TEN YEARS AGO - 2007
There are three candidates for Newcomerstown Village Mayor: Jim Carr, James Friel and Steve Guy.
Candidates for Newcomerstown School Board, with two to be elected, are: Jerry Lahmers, Steven W. Bush, Jim Williams Jr., Tammy Rexroad and Steven W. Brode.
Also on the ballot in Newcomerstown is renewal of a one-mill permanent improvement levy for the school district.
The Newcomerstown Knights of Columbus hosted their annual "Meet the Candidates" night.
Justin and Kasey Swope, Blue Rock, announced the birth of their daughter, Emma, on Aug. 13.
Deaths: Gladys L. Schlarb, 85; Chester W. Thomas, 84; Amelia Gore, 84.
On a wet night in West Lafayette, the Ridgewood Generals won their fifth straight Inter-Valley Conference by defeating the Newcomerstown Trojans, 41-7. Ridgewood finished 9-1, 7-0 in the league while the Trojans finished 3-7, 3-4. Ridgewood also advanced to the Region 19 playoffs.
Joe "Cujo" McCall of Newcomerstown was to fight in a "Caged Fury" event in Cleveland.
Indian Valley finished the football season at 2-8 with a 54-7 loss at the hands of Claymont.
Buckeye Trail defeated Ridgewood in a Div. III district semi-final volleyball match. Ridgewood finished 16-9.
There was a large crowd on hand for the dedication of the new Port Washington Elementary building on Oct. 21. Indian Valley students Dalton Sproul and Alysia Courpman were chosen to cut the ribbon.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1997
Dora Blevins, Maple Street, Newcomerstown, was celebrating her 100th birthday Nov. 5.
Fifty years of professional photography was being celebrated by Lenzo Studio, founded by Carl J. Lenzo, now operated by his son, Charle Lenzo, master photographer.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Lillian) Haver, New Philadelphia, formerly of Stone Creek, observe their 64th wedding anniversary.
The village of Port Washington purchased new holiday decorations, costing $1,250.
Local football scores: Newcomerstown Trojans over Bellaire St. John, 33-0; Ridgewood Generals over Malvern, 28-0, setting up the final football game between the two, both 8-1 on the season and 5-0 in the Inter-Valley Conference. Indian Valley lost to Dover, 47-0.
Deaths: Doris L. Gray, 64; Nettie I. Hilborn, 92; F. Lenore Maloy, 93; Charles W. McCullough, 71; Thelma Anderson, 80; Marion E. Long, Sr., 81; Edgar T. Emerson, 83; Margaret "Maggie" Early, 66; Glenn Green, 70.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1987
Newcomerstown village council gave first reading to an ordinance establishing mandatory income tax filing.
Rev. Father John Kempf, Newcomerstown, was appointed chaplain of the American Legion Department of Ohio.
"Alfie," a runaway monkey escaped from the Pittsburgh Zoo in July, was spotted in Guernsey.
Area football scores: Newcomerstown Trojans are 4-5 on the season after a 20-14 loss to Indian Valley South, which tied their best mark ever at 8-2. Ridgewood improved to 6-3 with a 34-0 win over Indian Valley North.
Married: Tammy Spring and Neal Bishop, Sept. 6.
Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Jack (Marilyn) Ellis, Sunset Lane, Newcomerstown, 35 years on Nov. 3; Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Pat) Wilson, Newcomerstown R.D. 3, 35 years on Nov. 6.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1977
Newcomerstown voters to decide school levies, four village council seats, Oxford Twp. trustees and school boards at the polls on Nov. 8.
Trojans closer to Inter-Valley Conference title after defeating Strasburg, 20-0, to improve to 7-1 on the season and 6-0 in league play.
Lions Club Rose Day sale in 25th year in Newcomerstown.
Some 156 women attended the annual East Central District Fall Conference, Ohio Federation of Women’s Clubs, hosted by the local Parmi Nous Club at Christ United Methodist Church.
After a scoreless four game start, the Ridgewood Generals came back to win the next four games to even the season at 4-4 with a 35-0 win over Garaway.
Newcomerstown sophomore Dan Mozena qualified for the state cross country meet at The Ohio State University.
Stone Creek’s Halloween parade and party attracted some 250 people.
Roger George, Newcomerstown R.D. 1, was elected president of the Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau Federation board and Wayne Patterson, Fresno R.D. 1, was named vice president.
Deaths: Robert R. Marker, 54; Danny Lee Ridgway, 5.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1967
Lynn Kuhn, Sugarcreek, to open Dodge-Plymouth dealership in Newcomerstown.
Proposed three-mill operating levy for the Newcomerstown Schools highlights the Nov. 7 election ballot.
Rev. Roy Maneely was appointed pastor of the EUB Church and Everals EUB Church after the death of Pastor Paul Baxter.
Newcomerstown Trojan football team topped West Holmes, 20-16.
Wilford J. Corder, 28, Coshocton, was killed in a car crash near Stone Creek.
Married: Christine Marie Yanai and Russell T. Myers; Esther Senter Chaney and Dennis M. Casey; Vera Lynn Mathews and David Uplinger.
Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Lewis, silver anniversary; Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Emler, 50th anniversary; Mr. and Mrs. Willard Landis, silver anniversary.
Deaths: E.H. VanSickle, 65; Thomas Lattin, 79; Mrs. Richard (Goldie) Hogle, 28; Clyde Robinson, 89; Mrs. Sylvia I. Adams, 83.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1957
Mrs. Glenn Rettig, Schamois, Mo., accepts the call to pastor St. Paul’s E&R Church, Port Washington.
Newcomerstown mayor race and levies highlight election with J. Arthur Tufford the Republican candidate and Dilfred O. Beiter, a Democrat.
Local archers reported seeing 25 deer and hitting nine.
Juvenile Grangers of Buckhorn named of 10 best Juvenile Granges in the state.
Deaths: Mrs. M.E. Alexander, 74; Terence Bricker, 60; Shelton Newcome, 90; Robert Thompson, 35; George M. Sager, 61.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1947
Newcomerstown Trojan football team tied Carrollton in Homecoming Game, 0-0.
Rev. Donald A. Taylor of Brookfield, Ohio is the new pastor of Assembly of God Church.
Deaths: William A. Booth, 80, dies of injuries from he was struck by a car near his home on Ray Street; Mrs. Uriah Atkinson, 73.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1937
Newcomerstown football team defeated Barnesville for the fourth win of the season.
Charles Mugford won the Newcomerstown mayor’s race.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1927
Newcomerstown Trojan football team defeated New Philadelphia, 31-0.
The Halloween parade is a big success.
Jack Bantley of Coshocton purchases New System Bakery.
The American Legion will present the comedy, "Yoo Hoo."
Elizabeth Ann Barthalow and Lloyd Hunter are married.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1917
Joe Rehard dies at the home of his son, Frank, on Canal Street.
Milt Neighbor lands a 19-pound pike near the railroad bridge.
ONE HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS AGO - 1907
Miss HIlda Bergman presents her students in a piano and song recital for the benefit of the Hyperion Band.
A German balloon that passed over Newcomerstown recently won the international race.