FIVE YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
/ Members of Robertsville Grange celebrated 100 years of service to the community on a Sunday. A review of the history of the grange was provided at the celebration. John Clapper, the previous year's master of the Grange, was pictured.
/ Logan Trbovich of Waynesburg received honors for having the grand champion market hog at the Carroll County Fair. He also broke a record for the sale of the hog at $10 per pound for a 269-pound hog.
/The West defeated the East, 20-12, at the Stark County high school football all-star game. Eric Thompkins of Canton South caught a 34-yard touchdown pass. Cody Hughes and Zak Monte of Sandy Valley joined East Canton's Niko Dimos, Landon Schmidt and Kyle Thompson on the East squad.
10 YEARS AGO
/ Waynesburg lost a bit of its history when it was blown away in a storm. On July 22, high winds and storms destroyed the former Elsass Ben Franklin building. The Press-News ran photos and a feature story telling about how the building dated back to 1870 when John Elsass and Aaron Burr Beans ran the Elsass & Beans Dry Good Store. Beans was the nephew of the famous Aaron Burr, who shot and killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel.
/ A surprise family reunion was held for Ned and Kathleen Aquino of East Canton. The event was given by their children and held in the Boseman, Mont., home of Steve and Georgia Stith. A scheduled family portrait was also part of the surprise and the Press-News had the photo in the newspaper.
/ Debbie Wissuchek and Helen Trompower represented the Canton South Gavel Club and the Junior Guild at the state-wide meeting. It was held at the University Plaza Hotel, in Columbus.
25 YEARS AGO
/ Local farmers said they needed rain, rain and more rain. Don Shearer of East Canton was showing how the lack of precipitation was affecting his corn crop. Kenneth Varian of Varian Orchards also said the dry conditions would affect some of his apple crop.
/ The librarians at the Sandy Valley Branch Library were inviting the public to come in and see their new front desk. branch head librarian Gloria English and librarian Mary Beth Shine were pictured at the new desk.
/ North Industry Christian Church was holding Bible studies during the summer months. A cottage meeting would be held at the home of Mal and Dauna Liotti to get better acquainted with the new minister of education and youth. He was Ernie Campbell.
50 YEARS AGO
/ The Waynesburg Presbyterian Church, defending champions of the Sandy Valley Church Softball League, bested the Little Country Church softball team, 7-5. The Presbyterians trailed 6-1 in the sixth inning but a grand slam by the "Presbies" star shortstop Eddie Hepner helped the team to the victory.
/ The headline said Pike Grangers host inmates and the story said the members were picnic hosts for two cottages at the Massillon State Hospital. Ernest Albaugh was the community service chairman. Helping him were Vivian Jones, Edna Evans, Wilma McCallister, Rachel Jenkins and Phyllis Albaugh.
/ The East Canton Hornets were scheduled to play five home games in their gridiron season. The games would be against United Local, Dover St. Joseph, Tuslaw, Northwest and St. Thomas. The Dover game would be homecoming and the Tuslaw game would be dad's night.
100 YEARS AGO
/ William Lautzenheiser of Mapleton was making weekly trips over to see Margaret and he said, "Look out boys. You may hear wedding bells before long."
/ Magnolia made four scores in the first inning, putting them on easy street and helping them win 6-2. Greer had two base hits and struck out 15 batters.
/ A party of Waynesburg people were pleasantly entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin, who lived two miles west of Osnaburg. Twenty-three people partook of an excellent dinner.