TEN YEARS AGO - 2007
The Newcomerstown West Elementary School was named a 2007 ‘School of Promise’ by the State of Ohio.
Newcomerstown football coach Jeff Baker resigned after five years.
A horse was euthanized after a crash on State Route 258. The horse belonged to Angela G. Marts, Newcomerstown.
The cast of "The Wizard of Oz" was depicted on Halloween by Harmony Rose, Mia Rose, Brylee Dewey, Heaven Dewey, Jax Glauser, AShley Bohl and Katie Bohl.
Wedding: Daisy M. John and Renny R. Glazer.
Ryan Miller of Newcomerstown was the Elks "Student of the Month."
Students of the Month at the West School were Brady Collins, Austin McMullen, Bradley Durbin and Tiffany Yoho.
The cast of "Smokey Joe’s Cafe" is pictured, including Samantha Crossman, Tia Simms, Taylor Buss, Rose Marinucci, Megan Bryant, Macy Hannahs, Paige Weaver, Abby Creager, Nicole Tilman, Keanna Cantu and Autumn McIntire.
Deaths: Donald E. Mullet, 70, Fresno.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1997
Trojans won their second consecutive Inter-Valley Conference title with 15-14 win over Ridgewood. Trojan Nathen Sellers was named game MVP.
Thomas Montgomery Post 431, American Legion, dedicated their new post home on Canal St., Newcomerstown, with Dennis Belle, master of ceremonies, and Robert Bricker, Post Commander.
Faye Kugler was chosen parade marshal for Stone Creek Community Halloween Parade and Party.
Indian Valley Braves closed the season with 28-0 loss to Claymont.
Married: Angela Marie Burrier and Clyde Durbin Jr., Aug. 20; Mr. and Mrs. John (Evelyn) Ward, Peoli Rd., Port Washington, 50th anniversary, Nov. 8; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond (Edith) Heston, Newcomerstown, 30th anniversary, Nov 11.
Deaths: Rev. Ray Snyder, 71; Franklin D. Craddoc, 64; Elmer S. Simmerman, 74.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1987
Area Mayor’s races: Newcomerstown voters elected Gordon DeMarco; West Lafayette elected former mayor James Griffith; Glenn McMullen was retained as mayor of Port Washington; Charles B. Miller retained as mayor of Gnadenhutten; James R. Hykes returned for another term at Stone Creek.
Trojans ended football season with upset victory at Caldwell 21-14 for 5-5 season record.
Ridgewood Generals upended Tusky Valley 20-6 to close season 7-3.
Rev. Jim Odhe, pastor of Clear Fork Baptist Church, Birmingham, received Ohio Baptist Convention’s Town and Country "Harry Manning Award" for outstanding leadership in his ministry.
Deaths: Harry M. Berger, 82; Jennie B. "Jane" Thompson, 84; Frances E. Corbett, 77.
FORTY YEARS AGO -1977
Trojans cinched the Inter Valley Conference crown with a 26-13 conquest of Jewett-Scio Vikings. Season finale against Indian Valley South.
Indian Valley South upset Indian Valley North 14-6, and Ridgewood chalked up fifth straight win 14-0 over Malvern.
Resumption of rail service on C&M Line through Newcomerstown under consideration.
Dr. Richard Franklin Warren, who set-up his dental practice in Newcomerstown in 1939 and was in dentistry for 38 years, was awarded a certificate of life membership in Ohio Dental Assn.
Newcomerstown’s High students present Agatha Christie’s murder mystery "The Mousetrap" Nov. 17-18 with Tom Mavis, director.
Rev. Donald Glasgow received his two-gallon donor pin at Red Cross Bloodmobile visit in Newcomerstown.
Death: Mrs. Howard (Lula May) Loveless, 75.
FIFTY YEARS AGO -1967
Miss Linda Schott of Guernsey, 18 year-old freshman at Ohio State University, struck and killed by motorist in Columbus.
Voters approve Newcomerstown three-mill school operating levy by vote of 711-611; Mayor Chester Sharrock re-elected to serve second term.
Open house held at Newcomerstown High School with some 800 parents and citizens attending.
Rev. Harold Kidwell announces first worship service in new First Baptist Church is Nov. 12.
Rev. and Mrs. Orin Simmerman Sr. observe golden wedding anniversary.
Deaths: Clarence E. Walkenpaw, 74; John H. Shaw, 89; Clyde Lee, 92; Mrs. Bertha Landon, 71; C.T. Gaumer, 59; Harry McPherson, 71; W. Ray Chambers, 69; Jack Beatty, 69.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1957
Dilfred O. Beiter elected mayor. Both local levies, 5-mill school village, win.
Luther League wins first prize for float in Halloween parade; BYF, second, and Rainbow Girls, third.
Miss Dolly Buss crowned Homecoming Queen by Jim Penrod, Hi-Y Club president. The court included Patty Marstrell, Nancy Rogers, Carla Crater and Cora Arth.
Trojans lose to Uhrichsville 32-6.
Ray Shaffer, The Plains, O.,signs contract for demolition of East School Building.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1947
Fred Reed retained as mayor- 1656 voters go to polls.
New M & K market opens on Main St. with Kenneth Rice as manager.
A pulpit Bible is dedicated at the Lutheran Church by Rev. Charles Foust and church council.
M.R. Yingling, 83, N. College St., dies.
Parking meter collections for October total $537.50.
The Oct. 4 marriage of Dr.J. Donald Scheetz, Detroit, Mich., former local resident, and Helen Vickery Edwards is announced.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1937
Peerless photographic Studio opens on River St.
Trojans win homecoming game over Uhrichsville 32-0.
Newcomerstown to observe Armistice Day with program at high school.
100 prizes offer for fall festival.
NINETY YEARS AGO -1927
Rev. Jeffers, new pastor of the MP Church, and family arrive from Empire, Ohio.
Mrs. Maude S. Scott will attend the Ohio Council of Republican Women in Columbus.
Verna Norman and William Nay married at Wheeling, W. Va.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO -1917
Local Red Cross appeals for more workers.
The Liberty bond issue is over subscribed here.
ONE HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS AGO - 1907
M.B. Kennedy elected mayor and Ira Stoffer, marshal of the village.
Bloodhounds of John Nicodemus find three-year-old Virginia Snyder, who wandered away from home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Lyons.
A U.S. Marshall from Cincinnati prevents new owner of Sheet Mill from tearing down plant until payments have been made to local residents who hold judgements against the plant.
New stage settings and curtains received at Opera House.