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Memory Lane

Published: August 9, 2017 12:00 AM

TEN YEARS AGO -2007

Newcomerstown council reported the 2007 street resurfacing project should be completed by Sept. 15.

Ridgewood High School reported Scott Kaufman would become the school's new athletic director.

Newcomerstown Police Chief Tim Miller responded to comments made by Dan Kinsey, owner of the Cooley Hotel building, noting that Kinsey had been sent 13 letters or correspondences regarding the state of the structure.

Ed Gibson, Gary Chaney and John Cole of Newcomerstown presented Johan Santana, 2006 Cy Young Award winner, with a jacket on behalf of the Cy Young Festival.

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Marriage: Lisa Michelle Wolfe and Corey Dean Patterson.

50th Anniversary: Jim and Judy Wolff, Newcomerstown; Eugene and Betty Zinkon, Coshocton.

Deaths: Victor L. "Vic" Caruso, 77, West Lafayette; Betty Eileen Haver, 78, Newcomerstown; Mary Willis Moore, 97, formerly of Newcomerstown; Randy Warren St.John, 48, Newcomerstown; Joseph Scott Mitchell, 32, Welch, Minn.; Bertha E. Murphy, 93, Newcomerstown.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1997

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Edith M. Lee, prominent civic and business leader in Newcomerstown for many years and widow of the late Attorney C. Vernon Lee, died at age 85.

Guernsey County deputies, Howard and Marie Caldwell, conducted the annual inspection of Birds Run Grange.

Daniel Adkins, son of Donald and Linda Atkins, Port Washington, and a member of Birmingham Boy Scout Troop 560, earned his Eagle Scout Award.

Clear Fork Baptist Church, Birmingham, was celebrating its 175th anniversary.

Deaths: Albert A. Etling, 56; Owen E. "Jim" Mardis, 78; Victor E. Peters, 88.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1987

Ronald Little, 15, son of Kenneth and Kathy Little of Newcomerstown, was killed in a motorcycle-vehicle accident on Co. Road 21-A.

Rev. William C. Haggis II was to be installed as pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Evangelical Church in Newcomerstown.

Jazz trombonist Gary Carney, formerly of Newcomerstown, was appearing with The Day Dreamers at Coshocton Lake Park.

Married: Jacqueline Sue Sharrock and John Clayton Drinkard, July 4.

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Steiner, Newcomerstown R.D. 1, 40th anniversary, Aug. 24.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Garretson, 40th anniversary, Aug. 12.

Deaths: Harold Clum, 58; Walter E. Caldwell, Jr., 56; Clyde E. Schumaker, 81; Thomas M. Mozena, 60; Donald Spinks, 63.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1977

Controversy continued over annexation of Co. Road 15 in Oxford Twp. into the Village of Newcomerstown for a sewer line extension. Mayor Robert Hall issued a statement to opposing petitioners in an effort to clarify misunderstandings about the annexation.

Skateboard popularity menaced village streets and sidewalks. Councilman B.B. Bowling was appointed to investigate and resolve the problems.

Jeff Logan, running back for The Ohio State University Buckeyes and an active member of the Ohio State Chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, to speak Aug. 14 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Newcomerstown.

An estimated 300 persons from all parts of the United States attended the silver anniversary of the National Nudist Council at Whispering Winds in Devil's Den Park near Gilmore.

Married: Pamela Sue Little and Randal Howard Kohser, July 23; Janet Kay Miller and Gary Lane Hoffman, June 18.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Robinson, Newcomerstown, 40th anniversary.

Deaths: John M. Hughell, 75; Lois Ruby, 72.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1967

New athletic complex to open in Newcomerstown with the first football game of 1967 on Sept. 8.

Seaman Recruit George R. Ortt, 506 Railroad St., Newcomerstown, participated in a "Salute to the Flag" ceremony at Soldiers Field in Chicago.

Newcomerstown Trojans are champions of the Tuscarawas County Babe Ruth League, defeating Middle, 5-3.

Second Lt. Donald M. "Buck" Wilson, 28, Newcomerstown, was killed in action in Vietnam.

19th annual Bakersville Homecoming set for Aug. 11-12.

Married: Linda Hill and Jerry Porteus; Gloria Kay Broome and Jack. L. Nixon.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dreher, 50th anniversary.

Deaths: George W. Phillips, 58; Mrs. Mary Arminta Eckelberry, 86; James Craigo, 32; F. W. Schrader, 77; Mrs. Paul M. Fowler, 81.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1957

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Merkle, Port Washington, die within 11 hours of each other on July 31.

The Rev. Clare St. John of Tiffin, Ohio, is the new pastor of Church of the Nazarene. He succeeds the Rev. J. Donald Carrico, who moved to Ironton.

An annual golf tournament sponsored by The Newcomerstown News with 48 entries goes into the second round with 24 golfers left.

The Port Washington Homecoming attracts large crowds.

Fred Zimmer, Canton, a native of Newcomerstown, was named manager of Ohio Power Co. for the New Philadelphia District.

William C. Murphy was killed in a crash near New Philadelphia.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Yingling move to Bensonville, Ill.

Married: Carol Miller and Dale Roe in St. Francis deSales Church; Evelyn June Gray and Daniel Mathias; Mary E. Martin and Raymond W. Miller.

Deaths: Mrs. Artha M. Fisher, 76; Harvey H. Grewell, 49; Harold C. Merkle, 54; Mrs. Verna Merkle, 56.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1947

500 people attend the Moose Lodge picnic at Forney's Grove, Birds Run.

Mercury climbs to 95 degrees on the hottest day of the summer.

Fred Reed was named mayor after Forest Smith resigned.

Don Wolff hired as high school instructor. Ms. Verna Merkle and Mrs. Wallace Bowers hired as elementary teachers in local school.

Married: Eileen Reed of Newark and Roy VanScyoc, E. Canal Street.

Deaths: Mrs. Augusta Mae Wise, 66; Julie Hunt, 23.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1937

J. Earl Tufford wins Democratic nomination for mayor.

First concrete for the new post office poured this week.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1927

Squirrel hunting banned this year.

Barn belonging to Rollin Stocker, mail carrier, destroyed by fire.

Deaths: Victor A. McCowan, 49; Samuel Rush, 48.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1917

Lorin Johns injured when his Buick 6 crashes into a Port Washington bridge.

Atty. Brooklyn Bridge and R. L. Shoemaker pass physical examinations to attend second officers reserve corps.

Married: Maude McPherson and Dr. Clifford Pinkerton; Raymond H. Best and Mary Augusta McConnell.

ONE HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS AGO - 1907

Professor A.A. Schear re-employed as principal of Newcomerstown High School.

Bert Weaver, 27, Pennsylvania Railroad brakeman, killed at work.


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