TEN YEARS AGO - 2000
Mayor Jim Carr appointed Newcomerstown Police Senior Sergeant Brian Hursey as new village Police Chief.
Local Cub Scouts marked the 90th anniversary of Boy Scouts at their Blue and Gold banquet at the David Barber Civic Center. Chad Neighbor was Cubmaster.
Nate Gress was the Newcomerstown Elks Student of the Month from Ridgewood High.
In Div. III district tournament at New Philadelphia, Indian Valley Braves lost 57-51 to Bellaire, ranked fourth in the state. Chris Smith had 16 points, 14 rebounds for the Braves.
Deaths: Clarence C. Rose, 83; Stephen L. Carr, 58; Elsie May Hannahs, 98; Rosalie M. Porcher, 76; Everet L. Bache, 72.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1990
Newcomerstown Lions Club president, Don Rutledge presented Philip VanSickle with honorary award from Lions Club International Foundation for a donation given in VanSickle's name by the local group.
West Union United Methodist Women observe 50th anniversary March 14 with Helen Allgyer, president.
Educators, Clyde Barthalow and the late Claude Hinds, both of Newcomerstown, selected for "Wall of Honor" at NHS.
Shannon Rodgers, native of Newcomerstown and internationally known fashion designer/manufacturer, announced as featured speaker for Chestnut Society luncheon at Tuscarawas Campus of Kent State University.
Ridgewood's Brian Brelsford was a first team selection for the Inter Valley Conference All-Star team. Brelsford and Indian Valley's Chris Kohl were District 5, Div. III all-star first team picks, and Ridgewood's Rick Raach was district "Coach of the Year."
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon (Marjorie) Snell, Newcomerstown, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 24.
Deaths: Charles B. Mullen, 82; Chester R. Hart, 81; Charles B. Rose, 48; Goldie B. Ross, 87.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1980
Sales boomed countrywide as gasohol, a gasoline-alcohol blend being produced as an alternative fuel for vehicles, became more available. Motorists tended to like the idea of cutting down on U.S. dependence on foreign oil and using the country's own resources.
Coach Charlie Huggins and the Indian Valley South Rebels won their ninth district basketball tournament championship, defeating Mingo 53-46.
Inter Valley Conference teams named with Trojan Brenda Williams a first team selection along with Ridgewood General Jan McCleary and Indian Valley South Rebel Jamie Henry. Coach Mary Ann Stocker's Generals were 21-2 with district and regional tournament wins.
Kmart announced its grand opening in New Philadelphia March 27.
Married: Sandra Huston and Kevin Schmidt, March 1; Roxanne Kelly and Jerry William Bennett Jr., Feb. 23.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1970
Richard Watson purchased Emerald Lanes bowling alley from Kenneth Phillips.
Local Citizens Scholarship Committee comprised of Mrs. Virgil Ervin, Mrs. Robert Riley, Dave Gress, Dick Roe, John Hackenbracht, Jim Lineback and Dennis Belle.
Church Women United organized here.
Firemen battle blaze for four hours at Joshua Harbold home on Walnut St.
Married: Jeanette Worthington and James Baugher; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Schumacher, 60th anniversary; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Robinson, 50th anniversary.
Deaths: John Blatt, former village marshal; Mrs. George King, 78; Mrs. Grace Wilma Bean; Mrs. George Marvin, 48.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1960
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shurtz, E. Canal St., and Nick Pappas, R.D. 1, to appear on Joe Hart Outdoor TV Show on Channel 7-Wheeling.
Fire damages Hudson building on E. Canal St.
Robert Zimmer, Willis Roe, Ralph Heister and Carl Krebs Jr. elected new directors of Chamber of Commerce.
Mrs. Woodrow Hayes, wife of OSU football coach, one of judges for Mrs. America contest in Columbus.
Mrs. Russell MacQueen re-elected president of Parmi Nous Club.
Local Jaycees receive gavel from Dover club at "Pass the Gavel" meeting held here.
Deaths: William Virtue, 70; Clarence Warner, 74; Mrs. Samuel Rush; Robert E. Mizer, 82.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1950
Chamber of Commerce seeks 200 members. Albert Thompson named drive chairman.
Art show sponsored by Parmi Nous big success as 800 see paintings by Richard Robinson.
BPW Fun Party nets $300.
Kenneth Gail Rice, 17, suffers broken leg while searching for Robert Loveless.
Deaths: Robert Loveless; Mrs. Lillian Rehard, 77; Arthur G. Bowlus.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1940
Board of Education receives unexpected funds from State Public School Fund.
Heavy rains cause river to rise.
Council studies possibilities of street markers.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1930
The American Legion is receiving CMT applications.
Charles Laughhead, 68, Oxford Township Trustee, dies of paralysis.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1920
Arthur Sheets purchases transfer business of Paul McCollum.
The B.J. Johnson Feed Store and the pool room of Frank Wise are robbed.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1910
Harry Murphy and Miss Pearl Roseborough married at home of the bride with Rev. O.C. Kramer officiating.
Mr. and Mrs. Mac Shaw have moved to Coshocton. Their brick home on Cross St. has been purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Ed Blair.