TEN YEARS AGO - 2007
Results of the May election were amended because absentee ballots from Guernsey and Coshocton counties weren't included, which meant the Newcomerstown school levy lost by 11 votes. The district announced plans to put the issue back on the ballot in November.
Kathy Reid, kindergarten teacher, was appointed as principal at the Newcomerstown East School.
Cows in the median on I-77 near Kimbolton indirectly resulted in a three-vehicle accident which was blamed on the inattention of one of the drivers.
The Village of West Lafayette was continuing its search for a village administrator after the resignation of Tom Bradshaw.
New Arrival: Sarah Beth Chappell, daughter of James and Karrie (Loader) Chappell, Maple, NC.
Deaths: Barbara Louise Heller, 81; Ronald Gates, 76; Matthew R. Glazer, 14; Eric D. Parks, 58; James F. Gray, 48; Norman J. Stover, 76.
TWENTY YEARS AGO- 1997
Tuscarawas County reported to have 86,513 residents, according to the "Annual Report Card State of Ohio and 88 Counties."
Donald L. Porcher resigned as the Village of Newcomerstown's clerk-treasurer after nearly 16 years of service.
Vane Scott, well-known entertainer from Newcomerstown, released a video of his performance, "The Many Faces of Old Glory, The Concert" featuring the Tuscarawas Philharmonic as a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the end of the World War II.
Indian Valley High School spring sports awards recipients included: girls track, Lisa Ashbaugh, Jess Cox, Jill France, and Emily Collnis; boys track, Josh Anderson, Nick Lautzenheiser, Brian Migoni, Curt Glazer, Mitch Davis, and Joel Donehue; baseball, Eric Wolfe, Charlie Smith, Bryan Guspyt, Justin Caldwell, and Jeremy Bolon. OSHAA scholarship awards went to Glazer and Erika Huebner, and Archie Griffin Sportsmanship awards went to Ashbaugh and J.W. McMath.
Deaths: Michael L. Butler, 46; Marva K. Simpson, 49.
THIRTY YEARS AGO- 1987
Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce voted to abandon plans for 1988 Cy Young Celebration due to lack of available workers.
July 15 date set upping interstate highway speed limit from 55 to 65 mph.
Rev. O.E. Ghere, pastor of Newcomerstown Foursquare Gospel Church, marks 50 years in the ministry July 12.
Mrs. W.S. (Nelle) Palmer, Newcomerstown, celebrated her 100th birthday July 8.
Amy Mizer, daughter of Dave and Diana Mizer, Stone Creek R.D. 1, crowned senior Dairy Princess.
Deaths: Cecil Minor, 68; E. Marie Lindon, 71.
FORTY YEARS AGO -1977
Elks Youth League team, coached by Tom Triplett and Neil Davis, won local championship with perfect 10-0 mark. Team members included, Darrell Shankle, Scott Myers, Bob and Jerry Triplett, Mike Carr, Shawn Roe, Skip Landis, Ken Shaw, Todd Davis, Jim Baker, Greg Pollock, Kim Ferguson and Bill Segalavich.
Jerry Wolfrom, President of Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce, master of ceremonies at special meeting for newly-formed Jaycees to receive charter from Ohio Jaycees. Tom Addy was local Jaycees president.
Port Washington Fireman's Festival slated for July 19-23.
Mrs. Fielding Magness, Plainfield, acted as counselor at 31st annual Buckeye Girls State at Capital University, Columbus.
Progressive Valley Grange, organized in Coshocton County June 16, 1927, observed its 50th anniversary.
Married: David Dusthimer and Theresa Butts.
Deaths: Kipp Wise, 9, fatally injured in hit-skip accident; Mary E. Maxwell, 95; Mrs. Gladys Mae Clutter, 72.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1967
Cy Young Centennial Celebration held in Newcomerstown.
Jack Plants re-elected commander of local American Legion.
Capt. Leanna M. Clutter, former Newcomerstown resident, stationed to Xwan Lock, Vietnam, as head nurse of movable hospital there.
Temperatures dipped to around 50 degrees here during July 4 holiday.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mullett observe 60th wedding anniversary.
Deaths: Mrs. Carl (Betty Jane) Krebs, 46; Ralph Bliss, 68; John Sheets, 51; Charles D. Hardesty.
SIXTY YEARS AGO- 1957
Dr. Don Kopes to open dentist office Oct 21.
Areas marked for county courts.
Deaths: Thomas A. Egler, 86; John H. Harper, 67; Clifford B. Boyd, 6.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO- 1947
Board of Education purchases Ford 48- passenger school bus for $3,600.
American Legion baseball team wins double-header from Akron Smith Sheriffs.
Deaths; Charles R. Shaffer; Charles R. Korns, 67.
Tri-County Sportsman League sponsors first carp derby for local youngsters.
Married: Miss Dorothy Carmony and Irvin Eugene Long; Miss Aldene Hoobler and Joseph A. Celuch; Miss Ann Rothenstein and George T. Durand; Miss Saragrace Otherton and Myron Thompson; Miss Juanita Nay and Kenneth Beaver.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO- 1937
Robert Dungan opened street news stand at corner of Canal and Bridge sts.
3,000 expected to attend Heller Brothers outing at Buckeye Lake.
Mary Carroll Beers and Thomas Ripley wed.
NINETY YEARS AGO- 1927
Kenneth Lyons resigns as village marshal, Mayor Oliver appoints John Blatt marshal to succeed Lyons.
Miss Alta Schuryhart is married at Byesville to Lawrence Jacobs.
Miss Florida Kistler leaves for tour to Europe.
Deaths: Max Dillehay, 12, dies of leukemia; Isaac Casteel, 27, dies of burns received six months previously.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1917
Newcomerstown Post Office passes from third to second class.
Alva Meyers, 42, night watchman at J.B. Clow Plant, fatally wounded by plant employee.
M.J. Murphy and Floyd Rogers issued corporation papers for the business firm of M.J. Murphy and Co.
Harold Alexander is married to Belle Lawrence of Carrollton.
Rev. H. M. Nicholson installed as pastor of Lutheran Church.
Local Red Cross enrolls 491 members.
ONE HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS AGO - 1907
Weddings: William Hayes, Philadelphia, Pa., and Miss Ann Marling; William Denning and Miss Veve Crater; Howard Neighbor and Miss Lillian Carpenter; Jesse Warner and Miss Etta Lyons; Levi Opphile and Miss Edith Morrison.
V.D. Crater assumes full control of T. Crater Hardware Co.
W.G. Edwards opens tin shop in Masonic building.
Blake Hinds, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hinds, Main St., drowned in Tuscarawas River east of town while on camping trip.
Irene Cooley, 10, daughter of Mrs. John Cooley, dies of typhoid fever.
Louis Luerman, clothier, is in New York City buying stock for store.
Dr. William Hosick and daughter Charlotte visit Niagara Falls.