TEN YEARS AGO - 2007

Hobert Yazell of West Lafayette talked about his experiences in World War II as the area remembered Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor Day was to be observed by Newcomerstown at West Lawn Cemetery.

John Zielinski of Hinckley was pronounced dead at Coshocton County Memorial Hospital after an accidental shooting while deer hunting in White Eyes Township.

Lights went up on the Newcomerstown Christmas tree on Bridge Street. Randy Gray donated 500 ornaments in memory of his brother, Jim. Newcomerstown also had its annual Christmas Parade and tickets went on sale for the Polar Express train rides.

Michaela M. Miller, daughter of Michael and Laurel Miller of Newcomerstown, was chosen as the Elks "Student of the Month" for December.

Deaths: Anna Belle Bonnell, 91, Brooksville, Fla.; A. Ruth Endlich, 87,State Route 751, Newcomerstown; Michael W. Shalosky, Sr., 61, Port Washington.

Port Washington Mayor Tom Gardner said he had attended a refresher course and would conduct Mayor’s Court as usual.

A double-wide manufactured home near Kimbolton was destroyed by fire. The Liberty Community Fire Department was assisted by firefighters from Newcomerstown, Port Washington and Cassell Station.

Vane Scott of Newcomerstown released his 2006 version of "The Many Faces of Old Glory: The Concert" on DVD and CD.

Ridgewood edged past Newcomerstown in boys’ basketball, 52-50, in overtime. Chase Addy led the Trojans with 16 points while Caleb Rankin added 15. Tyler McCullough led the Generals with 17 points.

The Newcomerstown Lady Trojans fell to Tuscarawas Central Catholic and Sandy Valley. Steph Felton led Newcomerstown in scoring in both games.

Christy Evans, a graduate of Ridgewood, was inducted into the College of Wooster’s Hall of Fame, finishing with 998 points, 225 steals and 529 assists for the women’s basketball team.

Tours are being offered of the Shadybend Manor House, located just across the Tuscarawas River from Newcomerstown, in Coshocton County.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1997

Area code change from 614 to 740 effective Dec. 6; Columbus area only to retain 614.

Newcomerstown Post Office and Postmaster Perry Fitzgibbon won seven awards at district meeting including "Triple Crown Winner" sales award.

Fall sports awards held at Newcomerstown, Ridgewood and Indian Valley high schools.

Newcomerstown’s football team won their second consecutive Inter Valley Conference championship under head coach Jeff Cook, named "Coach of the Year" in the IVC, Eastern District, and Region 11. Trojan Ray Grewell was Div. 5 All-Ohio "Defensive Player of the Year," joined on first-team by teammates Nathen Sellers, Andy Archer and Robert James.

Region 11 honors went to Trojans Nathan Sellers "Player of the Year", Robert James, Andy Archer, Ray Grewell and Mike Opphile; Indian Valley Braves Josh Anderson and Josh Berkshire; and Ridgewood Generals Chris Cabot, Josh Lahmers, Chad Marlatt, Justin Shroyer and Ryan Hill.

Ridgewood won the IVC cross country title and coach Darrell Ball was named "Coach of the Year."

Deaths: Dorothy Gadd Brown, 78; H. Dale Blind, 86.

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1987

Newcomerstown High students winning annual American Legion and Legion Auxiliary Americanism and Government essay contest were Lorie Porcher, Julie Riffle, Lori Barker, Mark Haver, Gary Myers, and Brian Clark.

Sandy Mahaffey and Alan Hart installed as new worthy matron and worthy patron of Oriental Chapter, Order of Eastern Star in Newcomerstown.

Basketball: Trojans open season with three losses, 59-41 to Tusky Valley, 63-37 to  Indian Valley South, and 72-49 to Garaway; Ridgewood lost to Claymont 79-63.

Don Fenton, Newcomerstown, honored for 35 years as 4-H adviser, and Gladys Mizer of Stone Creek, 25 years, during Tuscarawas County 4-H advisers banquet.

