TEN YEARS AGO - 2001
Caito Foods welcomed to Newcomerstown at groundbreaking ceremony Jan. 3 at Newcomerstown Industrial Park.
Newcomerstown Village Council approved drafting a letter to the Ohio Dept. of Transportation to request traffic light changes at intersection of U.S. Rt. 36 and Co. Rd. 15 (Morris Crossing).
W.M. Brode Co. of Newcomerstown, in business here since the late 1800s, was the Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce "Business of the Month."
Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife, opened Woodbury Shooting Range near Coshocton.
Basketball: Trojans 8-2 on season after losing to Sandy Valley 56-51; Indian Valley Braves rolled to 62-38 win over Buckeye Trail; Ridgewood lost to Garaway 78-44.
Deaths: Francis Julia Faes, 84; Etta Jane Wears, 79; Elsie Weaver, 84.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1991
Newcomerstown Emergency Rescue Squad Inc. assumed its role of providing fire protection for the village and vicinity. Robert Snader was president and chief executive officer, and Tom Sauerbrey was named fire chief with Thomas Mason and Ed Berkshire, assistant fire chiefs.
Rev. Gary M. George appointed pastor of Christ United Methodist Church.
Sam George, son of Doris and Harold George, Port Washington, received his Eagle Scout Award.
Trojan wrestlers Todd Norman, Jack Lenhoff, Jeremy Houston and Drew Lippencott placed in several wrestling tournaments.
Area basketball: Trojans lost to Garaway 74-65; Lady Trojans won 32-26 over Malvern and lost to Hiland 58-54; Ridgewood Generals beat Jewett-Scio 85-52 and lost to Tuscarawas Valley 62-56; Indian Valley Braves won 71-63 over Tuscarawas Central Catholic; Ridgewood Lady Generals defeated Tuscarawas Central Catholic 60-58; Indian Valley Lady Braves beat Conotton Valley 78-36.
Married: Julie A. Hafner and David R. Scott, June 2.
Death: Leroy Elliott Jr., 61.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1981
Dorothea Marshall, president of Newcomerstown Historial Society, announced donations made to Temperance Tavern Museum - $5,000 from anonymous donor, antique lithographic printing stone from Ralph F. Cline of Coshocton, R.H. Prussia china from Mary Edwards of West Lafayette, and wedding gown of Maude Scott worn in 1894 and donated by her grandson, Vane Scott III of Newcomerstown.
Snow and ice created "winter wonderland" here and temperature dropped to 20 degrees below zero Jan. 4.
Area basketball: Trojans lost to Garaway 53-43; Ridgewood defeated Tusky Valley 67-56; Indian Valley South won their holiday tournament 50-47 over Shadyside and 46-43 over Morgantown St. Francis.
RiverView girls won the RNRVC Holiday Tournament held at Ridgewood High. Newcomerstown defeated Coshocton 43-41 and lost to RiverView 52-46. Ridgewood beat Coshocton 41-37, and RiverView beat Ridgewood 50-42. Trojan Brenda Williams was top scorer with 42 points in two games.
Trojan wrestlers Jeff Mathews and Alan MacKinnon took firsts in thier weight classes in Tuscarawas County wrestling tournament.
Married: Terri Ann Haney and Steven B. Wooton, Dec. 27.
Deaths: Kenneth L. Opphile, 62; Alva A. Haver, 81; Charlotte Rominger, 52; Boyd D. Davis, 75; Mrs. Harry (Jen Eva) Hothem, 75.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1971
Village Council approves $425,258 budget for 1971.
Ernie Triplett, former Newcomerstown Trojan standout, and a sophomore defensive back at Morehead State University in Kentucky, earns varsity letter.
Grocery prices: 5 lbs. flour, 29¢; 2 lbs. coffee, $1.65; 10 lbs. potatoes, 79¢; six 16 oz. cans of corn, $1.
Deaths: Victor Temple, 73; Daniel Lee Peoples, four-month-old son of Danny and Janice Peoples; Mrs. Walter Moomaw, 77; Joseph Craigo, 76.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1961
New Reeves Bank will hold open house.
Board of education holds annual reorganization meeting with Henry Falker elected president and Don Kopes, vice president.
Married: Opal Jean Plants and Gary Ray Zeigler; Mary Helen Grewell and Aaron Swank.
Deaths: Mrs. William McClain, 82; Mrs. Ida Mae McCool, 84; Carl C. Creel, 85; Mrs. E.J. Peters, 84; Mrs. Ora Mercer, 80.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1951
Earl Titus re-elected president of Board of Education.
Public Library set new record during 1950 with total of 73,243 books circulated.
Word received by Mr. and Mrs. Madison Casteel, R.D. 3, that their son, Kenneth is wounded in Korea.
Miss Sue Gay wins second place in district Prince of Peace contest.
Don Fenton installed as master of Buckhorn Grange.
Deaths: Albert Zunbrennen, 80, Port Washington, dies of injuries received when thrown from horse; Mrs. Allie Pearirs, 90, Bakersville.
Married: Miss Ethel Jane Stahl, R.d. 2, and Richard Griffith, West Lafayette R.D. 1; Miss Frances Kenney and Clyde Lloyd Opphile; Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Longsworth, Walnut St., golden anniversary.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1941
35 men being called to Army Jan. 22.
All school pupils ordered to give pledge to the flag.
NYA projects start with nine youths reporting to Mayor's office.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1931
Class of 1919 holds reunion at home of Miss Grace Alexander, Cross St.
Jesse Alexander, 85, Civil War veteran, seriously injured when struck by automobile.
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Day, Wooster, buy Snavely Hotel.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1921
Mrs. Edward Ray, Goodrich St., dies at Mt. Carmel Hospital, Columbus.