TEN YEARS AGO - 2008

Mayor Steve Guy takes the helm at Newcomerstown, saying he will work with village council, department heads and village employees; work with the Community Improvement Corporation to bring jobs to the area and work with county commissioners.

Atty. Ryan Styer of Newcomerstown filed as a Republican candidate for Tuscarawas County Prosecuting Attorney.

James Earl McCormick of Newcomerstown, a re-elected council member, announced his plan to run for Tuscarawas County commissioner.

The new year brought approximately three inches of snow to the area with 14 year old Jimmy Gamble pictured shoveling off a driveway off Oak Street in Newcomerstown.

Port Washington Mayor Tom Gardner issued the oath of office to newly elected council member Joseph A. "Joe" Bourne.

Deaths: Lewis C. "Luke" Johnson, 81, Newcomerstown; Ida M. Hanshaw, 87, Newcomerstown; George P. Fillman, 89, Port Washington; Mina Lucille Angle, 94, formerly of County Road 9, West Lafayette and Newcomerstown.

Indian Valley rolled past Newcomerstown’s boys team, 75-34, with Brian Gasser scorng 16. No one had more than six for the Trojans. Jefferson knocked off Ridgewood, 67-50 with Tyler McCullough leading the Generals with 15. Conotton Valley defeated Newcomerstown, 55-46; J.C. Rine scored 15 for the Trojans. Dover defeated Indian Valley, 49-40; Central Catholic beat Ridgewood, 56-51; and Newcomerstown lost to Garaway, 60-27.

In girls’ basketball, Newcomerstown lost to Zanesville Rosecrans, 56-32, with Steph Felton leading the Lady Trojans with 13; Cambridge defeated Ridgewood, 55-44; Garaway beat Indian Valley, 37-26; Coshocton defeated Indian Valley, 44-37; and Newcomerstown lost to Conotton Valley, 37-28.

Calvin Ringer, son of Matt and Cathy Ringer of Kimbolton and a student in the Newcomerstown schools, was recognized for giving a donation to Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1998

State Senator Kerry Metzger met with Newcomerstown school board members for over three hours to discuss school finances.

Charles Shaw injured in fire that burned down his house off Delaware Rd., Newcomerstown.

Local area basketball: Ridgewood defeated Shenandoah Zeps 68-59 led by General Chris Cabot with 23 points and General Jason Lahna’s 11 points, and 12 rebounds; Indian Valley Braves lost to Fairless 60-57 and to Tuscarawas Central Catholic  58-51.

Mr. and Mrs. K.R. "Dick" (Chris) Danley, Cambridge, formerly of Newcomerstown, celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Jan. 12.

Deaths: Roy S. Swain, 72; Clarence Euga, 85; Betty L. Dickerson, 74; Wilma Taylor, 90.

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO -1988

Newcomerstown school board considered estimates and various building plans for additions to Newcomerstown High and West School buildings.

Sweet Hearts Follies " Meet the Director" party set for Jan. 26 at St. Francis de Sales Church hall.

Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce with John Ourant, president, started new year with committee appointments and a membership drive.

Local area basketball: Trojans dropped two, losing to Malvern 58-53 and Conotton Valley 78-68; Indian Valley South won 58-51; Ridgewood defeated Strasburb 86-56 and lost to Indian Valley North 59-55.

Married: Brenda Duhamel and Daniel Knotts, Oct. 17.

Death: Jack A. Sulzener, 57.

 

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1978

Newcomerstown’s four new councilmen, Dennis Belle, Alan Hart, Charles Holdsworth and Michael Mayhew given oath of office by solicitor Pat DeBoer.

Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Randles, members of Buckhorn Grange since Jan. 3, 1927, presented 50-year pins and Golden Sheaf certificates by Howard Caldwell, Tuscarawas County Deputy Grange Master, and Mrs. Robert Decker, grange secretary.

Dr. David V. Agricola, Lakewood, formerly of Newcomerstown, featured artist of the month at local Peoples National Bank.

Gary Dichler, John Hursey, Terry Bates and Clyde Tufford sworn in as new councilmen at Port Washington.

Bernard Booth, Newcomerstown, and C. Clair Edwards, New Philadelphia, purchased L.J. Smith & Son wholesale lumber company in Conotton.

Pleasant Valley Grange presented the program "Thoughts for the New Year" at Jefferson Grange in Stone Creek.

Trojans stunned Garaway with 52-47 defeat, marking the first time a Newcomerstown cage club had ever beaten the Pirates.  In another contest, the Trojans lost to Guernsey Catholic Central 84-53.

Undefeated Indian Valley South 9-0 after defeating Skyvue 76-59 and Ridgewood 89-36. Ridgewood also lost to Coshocton 68-47 for a 4-5 season record.

Deaths: Tammy Lynn Wilson, six; William A. Dansby, 69; Virgil Stocker, 57; Anthony J. Police, 67; Oland C. Cline, 62; Laura Mae Reese, 87.

 

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1968

$963,793 budget adopted by board of education for Newcomerstown schools.

Trojans lost 54-42 to River View.

Married: Mrs. Gladys Wurster and Willard Egler.

Deaths: Ben Robinson, 77; Majorie L. Cockrell, 37; Harry (Jinks) Latham, 75; Hayden P. Roahrig, 65; Mrs. Foster McDonnell, 52; M- Sgt. Philip A. Schlupp, 52.

 

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1958

Mrs. Lucy Loader elected president of board of education at annual dinner meeting.

Cecil R. Haver elected president of Oxford Bank.

W.H. Woods named manager of Ritz Theatre.

Rev. George Shurtz named speaker at New Hampshire Convention World War I Veterans in July.

Lee Clarke elected president of Sportsman League.

J.A. Montgomery elected president at 60th annual stockholders meeting at Home Building and Loan Co.

Deaths: Frank Forney, 89; Lorin Williams, 45; Philip F. Leonhard, 77; Mrs. Mabel M. Berkshire, 52.

Dun and Bradstreet lists 124 businesses here.

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO -1948

Atty. John Schlupp re-appointed village solicitor.

Loss in fire destroying building at rear of Charles Lenzo home on E. State St. is $1,200.

C.B. Vogenitz, 81, dies at his home on N. Cross St.

Timothy Randy Meeks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Meeks, first baby born in 1948.

Farm property in Tuscarawas County valued at $141,977,000.

Rev. T. J. Robey, former pastor of local EUB Church, died at Swan Hospital, Cambridge.

Dr. Robert Watson Dougherty, former resident, and Miss Ruth E. McKinley are married.

 

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1938

Council passes ordinance prohibiting motorists from parking near fires.

Buckhorn Grange makes Mrs. Eliza Hiester honorary member.

Queen Esther Class of M.E. Church will present "Womanless Wedding" in high school auditorium.

Rev. George Shurtz retires from active ministry.

Trojans win seven of eight games.

 

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1928

J.R. Mulvane, River St., celebrates 91st birthday.

M.P. Church holds reception for new minister, Rev. C.E. Jeffers and family.

 

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO -1918

Government drafts YMCA into war work.

Miss Marry J. Beers, secretary of Red Cross, announces 605 members.

 

ONE HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS AGO - 1908

Oliver Hothem and Miss Mayme Caddis married Christmas Day by Rev. T.B. Roberts.

Young People of M.E. Church pledge fund to aid in building a church in India to be known as " The Blake Hinds Memorial."