FIVE YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
• The Osnaburg Local Board of Education hired two coaches. Steve Miller was tapped as the new head football coach, and Jerry Reynolds was about to start his season as the head softball coach. Miller had coached at Malvern and Marlington. Reynolds had coached at Malone College, West Virginia State College, Mt. Vernon College and Heritage Christian School.
• Canton Local art students shared award wining art work. They were Heidi Unkefer, Alexander Kumm, Elizabeth Fach and Ashley Bristow. Faircrest students gaining recognition for their art work were Rebecca Bradley and Natalie Skelley. These students received their awards at the Scholastic Art Competition held at Kent State University, Stark campus.
• Five wrestlers represented Sandy Valley High School in the district tournament. They were Luke Lehmiller, John Marcoaldi, Anthony Vissoc, Kefton O'Bradovich and Ethan Leyda. Leyda made the deepest run of all the Cardinals in the tournament but fell in the third round of the consolation bracket.
10 YEARS AGO
• Canton South junior Kristen Stryker was shown shaking hands with President George W. Bush, in Washington D.C. He thanked her for her volunteer work. Stryker was one of 20 nationwide recipients of the President's Community Volunteer Awards.
• Members of the Marraccini family were saying good-bye to three members of their family who were being deployed to Kuwait. The married couple, Jimmy and B.J. Marraccini and Jimmy's brother Michael Marraccini were with the Ohio Army National Guard 1485 Transportation Company.
• Senior Ashley Currence was shown dribbling down court as the East Canton Wizards beat Open Door Christian in the sectional tournament final. This win gave coach Tom Davis his 27th consecutive sectional title. Katy Arick led all scorers in the game with 28, followed by Currence with 22. Ashlee Mundy had 16 rebounds.
25 YEARS AGO
• During the Canton Township Board of Trustees meeting, trustee Mike Krebs reported a McDonald's Restaurant would be coming to the Canton South area. It would be located on Cleveland Avenue South, in the Southgate Shopping Center.
• PAC 7 was the name chosen for the new league that Sandy Valley and East Canton would compete in starting with football in the 1989-90 school year. Other members of the league would be Tusky Valley, Coventry, Fairless, Manchester and Tuslaw. East Canton athletic director said the teams in the new league would be more equal than those in the Senate league. David Redd, assistant principal at Sandy Valley High School, had the same comment, but added traveling time and expense would be more economical in the league for Sandy as well.
• Stan Aukamp's 20 points led Canton South to a 77-71 victory over Lake, ending the Cats season in a big way. This made up for the loss at Lake earlier in the season. Coach Jack Fuller said his team played well and had good balance in scoring.
50 YEARS AGO
• Mrs. Barbara Dagenhard, a former Magnolia resident, had the lead in the musical, "Bye, Bye Birdie," playing in the Pittsburgh Playhouse. The play would was running from Dec. 29 through Feb. 24. Dagenhard had studied for two years at Indiana University. She was also asked to take the lead in "Little Mary Sunshine" in June at the Chippewa Summer Theater, in Beaver Falls, Pa.
• Terry Tatura, a 14 years old from East Canton, earned the Boy Scouts highest honor-- the Eagle Award. He was the second youth in Troop 36 to do so, and the first since the Lowell D. Oberly American Legion Post 667 took over sponsorship. Philip Linerode was the other youth to earn the honor, in 1951.
• Canton South continued its undefeated season in the Class AA League, with a 75-49 win over the visiting Fairless Falcons. Coach Red Ash gave his whole team a chance to play, but he still had four people in double figures. Dick Cunningham had 19, Jim Warstler, 17, Rick Nunley, 15, and substitute Ron Miller, 12.
100 YEARS AGO
• David Richards of Magnolia, had a "wood chopping" at Brankel's. David said if grandma would roast a turkey, he would have a chopping, and it was a bargain. While the wood was flying, grandma Brankel had the turkey browning, and was busy preparing a palatable dinner, which was enjoyed by all, "as grandma can't be beat when it comes to a sumptuous dinner."
• Notice in the Magnolia news: "Dear friend: please bring back the fountain pen and lay it on the counter where you got it."
• Charles Youtz and Alice Snyder, both of Mapleton, were married on a Wednesday evening at 8. They were both said to be prominent young people, and best wishes were sent to them.
• Several Waynesburg people were planning a trip to Washington for the inauguration. (Woodrow Wilson was being inaugurated on March 4, 1913)