TEN YEARS AGO - 2007
Performing at the Ohio State Fair were Betsy Marinucci, Kristen Amore, John Warner and Rose Marinucci, with Steve Hildreth as one of the directors.
A 100-year-old water line at the intersection of Goodrich and Canal streets in Newcomerstown was to be moved.
The Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce thanked members for another successful golf outing.
The Newcomerstown Lions Club hosted members of the Lions coach pitch team.
Winners of the Newcomerstown Emergency Rescue Squad Car Show were announced.
Back to School information was listed in The Newcomerstown News, with messages from Supt. Jeff Staggs and Randy Addy, high school principal.
Newcomerstown High School cheerleaders attended a cheer camp.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Ruth) Martin, Port Washington, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.
Deaths: Richie A. Thomson, 60, Columbus.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1997
Week-old Teamsters strike against United Parcel Service (UPS) affecting local area.
Fence installed around Lee Stadium at cost of $13,850.
Local area members of All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir included Newcomerstown students Stephanie Fitzgibbon, Sarah Hogue, and Jeremy Troyer, and Ridgewood students Lana Bieber and Byron Harrison.
April Schlarb and Jason Casterline of Baker's Foods in Newcomerstown took first and second in regional bagging competition sponsored by Ohio Grocers Assn. in Cambridge. Schlarb qualified for state competition in Columbus in September.
Married: Shari D. Smith and Jeffrey L. Grewell, May 10.
Deaths: Margaret A. Jones, 92; Clayton "Leonard" Spragg, 71.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1987
W. M. Brode Co., 100 Elizabeth St., Newcomerstown, celebrating 100th birthday in 1987.
Newcomerstown Athletic Boosters sponsoring Franzen Brothers Circus in Newcomerstown Aug. 30 at Cy Young Park.
Newcomerstown Elks Lodge hosted a memorial service for the late Clarence R. Schlarb Jr. of West Lafayette, who had held local, district, and state offices in Elks.
Married: Sheryl D. Shaw and Matthew Wyscarver, June 20; Dawn Marie Shearrow and Steffen S. Cameron, May 23; Kimberly L. Meek and Charles D. Cox, July 11; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth (Rosalie) Porcher, Tulip Ln., West Lafayette, 40th anniversary, Aug. 30; Mr. and Mrs. Walter (Marian) Murphy, Newcomerstown R.D. 2, 25th anniversary, Aug. 12.
Deaths: Bessie Rose, 80; Mary I. Addy, 82.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1977
Tuscarawas County Commissioners approved annexation of five-foot strip down center of Co. Rd. 15 to the Village of Newcomerstown for new sewer line.
Former mayor Charles Holdsworth sworn in by solicitor Richard Young as Newcomerstown Village councilman to fill seat vacated by Donald Steffen, who resigned.
Anna Lynn Hashman honored for four years service as lector at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Newcomerstown.
Ridgewood Schools announced Aug. 23 opening day.
More than $1,200 locally and $6,200 countywide contributed to "Dress-A-Child for School" project sponsored by Church Women United. Barbara Mathias and Virginia Knight were Newcomerstown area chairwomen.
Married: Joyce Marie Reeder and Steven L. Darr, Aug 6; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Woodard, Newcomerstown, 58th anniversary; Mr. and Mrs. Parker Magers, West Lafayette, 40th anniversary, Aug. 6.
Deaths: Wayne E. Rice, 65; Arthur Lacey, 90; Merle Opphile, 52; Etta V. Barnett, 70; Jason Timmons, 2-1/2 month old son of Brian and Kathy Lawrence Timmons.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1967
Kipp Hall, nine-year old son of Robert and Carla Hall of here, selected catcher of All-Star Team of Columbus Little League.
Clem State installed as Grand Knight of local Knights of Columbus.
Local board of education cites need for additional three-mill, 10-year tax levy for operating the new high school.
Married: Miss Marilyn Marshall and Larry P. Wenger.
Deaths: C.M. Armstrong, 83; Bert Chadwell, 86; Roy Rehard, 73; Ralph Miller, 66.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1957
Mrs. Ethel Harding, R. D. 3, fatally hurt in car crash.
News Golf Tournament in third round, 11 competing.
Merchants plan "Farm Day" bargains.
Newcomerstown leads in reduction of back taxes.
Deaths: Craig E. Stoffer, 57; William M. Hill, 60.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1947
Home Equipment Co. moves from Main to River.
Mercury reaches 97 degrees, hottest weather in two years.
130 attend Eagles District meeting here.
Miss Mary Kathryn Portz is married to Charles R. Rand, Gnadenhutten.
Fredrick Davis, Main St., married to Emanuela Joan Police, Dover.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1937
Newcomerstown Produce Co. plans to build 680 food lockers.
Local stores prepare for Dollar Days.
Glen Pryor is new manager of A & P Store.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1927
Large crowds attend Port Washington Centennial.
Mrs. Thelma Cappel and John P. Harding are married.
Johnston Brothers of Cambridge buy Atkinson Grocery on E. State St.
Farrell and Stewart of Scio purchase Edwards Tin Shop on River St.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1917
New office and radiator extension of the Clow plant nearing completion.
C.C. Dickinson, 65, former resident, dies in Pittsburgh.
Carl Cooley and Miss Grace Angle married.
Council decides to remove lower Canal Bridge.