TEN YEARS AGO - 2007
Lots of repairs in Newcomerstown as one picture showed J.R. Simmons, Mike Crank and Tim Bryant working to replace a storm sewer that collapsed at the corner of State and Barnett streets and another picture showed a water line being replaced at the corner of Canal and Goodrich streets.
West Lafayette council continued its search for a village administrator, three months after the resignation of Tom Bradshaw.
The Roger Dale Lewis Vietnam Veterans Chapter 532 awarded scholarships to Joshua Mason, Rachel Roller, Kristen Russell and Kelsey Blevins.
The Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Dept. conducted a drug raid and seized over 170 marijuana plants in southern Tuscarawas County on Peoli Road.
Western Reserve defeated the Newcomerstown Trojans, 38-14, in a game that saw quarterback Justin Rominger knocked out for the season with a compound fracture of his leg. Sophomore Jansen Lenzo was called to come in to guide the Trojans the rest of the game.
After 19 straight regular season wins, the Ridgewood Generals finally fell, as cross-county rival Coshocton out-lasted them, 30-25, coming down to the Generals unable to pick up an onside kick.
Indian Valley was unable to stop Tusky Valley, who led 35-0 at the half and went on to a 35-7 football win.
The Newcomerstown volleyball team got its first win, defeating Malvern. Lindsay Norman had 10 points, 19 kills and 15 blocks while Rachel Miller had 16 points and 35 assists.
Newcomerstown Historical Society President Barb Scott said ticket sales for the viewing of a Woody Hayes film, "Beyond the Gridiron," were going well.
Deaths: Kaden Ace Barker, infant; Mildred M. Dallacheisa, 91, New Philadelphia; Danny L. Fogle, 60, Port Washington; Harvey L. Griffith, 59, New Philadelphia; Jane Alice Lower, 53, Fresno; Delbert E. Miller, 86, New Philadelphia; Harley Robertson, 66, West Lafayette; Melvin O. Thomas, 88, Baltic; Earl L. Watson, 59, Port Washington.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1997
Newcomerstown Mayor Packy McFarland appointed Tony Segalavich as clerk-treasurer to replace Don Porcher who retired.
The first "Volunteer Luncheon" was given by Newcomerstown Historical Society at the Temperance Tavern Museum to recognize volunteers for their service at the museum.
Football: Trojans defeated Buckeye Trail Warriors 34-13; Indian Valley Braves lost to Coshocton 42-6; Ridgewood defeated Canton Timkin 22-14.
Excellent golf performance by Trojan golfers Caine Bricker, Matt Lahmers, J.D. Addy, Andy Hursey, Jeremy Welsh and Ben Riggle resulted in three victories: 168-190 over Sandy Valley, and 168-177 and 162- 177 against Strawsburg.
Deaths: Robert D. "Bud" Mock, 67; Charles A. Poorman, 85.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1987
Local area football scores: Trojans lost to Malvern 13-6 in season opener; Indian Valley South Rebels won two games in five days, defeating Buckeye Trail 28-12 and Tuscarawas Central Catholic 14-6; Ridgewood Generals pounded Strawsburg 32-6.
Musical entertainment booked at local fairs included Louise Mandrell at Guernsey County Fair; Tanya Tucker at Tuscarawas County Fair, and Kathy Mattea at Coshocton County Fair.
Rev. William E. Feldt leaving St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Port Washington to pastor St. Jacob’s United Church of Christ in Leetonia.
Married: Lisa Wynn and Steven R. Lahna, Aug. 1; Lori Ann Reed and Scott E. Etter, Aug. 1; Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Anna Belle) Bonnell, Spring Hill, Fla., formerly of Newcomerstown, 50th anniversary, Aug. 25.
Deaths: Mary Sager Loader, 80; Emory W. Schupp, Jr., 63; Donald W. Riley, 51; Kerry W. Smith, 26; Nola M. Shurtz, 84.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1977
Sixth annual Trojan Band Show Sept. 10 at Lee Stadium featuring seven of area’s best bands.
Board of elections took initial steps to implement voter registration in Tuscarawas County.
Varsity cheerleaders for the Trojans were Jill Huffman, Sally Kohl, Robin Dansby, Tracey Frye, Jeannette Smith and Kathy king, Linda Porcher, Rita Russell, Lori Marlatt, and Angie Casey.
Mike Hopkins, 17, Newcomerstown, seriously injured in one car accidenton Co. Rd. 21 near Wolf.
Married: Miss Kim Lower and Jeff Bennington, Aug. 28.
Deaths: Mrs. Minnie L. Kunz, 70; Schley Mason, 75; Charles Campbell, 48.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1967
Ceremony for laying cornerstone of new Newcomerstown High School set for Sept. 13.
Total enrollment in Newcomerstown schools reaches 1,500 students.
Trojan Marching Band, under direction of Miss Connie Dichler, performed at Ohio State Fair.
Howard Caldwell re-elected master of Buckhorn Grange.
Some 125 Little Leaguers attended a picnic in their honor at Cy Young Park with trophies presented to league champion team, Rotary Club.
Married: Miss Susan Hostetler and James Kerr; Miss Camille Summers Wilkinson and Clark H. Smith; Miss Susan Nigro and Richard Wilson; Miss Susan Anne Shaw and Robert L. Jones; Mr. and Mrs. Willard Gunn, silver anniversary; Mr. and Mrs. James Shalosky, 53rd anniversary.
Deaths: Daniel B. Callentine, 24; Mrs. Golda Wellbaum, 70.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1957
School enrollment is 1,220 on first day.
Buckeyes football coach Woody Hayes, formally of Newcomerstown, writes book " Football at Ohio State."
Godfrey Meek wins championship flight in News Golf Tournament.
Shingle Oak tree measuring 12 ft. in circumference and 80 ft. high on the Wills Murphy farm, called largest in the United States.
August building permits here total $75,400.
Harry A. Little receives master of education degree and Dale Dean Milburn receives bachelor of science degree at OSU.
Mrs. Rhea Lou Evans receives master of science degree from Kent State University.
Deaths: Mrs. Mary Ellen Plotts, 57; Mrs. M. Helen Trees, 63; Howard J. Mullett; Benjamin Meeks, 71.
Married: Miss Shirley Irene Durben and Charles Ross Hainer; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Howard, R. D. 2, 50th anniversary.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO -1947
About one-third of Newcomerstown thrown into darkness after severe electrical storm.
Meter coins total $619 for August.
Work resumed on town hall remodeling project.
Service held here for Elliott Duff, 45, former resident.
EIGHT YEARS AGO -1937
Council asked to resurface McKinley Ave.
John Budd nominated American Legion head.
Thomas Kiste dies of injuries received in corn cutter mishap.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1927
Sherman Opphile, 25, dies of infantile paralysis.
Mrs. John Burris announces marriage of her daughter, Mary Kathryn to Harold C. Conover.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1917
First drafted men from Tuscarawas County leave this week for Chillicothe.
Frank S. Mercer heads independent ticket for mayor.
John Haver, 70, seriously injured when struck by train on Goodrich St.
ONE HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS AGO - 1907
The county Women’s Christian Temperance Union convention will be held at the Lutheran Church Sept. 22-23.
Smith and Vogenitz, furniture and music dealers, sell to J.A. Rippeth, Sherrodsville.
Edward Stockdale, Dover, leaves the Fountain Hotel.
Annual conference of United Brethren Church held here.
Married: Edward Crater and Hazel Bramhall; Frank Wilgus and Mrs. Alice Wilson are married at Allegheny, Pa.