio College Of Medicine and become an obstetrician or pediatrician. Cerrato planned to attend either The Ohio State University or the University of Michigan.
A day of literacy was observed in Canton Local Schools. At Prairie College Elementary Jacob Fowler's mother, Abby, was reading to the students there. They included Megan Bichsel, Brittany Schwitzgebel, T.J. Stelluto, Katie Uminski and Sarah Wood.
25 YEARS AGO
Both the East Canton Wizards and the Hornets had heart-breaking losses during the week. The Wizards lost at the buzzer when Minerva's Michelle Vinez scored to go up 53-52. East Canton was led in scoring by Kelly Heinzeroth, 14 points. The Hornets lost, 77-68 in double overtime to league-leading Tusky Valley. Four Hornets were in double figures, including Jim Young's 21 and Jerry Harris' 20.
Student director Brian Jones was leading the Canton South Wildcat Pep Band. Jones was also a trombonist in the band. The 23-member band was performing at all home basketball games, as well as at Canton Invader games, for the Stark County Board of Mental Retardation School at Southgate Plaza and at other civic functions.
East Sparta students were learning about native American culture from Marlington graduate Stephen Rickard, whose Indian name was Red Tail. Students shown looking at Rickard's 1830s, heavily-beaded costume were Tom Fornash, Kim Livengood, Stephanie Dazey, Angie Brinkman and Diana Dieringer.
50 YEARS AGO
East Canton students were chosen to be in the Stark County Select Band. They included Becky Morrison, flute, Sandy Lindamood, clarinet; Grant Varian, cornet; and David Edwards, French horn. The band was rehearsing for a concert at the Canton Memorial Auditorium There were 135 members.
The Canton South Wildcats remained unbeaten, as they defeated Canton McKinley at the Canton Fieldhouse and the Massillon Tigers, at the South gymnasium. The talented, tall and experienced Wildcats had a rough start against the Bulldogs but were able to pull out a win to run their record to 9-0. Against the Tigers, Jim Warstler had 28 points and Dick Cunningham had 19.
The Sandy Valley Cardinals "shellacked" the East Canton Hornets, by a score of 54-36, It was Sandy's sixth win in seven games. Gary Provance led the Cards with 24 points. Barrick led the Hornets, with 18.
100 YEARS AGO
Catherine Henry, 86, of Near North Industry, died on a Saturday afternoon at her home as a result of burns she received that morning. Her clothes caught fire when she was removing hot cinders from a coal stove. Her cries summoned members of the family, who put out the flames. However, she was badly burned on her face and body.
Dr. Harsh was giving a talk on "The use and the abuse of medicine" to the men's Bible class at the Lutheran Sunday School in Magnolia on a Sunday morning. An invitation was extended to class members and others to come out and hear him.
William Welker was elected a director in the Pike township Insurance Company.