TEN YEARS AGO - 2007

Newcomerstown Assistant Fire Chief Bobby McGarry is the village fire inspector and has the authority to deal with dilapidated structures, according to Village Solicitor Ryan Styer.

The 2007 Frontier Apple Festival King and Queen were John and Ruth Kistler of Newcomerstown. The 2007 Festival Court included: Graham Shepherd, Davy Crockett; Kaden Shepherd, Chief Eagle Feather; Rhylee Shepherd, Miss Liberty; and Pamela Parks, Apple Princess. A banquet was held for the Festival’s "Favorite Son," Greg Berkshire.

West Lafayette council hired former Coshocton County Commissioner Grant Daugherty as village administrator.

The Newcomerstown High School Marching Band is having a uniform drive. The current uniforms are 13 years old and in poor condition.

Deaths: James Junior Ross, 85, Scott Drive, Newcomerstown; McDonald Wayne Greathouse, 73, W. Canal St., Newcomerstown.

Kirstie Kolmerten was crowned the 2007 Ridgewood High School Homecoming Queen while Billy Hamilton was named the 2007 Ridgewood High School Homecoming King.

The Fall Foliage Tour in Tuscarawas County featured stops in Gnadenhutten, Port Washington and Dennison and the Apple Butter Days Celebration in Gnadenhutten.

The Newcomerstown Trojans won for the third time in four games, defeating Conotton Valley 21-6, and moved into a tie for second place in the Inter-Valley Conference. Scott Hannahs threw for a season-high 129 yards and Robb Hendershot had touchdowns on both offense and defense. The Meadowbrook Colts rolled past Indian Valley, 27-7. Skylor McQuiston kicked a 23-yard field goal in the final seconds as Ridgewood defeated Malvern, 10-9.

Ridgewood won the Donald Kopp Cross Country Invitational at Garaway with Brad Olinger finishing first overall in 17:22.

Indian Valley’s Brian Gasser earned a trip to the state golf tournament by defeating J.R. Rowland of Tusky Valley in a one-hole playoff. 

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1997

Bill Thompson of Thompson’s IGA, honored as "Favorite Son" during Newcomerstown’s annual Frontier Apple Festival Oct. 8-12.

Trojan golf team, coached by Richard Wright, won the Sectional title at Wilkshire Hills led by Matt Lahmers with 80; J.D. Addy and Caine Bricker, both 81; Jeremy Welsh, 82, and Andy Hursey, 83.

Thomas Montgomery American Legion Post 431, Newcomerstown, announced dedication of their new building for Nov. 1 under the leadership of Commander Robert Bricker.

Football: Trojans defeated Strasburg 27-0; Indian Valley Braves lost to Canton Timken 20-16; Ridgewood disposed of Garaway 48-7.

Indian Valley FFA honored with national recognition being named a "Three Star" National Gold Medal Chapter.

A grant of $50,000 for improvement projects received by Newcomerstown Fire Department, the Gnadenhutten/Clay Township Fire Deptartment and the Delaware Valley Fire Department.

Mr. and Mrs. Edmond L. (Dorothy) Gibson, Newcomerstown, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary, Sept. 24.

Deaths: Frank E. Bartholow, 73; John "Jay" Myers Jr., 25; E. Maxine Stansberry, 73.

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1987

Homecoming was held at local high schools with Marianne Kistler crowned Newcomerstown’s queen, Charlene Colvin selected Indian Valley South queen and Petula Bryant, queen at Ridgewood.

Local area football: Trojans upset Inter Valley Conference leaders and state-ranked Garaway Pirates 14-7; Indian Valley South Rebels improved their record to 5-2 with 27-0 victory over Malvern; Ridgewood’s Matt Bradford scored late in the game against Tuscarawas Central Catholic for 7-6 win (General Dave Wentz kicked the extra point).

 

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1977

Undefeated Trojans overpowered Tuscarawas Central Catholic 26-0 for their fifth win.

Ridgewood, scoreless in four straight games, won 16-0 over Indian Valley South Rebels.

United Steel Workers of America Local 2391 strikes Oct. 1 at Simonds Cutting Tools plant here.

 

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1967

Trojans defeat Ridgewood 45-8 to post 4-1 record on the season.

Ohio Dept. of Highways open bids for 4.1-mile section of I-77 just east of here running from the Tuscarawas River to Wolf and estimated to cost $5.3 million.

Married: Miss Linda C. Hunt and John J. Harrison; Miss Beatrice Kay Hothem and John J. Hart; Miss Janis Senseman and Thomas A. Wilson.

Deaths: Wiliam R. Baker, 62; Dwight W. Weeks Sr., 83; Charles C. Millward, 61; Dr. William P. Smith Sr., 79; Mrs. Levi Fausnight, 36.

 

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1957

Mrs. Cecil Norman honored as Mother of the Year.

Dr. Donald Kopes opens his dental office.

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1947

Village billed for $1,478 by Muskingum Conservancy District.

Trojans defeat Ohio Deaf 30-7.

W.H. Rogers, local Metropolitan Insurance agent, takes over Ross Gen. Ins. Agency.

Fifty-four boys register for newly organized Cub Scouts.

Lester Brady, W. Neighbor St., bagged 23 squirrels with 24 shots.

Married: Kathryn Pollock and W.J. Goodwin; Dorothy Lyons and Harold Gunn; Burnett C. Day and Howard E. McConigal.

 

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1937

Miss Mary Hickenbottom and Alva Hannahs married.

Arden Marlatt elected president of newly organized Rifle and Pistol Club.

Dr. J.C. Shaw, Coshocton, fatally wounded by a companion while hunting.

 

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1927

Trojans win over Dennison 20-0.

 

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1917

Vaughn Heskett of the Coast Guard Artillery arrives in England.

VanHoesan Brothers sell bottling works to C.B. McConnell.

 

ONE HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS AGO - 1907

Republicans of Tuscarawas County form Lincoln Club of New Philadelphia.

Family Electric Theater purchased by Swan & Brown of Caldwell.

C.R. Sheafe, manager of Globe Clay Works, married to Irene Garland at Still River, Mass.

Pythian Sisters give a farewell party for Mrs. Alice Wilson, who is moving to Cincinnati.