Tuscarawas County led the state in the 2007 deer gun harvest with 4,266 deer with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife having a preliminary total of 103,195 statewide.

Newcomerstown council discussed plans to cap the village landfill. Council member Janet Bush said work on a water line repair near Kurz-Kasch will begin as soon as plans and procedures are reviewed.

Kirk Kitzmann opened Projekt 73 to offer professional tattoos with Christie Kitzmann as shop manager and designer.

Newcomerstown Historical Society President Barbara Scott announced there would be Christmas Open House at the Olde Main Street Museum.

Employees at Baker’s IGA in Newcomerstown conducted a "Warm Wishes" toy raffle and a "Mitten Tree."

Deaths: James Richard Jurin, 58, Houston, Texas; Cindy S. Belt, 48, Newcomerstown.

Tuscarawas County Commissioners and Sheriff Walt Wilson were seeking a "wireless" 911 system.

It was a close game but Tuscarawas Central Catholic prevailed at home over Newcomerstown, 53-50. J.C. Rine led the Trojans with 17 points. Brian Gasser had 15 points for Indian Valley in a loss to Tusky Valley. Jared Kreitzer led Ridgewood with 14 points in a loss to Garaway.

The Newcomerstown Lady Trojans lost to Hiland, 81-17, and to Ridgewood, 65-30. Steph Felton had 16 points for Newcomerstown against the Generals.


Newcomerstown and Indian Valley Schools to receive $500,000 grants from State of Ohio for repairs and maintenance of buildings.

Lone Star Lodge No.175, Newcomerstown, held installation of officers with Mark Patterson installed as Worshipful Master.

Boys basketball: Trojan Ryan Hendershot scored 27 points and teammate Robert James, 21 points to lead Newcomerstown’s season opening 81-62 win over Monroe Central; Indian Valley Braves lost to Garaway 68-56 and defeated Minerva in overtime 68-64 led by Brave Josh Weir’s  career high 32 points; General Chris Cabot scored 23 points in Ridgewood’s 57-39 victory over Tusky Valley.

Girls basketball: Lady Trojan Nicole Spring’s half-court three-pointer at the buzzer gave Newcomerstown a 34-33 win over Tuscarawas Central Catholic; Strasburg defeated Newcomerstown 41-35; Lady General Cori Arnold scored 22 points to lead Ridgewood’s 55-45 win over Strasburg, and Lady General Lindsay Mast scored 20 points in Ridgewood’s 47-40 win over Jewett-Scio; Indian Valley Lady Braves lost 50-45 to Meadowbrook, but defeated Ridgewood 47-42 led by Lady Brave Lindsay Cameron’s 20 points.

Married: Bonnie Jo Ellis and Todd D. Young, June 21.



Karen and Ivan Hickenbottom, Kimbolton, among 33 dairy producer members of Milk Marketing Inc. honored for high quality milk during annual MMI delegate meeting in Columbus.

Trojans lost in overtime to Indian Valley North 64-60; Ridgewood defeated Conotton Valley when reserve player Tony Griffith entered the game and scored a last second shot for an 84-82 Generals win; Indian Valley South won over Hiland 54-47 and Mansfield St. Peter 56-50.

Deaths: Minnie George, 87; Margaret Ellen Hayhurst, 72; infant son of Ronald and Martha Hammersley.



Hazardous conditions caused by ice, snow, and sub-zero temperatures in Newcomerstown area. Wind chill factor recorded at 30-below zero Dec. 7.

Ohio hunters took 19,492 deer during 1977 gun season, down from 20,561 in 1976. In Tuscarawas County 789 deer killed, up from 736 in 1976.

Elks Lodge 1555 and Trojan Boosters honored NHS’s 1977 Inter Valley Conference champion football team at banquet.

Coached by Ward Holdsworth and assistants Loverne Marlatt and Ron James, the Trojans closed the season 9-1 and a three year record of 25-5.

Eighth annual "Living" Nativity scene to be sponsored by St. Paul Lutheran Church and the Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce.

Indian Valley FFA parliamentary procedure team won the state championship in Columbus. FFA member, Debbie Baker, elected District 15 vice president.

James Everhart elected president of Tri-County Sportsman’s Club.

Trojan cagers lost to Buckeye Trail 73-35 and to Tusky Valley 54-44. Indian Valley South Rebels 58-49 winner over Strasburg and 101-46 over East Knox.

Deaths: Harold J. Alexander, 88; William Foster McDonnell, 81; Mrs. Virginia Rinehart, 88; Marjorie Beers Evans, 75.



New Newcomerstown High School nearing completion.

Trojans open season with 76-54 victory over Dover St. Joseph’s Ramblers; dropped 74-41 decision to Garaway.

Deaths: Mrs. Henry Cappel, 94; Mrs. Henderson Heston, 93; Otto Daniel Pofahl, 79; Edward Apple, 48.



Santa gives out 8,000 treats to children.

Tri-County Sportsman’s League to buy Roger George farm in Bernice.

Trojans defeat Carrollton 61-55 in first game of season in local gym.

Robert Hagan elected president of Heller Supervisory Club.

Deaths: Mrs. Emma O. Wiggins, 75; Joseph McGinnis, 57; Mrs. Otto Johnson, 82; Mrs. W.A. Ludwig.

Memorial Services held by Elks Lodge for Albert Dillehay, Carol O. Moder, Harry Gipe, Vane Scott Sr., M.O. Julien and Clarence Donley.



Leo-Heller appointed on County Fair Board.

Welch and Marlowe’s shoe store opens on Main St.

Mortica R. Durben dies from rifle wounds suffered when he accidentally shot himself.

Trojans win over West Lafayette, lost to Uhrichsville.

Death: Mrs. T.J. Haver.

Maried: Norma Beall and Donald E. Darr of Coshocton; Eileen Gross and Chester Thomas at St. Paul Lutheran Church; Mary Carr, West Lafayette, and Dennis Watkins.

Thirty-foot Christmas tree placed at Main and Cross Sts.



Rev. Lewis Momberg, former pastor of M.P. Church, dies.

Miss Martha Taylor and Richard Bonnell married on Thanksgiving Day.

John Nicodemus, 87, well-known local florist, dies at his home on State St.



Robert Adams, Edward Wilkins, and Joseph Kemisky, local young men, killed when their car is struck by a train at River St. crossing.

Chamber of Commerce starts work on stock campaign.

Engagement of Miss Virginia McKee, Coshocton, to Charles Yingling announced.



Frank W. Wise placed in charge of Buckhorn Coal Mine.

Miss Sarah Broome, Goodrich St., dies.

Ernest Carr, blacksmith, accepts position with Euga Coal Co.



Otis Sell, recently returned from the Philippines, marries Miss Ida Neal.

Miss Dollie Fletcher and George Folkert married Thanksgiving Day.

Mr. Black, the baker, leases moving picture plant in the Vogenitz building and will operate it during the holidays.