TEN YEARS AGO

Newcomerstown council said they wanted to assess where street lights are placed in the village. Council member Janet Bush gave a report on the situtation.

Wanda Joy Snyder was pictured shoveling her sidewalk after some snow fell in Newcomerstown.

Carl H. Smith of Tippecanoe was killed after he left his vehicle to help the victims of a separate crash and was struck by a vehicle driven by a Cleveland man. Slippery conditions contributed to the crashes.

Death: John Joseph "Jack" Conlon, 79, Newcomerstown.

Scott Robinson, president of the United Way, reported the annual United Way campaign is lagging behind its goal of $595,000.

Newcomerstown wrestlers defeat Tuscarawas Central Catholic, 30-27 but lost to Garaway, 46-20. Ridgewood wrestlers finished sixth at the River View Invitational. Indian Valley lost to Martins Ferry and to Caldwell.

The Newcomerstown Trojans defeated Conotton Valley, 50-42, with Chase Addy scoring 13. Indian Valley won over Meadowbrook, 49-39 but lost to New Philadelphia, 49-45. Ridgewood beat Malvern, 79-50, but lost to Hiland, 82-49.

In girls basketball, Ridgewood defeated Newcomerstown with Courtney Babcock leading the Generals with 10 points. Amber Gibson and Heather Landis had seven points each for the Lady Trojans. Newcomerstown also lost to Garaway, 55-8. Indian Valley lost to both Steubenville Central Catholic, 48-36, and to Dover, 41-36.

Ian Morrow and Lindsay Belt were crowned the Winter Court King and Queen at Newcomerstown High School.

The Ridgewood Board of Education began to interview candidates for district treasurer.

TWENTY YEARS AGO -1998

Newcomerstown Village Council was reconsidering their decision to deny residents the right to speak at council meetings.

Ridgewood High School closed temporarily after a weekend fire broke out in the mechanical room where the main electrical box malfunctioned. West Lafayette, Newcomerstown, and Coshocton fire departments responded.

Local area Basketball: Trojans defeated Tuscarawas Central Catholic 65-53 led by Robert James with 24 points; Trojans lost to Hiland 65-44; Brave Josh Weir scored 32 points in Indian Valley’s 60-54 loss to Tuslaw; IV Braves lost to Dover 58-35; Ridgewood defeated Malvern 59-54 with General Jason Lahna scoring 17 points.

Deaths: Otto C. Haxton, 92; Russell L. Meek, 73; Beatrice I. Maloy, 83; Hazel Milburn, 77; George Gordon John, 72; Elizabeth Knowles Mechlin, 80; Elva Royer, 78; Sara G. Ledbetter, 54.

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1988

Mayor Gordon DeMarco proclaimed week of Feb. 14 as Loyal Order of Moose Week in Newcomerstown as local Lodge 1337 joined national observance of 100th birthday of Loyal Order of Moose.

Newcomerstown Elks Hoop Shoot winners from Newcomerstown and Ridgewood school districts included Matthew Mourer, Matthew Colvin, Wendy Bahmer, Dawn Hostetler, Carla Hart, Steve Landman, Scott Shryock, Brooke Simmons, Leslie Domer, Mel Lahmers, Tony Gano and Jenni Stewart.

Local basketball: Ridgewood over Newcomerstown 57-40 with General Kyle Hamilton "Player of the Game" ; Newcomerstown lost to Cadiz 77-52; Indian Valley South won at Strasburg 73-58.

Deaths: Edward "Buss" Warner, 66; Harold F. Fink, 75; G. Harold Peoples, 69; Mary A. Miller, 92; Bernard W. Neiswanger, 48.

 

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1978

President Jimmy Carter declared a federal emergency in Ohio as the "Blizzard of ‘78" paralyzed the state with brutal winds of 80-90 mph and freezing temperatures for a windchill factor of 75 degrees below zero.

Some 3,000 Ohio National Guardsmen aid the public as drifting snow clogged roads, halted mail delivery for two days, and left millions with no electricity. Locally, 20 men on Newcomerstown Fire Dept. and Rescue Squad and 18 members of Buckeye REACT joined in rescue operations.

Ridgewood lost 54-53 in final seconds of game with Indian Valley North Big Blue.

 

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1968

Army Staff Sgt. Richard E. Stecker, husband of Virginia Frenton Stecker,  Newcomerstown R.D. 3, killed in Vietnam war.

Trojans defeated Jewett 72-57.

Brenda Jo Glazer, a junior at Indian Valley South High, and William Snader, a senior at Newcomerstown High, winners of Elks Leadership Contest.

 

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1958

John Carr, 66, fatally hurt as tractor upsets.

Ted. F. Gottfried gets nominated for West Point.

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1948

Mercury hits 17 below zero here with 10-inch snowfall.

Mrs. Sadie Richmond, Cross St., presented Gold Sheaf certificate, the highest honor in Grange.

Fred Opphile renamed street commissioner.

Rev. George Shurtz seeks third term as state senator.

Married: Miss Rosemary Johns and Frank R. Wagner; Betty Lou Conrad and Raymond McVey Hay.

 

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1938

Council awards sewer contract to Phillip Sheets and Son.

Miss Dorothy Jones returns to India as teacher in a mission school.

 

NINETY YEARS AGO -1928

Local churches unite for revival services.

Charles R. Leech and Miss Edna Henry of Uhrichsville are married.

 

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1918

Charles Rector buys Mugford property on River St.

Warren Jones has rented an additional room for his furniture store.

Married: Harry L. Sweitzer and Miss Maggie Rodenstine; Miss Helen Hursey and Franklin B. Milligan.

 

ONE HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS AGO - 1908

Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Sperling, superintendent, Mrs. Nugent of Dover, and Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Brode leave on trip to California.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wilgus (Miss Mae Ordolf) will reside here after return from wedding trip.