TEN YEARS AGO - 2008
Members of the Newcomerstown High School Winter Court included Winter Court King Ian Morrow, Winter Court Queen Lindsay Belt and a court of Kara Brooks, Rachel Cathey, Hannah West, Ashley Lehman, Christy Felton, Logan Karl, Cameron Wolf, Nick Snell, Scott Hannahs and Paul Hanner.
Residents of the Paradise Trailer Park in West Lafayette expressed anger about a water shut-off notice. Mayor Jack Patterson said there has been discussion with the owner of the trailer park.
Riverside Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a local collection point for the Sonshine Box Organization that collects items to support American soldiers deployed overseas.
A photograph depicted crews from the Newcomerstown Street Department cutting up trees and branches that fell in a storm in late January.
Rachel Miller, daughter of Dick and Natalie Miller of Newcomerstown was named the "Elks Student of the Month." Whitney Rose, daughter of Rick and Cindy Rose of Newcomerstown, was awarded a scholarship from the University of Findlay for her academic achievements.
Deaths: Anna B. Whitis, 97, Newcomerstown; Donna Lee Brandon, 64, Newcomerstown; Roland G. Schworm, 87, Paradise, CA.
Jill LIttle and Jim Russell, trustees for the Thomas R. Little Memorial Fund, spoke to the local Rotary Club about the community project. Rick Roe and Scott Heil were welcomed as new members.
The Newcomerstown Lady Trojans got their first win of the season, with Steph Felton scoring 23 points in a 57-52 win over Malvern. There were 42 fouls, including a technical in the game. Ridgewood also defeated Malvern, 55-29, with Mindy McDorman scoring 15, but lost to Garaway, 46-14, and finishing third in the Inter-Valley Conference.
The Newcomerstown boys basketball team lost to Sandy Valley, 43-36, and to Malvern, 72-43. Ridgewood also lost to Sandy Valley, 49-34, and also lost to Strasburg in a close game, 40-38. Indian Valley beat Claymont, 56-45, but lost to Dover, 57-32.
Newcomerstown had four wrestlers place at the Wellsville Invite: Shawn Lafferty, Brennan McWhorter, David Wilmes and Marcus Mardis.
Lee Sandstead, son of Judy Sandstead of Newcomerstown, secured eight more episodes of his television show, "Art Attack with Lee Sandstead" on The Travel Channel.
The News had a feature story about Clarence "Pappy" Watts, owner of Watts True Value Hardware Store in Newcomerstown.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1998
Renovations planned at Lee Stadium through trust fund established by the late Attorney Vernon and Edith Lee.
Reeves Foundation of Dover donated $200,000 to the "Little Library That Could" building fund for a new Newcomerstown Public Library.
NHS winners of VFW Voice of Democracy contest were Julia Booth, Mandy Gray and Korinne Mills.
Local area basketball: Trojans lost 62-53 to Garaway and 66-56 to Tuscarawas Central Catholic; Indian Valley Braves defeated Sandy Valley 55-45; Ridgewood won 68-51 over Lakeland and 63-51 over Buckeye Trail.
Coach Mark Kowalski’s Lady Trojans won in double over time 42-37 over Malvern led by Bekah Jones with 17 points, but lost to Hiland 61-31; Lady General Lindsay Mast scored 22 points in Ridgewood’s 58-38 win over Tuscarawas Central Catholic and 26 points in a 53-33 win over Malvern, but lost to Coshocton 50-31.
Married: Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Marcia) Gunn, Freeport, formerly of Newcomerstown, 40th anniversary, Feb. 1.
Deaths: James R. Denuit, 43; Freddie T. Clough Sr., 91; Hester McLaughlin Vogt, 90.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1988
Sweet Hearts Follies to be staged at Newcomerstown Middle School Feb. 12-13.
Charles Newell named new minister of Newcomerstown Church of Christ.
Stone Creek Mayor James R. Hykes declared week of Feb. 21 as "Colgate’s Youth For America" week.
Local basketball: Trojans defeated by Buckeye Trail 61-47 and Garaway 70-33; Indian Valley South won 72-34 over Mingo Junction and 87-47 over Lakeland; Ridgewood lost to Coshocton 75-61 and to Hiland 73-61.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1978
Dr. Russell H. Hoy, well-known columnist and speaker, announced as guest preacher for second community Lenten service in Newcomerstown.
