TEN YEARS AGO - 2000
Newcomerstown school board approved a resolution asking district voters for a .75 percent income tax to be placed on Nov. 7 ballot.
Buckeye Career Center, formerly Buckeye Joint Vocational School, New Philadelphia, marks 25th year.
Newcomerstown Emergency Rescue Squad honored at "Community Appreciation Day" at Cy Young Park with Denny Ross and Dennis Belle co-chairmen of the communitywide surprise party in appreciation for fire and rescue services.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. "Doc" (Bonnie) Daugherty, Newcomerstown, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 12.
Deaths: Roger M. Bliss, 74; Darren R. Ray, 37; M. Evelyn Boltz, 81; Lola M. Park, 89; John E. Williams, 62; John R. Welling, 45; Shirley M. Hall, 60.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1990
School opens in Newcomerstown and Indian Valley districts Aug. 28 and Ridgewood district Aug. 23.
First Baptist Church, Main St., Port Washington, caught fire after lightning struck the bell tower. Port Washington, Newcomerstown and New Philadelphia fire departments contained the fire to the tower.
Gnadenhutten Museum hosted its first weekend Pioneer Festival featuring demonstrations by Ball and Arrow Primitive Weapons Club.
Married: Mr. and Mrs. C. Arthur (Helen) Lahmers, Newcomerstown R.D. 1, 60th anniversary, Aug. 8; Mr. and Mrs. Jim (Neva) Clegg, Guernsey, 50th anniversary, Aug. 10; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Tuttle, Birmingham, 50th anniversary, Aug. 7; Mr. and Mrs. Gary (Goldie) Abbuhl, Newcomerstown, 25th anniversary, Aug. 12.
Deaths: Rev. Glenn C. Cornell, 88; Robert R. Kenney, 66; Ross Stahl, 92.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1980
Heavy rains caused problems in downtown Newcomerstown due to lack of storm sewers.
Russell E. Craigo became the first employe to retire under the local General Tire plant's pension plan with 25 years service.
"The World of Holidays" theme of Girl Scout Day Camp at Heller Foreman's Club with Mrs. Donald Kohl and Mrs. Ray Wells camp advisers.
Buckeye Joint Vocational School announced student enrollment at 1,200 for opening day Aug. 26.
Paula Tuttle, Kimbolton, crowned Antrim Fireman's Fair Queen.
Married: Clara I. Morrison and William E. Renner, July 10; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur (Helen) Lahmers, Newcomerstown R.D. 1, 50th anniversary, Aug. 8; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cognion, West Lafayette R.D. 1, 48th anniversary, July 27; Mr. and Mrs. Earl (Thelma) Stocker, Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Newcomerstown, 40th anniversary, July 27.
Deaths: Mike Stocker, 16; Virginia Wright, 69; Ralph W. Darr, 82; Mrs. Milford (Maggie) Nichols, 81; J.W. (Bill) Ellwood, 68; Lloyd E. (Pat) Huff, 75.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1970
Mrs. Paul Frye, Dewey Ave., returned from mission tour of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Port Washington Firemen's annual homecoming carnival set for Aug. 27-30.
Mrs. C.R. Best re-elected president of Newcomerstown Garden Club.
Married: Charlene Hayes and Marvin Garretson; Carol D. Nelson and John A. Belt.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1960
Pam Johnson is "Teen Princess" of Upper Ohio Valley.
School opens here Tuesday, Sept. 6.
Deaths: Raymond Lee Wilson Wolff, infant; William Welch, 56.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1950
W.M. Brode Co. awarded N. Cross St. paving contract.
Bob Leonhard selected on North All-Star baseball team in West Texas-New Mexico League.
Married: Ruth Ellen Murphy and Christopher Harold; Mary Lou McCune and Harold Eugene Huston; Mary Lou Roe and Ronald P. Gates; Bonnie Jean Watson and Richard Daugherty; Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Lorenz, West Lafayette R.D. 1, 50th anniversary.
Deaths: Robert Eugene McPherson, 17; Leo S. Heller, 57; Raymond J. Hughes, infant; Mrs. Cora McGill, 94; Oscar McCullom.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1940
Board of Education approves new pay plan on 12-months basis.
Alton (Jack) Ball, new athletic coach at local high school, starts ball practice.
Rev. Harry Patterson, former pastor of Trinity Methodist Church, dies at home of his son, Myron T. Patterson, Massillon.
Chamber of Commerce starts drive for swimming pool.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1930
Miss Eleanor Dillehay and Ralph Brilhart of Coshocton married at Lutheran parsonage by Rev. Charles Foust.
S.H. Bauch, Coshocton, purchases Newcomerstown Coal Yard.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Palmer announce marriage of their daughter, Helen to Arthur Lahmers.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1920
Dilfred Beiter in critical condition following tonsillectomy.
Eva Blair, Carma Hagan and Vera Taylor chosen from Tuscarawas County to represent the Girl's Canning Team at Ohio State Fair.
Walter Hinds purchases the Sheets residence on Neighbor St.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1910
Beaver St. residents petition council for acceptance as village street.
Schools open with E.E. Smock, new superintendent, in charge.
Charles Loader finishes painting and decorating interior of both schools.
Local teachers attend institute at New Philadelphia.
Misses Mary and Oma Denning purchase millinery store of Mrs. E.D. Wilgus.
William Fletcher and Miss Beatrice Gibbs married at home of bride's parents on Neighbor St.