TEN YEARS AGO - 2008

The Newcomerstown Board of Education discussed a leaky roof at the high school with Hicks Roofing slated to finish repairs before winter.

Audrey Hanni of the Frontier Apple Festival said health issues of committee members and an economic downturn would likely result is some of the attractions being eliminated.

Young Gage Brown is pictured "driving" a tractor at a tractor show held in West Lafayette.

Remnants of Hurricane Ike found their way to the Tuscarawas Valley, causing power outages.

West Lafayette Police Chief Terry Mardis reported the village is working on an ordinance to allow golf carts to be driven within the village.

Willard McCrone and Patricia (Marlatt) McCrone of Newcomerstown celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 18, 2008.

Happy Birthday pictures were published for Ronald McAllister, 93; Marlie Meg Moner, 4; Evan Daniel Styer, 6; Ross "Rossie" Warner Mills, 1; and twins Makenzi Kay and Makayla Mae McConnell, 1.

Deaths: Edith Mae "E’Dee" McJunkin, 78, Piketon, OH; Mary B. Hoffman, 97, West Lafayette.

Family reunions were held for the family of Myrtle Bundy Naylor Hickenbottom; the Lyons Family; and the family of Ira and Lorraine Wyke Baker.

It was announced that Jim Perry, Cy Young Award winner, will be grand marshal for the 2009 Cy Young Days Festival.

The Newcomerstown Middle School cross country team of Cole McVey, Cody Hall, Josh Green, Ryan Williams, Alex Nay and Daniel Lovrinic finished third at the Newcomerstown Invitational.

In football action, Newcomerstown lost to Tuscarawas Central Catholic, while Tuslaw defeated Indian Valley, 27-7, and Ridgewood overpowered Conotton Valley, 49-3.

Angie Cabot, fifth grade science teacher at Newcomerstown’s West Elementary, was recognized as the "Agriculture Teacher of the Year" by the Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1998

Over 3,000 people met in historic Gnadenhutten at the Gnadenhutten Museum and Historical Park for the fifth annual gathering to commemorate the 1782 massacre of 90 Christian Indians.

In local football: Newcomerstown’s Trojans won 56-0 over Conotton Valley; Ridgewood lost to Fairless, 21-0; and the Indian Valley Braves lost to Cambridge, 41-15.

50th Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Ken (Bonnie) Duhamel, Jackson, formerly of Newcomerstown, Sept. 13; Mr. and Mrs. Milford (Fern) Bliss, Newcomerstown, Sept. 25.

Deaths: William Chambers, 72; Arietta "Granny" Stull, 89; Mildred K. Davis, 80; Frances A. Moore, 79.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1988

31 Inc. broke ground to become the first tenant of the Newcomerstown Industrial Park off County Road 15, east of Newcomerstown.

Angie Wilkin, daughter of Craig and Mary Ann Wilkin, was crowned Newcomerstown High School Homecoming Queen.

The 137th annual Coshocton County Fair was set for Oct. 1-6, with admission set at $4 per person.

In area football, Newcomerstown lost to Tuscarawas Central Catholic; Ridgewood lost to state-ranked Mingo Junction, 21-6; and Indian Valley fell at Garaway, 14-0.

Deaths: Howard Boucha, 47; Daniel W. Brenneman, 81; Alma B. McAlister, 95; Jack W. Curby, 76; James H. Johnson, 51.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1978

Red Adair, internationally known oil well blow-out specialist, and his Texas-based oil well fire-fighting crew was summoned to the Pirl Orr farm near Birmingham to kill a gas well fire that raged for 48 hours. The fire was considered to be the largest ever in the state of Ohio and occurred when drillers hit an abnormal amount of natural gas.

Trojans recorded its third game without being scored on, battling to a 0-0 tie with Ridgewood.

Dorothy Shull and Gladys Glazer demonstrated bread baking for the Port Washington Homemakers at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ.

The Tuscarawas County United Way goal was set for $280,000.

Deaths: John H. Welsch, 79, former postmaster of Port Washington; Francis Lloyd Bache, 74; Mrs. Isaac (Lulu) Hill, 93; William C. Snedeker, 29; Charles D. Raine, 64; Olivia Laflin, 35.

Anniversary; Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. (Norma) Miller, Newcomerstown R.D. 3, 50th anniversary on Sept. 8.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1968

Area residents anxiously await the opening of the Interstate 77 section south of Newcomerstown for relief of traffic congestion on Old Route 21.

Mrs. Virginia Frenton Stocker, Newcomerstown R.D. 3, received eight posthumous service and valor medals for her late husband, Army Sgt. Richard E. Stocker, who was killed in the Vietnam War.

Carl Poland, owner of the Shell Service Station in Stone Creek, reported the business had been burglarized.

The Newcomerstown Trojans defeated Dover S. Joseph, 20-2, at Lee Stadium.

Richard Decker, Newcomerstown R.D. 1, sold his Tuscarawas County Jr. Fair grand champion steer for a record $1.85 a pound. Bechtol Packing of Orrville bought the steer for $1,985.55.

Deaths: Andrew E. Berger, 58; Ira E. Danford, 71; Floyd P. Owens, 82; Ramona Ervin, 22; Mrs. Fred (Olive) Gadd, 63; Carson Roahrig, 88.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1958

Calvin Danford, Cambridge, was placed in charge of the local Ohio Fuel Gas Co., replacing Jay M. Parker, who resigned.

Mrs. Norman McPherson was killed and her husband was injured in a car crash at Lookout, W.Va.

The Newcomerstown Trojans football team lost to Loudonville, 6-0.

Harry King had the high score in an archery shoot.

Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beal, Port Washington, 50 years.

Deaths: Mrs. Kenneth Bird, 53; Alvin M. Myers, 78.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1948

New bleachers at the Newcomerstown athletic fields provide seating for 1,500.

Jerry Baird, Port Washington, was re-elected president of the Tuscarawas County Athletic Board.

John Rehard, 85, retired automobile dealer, dies at his home on Church Street.

The Newcomerstown Trojans lost their opening game to the Boys Industrial School, 6-2.

Funeral services were conducted for Charles William Olson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Olson, Park Hill Drive, who was killed in action on Dec. 13, 1944, in World War II.

J.W. Ruby, former local resident, organizes a new brass company.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1938

The Newcomerstown Trojans opened the season with a victory over Uhrichsville.

Newcomerstown Village Council promises fire protection to residents just outside corporation limits.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1928

George Mathews and Son, Barnesville, open a furniture business in the Duff Building.

Dr. R.D. Hildebrand opens an office at 129 E. Canal St., Newcomerstown.

P.V. Ley busy the Garden property on River Street.

D.C. Mahan, 61, formerly of Newcomerstown, dies in Dennison.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1918

William Tidrick, 76, Civil War veteran and former town marshall, dies at his home on E. Canal Street.

Robert Chapman, reported killed in action in France, is a prisoner of war in a German prison camp.

John Norman was seriously injured in a rock fall at a Buckhorn mine.

ONE HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS AGO - 1908

Harry McElroy, Donald Frame, Warner Robinson, Frank Schlapp, Charles Lieser, Grover Portz, Bruce Cole and Tom Banks have all returned to Ohio State University after spending the summer at their homes in the Newcomerstown area.