TEN YEARS AGO - 2008

The Newcomerstown Village Water Department is developing a new policy to give renters more time to pay their water bills. 

Construction of a new addition at Riverside Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is pictured. The construction remains on schedule, according to Dwayne Shepherd, administrator.

Marjorie Miller, 87,  of Newcomerstown is featured in an article about her work with delivering meals for senior citizens.

The Newcomerstown Public Library announced plans to have a Thanksgiving Market Day, featuring locally-grown produce and products.

Supplies and goodies for overseas troops are being collected in Newcomerstown, with the Sonshine Boxes programs started by the Birds Run Community Church.

Dave Osso of Newcomerstown was named vice president of the American Marketing Association, Akron/Canton Chapter.

Birthdays were noted for Carter Fronsman, 1 year old; Carter Casteel, 1 year old; and Cale Dinger, 1 year old.

In the Service mentions were given for Air Force Airman Heather B. Shalosky, Army Private William B. Allen and Army Private Brennen M. McWhorter.

Deaths: Kathryn J. Warden, 80, Coshocton; Doris V. Riddle, 88, Newcomerstown.

Class officers were elected at the Newcomerstown Middle School. Sixth grade: President Erin Burrier, Vice President Hunter Rehard, Secretary Joy McCune, Treasurer Casey Christian; Social Chairpersons Ciara Loomis and Kyle Pritchard. Seventh grade: President Rachel Hendricks, Vice President Kylee Marts; Secretary Taylor Abner, Treasurer Bryan Patrick, Social Chairpersons Jordan Carr and Cole Lorenz. Eighth grade: President Christian Poe, Vice President Christian Graves, Secretary Kelsie Hinds, Treasurer Logan Hendricks, Social Chairpersons Aerial Westhafer and Ethan Everhart.

Amy Evans of West Lafayette was inducted into the Ohio Wesleyan University Athletic Hall of Fame. Evans set a school record with 136 assists for the basketball team as a senior, leading the conference in that category.

Charlie Lenzo of Lenzo Studio provided a picture showing a scene from the Newcomerstown Thespians production of "Babes in Arms."

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1998

24th annual Newcomerstown Christmas parade set for Dec. 5 with Santa giving treats to children.

Ridgewood High juniors Susan Patterson and Chris Alverson chosen for 1999 Presidential Classroom Scholars program in Washington, D.C.

Married: Mr. and Mrs. Russell (Margie) English, Newcomerstown, Dec. 4; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond (Fern) Herbert, West Lafayette, 50th anniversary, Dec. 13.

Deaths: Dwain L. "Whitey" Gilmore, 72; Norval "Bud" Mallett, 59.

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1988

Newcomerstown Jaycees Christmas season plans include "Lights of Christmas" home decorations contest.

Local area basketball: Trojans lost to Tusky Valley 64-50; Indian Valley Braves open season with two wins, 58-53 over Zanesville Rosecrans and 60-41 over Hiland; Ridgewood defeated Garaway 60-59 and West Holmes 66-48, and lost to Claymont 61-47.

Married: Lynn A. Davis and Lee D. Russell, Sept. 17; Kelly Fay Mann and Michael E. Daniels, Oct. 15; Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Kathryn) Warden, Newcomerstown, 40th anniversary, Nov. 19.

 

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1978

Dr. Steve Carin, Mentor, sets up medical practice in Newcomerstown.

Former players, assistant coaches and other associates paid tribute to retiring Trojan head football coach Ward Holdsworth at event held at NHS.

Local basketball: Albert Harris scored 20 points as Trojans open season with 75-55 win over Jewett-Scio; Indian Valley South defeated Indian Valley North 65-38 with Rebel Larry Huggins contributing 33 points; Malvern edged Ridgewood 63-62.

Santa gave treats to 900 children at Newcomerstown’s Christmas parade.

Local high school winners of American Legion Post 431 Americanism essay contest included seniors Jasper McPherson and Mandy Hogue, juniors Christopher Shalosky and Vickie Brubaker, and sophomores James Weber and Joyce Schrickel.

Trojan athletes named to first team honors at Inter Valley Conference banquet at Dutch Valley Restaurant near Sugarcreek were Brenda Williams, volleyball, and Kevin Hannahs, Gary Scarbrough and Richard Varner, football.

Ridgewood lost to West Holmes 59-26 in the Generals opening basketball game.

Married: Hazel Bahmer and James L. Swigert, Nov. 3; Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Kathryn) Warden, Newcomerstown, 30th anniversary Nov. 19.

Deaths: H. Howard Lee, 82; Mrs. Ernest (Bertha May) Hoyt, 94; Kenneth Mark Waggoner, 18.

 

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1968

Trojans open basketball season with 71-60 win over Tusky Valley.

Deaths: Mrs. Miriam Y. Miskimen, 72.

 

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1958

Mercury sinks to 11 degrees below zero with six-inch snowfall.

Trojans lose opening game to Gnadenhutten 67-40.

Mrs. T.J. Stahler dies at Perry, Ga., while visiting her daughter.

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1948

Annual Thanksgiving service at Presbyterian Church with Rev. Cornell the speaker.

Leslie Besst elected Christmas Seals chairman.

Ernest Ferryl Durben, 30, dies of injuries received Sept. 25 in accident near Port Washington.

 

EIGHTY YEARS  AGO - 1938

Married: Miss Josephine Lenzo and Charles Herbert; Ann Sheldon and Dr. M.V. Sheets.

 

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1928

Rev. W.W. Frank,  pastor of EUB Church, and his wife die at Coshocton  Hospital of injuries received when their car was struck by a train on Rt. 21 north of town.

Married: Miss Bessie Dreher and Harry Hoffman; Miss Virginia McKee and Charles Yingling.

 

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1918

E.W. Wise buys pool room from George Kokenda.

Mrs. Floyd Rogers, 24, dies at home on Park Hill.

Word received of death of Dean Ley from wounds received in France. George Poulas killed in action.

Nellie Lucille Rehard and John Wiandt married at Wellsburg, W. Va.