TEN YEARS AGO - 1991
Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District voters renew a one-mill permanent improvement levy and voted to keep six continuing levies. Efforts by a Citizens Committee Against Higher Taxes to remove the six continuing levies are soundly rejected by district voters by an almost three-to-one margin.
Voters defeat changing local government to a charter by almost three-to-one.
First Presbyterian Church, Newcomerstown, to celebrate 125th anniversary of their organization.
Betty Lanzer honored by Stone Creek community for her years of dedication and accomplishments.
Deaths: Andrew A.P. Yanai, 80; Edgar Schupp, 72; Warren R. Fisher, 81; John D. Reamer, 76; Richard E. Watson, 61; Charles C. Benner, 82; Sara M. Salisbury, 81; Marjorie Irene (M. Kim) Hursey, 71.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 2001
Local area mayoral races were won by Gordon DeMarco, who was re-elected as Newcomerstowns mayor; James R. Griffith, West Lafayette; Terry Bates, Gnadenhutten; Glenn McMullen, Port Washington; Rose Marie Warden, Kimbolton; and James R. Hykes, Stone Creek.
Dr. Scott Keating purchased the optometry practice of Dr. Kames Mershon in Newcomerstown.
District 5 Volleyball Coaches Associations East-West All-Star match was to be placed at Ridgewood High School. Local area players for the West team, coached by Ridgewoods Dan Smith, included Rhonda Ross and Molly McKibben of Newcomerstown, and Jean Ann Harrison and Dani Hostetler, both of Ridgewood. On the East team were Indian Valleys Angie Hagan and Tiffany Casimir.
Mr. and Mrs. Lester (Betty) Tennant, Guernsey, were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 12.
Deaths: Dale H. Stocker, 39; Don E. Norman, 60; Mildred Rothenstine, 85.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1981
Charles Holdsworth resigned as mayor of Newcomerstown due to family health reasons. Dennis Belle, council president, possible replacement.
Annual Newcomerstown Community Thanksgiving Service to be held at St. Francis de Sales Church.
Gale Yoho selected president, and Pam Norman, secretary, of Newcomerstown Parent-Teachers Association.
Inter Valley Conference football all-stars were: Trojans, Rob MacKinnon, Steve Dinkins and Mike Wilkin, first team, and Steve Hunt, Bob Triplett, Bob Meek and Mark Stocker; Ridgewood Generals, Keith Guilliams, Eron Felming and Randy Roberts, first team, and Dave Hamersley, Ken Parks, Dan Allen and Pat Caudill; Indian Valley South Rebels, Tony Martin, Brent Hursey and Dave Hursey, first team, and Dave Frey, Mark Cox and Jim Thornton.
Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. John W. Danley, Newcomerstown, 45th, Oct. 31; Mr. and Mrs. Earle H. Daringer, Fresno R.D. 1, 65th, Nov. 30; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Dawson, Newcomerstown, 60th, Nov. 19.
Deaths: Msgr. Ambrose L. Freund, 79, former pastor of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Newcomerstown; Johnnie Franklin Barker, 37.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1971
Local merchants to sponsor Bonus Bucks promotion. Each Bonus Buck featured a photo of newly-elected Newcomerstown Mayor Ronald Hooker and the words Ohios Youngest Mayor.
Past weeks temperatures range from a 71-degree high to a 20-degree low.
Deaths: Mary Mugford Peterson, 64; Greg Robinson, 15; Alene Hoffman, 61.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1961
Kenneth K. Steinbach, 30, Port Washington area farmer, fatally injured when his left arm was caught in a corn picker.
Don Frye was the first award winner of recently-installed Suggestion System at Seiberling Rubber Co.
Married: Ann Bretzius and Norman Aebersold.
Deaths: John C. Ross, former mayor, 68; Ida Jackson, 75; Donald Wilson, 81; Mrs. Fred Beauregard, 49; William C. Sarchet, 65; Russell A. Els, 59; Brooks Booth, 76.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1951
Observation post to spot aircraft organized here.
A.E. Dillehay installed as secretary of Southeast District, Ohio Elks Association.
Elks plan 22nd annual memorial service for deceased members.
Seven of Trojans basketball team are six-footers.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mathews, Birds Run, announce marriage of their daughter, Mildred Faye to Alvin Delmar Elliott, on Nov. 17 at Richmond, Ind.
Robert Amos, editor of Cambridge Jeffersonian, speaks at BPW meeting.
Cpl. Philip Wolf, Port Washington, and Miss Lou Wedemeyer, Columbus, are married at Chanute AFB, Oct. 28.
Deaths: Rosemary Ellen Judy, infant; William A. Gillis, 75; Bernice Brown, 62; Luther Marlatt, 73.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1941
James Lewis, township trustee, killed when train strikes his truck at Nugent Street crossing.
Free gas for town hall cut off by gas company.
Marired: Ruth Ott and Arthur John; Margaret Wilson and Ralph Reed.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1931
Ohio Power Co. announces cut in rate.
Rev. T.B. Langell, pastor of EUB Church, preaches Thanksgiving sermon.
Mrs. Mary Smock, widow of Prof. E.E. Smock, former local school superintendent, dies at Frazeysburg.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1921
Thomas P. Leland, retired miller, dies.
The Victrola purchased by the children of the West School is stolen.
Miss Estella Bean resigns as Post Office clerk and the position taken by Merrill Tufford.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1911
J.F. Decker returns after spending several months in Mexico.
Special session of Rebekah Lodge District 44 held here.
Rev. Haverfield, pastor of UB Church, preaches Thanksgiving sermon.
The new German Reformed Church at Bakersville is dedicated.
Lee Swigert and sons ship over $1,000 worth of turkeys.