While looking through his mother's (Marjorie Bean) old photo albums, Bill Bean, formerly of Newcomerstown, came upon this post card of Main St. (looking west). The post card was dated 1907 and was produced by the George A. Beers & Co. Druggists. The first building to the left is the Baltimore Clothing Co. located at that site from 1895 to about 1970 when it was torn down. Dr. C.A. Hanson had his office in the second story of the building from 1925 to about 1963.
TEN YEARS AGO - 2000
Schools set to open Aug. 29.
Newcomerstown Village Council gave first reading to ordinance waiving residency requirements for Police Chief Brian Hursey, a resident of West Lafayette, to be permanently appointed as chief.
Deaths: Teresa Gump Stocker, 38; Katherine L. Hibben, 88; Imogene Hart, 68; Warren E. "Gene" Lewis, 87; John P. Davies, 83.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1990
Delaware Indians chiefs to be in Newcomerstown Aug. 26 to plant and dedicate symbolic "Peace Tree" on site of former capital of the Delaware Indian nation. A turtle-shaped monument was constructed at Riverside Manor care center, Pilling St.
Robert Glazier hired as NHS principal.
Married: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Daugherty, Newcomerstown, 40th anniversary, Aug. 12; Mr. and Mrs. Harold (Mabel) Johnson, West Lafayette, 50th anniversary, Aug. 31.
Deaths: Carrie A. Jones, 74; Wilma Moore Amicone, 76; Edna L. Henry, 88; Byron Dunlap, 81; Glen C. Campbell, 46; Robert E. Darr, 61; Michael R. Berkshire, 51; Charles Hammond, 76; Alice Johnson, 79.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1980
Rainstorms caused flooding throughout southeastern Ohio; Cambridge among hardest hit with damages estimated at more than $40 million. Salt Fork Lake crested at about 8.5 feet above normal, flooding docks and scattering boats.
Newcomerstown schools to open Aug. 26 with Grant Sheppard, superintendent. Classes at Ridgewood start Aug. 27.
Norma Rutledge, Newcomerstown, retired from Ohio Power Co. ending a 35-year career.
Married: Mari Rene Bartholow and Daniel P. Rockaway, Aug. 2; Donna Jean Martin and Cecil LaCroix Jr., July 26; Lori Lee Pattison and James Orr, July 24; Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur (Dorothy) Barthalow, Newcomerstown, 35th anniversary, Aug. 14.
Deaths: Erva Fletcher, 95; Virginia Leon Peddicord, 69; Lucille Lafferty, 84; James M. Baugher, 64; Agatha Peggy Cunningham, 57; Erica Louise Little, infant daughter of Ronald and Karen Little.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1970
Ten persons injured at Port Washington Fireman's Jubliee when carnival ride collapsed.
Local grocery prices: bread, 10¢ loaf; one-pound coffee, 79¢; semi-boneless ham, 63¢ per pound; bologna, two pounds, 99¢; bananas, 10¢ per pound; gallon milk, 79¢.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1960
Phillip, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Arth, Newcomerstown R.D. 2, promoted to Lance Cpl. while serving with Third Marine Division in Okinawa.
Mrs. Mary Mardis, W. Canal St., won the Merchant's Bonanza.
Deaths: Howard Mack, 57; Albert Groff, 85; Mrs. James Lyons; Mrs. Henry Emig, 85; Mrs. Ina Smith.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1950
Pfc. Paul E. Clum wounded in action in Korea.
Charles Lieser, Oakland Hgts., accepts position in Coshocton County schools.
Married: Bonnie Lee Moore and Herschel Ford; Roma Joanne Perry and Charles W. Gates.
Deaths: Cora (Coe) Nieghbor, 78; Mrs. Walter Brown, 19; Elmer N. Sneary 41; Mrs. Sarah Ann Sanders, 90.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1940
Sewer on Chapman Ave. must be re-laid as line is too shallow.
Horace Muchelnaus, 82, dies after long illness.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1930
Miss Lucille Beeks is married at the Little Church Around the Corner in New York City to Raymond C. Cake, Cleveland.
Three mild cases of infantile paralysis reported.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1920
Albert Zimmer and family motor to Washington, Pa.
Miss Iris Neal and J. Mohler married at Columbus, to reside in Newark.
James Harstine, 54, well-known stocker buyer, dies of heart attack.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1910
Rev. W. Carhart, McConnelsvile, accepts pastorate of Newcomerstown and West Lafayette Presbyterian churches.
Ladies of the Maccabees enjoy picnic at Will Palmer farm.
Novelty Brick Works receives largest number of orders in history.