TEN YEARS AGO - 2008
Sara Mae Carter of West Lafayette was chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Ohio Pageant in Columbus.
Newcomerstown village council discussed creating its own boat ramp on the Tuscarawas River.
Brenda Swauger is pictured with a crocheted American flag she created. She said it would be given to her son, Josh Amore.
The Newcomerstown Public Library creates a group focusing on the history of the local area, with the help of local historian Bill Casteel.
Collette R. Burdette of Newcomerstown wrote a letter to the editor to note the impact of Mary Swigert and Mary Mozena on her life.
Sara Bourne, daughter of John and Brandie Bourne of Port Washington, is pictured coloring eggs at the Newcomerstown Public Library’s story time.
The engagement is announced for Lindsay Booth, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. David Booth, and Richard Christopher Limperos, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Limperos.
Deaths: Malcolm Ott, 88, Coshocton; Wayne Grewell, 77, Newcomerstown.
Free tax help is being offered at the Newcomerstown Senior Center.
The Indian Valley Board of Education approved the retirement of Melvin Hren, who has been with the district for some 35 years.
Winners of the Newcomerstown Pinewood Derby were Joey Lippencott-Green, first place; Austin Bruce, second; Austin Sringer, third; and Dustin Stringer, fourth.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1998
Police Chief Don Ryan and Newcomerstown Police Dept. announced enforcement of local junk car ordinance during village "Clean-Up Week" May 4-9.
Newcomersotown Thespians presenting spring musical "Give My Regards to Broadway."
Newcomerstown Rotary Club sponsoring 20th annual community Health testing Program at NHS in April.
Trojan athletic trophy recipients included: Joanna Guilliams, cheerleader; Ryan Hendershot, Chad Elliott, J.D. Addy and Robert James, boys basketball; Jenny Berndt, Bekah Jones, Misti Hamilton, Nicole Spring and Amanda Kish, girls basketball; Ray Grewell, Paul Bourne and Brian Little, wrestling.
Ridgewood Generals coach Todd Stoffer named "Coach of the Year" in Div. III, Eastern Ohio Basketball Coaches Assn. Dist. V. First team selections included Trojan Robert James, General Chris Cabot, and Indian Valley Brave Josh Weir.
Married: Mr. and Mrs. George F. (Joanne) Saylor, Spokane, Wash., former Newcomerstown residents, 45th anniversary March 29; Mr. and Mrs. Walter (Beverly) Brenneman, Newcomestow, 30th anniversary March 22.
Deaths: E. Lorene Fowler, 79, West Lafayett; Wilma M. Stocker, 85, Newcomerstown; Janice R. Miller, 73, Port Washington.
THIRTY YEARS AGO-1988
Steve Brode winner of NHS science fair; John Buckey, junior high winner.
Indian Valley South's Lady Rebel Kelly Weir, averaging 23.9 ponts per game leading her team to 21-4 record, and Rebel Larry Lasure, 20.7 points per game and a major contributor to the Rebels 24-1 season, named Div. IV first team All-State Athletes.
Ridgewood High's delegates to Buckey Girls State were cara Bieber, Jennifer Loos, Laura Ridenour, Jennifer Schlarb and Holly Stein and for Buckeye Boys State Eric Bylaw, Troy Frye and Joe Guinther.
Married: Heather Leah Bancroft and Gary Lane Fenton March 5.
Death: Hazel O. Wigfield, 76.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1978
Community Good Friday service sponsored by Newcomerstown Ministerial Assn. at Assembly of God Church with host pastor, Rev. David McVicker, speaker.
Several UFO (unidentified flying objects) sighting reported in New Philadelphia area.
Miss America, Susan Perkins to give June concert for Tuscarawas County United Way.
Deaths: Neal E. Smith, 35; Patricia Ann Portz McCarthy, 44; Mrs. Henry (Bessie Swigert) Norman, 88; Mrs. Delbert (Golda) Staats, 71; Mrs. Oliver P. Green, 68.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1968
Booth Construction Co. owned by Bernard Booth of Newcomerstown nearing completion six-unit apartment complex at Neighbor and Bridge sts.
Carl Lenzo elected president of Chamber of Commerce.
Local board of education adopted a record $973,163 budget.
Married: Ruth Virginia Vance and John L. Williams; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Fillman, Port Washington, silver anniversary.
Deaths: Elmer G. Schworm, 75; Robert H. Gummere, 61; Mrs. Melvin Norman, 82; Mary Gilpin, 92.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1958
Junior Chamber of Commerce started here.
William Watson Hickenbottom, 21, Route 1, killed when car overturns on N. Cross St.
John Buss elected Rotary president.
Don Carruthers elected exalted ruler of Newcomerstown Elks.
Sandra Hickenbottom and Dolly Buss chosen delegates to World Affairs Institute at Cincinnati by local Rotary Club.
Married: Miss Gertrude Gerhardt and Stanley Johns; Miss Mary Jane Smith and Roland F. Thompson.
Deaths; Mrs. Arry Meek, 89; Ira W. Miller, 62; Marilyn E. Dorsey, 28; Martha J. Gardner, 46; Mrs. Elmer Wilson; Timothy Wayne Pickrell, infant; Albert M. Wilson, 72; Clarence Stewart, 56.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1948
Mrs. Marie Lanning opens grocery store at corner of Heller Dr. and State St.
Dick Campbell, Barbara Ann Ortt and Jeanne Murphy win Americanism essay contest sponsored by Tuscarawas County American Legion Council.
Trevor Rees, Kent State coach, speaks at Elks banquet for the Trojans.
Chester A. Hanson, 23, son of Dr. and Mrs. C.A. Hanson, receives medical degree at OSU.
Mrs. Ruth Murphy suffers heart attack while teaching at Maplewood School.
Mini tornado damages trees, roofs and windows with main damage south of town.
Married: Miss Bessie Cunningham and Boyd Wolverton; Miss Kathleen Shaw and Page Russell.
Deaths: Mrs. Edythe Barthalow; Mrs. Charles Rose, 49; Wendell Rothenstein, 85; Howard B. Wheeler, 49; Herbert Lyons, 78; John R. Sweitzer, 63; George A. Taylor.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1938
President Roosevelt asking to cut flood taxes.
Local post office reports sale of $56,087 in U.S. Saving Bonds.
Miss Jean Thompson wins first place in County American Legion contest.
Mr. and Mrs. M.R. Yingling observe golden wedding anniversary.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1928
Melvin Berkshire, 47 and Daniel Gadd, 36, killed when their car is struck by bright engine at Chestnut St. crossing.
Miss Clara Dell Fisher and Ermel Rice married at Wheeling, W.Va.
Death: Mrs. Sarah Burdette.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1918
J.W. Nicodemus sells his florist interest to F.W. Schwab.
Paul Riggle leases Mumma farm to engage in dairy business.
Prof. E.E. Smock, superintendent of schools, dies at Mt. Carmel Hospital.
ONE HUNDRED TEN YEARS AGO - 1908
K of P organizes orchestra.
B.A. Cole and Miss Jessie Asher married.