TEN YEARS AGO -- 2007
Thomas C. Eakin, president and founder of the Ohio Baseball Hall of Fame, presented the HOF "Man of the Year" award to Ed Gibson of Newcomerstown.
Supt. Jeff Staggs told the Newcomerstown Board of Education the school district would lose $32,947.51 as a result of cuts from the federal government funding.
A North Canton man was found dead in his car along I-77, just south of Newcomerstown. It was reported he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Deaths: Bertha Elizabeth Butcher, 1914-2007; Matthew R. Glazer, 1992-2007; Helen Darlene Smith, 1948-2007.
Denny Ross presented BJ McFadden, director of "The Music Man" production in Newcomerstown, with a gold leaf for the Old Main Street Museum in recognition of her efforts.
Overall winners in the Cy Young Run included Jack Lenhoff and Megan Hill in the two-mile run and Dan Patterson and Megan Hill in the four-mile run.
TWENTY YEARS AGO -- 1997
Newcomerstown's July 4th celebration was to include fireworks, grand parade, kiddie parade, ice cream social at the Temperance Tavern Museum, donkey bingo and more.
Dave Leading appointed to fill Newcomerstown Village Council seat vacated by Jill Alles, who resigned.
50th annual West Lafayette Homecoming held with Shelly Kirker crowned Senior Queen; Amy McQuiston, Junior Queen; and Kirstie Kolmerten, Mini-Queen.
David Mast, principal of Ridgewood High School, resigned and was being replaced by Ridgewood teacher David Hire.
Indian Valley FFA officers team attended an officers retreat at FFA Camp Muskingum.
Deaths: Ruth M. Johnson, 77, Jaykob Lee Wigfield-Waller, infant.
THIRTY YEARS AGO -- 1987
Mrs. Virgil (Iris) Fruchey appointed to Newcomerstown Village Council to fill the last few months of the unexpired term of Richard Stoffer, who resigned due to health reasons, but who planned to run for re-election in the November election.
Efforts continued in campaign to raise funds for new pool at Cy Young Park. Some $25,000 had been donated or pledged and bricks with personalized messages were being sold to raise money towards the $90,000 goal.
The 45-member Trojan Marching Band, directed by Stephen Hildreth, performed at Cedar Point Amusement Park.
Annual Port Washington alumni banquet attended by 146; James W. Bates elected president for 1988.
FORTY YEARS AGO -- 1977
Third annual Ohio Baseball Hall of Fame Celebration in Newcomerstown July 12-16 under the leadership of Gary King, Don Frye, Richard Young, Dennis Ross, Pat Yanai, Bev Shamrock, Violet Myers and Kathy Ellis. "Mr. Banjo" Jerry Weaver and LuLu of television's "Hee Haw" among performers booked for the event.
Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce Christmas Light Fund exceeded its total, taking in $3,768; 12 strands of lighted garlands to be purchased for village.
Ridged School District faced with possibility of closing its schools after voters rejected a school levy for the third time.
Garry Sterrett hird as Trojan head basketball coach
Married: Miss Jean Elaine Shalosky and Samuel T. Billings, June 11; Gladys Jean Baumgardner and Mark Charles Buehler, May 28.
Deaths: Elliott Jack Draper, Sr.
FIFTY YEARS AGO -- 1967
Bill Heifner received 16-year perfect attendance pin from the Rotary Club.
July 13-15 proclaimed "Cy Young Days" by Mayor Chester Shamrock.
Delphine Newby, 25, Newcomerstown, killed in crash on Rt. 16-36 just west of here.
Wheeling Local School of Guernsey notified of approval of their application for $36,265 for implementing a year-round Headstart program.
Barn on farm of Mrs. Charles Robinson, R.D. 2, caught fire after being struck by lightning and burned to the ground.
Married: Miss Lana Glazer and Thomas Loader; Miss Gayle Armburster and Dr. William E. Hendricks; Miss Margaret L. Ott and Donald W. Berger.
Death: Gomer Lewis, 78.
SIXTY YEARS AGO -- 1957
Airmen slate four-state Fly-In Sunday, July 28.
John Scott take over position as local postmaster.
Dr. Don Warren starts medical practice
Deaths: Mrs. Morton M. McCrone, 53; John R. Rose, 63; Ermel Durben, 46.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO -- 1947
Ortt Motor Co. grand opening set for Saturday.
Wendell Yanai elected president of Lions Club
Elks win four softball games
Marriages: Isabel Baltrusatis and Joseph Pavilunas; Betty Glazer and Clarence Everhart; Rosemary Reed and Edwin Harris; Helen Hart and Arthur Dennis.
Heller and Clow plants close for inventory and vacation period.
Rev. Glenn Cornell succeeds Rev. Lonzo Green as pastor of Trinity Methodist Church. Rev. S.P. Ozmun transferred from West Lafayette to Broadway Methodist Church, New Philadelphia.
Lions and Rotary clubs schedule donkey basketball game Aug. 26.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO -- 1937
Canton firm is low bidder on Post Office building
Miss Myrtle Hensel and Charles Ray married at new home in Shady Bend.
New pumper firetruck arrives.
Great throngs attend merchants' campaign and Lincoln Zephyr is drawn by Gus Shalosky.
Jesse Alexander, 90,Civil War veteran, dies.
Elizabeth Richmond is bride of Eugene Barr of Dover.
Newcomerstown High School Athletic Assn. takes in $1,332.57 during past year.
NINETY YEARS AGO -- 1927
Miss Roslie Dewitt is married to Oliver Wolf of Newark.
Lorin Vogenitz, 59, local merchant, dies at Radium Hospital in Columbus.
George Phillips, 38, former resident, dies at Barnesville after two-day illness.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO -- 1917
Home Improvement Co. completes contract with Heller Bros for rebuilding and operating the former Rex File Co.
Red Cross branch organized here with Rev. F.F. Brown president
Megenthaler Linotype now in operation at The News.
Clow baseball team defeats Zanesville, 4-2.
ONE HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS AGO -- 1907
Communiry picnic basket will be held at Mulvane Free Park on July 4th.
Walter Booth seriously injured when struck by shovel while on camping trip.