TEN YEARS AGO - 2008

Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama, a Senator from Illinois, spoke at the Kent State University Tucarawas Campus, with Erin Peoples covering the event for The Newcomerstown News.

Ray and Carol Cramlet submitted a picture showing three of their grandsons who serve in the United States Army.

"Relay for Life" announced plans to recruit committee members.

The Newcomerstown News printed a schedule for the 2008 Tuscarawas County Fair. Kellie Pickler was the featured entertainer.

Deaths: Joan M. Kimble Nelson Shull Valentine, 75, Newcomerstown; Marjorie M. Williams, 75, Gnadenhutten; William J. "Bill" Frabotta, Jr., 66, Newcomerstown.

Sarah Mowery is pictured as the winner of a bicycle for the Newcomerstown Public Library’s summer reading program.

Don Stevens, a sixth grade reading teacher, is pictured as part of the Newcomerstown Middle School open house.

Dave and Jodie Casteel of Newcomerstown are pictured as they met John Glenn. The Cambridge Post Office was renamed the John Hershal Glenn Jr. Post Office and Dave was supervisor of the Post Office at that time.

Benjamin Roman Wolfe, son of Niki Reid Wolfe, editor of The Newcomerstown News, was born on Aug. 6.

The Ridgewood Local Board of Education welcomed Rick Raach as new superintendent.

The late Mary Worley Gunn and Violet Myers were pictured with the Memory Lane colulmn, dressed for the 1976 Pioneer Days Celebration in Newcomerstown.

New London dominated in a 48-0 victory over Newcomerstown. Tawrence Addy led the Trojans with 63 yards rushing.

The Ridgewood Generals improved to 2-1 with a 34-7 victory over River View. Derek Young had 204 yards on 20 carries and scored three touchdowns.

Indian Valley also improved to 2-1, defeating Sandy Valley, 14-6,with Bo Gilmore scoring both touchdowns for the Braves.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1998

Newcomerstown-Port Washington area television cable subscribers receive "digital cable television" service by year end, according to FrontierVision cable company.

Harvey Shapiro, award-winning author, coming to Woody Hayes’ hometown of Newcomerstown to sign and promote his book, "Class of ‘68" about the legendary Ohio State University football coach and his Buckeyes national championship.

 Toby Keith to be featured entertainer at 151st Guernsey County Fair in Old Washington; Lee Ann Womack and Kevin Sharp at 148th Tuscarawas County Fair in Dover; and The Kinleys and Paul Brandt at 147th Coshocton County Fair.

Local area football: Trojans lost to Zanesville Rosecrans 17-14; Ridgewood lost to Coshocton 18-6; Indian Valley Braves lost to Tusky Valley 28-12.

Married: Victor and Evelyn Kopp, Newcomerstown, 50th anniversary; Rev. and Mrs. Isaac (Beulah) Hersberger, Port Washington, 50th anniversary.

Deaths: Dr. Edmond "E.J." Booth, 86; John R. Shaw, 91; George R. Huston, 76; Dorothy Cochran, 76; Russell "Mac" McPherson, 79; Joseph E. Thomas, 67.

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1988

Newcomerstown High School’s homecoming court comprised of Angie Wilkin, Lori Baker, Sherri Smith, Tammy Marlatt and Shannon Couts.

Local football: Field goal gave Indian Valley Braves 3-0 win over the Trojans; Ridgewood ripped Coshocton 28-0.

Ohio Dept. of Education announced students entering ninth grade in fall of 1990 would be required to take proficiency tests in math, reading, writing and citizenship.

Newcomerstown cross country team finished fifth at Dover Invitational with Marvin Whyde top Trojan Finisher. Ridgewood placed ninth with Jim Klusty the Generals top runner.

Married: Mr. and Mrs. Emmet (Florence) Hart, 50th anniversary, Sept. 24; Mr. and Mrs. Wilson (Ruth) Van Voorhis, 50th anniversary, Aug. 7.

Deaths: Joseph J. Maxwell, 76; Laura Yanai, 78; Lori A. Ford, 31; Alvin Gale McCormick, 55; William G. Albaugh, 42.

 

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1978

Verna Passmore sworn-in as member of Newcomerstown Village Council to complete term of Alan Hart who resigned.

Trojans win second victory in 19-0 shut-out at Malvern.

Ridgewood defeated Strasburg 14-7.

Newcomerstown cross country team won fifth taking 19-29 victory over  Garaway. Dan Mozena, J.P. Mozena and Chris Shalosky took first, second and third places.

Married: Catherine E. Davis and Timothy C. Myers, Sept. 2; Tamara Sue Hanes and Gregory Donald Galloway, Aug. 26.

 

FIFTY YEARS AGO -1968

Kent State University Tuscarawas County Branch at New Philadelphia dedicated. Graham Marshall of here received a surprise certificate of recognition for his leadership in development of this branch.

Trojans down River View 40-0.

Mrs. John Heller, Cross St., wins ladies golf championship at Coshocton County Club for second consecutive year.

 

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1958

Stoffer’s Restaurant damaged when truck loaded with steel pipe strikes semi-rig in front of the restaurant.

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1948

Owen Dale Shepherd, 26, former Port Washington resident, fatally injured in motorcycle crash at Zanesville.

 

EIGHTY YEARS AGO -1938

Mrs. A.M. Dull elected president of WCTU.

John E. Rodgers opens bakery in Davis building.

Miss Frances Milligan and Robert Loader married by Rev. Harold Lee.

 

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1928

The school band and the Halyrion band will play at county fair.

Marriage of Miss Ruth Peters and Wilbur Mathias announced.

Miss Mary Phillips and James Davis of New Philadelphia married.

 

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1918

Central Hotel opened this week by G.W. Pace.

Miss Mary Leonhard and Juilius Boltz married at New Philadelphia.

Frances Milligan, first war baby, presented cart by men of James B. Clow pipe shop.