TEN YEARS AGO - 2007
All three area schools, Newcomerstown, Ridgewood and Indian Valley, were deemed "effective" by the Ohio Dept. of Education.
A check for $3,650 was presented to Vane and Barbara Scott of the Historical Main Street Museum by BJ McFadden and Denny Ross, as the profits from three performances of "The Music Man."
The "Music in the Park" series concluded with a performance by the band Slim Chance.
A levy that was believed to have passed but then was ruled to have failed, will be placed back on the ballot by the Newcomerstown Board of Education.
Newcomerstown Police were investigating a report of a puppy being intentionally hit by a car on Canal Street and killed.
The Newcomerstown football team defeated Rittman in the final pre-season scrimmage while Ridgewood fell to Danville and Indian Valley lost to Waynedale.
Anyone wanting to be a member of the Trojan Touchdown Club is asked to call Pam Hendershot, Teresa Pritchard or Sally Snell.
Deaths: Dorothy J. Bowser, 74; Frances Ellen Dummermuth, 80; Verna Moore, 92.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1997
Area schools set to open. Newcomerstown and Ridgewood announced Aug. 26 as their opening date and Indian Valley schools were opening Aug. 27.
Local Boy Scouts, Tim Everhart of Newcomerstown and Scott Simmerman of Port Washington, among area Scouts attending 60th National Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia.
Married: Jodi Wingrove and Omar Bouhara.
50th Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Leo (Kathryn) Steiner of Dalton, formerly of Newcomerstown, Aug. 24; 55th Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Ruth) Martin, Port Washington, Aug. 25.
Deaths: C. Donald "Donnie" Kehl, 58, Newcomerstown, member of Tuscarawas County Sheriff's Dept. for 35 years, serving as Chief Deputy Sheriff for 13 years; Lorena June Hart, 68.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1987
Don McMillen, commander of Thomas C. Montgomery Post 431, American Legion, Newcomerstown, announced formation of Sons of the American Legion.
School resumes Sept. 1 for Newcomerstown students.
Ridgewood Schools opened Aug. 24.
Married: Anne M. Samsa and Michael A. Gunther, July 11; Dana Marie Francione and James F. Hopkins, May 9; Kevin Renicker and Carolyn Colvin; Lorinda Shalosky and Danny Kinsey, May 30.
25th Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Barry (Mary K.) Pickett, Newcomerstown, Aug. 25; 45th anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Martin, Port Washingon, Aug. 25; 30th anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. James (Judy) Wolff, Newcomerstown, Aug. 17.
Deaths: Paul R. Daugherty, 53; Raymond W. Johnson, 65; Minnie S. Ferguson, 97; Donald Howell Sr., 54; Harry W. Watson, 84.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1977
Supt. Franklin Gault announced classes resume Sept. 6 in Newcomerstown Schools.
Trojan head football coach Ward Holdsworth counting on 18 returning lettermen for upcoming season. Opening game at River View on Sept. 9.
First Baptist Church, West Lafayette, breaks ground for 2,400 square foot addition.
Second annual CBers Jamboree Aug. 28 at Newcomerstown Tri-County Sportsman's Club.
Married: Miss Leslie Michelle Huffman and Donald Charles Covell, July 30; Miss Donna Norman and Bart Hannahs, July 22.
Deaths: Coshocton's "Mad" Marshall P. Jacobs, nationally known flagpole sitter, steeple jack and "jack of all trades," 68; Mary E. Dansby, 45; Beryl E. Lee, 80; Charles William Deich, 67; Earl Danford Hughes, 63; Harvey L. Mallarnee, 69; Lt. Col. Harry D. Davidson, 62; Thelma Carney, 74; Harry Peters, 86.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1967
Pipeline costing $37.5 million and measuring some 261 miles to be built just south of Newcomerstown in early 1968.
Newcomerstown Babe Ruth League team of NHS honored at banquet. Jan McPeak coached the Trojans to a 14-3 record.
Herbert S. Gary, NHS principal 1954-1961, hired as assistant professor in secondary education at Defiance College, leaving the Dover Schools system.
Local Order of Rainbow Girls observes 17th anniversary with Janie Kopes, worthy advisor.
Married: Ellen Powell and James Kidwell; Elizabeth Surio and A-1C Russell Baker Jr.; Pamela Jo Cabot and Gregory D. Reddick.
25th anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Bryan; 60th anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Howard; 20th anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Martin.
Deaths: Herschel B. Ankrom, 59; Archie Cutshall, 56.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1957
BPW Club finishes first and Elks second as Boys Baseball League ends.
$26,000 gas line project starts at Port Washington.
Rev. Ralph Dovenbarger resigns as pastor of First Baptist Church and accepts pastorate at Headlands Baptist Church, Painesville.
Married: Miss Judith Mobley and James H. Wolff; Miss Marjorie Ellen Treadwell and Douglas Allen Kemp; Miss Lynette Miller and James A. Whites; Miss Shirley Matson and Kenneth Rice Jr.
50th anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Howard, Aug. 27.
Deaths: Albert E. Scherer, 59; Frank Shalosky, 79.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1947
Coshocton Dairy Co-Op Company purchased 4.5 acres of land west of Newcomerstown on Route 16 to erect milk processing plant.
H.M. Murphy, prominent citizen and treasurer of Heller Bros., dies.
Married: Gladys Craigo and James Parsons; Wilma Aileen Stocker and Robert Lewis Brelsford; Jean James and Kenneth Durben; Doris Berry Beauregard, former resident, and David James, both of Los Angeles, California.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1937
Cy Young Days to be observed when the ball club meets the Cleveland Shamrocks on Sunday.
Heller Tool announced employment at 860, the highest yet attained.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1927
Homecoming Festival abandoned due to infantile paralysis epidemic.
Eagle Rock airplane, piloted by Lyle Scott of Uhrichsville, crashes on Dougherty farm.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1917
Jim Ammar drives his Ford through plate glass window of his Main Street store.
James B. Clow and Sons Co. buys block of properties of the pipe works.
Married: Frank Henderson and Alma Dull.
ONE HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS AGO - 1907
Sheet Mill properties in Newcomerstown, Byesville and Marietta sold to E. Cooper Shopley of Philadelphia, Pa., for $49,200.
Fred Walz Clow, only son of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Clow, dies of inflammation of the brain.
Manager Heskett announces regular season at Opera House opens in late August.
Warren Jones sells Electric Theatre to Charles Wilgus and Robert Hall of Coshocton.
Tallest chimney in the world being built in Germany by H.R. Heincke Co. of Newcomerstown.
Schools open Sept. 2 with C.J. Foster, new superintendent, in charge.