TEN YEARS AGO - 2000
Phil Murphy to fill Newcomerstown school board seat vacated by resignation of Joan Brode.
Newcomerstown Elks Students of the Month were Bekah Jones from NHS and Raechelle Hill from Ridgewood High.
Emily Lyons received the Most Valuable Swimmer trophy for 1999-2000 from swim coach Brenda Wherley.
West Lafayette United Methodist Church set April 30 for groundbreaking ceremonies for new Family Christian Center addition.
Girls fast-pitch softball: Ridgewood Lady Generals won 7-4 over the Lady Trojans; Indian Valley Lady Braves 8-6 on season with wins of 9-8 against Coshocton and 12-6 over Conotton Valley.
Married: Carrie Ann Simler and Michael V. Clark, Sept. 11.
Deaths: Roberta (Bobbie) Green, 49; Glenna M. Welch, 41; Elona P. Art, 79.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1990
New York fashon designer, Shannon Rodgers, formerly of Newcomerstown, cut the ribbon to open the Shannon Rodgers-Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising at Kent State University, Kent.
Buckhorn Grange observed "Grange Week" and recognized members: Mrs. Claude Mizer, 65 years; Mrs. Josephine Gaskill, Myron Hagan and Mrs. Walter Lahmers, 60 years, and Mrs. Willis Murphy, 55 years.
Tess Patterson, West Lafayette, crowned 1990 Tuscarawas and Coshocton Counties Lamb and Wool Queen by 1989 queen Angela Porteus. Lori McMullen, Newcomerstown, served as attendant.
Tree planted in honor of the late Olive E. MacQueen, Newcomerstown's first councilwoman, by Buckhorn Buckshots 4-H Club at Cy Young Park.
Married: Cathy J. Wright and James G. Masters, April 16; Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Bernice) Reinhart, Stone Creek, 50th anniversary, April 28.
Deaths: Pauline Allen Mason, 64; Josephine V. Gadd, 60; Ruth E. Baker, 70; Bessie Irons, 91; Rev. Ballard Keeton, 63.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1980
Thomas Montgomery Post 431 American Legion, Newcomerstown, marks 60th anniversary April 17.
Carolyn Lehman, Newcomerstown, named assistant manager of Newcomerstown branch of Bank One.
Clarence Silverthorn succeeded Al Fillman as exalted ruler of Newcomerstown Elks Lodge.
Clyde Barthalow presented the "Friend of Education" award at Newcomerstown Teachers Assn. banquet.
Deaths: Dr. R. Frank Warren, 74; Mrs. Walter (Nina) Widder, 91; Mrs. Lester (Edith) Helter, 87; Mrs. Don (Harriette Quinn) Torr; Russell E. Tufford, 73; Charles W. Lehman, 54.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1970
Jack Duvall, stockbroker from Canton, speaker for 50th annual Chamber of Commerce banquet.
Red Cross achieved 76 percent of its $1650 goal here.
Orville Silverthorne retires from Heller Tool with 42 years service. Service pins awarded to: Eugene Decker, Charles Campbell and Hubert Williams, 20 years; Robert Urey and Cliff Stahl, 25 years, and Tom Sieber, 35 years.
1970 Census of Population and Housing nearly complete.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1960
G.K. Simonds, president and general manager of Simonds Saw and Steel Co., Fitchburg, Mass., is speaker at Chamber of Commerce banquet.
Leslie Besst re-elected president of Tuscarawas TB Assn.
Trojan baseball team defeats Dover St. Joseph's 5-4.
Deaths: Mrs. Dora Aubiel, 69; Mrs. Mary A. Rennard, 77; Mrs. Carol Rothenstein, 64.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1950
Cy Young with Connie Mack are heard over radio on NBC program.
Rocco Simoni, N. Cross St., purchases the Shoe Repair Shop and real estate of Dean Hooker, Uhrichsville.
George Whyde catches 32-pound muskie in Wills Creek.
Swiss File plant is brought here by Heller Bros.
The championship Trojans are entertained with banquet by the Elks at the high school.
Junior class to present play "The Divine Flora."
The 14th railroad crossing mishap in 34 months occurs when Merle Price of Alliance narrowly misses crashing into train on N. College St. crossing.
Crowd of 500 attended third annual Field Trial and Coon Chase at Ross Starkey farm east of Port Washington.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1940
William A. Mills, director of Chamber of Commerce, will be speaker for annual Chamber banquet April 17 at Presbyterian Church.
Sterling Faucet plants will move to Morgantown, W.Va. Plans being made to refund money collected in drive to rebuild the plant here.
About 350 feet of monorail at James B. Clow plant being dismantled.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1930
Advisory board with Mrs. J.S. Barnett, chairman, formed to represent the Salvation Army locally.
H.C. Vogenitz, in U.S. Consulor service, transferred from Cuba to the West Indies.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1920
Thomas C. Montgomery Post, American Legion, formed here with Ralph McElroy, temporary chairman.
John W. Nicodemus, florist, and Mrs. Elizabeth Eaton married at New Philadelphia.
Miss Laura Caddis and Smith Gray married at bride's home near Dover.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1910
Newcomerstown Produce Co. now located on second floor of M. Yingling Store, Main St.
Dr. F.S. Miskimen having 500 peach trees and 50 pear trees set out on his farm at Coalport.
Mr. and Mrs. M. Yingling entertain the Hayden Quartet.
Atty. E.E. Lindsey is candidate for prosecuting attorney.
J.E. Warner has his Merry-Go-Round for sale.