TEN YEARS AGO - 2008

Charles R. Snyder of Coshocton, long-time director of the Ohio State Fair Youth Choir, was honored by being named to the Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame. Snyder also directs the Coshocton Community Choir, the Children’s Choir and the Presbyterian Church Choir.

John and Norazella Gunn of Newcomerstown celebrated their 60th anniversary on Aug. 29.

The Partridge Trap School had a reunion, with Dane Hursey, Willard Davis, Edith (Davis) Mathers, Gertrude (Johnson) Maci, Betty (Chambers) Bichard and Lois (Gibson) Wilson pictured.

Deaths: Patti R. Watson, 68, Newcomerstown; James W. Davies, 53, Newcomerstown.

Newcomerstown village council did not approve a request to hire a community service worker as seasonal labor at Cy Young Park.

Superintendent Jeff Staggs of the Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District talked about district goals when the Board of Education met. Building reports were given by Kathy Reid, East School; Pat Cadle, West School; Jason Peoples, Middle School; and Tim Sherman, High School.

John A. Gunn and his son, Tam Gunn, attended the Memorial Service and Wreath Presentation at the Tomb of the Unknown Patriot at the Fort Laurens Memorial at Bolivar. John Gunn was given the honor to place the wreath.

In the season opener, Indian Valley defeated the Newcomerstown Trojans, 15-7. Bo Gilmore led the Braves with 110 yards on the ground while Colin Rankin led Newcomerstown with 50 yards on the ground and 94 yards in passing. Jansen Lenzo had six catches for 73 yards for Newcomerstown.

Lindsey Donehue, a 2000 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and 2003 graduate of Ohio University, joined the Cambridge law firm of Frank McClure and Associates. She graduated with distinctive honors from the University of Dayton Law School.

TWENTY YEARS AGO -1998

The Newcomerstown News planning 100th anniversary celebration.

Vane Scott selected 1998 Frontier Apple Festival "Favorite Son."

Josh Carlisle, 16-year-old Indian Valley High School junior, was establishing himself as one of Ohio’s finest young baseball umpires and working towards his dream career as a professional umpire. He attended Central Florida Baseball School and umpired games for two weeks  in Cooperstown, NY.

Mr. and Mrs. John (Norazella) Gunn, Newcomerstown, were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 29.

Deaths: Jane Wearsch, 86; Hazel Wigfield, 89; Bruce A. Addy, 42; William M. Green, 66.

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1988

Trojan football team, coached by Craig Collins, preparing for coming season.

31 Inc. plant to break ground Sept. 9 for new facility in Newcomerstown Industrial Park.

Rev. and Mrs. O.E. Ghere, pastors of local Foursquare Gospel Church since 1950, resigned.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Glenn Stewart, Newcomerstown R.D. 3, celebrated 55th wedding anniversary, Aug. 28.

Deaths: Delores J. Thornton, 57; Marvin L. Booth, 72.

 

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1978

Steel bars being installed on Coshocton Co. Rd. 9 bridge west of Newcomerstown to help limit traffic and prevent heavy trucks from crossing.

Seniors leading the Trojan football team were Dave Hicks, Jeff Rutter, Scott Holdsworth, Richard Varner, Brent Baker, Bill Craigo, Gary Scarbrough, Dean Furbay, Kevin Hannahs, and Tim Lawler.

Married: Sueann Babcock and Robert Warne,  Aug. 18; Mr. and Mrs. Willis (Carrie) Murphy, Newcomerstown R.D. 1, 50th anniversary, Aug. 22.

Deaths: Mrs. Lewis (Margaret) Parks, 92; Chester Miller, 80; Bruce Elliott Jr., two months; Kenneth W. Johns, 70.

 

FIFTY YEARS AGO -1968

William H. Drewes, Columbus, named principal of NHS.

Newcomerstown schools open Sept. 3.

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Segalavich purchase Athletic Club on Bridge St. from Kenny Byrd and O.W. Underwood.

Married: JoLynne Kirke and John Best; Glenna McAdam and Loren Powell; Pfc. Edna Mae Adams and Sp-4 John Keefe; Linda Mathews and Terry Bates.

Deaths: Kenneth E. Hamersley, 49; Mrs. Richard (Doreen) Treat, 21; Mrs. Helen Sheets.

 

SIXTY YEARS AGO -1958

Salem Lutheran Church marks 125th anniversary.

Twenty-four out for Trojan football squad.

Dixie Harmonaires play for square dance during Newcomerstown Days.

Married: Darlene Glazer and Charles Sanders; Ruth Ann Hartline and Gerald W. Gullinan; Carol Rice and Richard Sharrock.

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1948

Ninety-eight children attend pre-school clinic here.

V.S. Scott and sons awarded contract as official decorators for the Ohio State Fair.

John Miskimen, Plainfield, dies at age 99.

Miss Elizabeth Brewer married to Ernest J. Peeper Jr.

New teachers hired by board of education are Lillian Gehrke, Eileen Duff, William Durtschi, Jack Russell, Ruth Speer and Joy Zepp.

55 candidates report for football practice. Nine games on schedule.

 

EIGHTY YEARS AGO -1938

Local school opens Sept. 6.

Woodrow Hayes named coach at New Philadelphia High School.

Miss Frances Fenton and Glenn Shaw married at Covington.

 

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1928

George F. John, prominent Buckhorn Valley farmer, dies of heart trouble.

William Wages, 30, Ohio Power Co. employee, critically burned when he comes into contact with live wire at substation south of town.

 

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO -1928

Coylson Beiter bitten on ankle by copperhead snake.

M.J. Murphy sells his clothing store.