TEN YEARS AGO - 2000
Newcomerstown Rotary Club celebrated its 75th anniversary. Guest speaker Bill Bean, formerly of Newcomerstown, was recognized with an Honorary Member award previously given to only Cy Young and Woody Hayes.
Sarah Dodd was crowned NHS Homecoming Queen by 1999 queen Staci Malterer. Trojans won 19-0 over Strasburg.
Indian Valley Braves prevailed in five overtimes 32-26 over Union Local.
Ridgewood lost to Garaway 46-22.
Pastor Pat Peebles and the Birds Run Baptist Church celebrated the church's 130th anniversary.
Indian Valley Brave Matt Gasser finished first out of 120 golfers and led his team with an even par 72 in Div. II sectionals at River Greens Golf Course and would move onto district competition.
Married: Dayne and Joann Lehman, Port Washington, 50th anniversary, Oct. 20; Richard and Mary Alice Hursey, Newcomerstown, 50th anniversary, Oct. 7; Allen and Treva Gaskill, Newcomerstown, 40th anniversary, Oct. 16.
Deaths: Henry J. "Sharkey" Yanai, 77; Vernon Schlupp, 52; Laura J. VanVoohris, 101; Grace E. Shurtz, 92; Mary McCormick, 85; Edith Thomas Holdsworth, 76; George W. Forney, 96; Avery W. Cochran, 69.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1990
Numerous local area individuals won honors at the 140th edition of the Tuscarawas County Fair.
Richard Stoffer resigned from Newcomerstown Village Council due to health reasons.
Barbara Noland was appointed administrator of West Lafayette Care Center succeeding Atwood Cool.
Area football: Newcomerstown defeated Buckeye Trail 66-0 with Trojan Keno Jackson setting a new school record of seven touchdowns in a single game; Ridgewood won their first game of the season 28-2 over Jewett-Scio Vikings; Indian Valley Braves came back from a 6-0 halftime deficit to defeat Tuscarawas Central Catholic 27-6.
Married: Wanda Lynn Goodwin and Jerry Allan Addy, July 14; Mr. and Mrs. Vernon (Evelyn) Burrier, Newcomerstown R.D. 2, 50th anniversary, Oct. 6; Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey (Cyndy) Holzbach, Newcomerstown, 25th anniversary, Oct. 2.
Deaths: Ilda A. Hunt, 85; Estella Harvey-Harris, 53; Martha T. Cosgrave, 79; John Andrew Callentine, 79; Lewis D. Terrell Sr., 72; Virginia M. Gunn, 65.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1980
Shelly Marlatt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Marlatt, Newcomerstown, crowned NHS Homecoming Queen. She was escorted by Scott Miller. Her attendants were Jackie Foraker, Tracy Frye, Sally Kohl and Vicki Arth.
Vernon Powell, Newcomerstown R.D. 1, selected "Teacher of the Year" by the Newcomerstown Teachers Assn.
Terri Marlatt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Garry Marlatt, Newcomerstown, installed as worthy advisor of Rainbow Girls.
Betty Little was heading up Newcomerstown's United Way of Tuscarawas County drive. Assisting her locally were Rev. John Little, Shirley Osler, Robert Nightengale, Tom Little, Terry Pennington, Ray Booth and Dolly Hall.
Trojans tied Tuscarawas Central Catholic Saints 6-6. Players of the week were Ben Wright, Alan MacKinnon and Mike Wilkin.
Indian Valley South Rebels upset a powerful Ridgewood Generals team 6-0. Rebel Scott Urban surprised the General defense with a 40-yard run for the only points scored in the game.
Dennis Belle, Newcomerstown, outgoing president of the board of trustees for the Forensic Psychiatric Center-District 9, headquartered in Cambridge, received a certificate of appreciation.
Newcomerstown's new postmaster, William Schake of Canton, to arrive in the village Oct. 3.
Total attendance at the Tuscarawas County Fair was 36,741.
Death: Henry Oaklief, 96.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1970
Lieser Museum opens Oct. 21 in the old school annex behind the Middle School.
Local area football: Trojans defeat Strasburg, 21-6; Ridgewood trounces Garaway 54-6; Indian Valley North beats Indian Valley South 7-0 in the first football contest between the two schools.
Mr. and Mrs. Orville Silverthorne, Newcomerstown, observe 50th wedding anniversary.
Mrs. Aaron Swank and Sam Billings named worthy matron and worthy patron of Oriental Chapter of Eastern Star.
Deaths: John T. Duff; Newton Murphy, 86; Clarence Stephan, 73; Nancy Wiegert, 28.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1960
Changes on Pennsylvania train times discussed when council met Monday night. Attorney Vernon Lee said the company has petitioned to stop train No. 77 which stops at 1:35 a.m.
The new building which will house the Reeves Banking and Trust Company nearing completion; projected move-in is January.
Mrs. Edna Powell, E. State Rd., chosen "Woman of the Year" by Business and Professional Women club.
Newcomerstown Library board voted to purchase the Reeves present bank location at a cost of $10,000.
Seiberling plant awards five-year service pins to seven employees - Frank Sherry, Robert Rumberger, Donald Wolff, Lura Ortt, Hubert Wilkin, Russell Craigo and Albert Lewis.
Arthur Zimmer, 78, prominent lumber dealer here, died in his home.
Earl J. Brown, 67, Coshocton, died while driving his car. He was a former resident of Newcomerstown.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1950
Deputy John Lawver suffered minor injuries when a tree limb falls on his car as he is driving on Ray St., New Philadelphia.
Miss Barbara Ortt is chosen homecoming queen.
Trojans top Roscoe 25-12.