NHS senior Rita Cognion nominated for U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Aaron Swank re-elected president of Newcomerstown Public Library board.
Indian Valley South Rebels upped their record to 13-0 and tied Mansfield St. Peter and Paul in UPI ratings as top cage team in Ohio. The Rebels defeated Lakeland 63-23 and Rebel Doug Weir scored 27 points in a 64-52 win over Conotton Valley.
State-ranked Buckeye Trail beat the Trojans 73-42; Trojans lost 66-55 to Tuscarawas Central Catholic and 75-52 to Indian Valley South.
Ridgewood cagers suffered losses to Strasburg 86-45, Hiland 66-61 and Garaway 60-58.
NHS basketball teams and coaches traveled to Columbus to see the Ohio State Buckeyes basketball team defeat Michigan Wolverines 80-71.
Married: Miss Lisa Marie Orr and Kim Earnest Miles, Dec. 28.
Deaths: Carl R. Everhart, 63; Mrs. Charles (Mary) Welker, 67; Mrs. Effie Thompson, 89; Mrs. Richard (June) Stoffer, 57; Arthur R. Hursey, 72; Mrs. Augusta Haverfield, 82; Mrs. Elizabeth B. Ozman, 82; Mrs. Jessie Eddy, 85; Joseph W. Martin Jr., 61; Mrs. Mary Bradshaw, 77; Fredrick G. Stewart, 53.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1968
Newcomerstown to open new $1 million high school March 4.
Local Elks Lodge celebrates 100th anniversary.
Oxford Twp. transferred out of 18th Congressional District into the 17th.
John Hackenbracht elected a director of Congress of Ohio "Dollars for Scholars."
Community World Day of Prayer service set for March 1 in Assembly of God Church.
Local school bus driver, Francis Cross appointed to district executive board of Ohio Assn. of School Employees.
Married: Miss Pamela Popadak and Robert A. Courtwright; Mr. and Mrs. William Rust, Bakersville, golden wedding anniversary.
Indian Valley School District voters petition to transfer a portion of the district into Newcomerstown school district; action pending for investigation of legality of petitions.
Deaths: Bernard J. Boordenkircher, 62; Mrs. Emily Neighbor Dullahant; Charles Angle, 68; Mrs. Pearl Barthalow, 69; G. Lewis Norris; Clarence Glazer, 75; Lawrence Mills; Stanley M. Sharrock, 93; Henry Cass Welch, 92; Mrs. J.R. Beal, 87; J.A. Taylor, 82; Mrs. Clara Maloy,70.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1958
Council accepts bid of James B. Clow Co. as site for village dump.
BPW to sponsor Heart Fund Drive here.
Rev. and Mrs. Charles Gates go to Brazil as missionaries.
World Day of Prayer is Feb. 21.
Miss Ruth Stocker is bride of Wayne Mossman.
Miss Nancy Rogers installed as worthy advisor of Rainbow for Girls Jan. 27.
First Baptist Church congregation holds reception honoring new pastor, Rev. Douglas Peters and wife.
Ralph Robinson re-elected president of Newcomerstown Public Library; Dale Johnson, vice president; Mrs. Vernon Lee, secretary, and Miss Christina MacMillan, clerk-treasurer.
Deaths: Mrs. Pamela J. Woodard, 86, Plainfield, died at Hill Top Rest Home; Mrs. Laura Kute, 56; Mrs. Lulu Little, 91; John Nicklis, 79; Clemet C. Pearce, 92.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1948
Ohio Power Co. installs radio system involving four land stations and 50 mobile units.
Deaths: Joseph Benton Mulvane, 78; Russell Longshore, 64.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1938
Oxford Twp. relief fund exhausted.
Rev. George Shurtz made life member of McKinley Club of Canton.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1928
Marriages: Miss Ada Nugen, local school teacher, and Edwin Suntheimer, broker; Miss Mary Mulvane and W. Kenneth Phillips, Jan. 27, in Elizabeth, W. Va.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1918
Miss Geraldine Rose and Clayton Sprague married at New Philadelphia.
Death: Mrs. Margaret Moniger, 74, dies at her home on Goodrich St.