TEN YEARS AGO - 1999

Journey's End Ministries, an interdenominational volunteer community ministry project, was opening in its newly acquired location on Main St. in Newcomerstown.

Postmaster Perry Fitzgibbon and Ramona Schake, long-time advocate for the rights of the handicapped, led the ribbon-cutting ceremony dedicating the new handicapped access ramp installed at Newcomerstown Post Office.

Local football: Trojans won 20-7 at Columbiana Crestview with Tristan Mizer, quarterback, and two touchdowns scored by Jason Bryant and one by DJ Grewell.; Coshocton celebrated 100 years of football with a 48-7 win over Ridgewood; Indian Valley Braves lost 42-19 to Tusky Valley.

Renner's St. Paul United Church of Christ near Fresno celebrated its 150th anniversary.

Deaths: Mary A. Hagans, 74; John R. Hall, 65; Arthur Dean Shaw, 70; Lois E. Conrad, 85; Clavis Coburn Gadd, 91; John Jerome "Jerry" Ross, 69.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1989

Ground broken for Newcomerstown's first fully-automatic car wash, EZ Kleen Car Wash, being built on S. College St. by Oxford National Corp., comprised of George Brode, Clark Smith and Herb Smith.

"The Golden's" country music group, featuring William Lee Golden, former member of the Oak Ridge Boys, visited the Touraine Club and owner Matthew Lenzo after the group's bus broke down here.

Newcomerstown claimed a 23-7 victory over Ridgewood with Trojan Darren Fillman named game MVP.

Indian Valley Braves defeated Tuscarawas Valley Trojans 20-7 setting the stage for a showdown between undefeated Newcomerstown and Indian Valley, both 3-0 on the season.

Married: Flora J. Suggett and Harold E. Cain, Aug. 26; Darcie Lynn Ruby and Kevin Eugene Clark, July 15; Mr. and Mrs. George "Mal" Rutter, Newcomerstown, 40th anniversary, Sept. 16.

Deaths: Lorin G. Wise, 52; Florence T. Lodge, 88; Mamie L. Schlosser, 86; Mary A. Williams, 70; Mary L. Welch, 87; Otis L. Gross, 81.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1979

Crowd estimated at 4,200 filled Lee Stadium when the Newcomerstown High School Marching Band, directed by Godfrey Holzbach, hosted a band show featuring 15 bands. Indian Valley South's band won top honors in Class A division.

Chris Hall earned Offensive Player of the Week honors and Mike Crank, Defensive Player of the Week, after the Trojans 28-0 victory over Indian Valley South Rebels.

Ridgewood Generals shut-out Sandy Valley 21-0.

Officials decided construction of a new bridge was the best alternative for the closed Coshocton Co. Rd. 9 bridge No. 1 just west of Newcomerstown.

The 129th annual Tuscarawas County Fair Sept. 18-23. Claude Hinds and Marvin Hursey represented Newcomerstown on the fair board of directors.

Deaths: Ethel P. Kennedy, 69; Charles E. Rowland, 71.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1969

Newcomerstown schools enroll 1,597 this year according to board of education report.

Newcomerstown Trojans, defending Inter Valley Conference champions, to open home football season with RiverView Sept. 12.

Board of Education passes resolution to place additional five-mill levy for operation of schools on November ballot.

Governor James A. Rhodes turns first spade of earth for the $8.5-million lodge complex at Salt Fork Reservoir about 15 miles south of Newcomerstown.

Married: Miss Diana Claudia Ciofalo and David F. Eshelman; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Fenton, golden anniversary.

Deaths: James Roland Beal, 72; Aubrey Hutchinson, 56; Edson L. (Red) Stewart, 73; Clifford C. Swank, 63.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1959

15,000 year-old arrowheads displayed by Thomas Hall at Archaeological Society meeting.

Robert S. Renner, 48, appointed by council as street foreman succeeding Clark VanVoorhis, who resigned.

Gerald Norman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Norman, R.D. 3, named supervisor for Ohio schools.

Ralph Robinson wins championship in News golf tournament.

Deaths: Mrs. Cora Blayney, 92; Mrs. Hannah Scott, 78; Mrs. Ruey Ruby, 79.

Married: Miss Mary Ann Bender and Gary Davies.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1949

Miss Margaret Kirk, daughter of Mrs. Robert Kirk, appears on NBC radio program from New York and tells of her work in the East Harlem Protestant Parish.

Deaths: Mrs. Clarence Ashelman, 52; Andrew Starkey, 69; Mrs. Caroline Reinhart, 79; Mrs. Iona Brewer, 77; Helen Louise Danley.

Married: Miss Iris Bethel and Virgil L. Fruchey; Miss Phyllis Milligan and Charles E. Arth; Miss Patricia Semintore and Vernon E. Cramlet.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1939

Reunion of local baseball players planned for Sept. 3 at Athletic Field.

Some 800 Heller workers and guests hold party at Coshocton Lake Park.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1929

Miss Almena Yingling will teach in Canton.

Glenn and Ben Barthalow go to Wittenberg College to take course in coaching.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1919

Ray McPeak, Ralph McElroy, Luther Wilkin and Joe Fletcher return home from overseas service.

Esther Margaret Miller and Grant Loader married.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1909

Miss Mary Munce Shannon and Harvey Lorenz of Coshocton married.

Miss Frances Wilgus and Henry Smith of Coshocton married.

Ray Hill, 56, Cleveland, former resident, dies at his home.