TEN YEARS AGO - 2001
Newcomerstown Village Clean-up Week April 30-May 3.
Todd Cabot and Beth Ianniello named King and Queen of Ridgewood High School prom.
Receiving membership awards from Buckhorn Grange #1445 at Wolf were: Laurence Gaskill, 75 years; Josephine Gaskill and Charles Arth, both 70 years, and Phyllis Arth, Evelyn Decker, Bob Decker, Florence Smith and Wayne Smith, all 50-year members.
Indian Valley High senior, Tiffany Ellwood was crowned 2001 Tuscarawas County Pork Queen.
Married: Dr. Barbara Sarchet and Dr. Patrick Cooper, Feb. 2.
Deaths: Roberta K. "Bertie" Silverthorn, 55; Juanita K. Preston, 88; Robert Michael Derr, 70; Florence H. Denham, 89; Marjorie L. McCants.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1991
Tom Little and George Brode recognized as "Chamber Members of the Year" at annual Chamber of Commerce banquet at the David Barber Civic Center. Chief Netawatwes awards went to R.J. Wright & Sons, Dr. Timothy Merrill, Groovfold Inc., Covenant Care, Family Dollar, and Carrico's Sohio.
Receiving Community Improvement awards at the Chamber banquet were Everharts' Auto, Watts True Value, Duke & Duchess, Village Cafe, Newcomerstown Truck Stop, Domino's Pizza, Kurz-Kasch Inc., Armstrong Heating, Pets 'N Things, Curtiss Jewelers, Peoples Land Co., and Ginny's Discount.
Trojans defended their title, winning the Dover Relays. Coach Ernie Art praised outstanding performances of Trojans Delon Jackson, Keno Jackson, Jason Miller and Jack Lenhoff.
Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Harry V. "Jiggs" (Helen) Caldwell, Newcomerstown, 45th, April 20; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry (Kitten) Crater, Newcomerstown (Isleta), 40th, April 14.
Deaths: Elmer L. Martin, 82; Carmella Myers, 75; Anne Marie Schmults, 89; Calvin B. Lafferty, 77.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1981
Annual Chamber of Commerce banquet held at NHS. Second time recipients of Chief Netawatwes achievement awards were Willard Ames and Kurz-Kasch Inc., and first-time recipients were Berg's Auto Tune and Simonds Cutting Tools. Paul Edwards, New Philadelphia, was speaker.
Mayor James Griffith announced May 4-11 as Clean-up Week in West Lafayette.
Buckhorn Grange honored Mrs. Claude Mizer, Mrs. Laurence Gaskill and Mrs. Walter (Marian) Murphy, representing three generations and 130 years of grange service.
Tammy Hannahs, NHS cheerleader, named a U.S. Achievement Academy Cheerleader Awards winner.
Deaths: Jean E. Angle, 82; Jacob Barnhouse, 91; David L. Billings, 46; Harriette McClery, 86; A. Earl Smith, 91; Mrs. Charles Cutshall, 85; Robert Lawton Sr., 78; Edward M. McIntire, 49.
Deaths: Frank C. Hadley, 74.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1971
51st annual Chamber of Commerce banquet with theme "Salute to '71 Industry" held at NHS with 150 attending.
Calvin Danford, Newcomerstown manager of Columbia Gas, honored for 25 years service. He also had been named to succeed B.K. Castle as presodent of local Chamber of Commerce.
Married: Patti Wise and Danny Lindsey.
Deaths: Robert E. Ross, 55; Wayne (Red) Laisure, 51; Clarence Arney, 73; John C. Schweitzer Jr., 23; Roy Elliott, 82.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1961
Bruce Huffman elected president of Jaycees.
Council adopts ordinance authorizing "lease with option" of former Clow property.
Married: Diana Amnerer and Pfc. James C. Tedrick; Mimi Milkovich and David Doss; Rosemary J. Osler and Roy G. Ownby; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rollstin, 50th anniversary.
Deaths: E.C. Yarnell, 64; Mrs. John Ingham, 91; Elmer Thomas, 66; John G. Tedrow, 87; Ernest R. Stewart, 75; Mrs. Effe Schumaker, 92.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1951
Fireman plan jubilee featuring pet parade for youngsters.
Junior class presents "Spring Green" at high school auditorium.
Miss Kathryn Taylor and Pfc. Gerald L. Crater married at New Philadelphia.
Mrs. Lester Metzger elected president of BPW Club.
Deaths: Mrs. Mae Harding, 80; James Miskimen, 63; Mrs. Fred Robey, 60; Mrs. Amanda Douglas, 90.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1941
Mr. and Mrs. John Furbay purchased Peerless Confectionary, River St.
Bernard Goodall and George Harbold home on 15-day furlough from Camp Shelby.
Ohio Power union votes to strike.
Sod is broken for new Nazarene Church to be built at corner of Neighbor and Goodrich streets.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1931
Chamber of Commerce negotiating for garment factory that will employ 40 women and girls.
J.C. Penney Co. holds style show.
S.L. Stowe elected president of Newcomerstown Rifle Club.
Junior Class of the high school presents play "Honor Bright."
W.J. Leavengood, Coshocton, purchases King Restaurant, Bridge St.
Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Bower announced the marriage of their daughter Hazel to Paul Carte, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Miss Mabel Tufford and Wilbur Jones married.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1921
Joseph Loader buys building lot in McConnell addition on N. College St.
Married: Luther Wilkin and Miss Dorothy Kelly of Akron; Miss Mary Ann Grove and Edward Porcher married by Rev. L.C. Momberg; Miss Gladys Mizer and William Jones married at Baltic by Rev. Shopfer.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1911
Rev. and Mrs. O.C. Kramer celebrate 15th wedding anniversary.
Property values in Oxford Township increased 80 percent by state tax commission.
E.J. Duff, cigar maker, and family are moving to Cambridge.