TEN YEARS AGO - 2000
Construction progressed on Janesville Products' 81,000 sq. ft. facility in Newcomerstown Industrial Park; plans being made for local job interviews.
Newcomerstown boys track team Inter Valley Conference champions at Lee Stadium; girls team runner-up to Garaway.
Jamie Zimmer and Chad Olinger crowned Ridgewood's Prom King and Queen.
Top choir and band awards went to Estella McKinney, National School Choral Award, and Mary Cornelius, the John Philip Sousa Award, at NHS Music Awards Night.
Indian Valley baseball Braves, 19-7 on season and co-champions with Dover for East Central Ohio League title, won 13-1 over Cambridge Bobcats and 15-1 over Ridgewood (18-8 on season).
Deaths: Walter O. Hixson, 81; Alice B. Umstott.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1990
Newcomerstown Athletic Boosters and Music Boosters formed the "Trojan Pride" group to raise over $55,000 for funding all extra curriculum activities after two school issues were voted down and the school board indicated extracurricular activities possibly would be cut.
Lady Trojans set three school records and defeated 19 other teams for Div. III trophy at district track meet in Cambridge. The 3200 meter relay team of Julie Riffle, Jennifer Bates, Gaby Styer and Casandra Newell set new school mark of 10:30.8; Mary Marlatt set record of 15.6 in 100 meter hurdles win, and Sharla Dobson set new record of 26.3 in 100 meter dash.
Married: Cindy Lee Wilson and Stephen G. Baker, April 7.
Deaths: Paulina F. Fleckner, 84; Malcolm Vanaman, 100; Jeannette Kail, 77; Donald C. Nay, 55; Arthur Moody, 70; Mary M. Garrett, 80.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1980
Clarence H. Ortt, retired educator who graduated from NHS in 1936, announced as speaker for Newcomerstown's graduation ceremonies May 25. Noreen Wolff named valedictorian and Kevin Hart, salutatorian.
Newcomerstown First Baptist Church, S. River St., marks 200th year of first Sunday School class at the church.
Trojans captured Class A sectional track meet at Lee Stadium. Indian Valley South finished fourth.
Gnadenhutten's Indian Valley South High held baccalaureate and commencement May 24 in Port Washington gymnasium with Tim Polk, valedictorian, and Wynn Miller, salutatorian.
Ridgewood's 16th graduation set for May 25 in their football stadium with Dr. Charles D. Schwindt, 1955 graduate of West Lafayette High, speaker. Franc Lynn Self was valedictorian and Julie Hackenbracht, salutatorian.
Married: Susan Everhart and Steve Melton, May 2; Janice Judy and Kevan Housel, April 26; Barbara "Bobbi" Riley and John Ellis, May 3; Janet Tilton and Anthony Bailey, May 3; Mr. and Mrs. Alan (Naundice) Hart, Newcomerstown, 25th anniversary.
Deaths: Edward W. Keating, 76; James E. Long, 89; Woodrow W. Dawson, 63; Carl E. Schlarb; James A. Mitchell, 64; Dewey B. Emler, 82.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1970
B.K. Castle, Chamber of Commerce president, informed businessmen of possibility tri-county vocational school may locate in Newcomerstown area.
Susan Elizabeth Gaumer and Adair Parks Rutter named NHS valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.
NHS junior-senior prom held May 9 with theme "Gone With The Wind."
The Newcomerstown News raises single copy from seven cents to 10 cents.
Deaths: Wilmer (Chief) Cochran, 84; Harriett Bachman, 80; Frank Antis, 53; French Rexroad, 63; Hazel C. Calvert, 76.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1960
Woody Hayes main speaker at annual Booster Club banquet in honor of Trojan athletes.
Rev. Clare St. John, pastor of Nazarene Church, to deliver baccalaureate sermon here.
Local school board accepts resignations of Mrs. Frank Powell, Harry McFadden and James Kennedy.
Bob McCullough, former All-American football player, speaker for Port Washington athletic banquet.
Parmi Nous Club marks 25th anniversary.
Wayne Mortine elected president of Lions Club.
Married: Delores Harbold and Richard Hartsock; Gretchen Ellis and Calvin Johnson Jr.
Deaths: Mrs. Josie Cappel, 76; Edward Craigo, 80; Anna Shearer Fisher, 75.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1950
Charles Yingling is new president of Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce.
Buckhorn Grange Club lays out nature trail at Cy Young Park.
Hottest day of year, May 5, registers 89 degrees. Temperatures in 80s this week.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1940
The board of education hears plan for lighting Athletic Field for night games.
The Elizabeth Mulvane Tent D of UV will disband and become a social unit only.
Safe crackers rob local Ohio Power office of $600, the day's collection.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1930
Newcomerstown has a population of 4,257, according to 1930 census - a gain of 869 in 10 years.
Joseph L. Sheets, 68, dies at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.
Clarence Gardner, 50, foreman at James B. Clow plant, dies.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1920
40th annual banquet of the high school to be held in Lydick's Hall.
C & M strike may close local plants.
Miss Helen Huff and Charles Risher married at Newport, Ky.
Mrs. Emma J. Weir, well-known resident, dies.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1910
Porter Mitchell, former local merchant, dies at his home in Coshocton.