TEN YEARS AGO - 2000
Newcomerstown Youth League planted flowers at grave of Cy Young at the Peoli Cemetery under the direction of Mike Crank, Ed Gibson and Dan Lehman.
Port Washington Volunteer Fire Dept. was marking its 150th anniversary with a parade, special speakers and entertainment in the village park. Fire Chief was Joe Bourne.
Toll-free calling to the county seat of New Philadelphia to begin Nov. 15, 2000.
Gasoline prices shock area motorists as prices rise to $1.86 per gallon.
Married: Carole Hostetler and Wayne Darr, March 14.
Deaths: Lorraine Price-Nichols, 44; Eleanor Jerome, 45; Emma Bowers, 88; Anna R. Smith, 73; J. Harold Johnson, 85; Wilma E. (Ott) Harding, 81; Paul R. Harbold, 61; John R. Carruthers, 71.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1990
Early June collections totaled $27,366.30 in drive to raise funds for an elevator, furnishings and equipment at Newcomerstown Public Library. The total did not include a $1,000 pledge from Bank One and a $15,000 grant from the Reeves Foundation towards the elevator costs.
Dimension Cable Service announced plans for restructuring local cable television services, including a new 19-channel product for $13.45 per month.
Kimbolton firefighter Willard Warden injured when the firetruck he was driving overturned on Rt. 541 while enroute to a barn fire on Plainfield Road.
West Lafayette's 43rd annual Homecoming set for June 20-23.
Death: Lucile Wiandt, 93.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1980
Mary Worley Gunn, well-known poet of Newcomerstown, selected queen of local Frontier Days celebration Aug. 15-17.
Confirmation Class of St. Paul Lutheran Church included Lisa Wynn, Karole Sorrell, Kelly Werber, Danny Froelich, Tara Meeks, Scott Baker, Mark Fenton and Rhonda Baker. Rev. William O. Calvert was pastor.
James Moner installed as president of Newcomerstown Lions Club with Roger Ridenour, West Lafayette, installing officer.
Some 85 persons attended the Guernsey Head Start family picnic and graduation at Guernsey School June 1.
Rainstorms caused overflow of Tuscarawas River banks.
Married: Carolyn Egler and Ellis McPeek, May 9; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew (Elizabeth) Waggoner, Kimbolton R.D. 2, 25th anniversary, June 4.
Deaths: Mrs. Lorin (Alma) Boniphant, 61; Nelson Archer, 79; David C. Zimmer.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1970
Some 50 youngsters from Newcomerstown among 160 School Safety Patrol members of Tuscarawas County honored by Tuscarawas County Auto Club.
Gary Leonhard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Leonhard, Grove City, formerly of Newcomerstown, appointed to U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy B. Postel marked 50th wedding anniversary.
Gary Hickman named president of Youth Center trustees.
B.K. Castle, president of Chamber of Commerce here, announces committee for year.
Death: Susan Kay Opphile four-year-old daughter of Lloyd and Frances (Kenny) Opphile.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1960
Lutheran Church, started in 1835, marks 125th year.
Harry A. Little apponted supervisor of Division of Special Education in South Bend, Ind.
Doris Black and Clifford Overholt married May 28.
Mercedes Winters and Darrell McIntire married May 22 in Wooster.
Death: Miss Katherine A. Rogers, 69.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1950
Large crowd attends dedication of Cy Young Park.
Strike closes Hellers - 700 idle.
Eighty attend reunion at Irish Ridge.
Council approves three phone attendants at police and fire departments.
More than 200 attend Eagles fourth anniversary banquet.
Leslie Earley receives degree at Otterbein College.
Earl Emler elected head of Jaycees.
The marriage at Las Vegas, Nev., of Miss Katherine Hursey and Wallace Warner announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Hursey, R.D. 1.
Deaths: Edward W. Richmond, 62; Mrs. Isabelle Croniser, 90; John W. Browning, 85.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1940
Largest class in history of local high school graduated.
700 idle as Heller plant goes on strike.
John S. Miskimen, 69, well-known former resident, dies at his home in Philadelphia, Pa.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1930
Civil Service examination for Postmaster of Newcomerstown announced.
Forty-three hear the Hon. J.L. Clifton give commencement address.
Lewis W. Burris, 58, dies 35 hours after the death of father, Leander Burris, 81.
T.J. Shannon submits to operation for removal of an eye.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1920
Businessmen agree to close their places of business at noon on Wednesday during the summer.
Season tickets for the annual Chautauqua are on sale.
Pearl Arcore Marquand and Cecil Barthalow are married at Wheeling, W.Va.
Miss Martha MacQueen, daughter of Rev. Glenroie MacQueen, graduated from Western College for Women at Oxford.
Miss Helen Leech, student at Ohio U., selected as member of Oyo dramatic society.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1910
Cy Young has tonsils removed at Washington, D.C. hospital.
John E. Fletcher of near Isleta, and Miss Florence Bartlett of Caldwell are married at the bride's home.
Prof. E.E. Smock, former resident, dies suddenly at home in Cleveland.
William Morrison, of this vicinity, is visiting relatives in Scotland.