TEN YEARS AGO — 2008

Terry’s Pizza Shoppe in Newcomerstown celebrates 30 years in business with Terry Veselenak pictured with his daughters Tanya, Tiffany and Renee; and grandson, Brady.

Karen and John Miller, who live between Newcomerstown and Cambridge, are pictured at the first Farmers Market at the Newcomerstown Public Library.

Newcomerstown council announced it would hire Trimat, Inc., of Bidwell to cap the Newcomerstown landfill with a bid pf $932.814.70.

Jones Metal of West Lafayette is marking its 85th year in Business. Edwin Mulligan and his daughter, Marion Sutton, are pictured as the third and four generation owners.

Joel Styer of Newcomerstown had a forsythia bush in his yard on River Street taken over by a large swarm of honey bees.

Jim and Norma (Hamilton) Shorter of Fresno were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

Caitlin Hinds, daughter of Kevin and Gladys Hinds, was selected as the recipient of the Ray A. Kroc Youth Achievement Award.

There was an advertisement wishing Jim Williams a happy 70th birthday.

Newcomerstown veteran organizations made donations to the Newcomerstown High School Marching Band. Pictured making the presentation to Director Karen Little were Denny Ross and Denny Belle, local veterans.

Rob Nay of Newcomerstown was named MVP of the Eastern District All-Star baseball game with two singles, a stolen base and a run scored.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1998

Kay I. Wood, 56, Malvern, pronounced dead at her office at Laborers Local Union on Main St., Newcomerstown, where she allegedly was shot by her ex-husband.

Newcomerstown High School Wall of Honor inductees were Dr. Robert Watson Dougherty and John W. Hackenbracht.

John Heckewelder Memorial Moravian and the United Methodist churches in Gnadenhutten together created the Camp Zimmerman Foundation.

Indian Valley’s Josh Anderson brought the first state championship by an individual to the high school winning the shot with a throw of 58 ft. 10 3/4 inches at State Track Meet at Ohio Stadium.

Ridgewood FFA members received several awards at State FFA Convention at Ohio State Fairgrounds. Merritt Roberson was first in the state in aquatics, and FFA Degrees were awarded to Greg Bahmer, Ben Doyle, Travis Hahn, Todd Mast, Mike Nichols, Travis Oliver, Aaron Sampsel and Matt Stein.

Deaths: Wilda Shugart, 94; Emmett C. Griffith, 75.

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1988

Clifford Hardesty, West Lafayette, accomplished fiddle player, and well-known for performing at folk music festivals and fiddle building, honored with invitation to 22nd Annual Smithsonian Institute Festival of American Folklife in Washington D.C.

Cy Young Festival planned for Aug. 13-14 in Newcomerstown.

Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Emerson C. (Erma) Sullivan, Port Washington, 50th, June 24; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth (Florence) Tedrick, Kimbolton, 50th, June 19.

Deaths: M.E. "Jim" Schlarb, 61, local business owner; Anola B. Thomas, 87; Mildred McNamara, 73; Hazel M. Walker, 69; Donald R. "Rob" Marshall, 50.

 

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1978

Site preparations begun at farm near Port Washington for filming segments of television movie "Centennial." Other area locations selected for filming were Roscoe Village, Farmerstown, and a home near Winfield.

Simonds Cutting Tools awarded scholarships from Wallace Murray Corp. to their employees’ children. Recipients from Newcomerstown High were Lisa Peoples, Terri Haney, Patti Norman, Bonnie Ellis and Mark Addy, and from Indian Valley High, Tom Bourne.

Mrs. Ervin McAllister presented 50-year pin from Oriental Chapter of Eastern Star.

Married: Mary Ann Regula and Daniel Dean Hughes.

Deaths: Fred Reed, 80, mayor of Newcomerstown 1947-51; Eugene Little, 56; James A. Brown, 67; Harry W. (Skike) Leindecker, 70; Bertha Laisure, 60; William S. Sanders, 66; Harold Hines, 78; Myrtle Ray; Fred C. Wolfe, 85.

 

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1968

Area residents shocked along with our Americans at assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, brother of President John F. Kennedy, assassinated in 1963.

Property adjaent to and owned by Reeves Bank razed. The Main St. landmark dated back to before the Civil War.

Groundbreaking for new Christ United Methodist Church planned for June 17.

William E. Ourant, chairman, and Miss Jen Evea Raine, treasurer of Newcomerstown Local Salvation Army Service Unit,  received Salvation Army recognition awards.

Golden anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schlarb; Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Smith; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Thomas; Mr and Mrs. Howard F. Lacey.

Married: Barbara Ann Bonnell and Rev. Robert R. Ives; Brenda Schworm and Patrick Stokes.

Deaths: Judge Clyde S. Shumaker; C.H. Dawson, 70; Julie Ann Damm, infant daughter of Larry and Judy Boyd Damm; Mrs. Anna Bell Geese, 84; Mrs. Margaret Akers; Mrs. Mary Moore, 78.

 

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1958

George D. Fuller, Penney manager, transfered to Mt. Pleasant. Robert Paxton new manager here.

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Ahle observe 50th anniversary.

Deaths: Milford M. Nichols, 69; H.C. Lambert; Elmer Bliss, 90; Charles R. Crater, 70; James Hamilton Atkinson, 77; William A. Berry.

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1948

Thieves take safe from high school; get only $5.

Mrs. Mary Evelyn Riggle Shalosky dies from injuries received when thrown from motorcycle driven by her husband, Oscar Shalosky.

Rev. Eurich dedicates new Rescue Mission on Church St. with 300 attending.

Married: Miss Lucille Thomas and Victor Lenzo; Miss Mary Carol Wiandt and Ray M. Cramlet; Jeannette Adams and Earl Emler.

 

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1938

Merger agreement reached between Heller Bros. of Newcomerstown and heller Bros. of New Jersey.

Final action near on bill giving relief on flood taxes.

Miss Dorothea Swigert and Alfred Marshall married at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Miss Marcella Eagon and Bob Parks are married at bedside of Rev. D.A. Morris in White Cross Hospital, Columbus, with Rev. Morris performing the ceremony.

 

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1928

Ohio Power will move to its new location with Miss Ruth Davis in charge.

Mrs. Winifred Smith and Oswald Wills married at New Philadelphia.

 

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1918

Dr. E.C. Spear and Miss Experience Stocker of Port Washington married in Akron.

Pupils in the public schools have sold $2,455 of War Savings bonds.

Graduating class of 1918 gives proceeds of commencement, $77.66 to the Red Cross.