TEN YEARS AGO - 2008

In cooperation with the Newcomerstown Police Department and Chief Tim Miller, K-9 units from the Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office conducted drug sweeps at Newcomerstown High School and Newcomerstown Middle School. Nothing was found.

Newcomerstown High School graduate Lee Sandstead was to host "Art Attack with Lee Sandstead" on the Travel Channel.

Nelson Tassel of Newcomerstown is pictured with a scale replica log cabin that he built.

Walt Bates of Canal & River Car Sales offered a reward for information about whoever used a paintball gun to vandalize the business and eight vehicles.

Staff Sgt. Danielle (Mason) Wise is pictured "In the Service" as a ceremony was held marking her as a Non-Commissioned Officer at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton.

A card shower was observed for the 90th birthday of Wilma Lorenz Shaw of Newcomerstown.

Deaths: James Alan Patterson, 57, Newcomerstown; William Quillin, 71, Newcomerstown; Charles Eugene Plants, 48, Newcomerstown.

The Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce and the Newcomerstown Historical Society were planning a Christmas Celebration with tours of the museums.

Taylor Buss, daughter of John and Tricia Buss, was named the Newcomerstown High School ‘Student of the Month." Students of the Month at the Middle School were: Cole Hinton and Jade Ostrow, sixth grade; Sienna Brown and Ricky Cantrell, seventh grade; and Amanda Perkins and Christian Poe, eighth grade.

First team Eastern District All-Star football players included: Josh Miller and Serafin Sanchez, Newcomerstown; Max Freetage, Justin Murphy, Jake Conrad and Skylor McQuiston, Ridgewood.

Tyler Mason, a Newcomerstown High School graduate and a cheerleader for The Ohio State University Buckeyes, is pictured leading cheers in a game leading up to the annual showdown with "the team up north."

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1998

Newcomerstown High School honored fall sports participants, presenting specil awards to: Keeley Mason, cheerleader; Joe Staser, Jimmy Wright, Marcy Eicholtz and Lisa Wolff, cross country; Danielle Lahmers and Caine Bricker, golf; Gary Stahl, Adam Johnson, Craig Hickman, Robert James, Justin Snell, DJ Grewell and Brian Collins, football.

Birmingham Boy Scout Troop 560 Scoutmaster Harold George was celebrating 40 years in scouting.

Ridgewood Marching Generals, directed by Robert McNutt, was awarded its eighth consecutive "Superior" at the state band competition. The band will be traveling to Walt Disney World over Christmas break.

Indian Valley FFA members Mike Freeland and Kimberly Downing, with advisor David Stiles, attended the 71st National FFA Convention in Kansas City, Mo., where the local chapter received special awards.

Married: Emily Fockler and Michael A. Miller, Sept. 12. Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Lee Nolan) Thibaut, 30 years, Nov. 16.

Deaths: Ralph E. Thompson, 82.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1988

Newcomerstown High School had its fall sports banquet, with top awards presented to Jocelyn Smith, cheerleader; Dave Smith and Chris Thogmartin, golf; Marvin Whyde, Annette Roahrig, Jason Miller and Cassandra Newell, cross country; Tammy Rexroad, Renee Schlupp and Terri Russell, volleyball; Brian Parks, Darin Rotruck, Ryan Nigro, Jim Connor and Todd Norman, football.

Local area basketball: Trojans lost to Shenandoah Zeps, 67-41 in season opener under new head coach Don Thogmartin; Ridgewood lost to Waynedale in overtime, 79-72; Lady Trojans defeated Waterford, 63-39, and lost to Coshocton, 85-31.

Lori Barker, Newcomerstown High School senior and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Barker, Newcomerstown, won the Daughters of the American Revolution "Good Citizenship Award,"

Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Russell (Margie) English, Newcomerstown, 40 years; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Beall, Newcomerstown, 40 years, Nov. 22; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Herbert, West Lafayette, 40 years, Dec. 13; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lawver, Newcomerstown, 30 years, Nov. 23.

Deaths: Edwin R. Schweitzer, 72; Frederick W. Rinehart, 59; Charity Violet Olson, 90; Jason Lee Stout, infant; Alma Plants, 54; Marjorie E. Myers, 69; Wayne Ross, 64; Charles J. Bever, 17.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1978

New clubhouse completed by the Briar Patch Beagle Club of Newcomerstown after fire destroyed the old clubhouse on March 1.

Tommy Thompson of WTNS Radio and a graduate of Ridgewood High School was master of ceremonies for the school’s fall sports banquet. MVP awards went to: Duane Jones, football; Karen Wiggins, volleyball; Kevin Jonard, most first place finishes in cross country; and Ryne Hathaway, golf medalist.

Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Grewell, Newcomerstown, 25 years, Nov. 6.

Deaths: Lucy Mae Work, 93; Earl M. Booth, 74; Robert J. Roe, 49.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1968

Ellis Miller was named Knight of the Year at the Knights of Columbus banquet.

Whit Parks, Bruce Widder, Ernie Triplett, Bob Ripley, Bob Heifner and Craig King of Newcomerstown, and Bruce Finnicum and Roger Huebner of Indian Valley South were named to the Inter-Valley Conference All-Star football team. Parks, Triplett, Widder, Heifner and John Heller of Newcomerstown were named to the Region 11 All-StarTeam by Ohio Football Coaches Assn.

Buckhorn Grange honors Golden Sheaf members, Mrs. E.B. Chapman, Mrs. Bernice Cronebaugh, Lottie Gaskill, Sarah Lyons, Mrs. Maude Heister, Mrs. Fred Rausch and Bernard Chapman.

Married: Ilona Lee Nolan and Robert Thibault.

Deaths: Homer G. Hollingsworth; Maude M. Chaney, 87; Robert E. Preston, 77; Goldie G. Norris; Rev. Lorin Carmony, 72; Minnie Naylor, 78; Harry Lee Hupp, 54; Arthur C. Heller, 68; Jess B. Bassett, 56.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1958

"Messiah" is planned for Dec. 14 by the Newcomerstown Choral Society.

Married: Miss Linda Lou Sauser and Fred L. Lehman; Eva F. McWethy and Albert Glazer, Sr.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1948

New street lights are in operation.

130 children attend movies on Sunday, sponsored by the American Legion.

Married: Miss Jean Hursey and Ronald E. Beall; Miss Ruth Shull and Herschel Hewitt; Miss Audrey Kennett to Robert Twyman; Miss Rosalie VanVoorhies to Daniel G. Day; Miss Norma Chaney to Robert Kadri; Miss Lois Hayes to Robert Patterson. 

Deaths: William Schwab, 76; Andrew Cunningham, 81; Edward H. Cutshall, 53; Miss Emma Atkinson, 78.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1938

Jack Beatty was named band director by the Band Mothers Assn.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1928

A Thanksgiving dance was hosted in the newly opened Gate Way.

Mr. and Mrs. Aquilla Dorsey announced the marriage of their daughter, Marjorie, to Paul Callentine.

Fred Widder, 80, dies of pneumonia.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1918

An injunction secured by the Village of Newcomerstown to prevent the gas company from shutting off gas has become permanent.

Ernest Schlarb of Bakersville was reported killed in action in World War I. Frank Miller of Port Washinton dies of wounds received in action.

Miss Forest Couts and Miller Moore are married.

ONE HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS AGO - 1908

Mrs. S.W. Scott and Mrs. J.M. Dillon give a party honoring their sister, Mrs. Hattie Judge of Alaska and Mrs. Lizzie Widlow of Seattle, Wash.

Rev. O.C. Kramer is to preach the annual Thanksgiving sermon.