TEN YEARS AGO - 2008

Ridgewood High School hosted "Deal or Not a Deal" as an event sponsored by the Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce and the Coshocton Port Authority.

The Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce and the Newcomerstown Historical Society announced plans for a "Christmas Celebration."

Newcomerstown’s East School announced plans for a Veterans Day program that would include the posting of the colors by the Newcomerstown Veterans Honor Guard.

Retired educator Linn Loomis was featured in an article about his writing career and his most recent book, "One Man’s Journey."

Taking part in a "Christening of the Cross Street Bridge" were Louise Laughlin, Melba Guy, Mary White, Susan Jane Swigert Barry, Martha Jean Calvert, Nancy Hurless, Kelly Addy, Judy Zeidler, Sue Riffle, Deb Heifner, Arlene Jacobs and Rachel Ann Sindlinger.

Deaths: Carl W. Phillips, 91, Newcomerstown; Gloria Shirner, 84, native of Newcomerstown; Clyde D. Carruthers, 77, Newcomerstown; Earl Clemens, 100, Newcomerstown.

Ridgewood fell to Portsmouth West in the Division V regional quarterfinals, 26-7. The Generals’ score came when Jake Conrad went in from three yards out in the fourth quarter.  Conrad had 86 yards on the night while Derrick Young ran for 53 yards. Ridgewood finished the season 8-3.

Cameron Wolf of Newcomerstown was named to the second team of the Eastern District All-Star golf team while teammate Eric Martin was honorable mention. Ridgewood’s Kyle Davis was named to the Academic All-Ohio team.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1998

FBI and Newcomerstown Police searching for Columbus man in connection with robbery at the Newcomerstown branch of Huntington Bank.

Election results included Ridgewood School District’s renewal of a 7.8 mill 5 year levy.

John McKean received a 50-year pin from Newcomerstown Elks Lodge #1555.

Ridgewood Generals halted the Trojans string of Inter Valley Conference title (two consecutive IVC titles and 16 straight IVC wins) with a 20-0 victory. General Josh Zickefoose was game MVP. Ridgewood finished the season 8-2 overall and 6-0 in the IVC, and the Trojans were 7-3, 5-1.

Indian Valley lost to Claymont 41-15.

Married: Mr. and Mrs. Roland G. (Alicia) Schworm, Paradise, Calif., 55th wedding anniversary Oct. 19; Rod and Sue Worthington, Newcomerstown,  25th anniversary.

Deaths: Irma l. Hoobler, 97; Harold A. "Bud" Watson, 74; Alice Scott, 74; Sarah E. Pifer, 70; Charles Paden, 67; Dale E. Longsworth, 85; Donald L. Vogt, 66.

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1988

Newcomerstown School District the only school district in the three-county region of Tuscarawas, Coshocton and Guernsey counties to pass levy as local voters approved 2.3 mill bond issue.

 

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1978

Trojans end season with 19-6 win over Indian Valley South and a record of 7-2-1. Ward Holdsworth, Trojan head football coach for 13 years, announced his resignation from coaching here with a combined record of 79-48-3.

Married: Pamela Grossfeld and Richard Calhoun, Oct. 21; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Groff, Newcomerstown, 50th anniversary, Oct. 15; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Haver, Stone Creek, 45th anniversary; Mr. and Mrs. William Lafferty Sr., Newcomerstown, 25th anniversary, Oct. 12.

 

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1968

Coach Ward Holdsworth’s Trojans beat Dennison St. Mary’s  Blue Waves 14-8 closing the 1968 season undefeated with 9-0-1 record and winners of the Inter Valley Conference.

Business Women’s Club wins first prize in annual Halloween parade.

Voters of Newcomerstown and Oxford Twp. favored Republican Richard Nixon for President in Nov. 5 election. He received 963 votes and Hubert H. Humphrey, Democratic candidate, 815 votes.

Married: Barbara Hagan and David Schreiber.

Deaths: Harry Craigo, 61; John Hutchinson, 67; Loyal W. Shoemaker, 73; Mrs. Carrie Campbell, 81; Boyd Wolverton; Lorie Ann Miles, infant.

 

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1958

Trojans finish with five wins, four losses.

D. Bruce Huffman accepts position as general assistant at City Loan Co.

Lions sell 360 dozen roses.

Flashers and gates considered here for railroad crossings.

Levy for schools carries at Port.

Vector C. Kuhn retires after 45 years with B & O Railroad.

Deaths: Mrs. Mary L. Swan; Samuel A. Dunning, 80; Thomas C. Norman, 48; Allen G. Bretzius; Earl Ellwood, 44; Wiliam C. Cochran, 11.

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1948

John Heifner appointed water works superintendent when Walter Coulter resigns. Ted Fletcher appointed to board of public affairs to fill Heifner’s unexpired term.

J.C. Penney Store opens modern home furnishings department.

Mary Lou Roe and Albert Beal win Bronze medals at annual Prince of Peace contest.

Deaths: Mrs. Elizabeth Ludwig, 75; George T. Rose, 77; Miss Caroline Kinsey, 83.

 

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1938

GOP tidal wave sweeps town and six-year trend is reversed.

 

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1928

Newcomerstown votes Republican ticket with exception of J.H. Lamneck for probate judge.

 

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1918

Newcomertown’s largest ever celebration held in honor of Armistice Day.

George Poulas, young Greek partner in Candyland, reported killed in action.

Deaths: William Brothers, 42; Milton Hall, 47.