FIVE YEARS AGO THIS WEEK / A portion of state Route 800 was closed until further notice in Pike Township after a crack appeared in the road. The Ohio Department of Transportation decided to close the road.
CANTON SOUTH NEWS Helen Trompower 330-484-5293 / Happy anniversary to Scott and Edie Hamilton, Jim and Cheryl Williams and Chuck and Kathy Morris.
FIVE YEARS AGO THIS WEEK / Alyse Bowling, a recent Sandy Valley graduate, signed a letter of intent to play softball at Capital University.
FIVE YEARS AGO THIS WEEK / The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival department of Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Pro Football Hall of Fame have named Mike Lancaster as Corporate Host Committee chairman during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival.
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CANTON SOUTH NEWS Helen Trompower 330-484-5293 / Hope everyone had a very enjoyable Fourth of July holiday. We did. We went camping at Meadow Lake Park in Wooster. We went there last year for Fourth of July week and they had the greatest fireworks on the lake.
FIVE YEARS AGO THIS WEEK / The 24th annual Loy Memorial Races were held on June 18 when a combined 83 runners participated. Denny Snyder, a 1988 East Canton High School graduate, was the overall winner of the 5K race during the Loy Memorial Races with a time of 19:20.
CANTON SOUTH NEWSHelen Trompower330-484-5293/ Wishing everyone a happy and safe 4th of July holiday!/ Happy anniversary to Mark and Rhonda Ochsenfeld and Terry and Debbie Griffith./ A special July 4 birthday greeting goes out to Beverly Hinkel.
FIVE YEARS AGO THIS WEEK / East Canton Mayor Reggie McGee was battling PKD -- Polycystic Kidney Disease -- the same disease that claimed the life of his father in 1971, at the age of 42.
CANTON SOUTH NEWS Helen Trompower 330-484-5293 SBlt Hope everyone has a very nice July 4th holiday. Don't forget to call and tell us about your celebrations. Also graduates, don't forget to call about your graduation celebrations!
FIVE YEARS AGO THIS WEEK / Fathers in the area were honored by their daughters and sons in the Press-News. Alaina, 5 years old, and Marisa Hall, 8 years old, were pictured with their dad, Jason. Marisa had this to say about her dad: "I love him.
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CANTON SOUTH NEWS Helen Trompower 330-484-5293 / Happy Father's Day to all of the fathers in the Press-News area.
CANTON SOUTH NEWS Helen Trompower 330-484-5293 / Happy anniversary to Marshall and Beverly Lewis, Tyler and Amanda Toussant, Walt and Steph Lowman, Doug and Denise Covert and Larry and Paula Stuckey.
FIVE YEARS AGO THIS WEEK / Several area athletes had successful appearances at the state track meet. Canton South's Eric Thompkins was the runner-up in the 200 meter run and third in the 100. East Canton Junior Duke Taylor was a state runner up in the discus throw.
You may notice that there is no picture with this remembrance of Sandy Easterday, a former long-time correspondent for the Press-News.
By Karen Mundy The Press-news
CANTON SOUTH NEWS Helen Trompower 330-484-5293 / Hope everyone had a very enjoyable Memorial Day holiday. / Happy anniversary to Ted and Barbara Wenger and Jon and Linda Brunner.
FIVE YEARS AGO THIS WEEK / Ian Mundy and Grant Bolanz, co-valedictorians, would address the class of 2011 at East Canton High School. This was the first class to graduate from the new high school.
FIVE YEARS AGO THIS WEEK / Sandy Valley High School and Canton South High School were announcing their top students for graduations being held. Kathleen Ott was valedictorian of the Sandy Valley class of 2011. Salutatorians were Alex Lincoln, Rachel Maurer and Kelli Mohr.
CANTON SOUTH NEWS Helen Trompower 330-484-5293 / Hope everyone has a happy and safe Memorial Day Holiday! / Happy anniversary to Ken and Sally Herbert, Rev. Earl and Judy Bailey and Steve and Sheila Doerschuk.
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FIVE YEARS AGO THIS WEEK / Army Spec. Michael J.
CANTON SOUTH NEWS Helen Trompower 330-484-5293 / Happy anniversary to John and Lori Schneider, Hugo and Linda Icardi, Roger and Shari Rodocker, Robert and Judy Carrick and Carl and Jean Ickes.