 

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1977

City Solicitor Richard Young and councilmen Ronald Berkshire and B.B. Bowling, disgusted with handling of business matters, submitted resignations during Newcomerstown Village Council meeting.

Striking Local 2391 of United Steelworkers and the 11 member clerical Union Local 3235 entered third month at Simonds Cutting Tools Division of Wallace Murray Corp. in Newcomerstown.

Cecil Haver, Newcomerstown, re-elected president of 21,162 member Tuscarawas County Auto Club.

Basketball scores: Trojans lost to Indian Valley North 69-48 and Malvern 81-49; Ridgewood tripped Zanesville Rosecrans 61-56 and lost to Claymont 59-47; Indian Valley South beat Hiland 70-53.

Married: Miss Joy Ann Stine and Timothy Edward Carney, Aug. 27; Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Bell Sr., Kimbolton R. D. 1, 45th anniversary Nov. 24.

Deaths: Mrs. Francis Furbay, 61; Mrs. Jerry (June Rae Johns) Funk, 25.

 

FIFTY YEARS AGO -1967

Santa Claus to arrive in Newcomerstown Dec. 9.

Jaycees erect huge Christmas tree in village square on Main St.

Special election set for Dec. 28 for countywide voter approval of constructing the Tuscarawas County Joint Vocational School.

Trojans defeat Madison 71-62 in season basketball opener.

Construction begun on 4.6 mile stretch of Interstate-77 from Wolf north to Stone Creek interchange.

Total of 16 deer taken in Tuscarawas County during deer season.

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel E. Hewitt, Port Washington, killed in collision with tractor-trailer on I-77 near Canton.

Married: Linda L. Hixson and Don Smart.

Deaths: Rollin I. Barthalow, 77; Mrs. Little Mae Bourne, 59.

 

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1957

John Heister, Parma, O., employed as executive vice president to operate Oxford Bank.

Trojans to open basketball season with the Uhrichsville Tigers in local auditorium.

Rev. Douglas Peters, Chicago, IL., named pastor of First Baptist Church.

Cecil Haver elected vice chairman of Tuscarawas Valley Development Committee.

Deaths: Miss Katherine Klein, 98; Mrs. Edward Everett, 61; Mrs. Edith Albright, 81.

Married: Miss Kay Mathews and Gary Dichler; Miss Shirley Huprich and Kenneth Hackenbracht.

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1947

Mary Jean Shurtz appointed editor-in-chief of "National Hillbilly News" magazine.

Deaths: Luther Gray, 41, Guernsey County, dies of self -inflicted gun wound; Fred Liebelt, 72, former local resident, dies at VA hospital in Dayton with burial in E. State St. Cemetery.

Rev. Frank W. Wassom, Lancaster, new minister at local Church of the Nazarene.

Married: Miss Mary Ann Neal and Paul Parks; Miss Clarice Gallion and Clarence Jr. Smith; Miss Agnes Burrier and Bert Varadi.

 

EIGHTY YEARS AGO -1937

Taylor Store employees enjoy theatre and dinner at Cambridge.

Farm home of Shuman Plants destroyed by fire.

Red Cross gets $370 of $400 quota.

 

NINETY YEARS AGO -1927

Union Thanksgiving service will be held at M.P. Church with Rev. Gail Val Tilbrough presiding.

Deaths: Miss Melissa O’Bisk, 61.

Miss Bernice Carr, music instructor in local schools, and Dr. William C. Roche of Gnadenhutten marry.

 

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1917

Miss Faye McConnell and Robert Warwick married at Coshocton.

Mrs. Mary J. Beers, widow of Dr. A.M. Beers, taken by death.

 

ONE HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS AGO -1907

Miss Jennie Sheets and Homer Hamilton married at home of bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Sheets, E. State St.

Death: Mrs. Joseph Murphy, 45.