FIVE YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
• The Canton South Medical Center had just moved to a new location a half mile south of their previous location on Cleveland Avenue South. Practicing at the new site near Canton South High School was Dr. Rebecca Andaloro, Dr. Vincent Walsh and physical therapist Jason McDonald.
• Boy Scouts Joey Stelluto, Tanner Stelluto, Joey Nutter, Jeff Humberson, Josh Hester and Kyle Greer were shown with scout master Michael Medley. Troop 38 in East Sparta was celebrating its 70th anniversary.
• Outrage was expressed over the theft of a 160-year-old bell from St. Paul's United Church of Christ's front yard. Weighing 750 pounds, "You just could not throw it on the back of a pickup truck," said church member John Seidel.
10 YEARS AGO
• Debbie Wissuchek was selected as the Canton South Junior Guild "Clubwoman of the year." She was chosen because of her "positive attitude, enthusiasm and tireless dedication."
• The Sandy Valley wrestling team defeated Malvern and Tusky Central Catholic. Against Malvern, pins were recorded for Joey Essig, Jesse Groff, Justin Flott, Dan Mockerman and Mat Gruber. Their record improved to 14-4.
• Previous East Canton elementary teacher, Mary Cochran, was shown in Syria where she and her husband Mike, lived for a year. They stayed in Damascus, near where the Apostle Paul's life was transformed supernaturally. They felt they had reached their goals of growing spiritually, reaching out to churches in the town and learning the Arabic language.
25 YEARS AGO
• Michelle Bell was crowned homecoming queen before the Canton South-Louisvlle boys basketball game. Ron Lewis was crowned the king. During the game, South defeated Louisville 60-54. South had a lot of problems with missed free throws and lay-ups, and star player Stan Aukamp fouling out in the third quarter. Ty Ross led the scoring with 16, and led the comeback against the Leopards.
• At the East Canton council meeting, engineer Richard Friedl reported progress was made with the Stark County Metropolitan Sewer district, as well as the senior citizens-shopping center proposed for the corner of South Wood Street and East Walnut. The developers of the proposed center were seeking funds.
• Tim Johnstone was appointed to the vacant seat on Magnolia Council. Council member Bill Green was re-elected president of council. Mayor Robert Leach was also appointed on the Stark County Regional Planning Commission.
50 YEARS AGO
• The Robertsville Community Institute was preparing to celebrate its golden anniversary. The 50th annual institute would be held there at the Robertsville Grange Hall. Featured speaker both days were Guy Outlaw, United States Army chaplain, from St. Louis, Missouri. The president of the institute was Lloyd Sponseller. Charles Ossler was vice president.
• The Wildcats went down to their first defeat when they met the McKinley Bulldogs in their second battle of the two teams for the season. Dick Cunningham, 6-3, led South with 15 points, and Rick Nunley added 14.
• Officers were chosen for the American-Italian Club Auxiliary in Waynesburg. They included Julia DelCorso, president; Donna Adams, vice president; Clara Mutigli, secretary; and Helen Carpino, treasurer. Hostesses for the next meeting would be Bruna Rugani, Betty DiDente and Paula Pisani.
100 YEARS AGO
• A report was given about Rose Township Schools to see if it was meeting standards. In scholarship, the report said it was pleased to say it compared with other cities and villages. The report said the girls were unable to grasp the principles of arithmetic that equaled the boys. The report said the greatest need of improvement was neatness by the teachers. Joseph Rea, the examiner, had a problem with the way the teachers were folding their papers,
• Fernando the Great was giving a splendid exhibition of modern hypnotism in the Waynesburg hall on a Monday evening. His real name was Fernando Lautzenheiser, and he had also served for surgical operations.
• Lewis G. Kemp, son of Lewis and Elizabeth Kemp, died at St. Lukes Hospital in Cleveland, where he had undergone surgery for stomach trouble. Kemp died at the age of 55, leaving behind his wife and five children. He was an active member of the United Brethren Church where he led the choir for more than 25 years. "Duirng his last days he spoke many times of his trust in God, believing that he would do what was best for him."