TEN YEARS AGO - 2007
Lifeguards at the Newcomerstown pool waited on word about a possible raise.
The West Lafayette Homecoming court included: Queen Felicia Lane, Senior Queen Alice Wentz, Junior Queen Brehanna Wilden, and Mini Queen Kaitlyn Goodwill.
Area residents and officials were considering what to do about the old Cooley Hotel building on Canal Street.
Members of the Tuscarawas County Convention and Visitors Bureau toured the Olde Main Street Museum in Newcomerstown.
Clow Avenue / Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Homecoming scheduled for July 28-29 in Newcomerstown.
Rosalee and Harold Martin were chosen as grand marshals for the Kimbolton Homecoming Festival parade.
All local baseball and softball teams were pictured in a "Boys and Girls of Summer" presentation in The News
Deaths: Grace L. Grayhem, 66, Fort Myers, FL; Edna E. Schlupp, 72, Newcomerstown.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1997
Donald J. Ryan, Coshocton, named Chief of Police of Newcomerstown.
20th Annual Times-Reporter Charities All-Star Football Game set for July 25 at Dover's Crater Stadium. Newcomerstown coach Jeff Cook was coach of the West team and Bob Zontini, Indian Valley head coach was coaching the East team.
Newcomerstown athletes playing for the West included Loren Berger, Kris Bradford, Bob Dorsey, Lawrence Prysi and John Somogye, and Ridgewood players included Matt Colvin, Rick Poland, Kurt Reveal and Chad Wiggins. Indian Valley players for the East were Jeremy Bolon,Jamie Mason, Brian Migoni, Damon Shivers and Eric Wolfe.
Deaths: Arthur J. Sturtz, 84, and wife, Dorothy Sturtz, 80; Dona Kees, 62; Norma E. Welker, 76; Minnie A. Jones, 98.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1987
Approximately $30,000 raised towards $100,000 needed to build new pool at Cy Young Park.
Keith Russell named president of Newcomerstown Rotary Club, succeeding the late Charles Abbuhl. Jeff Orr was named vice president.
Brad Nolan, owner of Strength and Fitness Center in West Lafayette, took third place in American Drug Free Lifting Association championship in Lexington, KY, and would have placed higher but strained his back in competition.
Married: Cheryl McNally and Dale Miller, July 18; Theresa Lea Freeman and James John Berger, July 5; Mr. and Mrs. George (Louise) Booth, Egress Rd., Kimbolton, 40th anniversary, June 9; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rank, Newcomerstown, 40th anniversary, July 31.
Deaths: Stanley L. Johns, 50; Max Harold Downer, 83, Broadhead Rd., Kimbolton, killed in tractor accident.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1977
A.P. Yanai, 665 Wood Ave., Newcomerstown, won Ohio Lottery's 12th Millionaire jackpot, to be paid in $50,000 installments for 20 years.
Contributions exceeded $700 locally for Dress-A-Child for School project. Barbara Mathias and Virginia Knight were project chairmen.
Voters for Indian Valley School District to decide on $524,700 bond issue for athletic facilities improvements.
Deaths: George C. Barnhouse, 84; Mrs. Leslie (Alice) Besst, 74.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1967
5.9 mile U.S. Rt. 36 bypass near Newcomerstown reported 56% complete.
Don Brown, Charlie McPherson and Jim Marlatt named winners of model car contest sponsored by Lenzo Studio.
American Legion defeated the National League 11-8 in Little League action concluding Cy Young Centennial program here.
Ron Quillen of American League hit the lone homerun of the contest.
Arthur R. Wolff elected commander of Chapter 129 Disabled American Veterans.
Wheeling Local School District to have Head Start Program.
Walter R. Craigo, formerly of Newcomerstown, appointed managerof Modern Finance in Coshocton.
Mrs. Elsie Langell, 227 N. Spaulding Ave., won $100 in local Kroger Store contest.
Married: Miss Rita Ann Mullett and Francis Hinds; Miss Anne Patterson and Lon L. Gossett; Doris Etter and David Bowsher; Ann Lynnette Cappel and James R. VanSickle; Sherry Lynn Couts and Harvey E. Morrison.
Deaths: Mrs. Ida Mae VanSickle, 83; Mrs. Lucy Miller BonDurant; Oscar Kuenzel, 84; Emmet A. Craig, 80; Sam Harding, 80; Howard A. Rogers,77; Mrs. Kathryn Broome, 92; S.E. Strause; James B. Swigert, 83.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1957
Dr. Myron Saturski of Irvington, N.J., to practice medicine here starting the second week of August.
Asa Bluck wounded in shooting accident.
Port Washington to get natural gas service.
Jerry Baird, superintendent of Port Schools, resigns.
Married: Miss Velma Hothem and Donald Poland; Miss Darlene Thomas and Robert Armbruster; Miss Eleanor E. Ahle and John K. Kelly; Miss Betty Johnson and James Triplett; Miss Carol Neal and Victor I. Mareno, May 11; Miss Shirley Neal and James D. Spaulding , June 24; Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Johns, 50th anniversary, July 26; Mr. and Mrs Albert Mullett, 50th anniversary.
Deaths: F.B. Angle, 82; W.S. Palmer, 76; Hiriam V. Stocker, 74; William Burrier, 74; Ralph R. Castor, 69; Cheryl Sweitzer, 10; Mrs. Foster Quillen, 48; Doris J. Kearton, 16; Everett Baker, 54; Harry E. Cain, 48.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1947
Tri-County Sportsman's League wins County Vermin Hunt.
Wellington Gallagher new minister of local Church of Christ.
Rev. Glenn C. Cornell new Trinity Methodist minister.
Mercury drops to 42 degrees.
Deaths: Mrs. Pauline Wentz Shull, 69; Mrs. Arthur Zimmer; Miss Eliza Folgert, 73.
Married: Miss Ruth McCollum and Lee Schwab; Miss Eunice Craigo and Arthur Day; Miss Evelyn Lawrence and james Bouscher; Miss Mildred Glazer and John Totten.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1937
C.W. Resse resigns as manual arts instructor.
American Legion purchases Mulvane building on Canal St. with plans to move it to a new site and remodel for club.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1927
Married: Miss Forrest Blair and John Taylor; Miss Mary Thompson and Forest Edwards.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1917
Shullo Bros. file action in Common Please Court against Newcomerstown for $4,481.27 in damages as amount due on construction of sanitary sewer.
ONE HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS AGO - 1907
The Majic Theatre, Main St., purchased by Mayor Ackey of New Philadelphia and renamed The Family Theatre.
Married: Miss Donna Lacey and Edgar Browman; Miss Frances Adams of Circleville, and Rollin Duff; Miss Edith Hart and Dr. Leon Hartman, Salt Lake City, Utah.