TEN YEARS AGO - 2001
Newcomerstown Village Council planned to place a one-half percent income tax that failed Nov. 7 back on the May 8 Primary Election ballot.
Landmark building in Port Washington where a bar was once owned by Ruben Wiandt was being razed.
Ridgewood freshman, Sierra Valentine was Elks Student of the Month.
Trojans 14-4 on season and 8-3 in Inter Valley Conference with 77-56 win over Ridgewood; Tristen Mizer scored 20 points in Trojans 62-48 win over Malvern; Ridgewood lost to Strasburg 78-33; Indian Valley Braves lost in overtime to Claymont 62-59 in the final high school basketball game in the Pit at Uhrichsville.
Deaths: Edward A. Highben 75; Amy Sue Abel, 25.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1991
Elevator being installed at Newcomerstown Public Library expected to be in use within a month.
Over 130 area residents attend Meet the Director party at St. Francis de Sales Church Hall for Ronnie Treece, director of the ninth annual Sweet Hearts Follies variety show.
Local area basketball: Trojans lost 67-46 to Buckeye Trail, and Delon Jackson scored 15 points in the Trojans 90-54 loss to Hiland; Ridgewood defeated Malvern 76-74; Indian Valley Braves won 66-54 over Coshocton and 73-60 over Sandy Valley with Brave Trent Couts scoring 18 points against Coshocton and 25 points against Sandy Valley.
Lee and Allen Fish, twin sons of Shirley and Stan Fish, and seven-year members of Newcomerstown Boy Scout Troop 424, received their Eagle Scout awards.
Married: Angela Michelle Damron and George David Herbert, Sept. 29.
Deaths: Robert L. Shimp, 55; Edward E. Beal, 97; Clara Smith, 85; Marjorie Schlupp Roberts, 73; Martha J. Beiter, 56; Clarence Ray "Ikey" Miller, 66; C. Arthur Lahmers, 84.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1981
Newcomerstown recognized at Tuscarawas County United Way banquet in New Philadelphia for raising $8,894 and exceeding the local goal of $7,185. Betty Little, local chairman, commended workers Shirley Osler, Dolly Hall, Terry Pennington, Bob Nightengale, Rev. John Little, Thomas Little and Ray Booth. Ray Wells accepted General Tire's "Super Giver" award, and Richard Robinson was honored for his chairmanship of the Public Employees division.
Betsy Swank, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Swank, installed as worthy advisor of Rainbow Girls.
Tim Davis and Wanda Thompson named Trojan players of the week. Trojan boys varsity defeated Guernsey Catholic 28-23, but lost to Buckeye Trail 56-44. The girls team defeated Strasburg 50-45.
Ridgewood lost to Strasburg 85-66.
Mary Loader installed as president of Newcomerstown Area Republican Women's Club.
Deaths: Mrs. Flavil (Romona) Miller, 51; Albertus G. Ridgway Jr., 54; John H. Lanning, 62; Floyd Powell, 69; Mrs. Bernard (Virgie) Watson, 59; Dorothy Jones Durben, 57; Mrs. Victor (Carole) Marino, 49.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1971
Ray and Mary Margaret McPeek, Clearwater, Fla., formerly of Newcomerstown, are aboard plane hijacked from Los Angeles to Cuba.
Wendy Bowers named Newcomerstown High's Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow.
Janet Mitchell succeeds Sharon Cramlet as worthy advisor of local Rainbow Girls.
Trojans defeated Indian Valley North 61-45, and Brunnerdale 70-61.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1961
Abraham Lincoln was in Newcomerstown 100 years ago, Feb. 14.
Snow measured at seven inches deep.
Mothers' March brings in $446.
Roy C. King, 66, R.D. 2, fatally injured in auto accident on Rt. 36 west.
Trojans win third game of season against Stone Creek 60-56.
Married: Bonnie J. Moore and Melvin Tidrick married Feb. 4 at First Baptist Church.
Deaths: John A. Wolff, 71; Samuel B. Myers, 85.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1951
Mercury dips to 20 below zero and 10-inch snow covers village.
Cy Young honored in New York by National League.
Deaths: Miss Etta Hosfelt, 75; Ida Stocker, 82.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1941
Schools re-open after being closed by flu epidemic.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1931
S.A. Neighbor named city treasurer to succeed Mrs. Maude Scott, confirmed postmaster for four years.
Mrs. Clayton Norman appointed clerk of Oxford Twp.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1921
Cy Young will coach the Newcomerstown High School baseball team.
Chamber of Commerce puts on publicity drive for $100,000 stock sale for Heller Brothers Co. plant.
The latest and most improved burglar alarm is installed at Oxford Bank.
Mrs. M.J. Herwick and Mrs. W.S. Hinds open restaurant on corner of Bridge and Church streets.
AC & M southbound passenger train leaves track near Globe Clow works and plunges over embankment slightly injuring 60 passengers.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1911
About 12,000 tons of ice harvested from Ohio Canal.
Robbers enter Pace Harness Shop, Beers Drug Store and Crater Hardware. Bloodhounds are put on the trail.
W.C. McKim opens barber shop in Fountain Hotel.
Eleven initiated into Frees Rebekah Lodge; membership reaches 100.
Douglas Bake Shop on Main St. gutted by fire.