TEN YEARS AGO - 2007
The Port Washington Elementary building was demolished in preparation for a new building to be erected. A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new school was scheduled for Oct. 21.
Shauna Cox helped cartoonist Jeff Nicholas in a program offered at the Newcomerstown Public Library.
Animals, some dead, were removed from a home on River Street and from a home in Gilmore. A Columbus woman owned both houses and her mother and aunt were occupants of both houses. Tuscarawas County Humane Society officials said conditions were deplorable.
Shyanne Bowman, Kelsi Freshwater, Joy Heller, Felicia Lane, Elaina LIllibridge and Allison Norman were West Lafayette Homecoming queen candidates.
Deaths: M. June Gilmore, Newcomerstown; Dorothy Ann (Roenbaugh) Bliss, Newcomerstown; Charles Blackwood, Gnadenhutten; Donald Carlisle, Tuscarawas; Vera Harrison, West Lafayette; Mary Jane Lange, Plainfield; Francis Ross Jr., formerly of Newcomerstown; Roy Ruby Jr., West Lafayette; Maxine "Jane" Sica, Dover; Richard Smallcombe, New Philadelphia; Opal Wilson, Otsego; Mildred Wolfe, Port Washington.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1997
Streets of Newcomerstown lined with spectators for annual Fourth of July parade.
W.M. Brode Company of Newcomerstown selected as general contractor for million dollar swimming pool and outdoor deck renovation project expected to be completed by May 1998 at Salt Fork State Park Lodge.
Tri-County Ambulance Service was celebrating its 25th Anniversary.
Married: Mr. and Mrs. John (Rosezetti) Conlon, Newcomerstown, 40th anniversary.
July 19; Mr. and Mrs. Larry (Wilma) Marlatt, 25th anniversary, July 15.
Deaths: Ret AF Major Richard L. Day, 65; Helen M. Fisher, 77; Catherine E. Fechuch, 74; Marie Mallett Salerno; Kerry Evelyn Roeder, 92; Andy Mitchell, 74.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1987
Football players from Newcomerstown, Ridgewood and Indian Valley South were participating in Dover-New Phiadelphia Times- Reporter 10th Annual East-West Charity All-Star Football Game. Trojans head coach Craig Collins was coach of the West All-Stars including Newcomerstown players John Buss, Todd Hines, Steve Durr and Dan Mizer, and Ridgewood players, John Slusser, Ed Honabarger, Shawn Borden, and Curtis Hawk. On the East squad from Indian Valley South were Paul Triplett, Bill Jones, Chris Coulson, and Randy Wells.
Married: Lori Ann Whyde and James A. Glazer, April 18; Susan Kenney and Jerry Regula, June 27; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur N. (Hellen) Dennis, Newcomerstown, 40th anniversary, June 27; Mr. and Mrs. David T. (Eleanor) Sweitzer, Newcomerstown, 25th anniversary, July 7; Mr. and Mrs. John (Rosezetti) Conlon, Guernsey, 30th anniversary, July 19.
Deaths: John H. Eagon, 62; May Miller, 71; Lloyd Geiogue, 91; Mary Jane Lippencott, 83; Jerry Brigham Jr., 26; Charles Abbuhl, 68; Laura M. Goshorn, 102; Eugene V. Randles, 63; Maude Clark Yaus, 83.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1977
Five-day Ohio Baseball Hall of Fame Celebration in Newcomerstown huge success with eight baseball greats inducted into Hall of Fame. Attending were Walter Alston, Warren Giles, Ted Kluszewski and William F. McKinley. Unable to attend were Early Wynn Lou Boudreau, Johnny VanderMeer and Roger Peckinpaugh.
Linda Kohl crowned Ohio Baseball Hall of Fame Celebration Queen before a crowd of over 3,000 in Lee Stadium. Bonnie Jo Ellis and Laura Huffman were runners-up.
Thomas Eakin, founder-director of Cy Young Baseball Museum here presented Bill "Wamby" Wambsganss a plaque during the Hall of Fame Celebration. Wambsganss completed the only unassisted triple play in World Series history in the 1920 Series won by his Cleveland Indians over the Brooklyn Dodgers.
West Lafayette Church of the Nazarene marked its 50th anniversary.
Mr. and Mrs. Foster T. Blind, Port Washington R.D. 1, celebrated their 50th anniversary July 12.
Deaths: Rev. Henry Holyoak, 62; Mrs. Lizzie Hinds, 63; Kenneth E. Brown, 63; Gordon Wearsch, 71; Roscoe Hollingsworth, 88; Mrs. Harlan (Sadie) Hockenbraugh; Walter M. Addy, 57.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1967
Every property owner on River St. from Church to Canal streets attended village council meeting to object to widening River St.
Newcomerstown school board adopted budget of $812,378 for 1967-68 school year.
Lt. Col. Robert Eagon and Ohio State University football coach Woody Hayes, both former Newcomerstown residents, met in Vietnam while Hayes was on tour there and Eagon was executive director of an Army hospital in Vietnam.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1957
Glenn Hurst elected commander of American Legion
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1947
90 enrolled in Daily Vacation Bible School.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1937
Excavation begun for new post office building.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1927
Dean Beauregard went to Honduras to serve as civil engineer for United Fruit Co.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1917
Reuben Wiandt celebrates 80th birthday.
ONE HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS AGO - 1907
William C. Huston catches 25- pound catfish in basin near mill.