TEN YEARS AGO - 2000
Newcomerstown Elks Hoop Shoot winners from Newcomerstown and Ridgewood school districts presented awards by Jim Conrad, Elks Exalted Ruler. Winners included Robb Hendershot, Nicholas Snell, Justin Burrier, Ben Hill, Terri Hamilton, Rachel Kehn, Maggie Nagle, Ryen Gress, Steffinee Powers, Kerrie Bahmer, Ashlee Moyer, Justin Dean.
Richard D. Smith recognized for 40 years service and membership in Newcomerstown Rotary Club.
Basketball: Trojan Matt Dansby scored 19 points in Newcomerstown's 61-56 win over Tusky Valley; Indian Valley defeated Claymont 60-57 in double overtime with Brave Aaron Haney scoring 20 points; Ridgewood lost to Hiland 65-56 and to Garaway 63-38.
Deaths: Miller (Bill) M. Krebs Jr., 75; Gladys R. Downs, 95; Harry C. Berg. 80; Barbra J. Roberts, 34; Charles N. Kail, 65; Mildred I. Lawrence, 89; Vida Loader Callentine, 79, Oct. 13 and her husband Donald L. Callentine, Nov. 6.
TWENTY YEARS AGO -1990
Simonds Industries Inc., Newcomerstown, held its seventh annual Suggestion System-Cost Reduction banquet at David Barber Civic Center with 150 persons attending. Plaques awarded for 1989 implemented suggestions went to Earl McCormick, Montel Collins, Burris Gardner, Dave Koval, Loren Stout, Ron Burrier, Rick Harper, Mike Hart, Raymond Heston, Art Hursey, Robin Lippencott, Bob Myers, Larry Stocker and Bill Treat.
Basketball: Trojans won over Malvern 83-73 led by Ryan Nigro with 22 points; Ridgewood defeated Strasburg 77-54; Indian Valley lost to Claymont 68-52.
Married: Beth Ann Hart and Gregg Allen Machan, Oct. 14; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph (Jane) Martin, Xenia, formerly of Newcomerstown, 25th anniversary, Feb. 14; Mr. and Mrs. Denver (Betty) McMullen, Newcomerstown, 40th anniversary, Feb. 12.
Deaths: Lucille Weaver, 79; William E. Kent, 47; Vernon A. Walrath, 80; George A. Phillips, 16; Evelyn Farnsworth, 66; Harold A. Smith, 91.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1980
Clyde Barthalow, retired school teacher and administrator, named "Citizen of the Year" by Knights of Columbus.
Newcomerstown won at Ridgewood 62-58 and brought home the Orange and Black trophy. Trojans Tim Davis and Brad Lineback selected game MVPs.
Indian Valley South Rebels finished regular season 17-3 after defeating Strasburg 39-38 on final second shot by Rebel Kevin Gray.
Roger George, Newcomerstown, and Chester Mizer and Vernon Mutti, both Stone Creek, among Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau delegates attending 61st annual meeting of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation in Columbus.
Married: Jean Marie Schorger and Douglas R. Brown, Dec. 15; Mr. and Mrs. John (Dorothy) McKean, Newcomerstown, 50th anniversary, Feb. 19; Mr. and Mrs. Eldon H. Waller, Newcomerstown, 50th anniversary, Feb. 1; Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Bordenkircher, Newcomerstown, 40th anniversary, Feb. 17.
Deaths: Gladys M. Ames, 74; Earl Hewitt, 54; Mrs. John (Anola) Gray, 74; Michael Graban, 70; Mrs. Homer (Lida) Hunter, 83; Emmet M. Partain Jr., 5; Burris H. Harding, 77.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1970
Parent-Teachers Assn. past presidents honored at Founder's Day observance including Mrs. Harry Langell, Vernon Powell, Mrs. Don Stevens, George Little, Mrs. Jack DeRing, Mrs. Robert (Janice) Riley, Mrs. William Regula and Vernon Gray.
Donald Shivers, West Lafayette, stabbed by Coshocton man.
Heller Tool retirees include Robert Fairchild, 35 years; Dwight Davies and Floyd Kinsey, 36 years, and George Frenton, 31 years. Receiving 35-year service pins were Arthur Smith, Glenn Bradshaw and Harold Groff.
Trojans finish season 10-8 after 60-47 win over Indian Valley South and a 72-42 loss to Strasburg.
Deaths: Dallas Carney, 58, fatally injured when struck by car; Joseph Bell; Mrs. Nellie Chapman, 90; Willis Roger Durben, 58; Mrs. Estella Stocker, 83.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1960
Seven-inch snow blankets area.
Local Scouts observe 50th anniversary.
Alan King and Mike Stevens received the God and Country Boy Scout Award.
Three Newcomerstown teachers on crutches. Bob Leonhard had foot surgery, and Mrs. Donald Doss and Eugene Riffle had fractured ankles resulting from falls.
Port Washington March of Dimes collection amounts to $333.
Deaths: Franklin Milligan, 65; Carlos V. Parsons, 67; John M. Burt, 80; Zoa Davies, 75.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1950
Rain totals 9.16 inches since Jan. 1.
Miss Wrae Carr elected "Queen of Hearts" in Newcomerstown.
Ohio Power plans $66,000 addition at local substation.
Married: Miss Sue Carol Barnett to Sgt. Lorin S. Johns; Miss Martha Carole Ott to Pfc. Wayne Slater; Miss Shirley Nay to Darrell Riggs; Celia Loos Michaels to C.N. McPherson; Miss Elizabeth Wilson to Denver McMullen.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1940
Sterling Faucet Co. stock issue is approved by the State.
Mrs. Maybl Young elected secretary of Tuscarawas County Red Cross chapter.
Penn-Ohio Coach Lines plan fast new bus service through Newcomerstown on Cleveland-Marietta line.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1930
Miss Lucille Johns and Miles L. Wright of Youngstown are married.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1920
Tuscarawas County ministers adopt resolution opposing Sunday movies.
It is estimated half of the 500 population of West Lafayette is ill with colds, flu and pneumonia.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Walkenspaw purchased the McCollum bungalow on W. State St.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1910
A trolley line from Uhrichsville to Wheeling will be started this spring.