Following the March 11, 1955, tornado that struck the village of Newcomerstown, students from the East School were transferred to various locations throughout town. This third grade class taught by Mrs. Esta Hart met in the former C.I.O. Hall once located on Cross Street (now a parking lot beside Dr. Keating and Dr. Lawrence's office). Pictured are, front row ( l to r) Randy Osler, Mick McKibben, Ron Porcher, Roger Norman, Jim Thomas, Kenneth Getchey, Alan Woods, John Ourant, Randy Schlarb, David Little, Gordon Moore. Second row: Cheryl Ortt, Anthony Getchey, unknown, Kristen Morgan, Mike Van Dusen, Fred Sondles, John Marshall, Russell Watson, Larry Plants, Lois Shepard, Alana Nolta. Back row: Mrs. Hart, Artie Thomas, Katy Walker, Trent Wigfield, unknown, Joel Styer, David Vogel, Jan Widder, Chester McVey. (Photo courtesy of Joel Styer, Newcomerstown)
TEN YEARS AGO - 2000
Bill Jessup, Newcomerstown, became an Eagle Scout in a ceremony held at Kings United Methodist Church.
NHS senior Caine Bricker named Elks Student of the Month.
District Five Coaches Assn. All-Stars for Div. I and II include first team selections Trojan Matt Dansby, Ridgewood's Chad Olinger, and Indian Valley Brave Aaron Haney. In Div. III, Lady Trojans Bekah Jones and Misit Hamilton were chosen first team, along with Indian Valley's Charity Norman, and Jones was Player of the Year.
Married: Amy Opphile and Kenneth D. Cantrell, March 10; Katherine Mizer and Andrew V. Amore, March 10.
Deaths: Melvin C. Watson, 84; George E. Temple, 87; Heywood Bear, 66.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1990
Over 200 residents jammed NHS's cafeteria to hear Supt. Gary Sterrett discuss a projected $460,000 deficit in district finances and need for a 4.6 mill operating levy and half percent income tax on the May primary ballot.
Gene Poland, Newcomerstown barber since 1951, announced his retirement.
Deaths: Harry J. Wynn, 73; Harold "Vic" Hostetter, 61; Laura E. Buehler, 89.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1980
Carol Murphy, daughter of the Walter Murphys, Newcomerstown R.D. 1, and a junior at NHS, one of 25 artists chosen to receive a Governor's Award of Excellence from Ohio Governor James A. Rhodes.
Gary Sterrett resigned as Trojan head basketball coach.
Ridgewood Lady Generals runner-up in Class AA state basketball tournament, losing to Delphos St. John.
American Legion set the annual Easter egg hunt for April 5 at Cy Young Park.
Master Charles Haver of Jefferson Grange announced Carl Degen as chairman for Stone Creek's Easter egg hunt April 5.
Mr. and Mrs. G. Harold (Oleen) Peoples, West Lafayette, 40th wedding anniversary, March 23.
Deaths: Willis G. Charles, 66; Mrs. Frank (Alice) Worthing, 92; Clarence M. Willer, 71.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1970
National mail strike curtails volume of mail handled by Newcomerstown Post Office, according to Postmaster John H. Scott.
Larry Mosholder, local City Loan manager, elected president of Rotary Club.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Robinson celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1960
5.3 school levy to be on May primary ballot.
Mayor Tufford appears on One O'Clock Club over WEWS-Clevelandand gave highlights on Newcomerstown.
Deaths: Mrs. Paul Riggle; Mrs. J. Maneely; William I. Cornell, 80.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1950
Trojan Band honored with dinner by Rotary Club.
Rotary Club plans display of antiques for Easter weekend in connection with the Easter paper.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1940
U.S. House of Representatives approves $1,074,000 to buy lands for Muskingum Watershed area.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1930
J.O. Downs appointed to take industrial census of Newcomerstown.
American Legion gives dinner for Minstrel cast.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1920
City Engineer Arnold will commence numbering houses in preparation for free mail delivery.
J. Wilkie Rusk, former editor of the News, seriously ill at Galion.
Vane Scott and Lorin Knowles leave this week to join advertising staff of Barnum and Bailey Circus.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1910
Married: William Thompson and Miss Alice Emerson, leave to make their home in Birmingham, Ala.; Harvey Cramlet and Miss Ella Kedigh, to reside in Iowa.