TEN YEARS AGO - 2008

The Village of Newcomerstown hired Tom Cinefro, a Newcomerstown High School graduate, for the fiscal officer position.

The Newcomerstown Church of the Nazarene rescheduled the Easter Egg Hunt for April 12 due to inclement weather.

The Tuscarawas County Commissioners were to re-enact the first ever commissioner meeting in full costume and arriving by horse and carriage. Current commissioners Chris Albright, Kerry Metzger and Jim Seldenbright will portrary Michael Uhrich, Philip Minnish and John Junkins.

Fruit Growers Marketing Association and Tastee Apple Co. of Newcomerstown were recognized by the State of Ohio in a "Made in Ohio, Grown in Ohio" program.

Mr. and Mrs. Craig Pugh of Newcomerstown were celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary.

Nicholas Linssen, son of David and Sandra Linssen of West Lafayette, was the Elks "Teen of the Month" at Ridgewood High School.

Birthdays in The News included Carter Forshey, Karley Ingle and Jayson and Julia Sanders.

Deaths: Evelyn A. "Bunny" Bell, 69, Kimbolton area; Della Rector Broyles, 76, Phoenix, AZ; Kenneth Bricker, 81, formerly of Newcomerstown; James "Jim" Floyd Mullen, 73, formerly of Newcomerstown.

There was a story in The News about a local History Club, including Elaine Mayenschein and William Casteel, search for "lost" families.

Christopher Lengyel, son of James Lengyl and Christina Harbold-Lengyl, was named to Team USA as a member of The Rising Sun Black Belt Academy in Newcomerstown.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1998

Raymond C. Chadwell, 80, Newcomerstown, killed, and his wife, Barbara, seriously injured in three-vehicle accident on Rt. 250 in Tuscarawas County.

Newcomerstown Senior Citizens celebrate first anniversary as a satellite of Tuscarwas County Senior Citizens program.

30th annual J.D. Milburn Relays at Lee Stadium won by Tuscarawas Valley, with Ridgewood, third; Indian Valley, fourth; and Newcomerstown, eighth. In the 17th annual girls event, West Holmes took first; Newcomerstown, second; Ridgewood, third; and Indian Valley, fourth.

Deaths: Richard L. Bailey, 79; Martha M. Schumaker, 82; Eva R. Brandon, 60; Robert D. Patterson, 74.

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1988

Emily Everhart, daughter of James and Kathy Everhart, chosen Spring Queen at Newcomerstown Invitational track meet. She was escorted by Corey Moner, son of James and Linda Moner.

Trojans won their Invitational track meet for 16th time in 21 years and ninth time in 11 years.

Indian Valley South and North, combining into one high school in 1988-89 school year, selected the name "Indian Valley Braves," reflecting the area’s Delaware Indian heritage.

David Archer, Newcomerstown, a personal banker with The Huntington National Bank, received Huntington’s Leader Award for outstanding performance and service to customers.

Deaths: Florence B. Chaney, 85; Virginia R. Huff, 80; Dr. Charles E. Sheets, 68.

 

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1978

Mike Cappel, Newcomerstown, elected president of Young Republicans of Tuscarawas County.

Trojan cindermen earned first win of season overwhelming River View 92-35. Scott Schrickel and J.P. Mozena contributed to the victory with three first places each.

Kathy Hamon of Ridgewood High named winner of West Lafayette Homecoming plate contest. Her sister, Cheryl designed the winning plate in 1976.

Winners of Newcoemrstown City Association Bowling Tournament at Emerald Lanes were: Barb Somerville, all events; Patsy Smallwood, singles; Lela Hardesty and Erma Weaver, doubles.

Deaths: Shuman Plants, 64; Mrs. Ruth Ann Plants Shadbolt; Mrs. Russell Long, 85; Harry J. Wells, 65.

 

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1968

Damages estimated at $100,000 in fire at Unger Lumber Yard, Gnadenhutten.

Silco Stores Inc., new type junior department store, to open store here at corner of Main and River.

Local residents shocked and saddened by murder of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., famous civil rights leader, in Memphis, Tenn.

Married: Kay Ann Decker and Jackie K. Hickson; Miss Christy Sue Cabot and Daniel Reed; Martha Ann Whitfield and Jesse Bassett; Judith M. Boyd and Lawrence Damm; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Goettge, 45th anniversary; Mr. and Mrs. Russell Emler, 60th anniversary.

Deaths: Mrs. Bernard (Minnie Bell) Wade, 58.

 

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1958

Willis Roe elected president of the Chamber of Commerce.

500 children hunt Easter eggs in annual egg hunt sponsored by American Legion.

Junior Chamber of Commerce formed here with Francis E. Bosold elected president.

Married:  Mr. and Mrs. Clark Emler, 50th anniversary; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Goettge, Port Washington, 35th anniversary.

Deaths: Evang. Ben Thisselle, former minister of local Church of Christ.

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1948

350 attended Daughters of America district rally here.

Married: Miss Gloria Styer and Merle (Jim) Schlarb; Miss Mary Lono and John Ray Smith; Miss Edna Ruth England and Robert E. Cramlet.

 

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1938

American Legion sponsors egg hunt for children.

Plans started to move village of Plainfield.

 

NINETY YEARS AGO -1928

Floyd Troendly buys Kokenspaker garage and filling station on W. State St.

 

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1918

Edwin Tilton and William Miskimen enlist in 26th Co. Coast Artillery.

 

ONE HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS AGO -1908

Frank Korns, 25, killed after falling beneath wheels of train at Coshocton.

Mrs. D.B. Bradford entertains the Poco Poco Club in honor of Miss Ruth Bradford.

Kenneth Phillips, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Phillips, falls into canal while crossing C & M drawbridge.

Rev. Malley, pastor of Baptist Church, resigns and will travel abroad.