TEN YEARS AGO - 2001
Caito Food Service announces the opening of a new distribution facility to begin operating in Newcomerstown Oct. 22.
School renovations under way with groundbreaking ceremonies being held at Newcomerstown High School, West School and Newcomerstown Middle School.
Renee Kimbole named Ridgewood Homecoming queen with her attendants being Monica Carpenter and Lindsay Seibert.
Newcomerstown remains undefeated with come from behind win over Garaway, 28-18; Indian Valley slid past Meadowbrook, 9-0; and Ridgwood loses to Strasburg, 18-0.
Death: Rev. Bubbie Westfall, 71.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1991
Marcia Clarkston elected 100 Club president.
Erin Waters crowned Ridgewood’s Homecoming queen, and her court included Jana Porteus and Amber Hess.
Holly Stafford was crowned Indian Valley’s Homecoming queen. Senior attendants were Sally DeVore and Jackie Ripley.
Ridgewood Lady Generals volleyball team remained undefeated at 16-0 overall and 13-0 in the Inter Valley Conference with wins over Lakeland, Jewett-Scio and Strasburg.
Lady Trojans won volleyball matches against Jewett-Scio and Strasburg and lost to Tuscarawas Central Catholic.
Area football: Trojans lost 35-0 to Garaway; Indian Valley Braves unbeaten at 6-0 with 28-9 victory over Loudenville; Ridgewood Generals lost to Tuscarawas Central Catholic, 30-20.
Married: Heather Courtwright and Dr. Bradley Presnal, Aug. 3; Sonda Denise Dobson and Kirk Scott Bates, May 11; Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. (Marjorie) Hart, Newcomerstown, 40th anniversary, Dec. 8.
Deaths: Martha R. Walker, 48; Lorna Duren, 63; Max S. Bowman, 68.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1981
Welker Sales and Service automobile dealership, Heller Drive, celebrating its 35th year in business in Newcomerstown.
Belden Brick Company’s 80-year old plant at Port Washington was to cease manufacturing Oct. 16.
Mrs. Charles H. (Janet) Lee, Newcomerstown, installed as Supreme Worthy President of Social Order of The Bureaucrats.
Trick or Treat night set for Oct. 29 in both Newcomerstown and Port Washington.
Nick Campagna named as Newcomerstown community chairman for 1981 United Way campaign, and Richard Robinson, Newcomerstown, was county chairman for public employees.
Trojans fell to 2-4 on the season after 29-20 defeat at East Canton. Trojan players of the week were Jerry Triplett, offense, and Mark Stocker, defense.
Trojan Marching Band awarded first place in Class C at Cambridge Cavalcade of Bands and for the third time of the year qualified for state competition in Columbus Nov. 7.
Alwilda Starkey and Stanley Fish elected worthy matron and worthy patron of Oriental Chapter of Eastern Star.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. (Jane) Wearsch, Guernsey, observe 50th wedding anniversary, Oct. 20.
Deaths: Mrs. Lloyd (Bessie) Beegle; Mrs. J.B. (Leota) Stewart, 76; Mrs. Ray (Lillie) Lewis; Mrs. Orlan (May) Loader, 70.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1971
Election slated for Nov. 2.
Newcomerstown and surrounding area to have volunteer ambulance service.
Washington Grange observed its 75th anniversary.
Deaths: Loren M. Casteel, 54; Mary E. Miller, 64; Paul W. Hannahs, 71; F. James Dawson; Mrs. Jessie M. Riggle, 81.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1961
Thousands attend Newcomerstown’s annual Halloween parade.
Mayoralty race and the issue of renewing a three-mil school levy are expected to boost the total vote in Newcomerstown’s election.
Newcomerstown Trojans to close home season against Byesville.
Jaycees bring in $800 from dunking machine during the summer.
Mrs. Walter Coulter, 55, dies in fall from horse, following the Halloween parade.
Miss Janice Berry and Richard Watson are married in Cambridge.
Deaths: Mrs. Helen Huff, 75; Edgar Patterson, 83; Leward Eagon, 75; Harry W. Baker, 61.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1951
Mrs. Majorie Bean, N. College Street, is appointed Grand Warden of the Grand Chapter of the Ohio OES at the 62nd annual session in Columbus.
Branch of Ourant Funeral Home established in Port Washington.
Two special issues, local options and a $15,000 bond issue for a new fire truck to be voted on at election.
Clyde J. Stewart heating business is sold to Clifford J. Ramsay, Coshocton.
Married: Doris J. Robinson and Clarence H. Hooker Jr. of Uhrichsville; Alma Cook and James L. Plants at Washington, Pa.
The Evangelical United Brethren Church in Newcomerstown to have homecoming Nov. 4.
Deaths: Thomas W. Carr, 38; Robert B. Swigert, 67; Nathan G. Williams, 63.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1941
Trojans and Carrollton battle to win top spot in Eastern Ohio loop.
New expansion program slated at Hellers, employment is now 1,240.
Mr. and Mrs. Sol Opphile celebrate 50th wedding anniversary.
Ella Mae Casteel and Max Huffman married at EUB parsonage by the Rev. Harold Davis.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1931
J.C. Penney employees hold Halloween party in basement of store.
Candidates for fall election: Mayor, Harley Kail (D) and Charles Mugford (R); clerk, Ovel Beiter (D) and Elmer VanSickle (R); treasurer, H.C. Yeagley (D) and S.A. Neighbor (R).
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1921
M.C. Julien to serve as juror in United States Court at Cleveland.
Reba Rogers and Charles Harrison married in New Philadelphia.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1911
Hiker’s Club holds unique Halloween party with 50 present.
C.F. Gardner and Miss Mary Reed are married at Barberton where they will reside.
Dr. W.R. Hosick is elected president of the Seventh District Medical Association.