TEN YEARS AGO - 2001
Trojans, coached by Mark Wolff, won the school's first-ever district basketball championship 67-60 over Shenandoah in double overtime at Steubenville. At the regionals in Athens, the Trojans lost to Belpre 55-50.
Inter Valley Conference first-team selections for basketball were Trojan Matt Dansby, and Ridgewood Lady General Hannah Babcock; wrestling, Trojans Josh Lafferty, Shannon Bennington and D.J. Grewell, and Ridgewood Generals Nate Wyler, Nate Carpenter and Hollis Lahna.
More than 200 volunteers helped move contents from the old Newcomerstown Public Library to the new library.
Married: Mr. and Mrs. Allen (Grace) Huprich, West Lafayette, 50th anniversary, March 24; Mr. and Mrs. William R. (Rosemary) Art, Newcomerstown, 50th anniversary, March 25.
Deaths: Josie G. Hammons, 64; Nellie L. Fleming, 91.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1991
Dan Fox, president/owner of Express Packaging announced the company planned to move its Cambridge operation to Newcomerstown during 1991 bringing 100 jobs to the area. Company plans included construction of a 122,500 square foot facility in Newcomerstown Industrial Park.
NHS winter sports athletes honored with special awards presented to: Chris Belt and Mel Lahmers, boys basketball; Jack Lenhoff, Drew Lippencott and Larry McKinney, wrestling; Kim Norman, Misty McMillen, Molly McKibben, Steph Stephen and Julie Mizer, girls basketball; Shelly Peoples, cheerleading.
Virginia L. Edwards, Gnadenhutten, honored as Gnadenhutten Chamber of Commerce "Woman of the Year" for her extensive community involvement.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence "Terry" (Berty) Silverthorn, Newcomerstown, observed their 25th wedding anniversary March. 12.
Deaths: Irene E. Styer, 89; Emmalou McCall, 60.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1981
Gary Baker re-elected president of Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce.
Newcomerstown's annual spelling bee won by eighth grader Leslie Safstrom.
Dan Lahmers succeeded Bob Ogden as State Farm Insurance agent in Newcomerstown.
NHS winter sports banquet held with awards presented to Mike Wilkin, Bill Thompson, Ben Wright and Tim Davis, boys basketball; Jeff Mathews, Joe Poorman and Alan MacKinnon, wrestlers; Brenda Williams, Wanda Thompson and Sue Poorman, girls basketball; Sally Kohl and Tammy Stocker, cheerleaders.
Married: Carolyn Denise Hughes and Dale A. Wilson Jr., March 14; Wanda Lynn Snell and Chris Allen Meeks, Feb. 21.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1971
Seven persons injured in hilltop head-on crash on St. Rt. 541. Alfred Johnson, 23, Port Washington, and Roy R. Ruby, 40, Guernsey, were drivers of the cars.
Calvin Danford, Newcomerstown manager of Columbia Gas, announced he and other local employees Andy Kiser, Gary Phillips, Ronald Furbay and Larry Groff were to receive recognition for accident-free driving.
Indian Valley FFA, under advisor Terry Hiller, given superior rating in district competition.
Charles Hughes heads Rotary Club.
Deaths: Harry Meek, 74; Mrs. Kathryn Eckelberry, 61; Merrell Tufford, 69.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1961
Newcomerstown's real estate tax payments are a shade above the percentage average for Tuscarawas County.
New walkie-talkies purchased by police department.
A thousand eggs expected to attract a swarm of children at Cy Young Memorial Park for American Legion annual Easter egg hunt.
Edith E. Maurer and Raymond Renicker married Feb 25 in Canton.
Deaths: Willard J. Beal, 82; Rev. Samuel Lieser, 85; Mrs. Helen Dansby, 56; Permetus Neil Rogers, 82; Daniel Klein, 76; Johnson infant; Mrs. August Shalosky, 75.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1951
Rotary Club chose Fred Schlupp Jr. as delegate to Fifth Annual World Affairs Institute in Cincinnati.
Total of $1,118 collected here in March of Dimes drive.
Some 500 children hunt 900 eggs in American Legion Easter egg hunt.
Mercury stays at 29 degrees on Easter Sunday.
Oscar J. Scherer, 64, West Lafayette R.D. 1, dies of gunshot.
Dick Limbaugh elected exalted ruler of Elks.
Miss Rosemary Mae Green and William Raymond Art married at St. Paul Lutheran Church.