TEN YEARS AGO - 2007

Newcomerstown council is beginning the process to deal with abandoned or dilapidated or abandoned structures. "I know it’s feasible," said Police Chief Tim Miller.

Audrey Hanni said the Frontier Apple Festival will be Oct. 6-8, with Street Superintendent J.R. Simmons as "Individual of the Year."

A $ milliion pump station project is complete in Newcomerstown. The project included the relocation and rehabilitation of the pump station on County Road 15.

Newcomerstown Utilities Superintendent Tom Sauerbrey said a portion of the sewer line on State Street may have collapsed.

The Newcomerstown Trojans defeated Strasburg, 49-0, for their first win of the season. Justin Stoffer had 110 yards rushing for three touchdowns and returned a kick-off 92 yards for a fourth score.

The Indian Valley Braves fell to Cambridge, 30-0, as the Bobcats’ Tyler Hardesty carried the ball 42 times for 294 yards.

Ridgewood won its 18th Inter-Valley Conference game in a row by defeating Garaway, 13-0.

The Lady Trojans volleyball lost to undefeated Buckeye Trail in three sets with Lindsey Norman leading Newcomerstown with nine kills, eight points and five blocks.

Ian Morrow, son of Chris and Iris Morrow, was the Elks’ "Student of the Month."

Anniversary: William and Barbara (Bordenkircher) Casey celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Deaths: Edward B. Grewell, 89, E. Main St., Newcomerstown; Forest R. Mathews, 85, Canton; Marion David Opphile, 85, New Bern, NC; Margaret "Maggie" Orr, 68, Dennison.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1997

Newcomerstown High School to celebrate 75 consecutive years of football at the annual homecoming. Homecoming Queen candidates were Joanna Guilliams, Sascha Stein, Angie Smith, Nicole Watson and Joanna Reed.

Beta Women’s Club held a picnic at the home of Oleen Peoples. Mary Swigert was club president and Janis Regula, vice president.

Local football: Newcomerstown defeated Conotton Valley 48-27; Ridgewood won 21-14 over Fairless; Indian Valley Braves lost to Cambridge 27-12.

Deaths: Dr. Myron Saturski, 92; Robert L. Maple, 83.

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1987

The Newcomerstown News featured photos of area kindergarten classes graduating in the year 2000. The students were from the Newcomerstown, Plainfield, Fresno, West Lafayette, Port Washington and Gnadenhutten areas.

All local football teams lost with Newcomerstown defeated by Indian Valley North 6-2; Garaway defeated Indian Valley South 14-3; Ridgewood lost to Coshocton 29-8.

Married: Susan Jane Sarchet and Marvin L. Brown, Aug. 22.

Deaths: Mildred McCleary, 72; Lorin David Kenney, 41; Earl Berkshire, 81; Harold E. Hall, 84; Russell L. Mortine, 82; Jeannette Parrish Cochran, 62; Ellis H. Shimp, 89; Emma I. Agricola, 103.

 

FORTY YEARS AGO -1977

Roy Rinker sworn in as Newcomerstown councilman following resignation of James Bates, who was moving to Missouri.

Half-cent piggyback sales tax, imposed by Tuscarawas County Commissioners, to be placed on November ballot.

Trojans 20-12 winner over Malvern Hornets.

Strasburg Tigers, coached by Ron Hurst of Newcomerstown, defeated Ridgewood 3-0.

The Indian Valley South Rebels came back in their second contest to tie Tuscarawas Central Catholic.

Married: June Ann Fillman and Robert Edward Huggins, Aug. 19; Sue Haver and Randy Simmons, Sept 3.

Deaths: Dennis E. Ott, 62, owner of Ott TV Sales & Service in Newcomerstown; Mrs. Earl (Jessie) Sharrock, 79; Herbert Lee Floyd, 50; Mrs. Bernice King Kimple, 71.

 

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1967

Some 700 spectators witness laying of cornerstone of new Newcomerstown High School.

Greyhound Post House closed in Newcomerstown after 26 years.

Trojans win second consecutive contest, defeating Zanesville Rosecrans 25-8.

Community Improvement Corp. of Newcomerstown retained officers William Ourant, Richard Roe, Robert Zimmer and B.K. Castle.

Married: Olive Belle Craigo and Jonathan K. Wilkin; Janet R. Purkey and Willam B. Starkey; Anna Faye Oakley and Carl R. McMullen.

Deaths: F. Bruce Wallace, 49, owner of WTNS Radio and former publisher of the Coshocton Tribune; Mrs. Cora J. Lippincott, 90.

 

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1957

Mrs. Jessie L. Edwards, 26, Cambridge R.D. 6, former Newcomerstown resident, instantly killed when TV antenna she was helping install came into contact with a power line.

Miss Jeanne Portz enrolls at Western Reserve University.

Dallas Shepherd wins championship trophy in archery championship shoot with 517 points.

Don Fenton elected master of Buckhorn Grange.

Deaths: Harold Conover, 53, former high school teacher here; Mrs. Mary Forney, 69.

Some 177 attend first meeting of elementary PTA.

Married: Miss Margaret Allison Williams, Atlanta, Ga. , and Arthur Lenzo; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Casterline, 50th anniversary; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Culp, 50th anniversary; Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Steffen, 50th anniversary.

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1947

Mary Yanai, three, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Yanai, recovering from rifle shot wound in the chest. The person firing the shot was unknown.

100 persons view Night Blooming Cereus at the John Welsch home in Port Washington.

Cascade Iron Corp. leases iron ore properties here.

Classes for veterans who have not completed high school from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m.

Richard Sharrock, Doris Robinson and Audrey Hashman are high school cheerleaders.

Married: Miss Eileen Zanetti and John Goodall; Miss Violet Philabaum and Paul Wells; Miss Doris Bethel and Thomas H. Conwell; Miss Mary Kathryn Comerford and Donald F. Zeigler; Pauline Schlarb and Byron Bose; Ruth Eckelberry and Charles H. McCune Jr.; Suzanne McKay and Edward Longenbraken; Mr. and Mrs. James A. Wilson, E. State St., 40th anniversary.

 

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1937

Improvements planned for Athletic grounds.

Rev. D.A. Morris is returned to the M.E. Church and Rev. S.E. Ellis to the U.B. Church.

 

NINETY YEARS AGO -1927

Miss Grace Richardson and Perry Atkinson married at Newport, Ky.

J.W. Jones to erect a brick business building on Main St. on lot next to Oxford Bank.

E.B. Chapman buys two carloads of Jersey cattle in the South.

Rev. T.I. Hanson is returned to the M.E. Church.

 

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO -1917

Rev. A.E. Black is returned as pastor of the M.P. Church.

Lester Markley kills three-foot viper.

Mrs. Zella Leech dies at her home on E. Canal St.

 

ONE HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS AGO -1907

Doyle Bricker wins first and Miss Marguerite Parks second place in the medal contest sponsored by the WCTU.

Rev. C.P. Beck is appointed pastor of the M.P. Church.

Milan Myers placed in charge of local electric light plant.

Poco-A-Poco Club organized at home of Miss Blanche Bassett.