TEN YEARS AGO - 2001
Ridge Tool plans to begin construction of new complex in the Industrial Park, with completion date of Dec. 31, 2002.
Students at the East School host members of the Newcomerstown Veterans Association for Veterans Day.
Newcomerstown Trojans well-represented on the Eastern District Division IV All-Star team. Named are Ben Marlatt, Josh Dunlap, Andrew Branch, Kyle Girton, Jonathan Stocker and Chris Bryant.
Even Start Program recently developed at Christ United Methodist Church provides a way for parents to receive an education, while their children are in same facility receiving child car.
Deaths: Roland A. Squirt Chaney, 83; Albert C. Roe, 75.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1991
Newcomerstown elementary schools celebrated American Education Week, Nov. 17-23 with the theme Schools and Communities: Partners in Education.
Community residents of all ages invited to help decorate the village Christmas tree at corner of Canal and Bridge streets, Nov. 30.
Inter Valley Conference first team all-stars included football players Craig Green and Ryan Green of Newcomerstown, and Shane Stiteler and Matt Cabot of Ridgewood, and volleyball players Wendy Hinds of Newcomerstown, and Jean Ann Harrison and Danielle Hostetler of conference champs Ridgwood Lady Generals.
Associated Press Eastern District Football All-Stars selections: Bob Zontini of Indian Valley, Division III Coach of the Year and three of his players, Matt Bolon, Scott Carlisle and Bob McGarry, Division IV selection was Richie Wright of Newcomerstown.
Married: Susan G. Addy and Randy L. Norman, Oct. 12; Mary Ann Eikleberry and Jeffrey Harold Davis, Oct. 12; Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Jane) Wearsch, Guernsey, 60th wedding anniversary, Oct. 20.
Deaths: Cathy Maurer Masters, 38; George H. Simmerman, 79; Helen C. Postel, 88; Fred L. Lyons 86.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1981
Dennis Belle accepted the position of mayor of Newcomerstown after the resignation of Mayor Charles Holdsworth.
Ken Frank, son of Robert and Marion Frank, Port Washington, presented the Scouter of the Year award at Forest Trails District Boy Scout awards banquet at Byesville
Timothy L. France, Zanesville, joined the law firm of Pomerene, Burns and Milligan with offices in both Newcomerstown and Coshocton.
Newcomerstown High athletes and cheerleaders honored at banquet. Special recognition went to: Vicki Meek and Denise Gipe, volleyball; Chris Dyer, golf; Duane Neal, Mark Mozena, Eddie Wilkin, Steve Dinkins, Bob Triplett and Rob MacKinnon, football.
Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce was offering a limited edition medallion depicting baseballs record-setting pitcher Cy Young on one side and a missionary and an Indian on the other side.
Married: Jane D. Fruchey and Joe McGirr, Oct. 17.
Deaths: Clifford M. Bender, 70; Mrs. Willie (Lillie) Opphile, 77.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1971
Village Council accepts bid from Byrd Ambulance Service.
Trojans open season with two losses defeated by Indian Valley South, 82-42 and Tusky Valley 67-65.
Bonus Buck auction, sponsored by local merchants, set for Dec. 22.
Married: Jae Ellen Benson and Nathan J. Van Wey.
Deaths: Patricia Jo Collins, 22; Nora Prater, 81; Clarke E. Schworm, 54; William Henry (Red) Hackenbracht, 67; Marvin Hosick, 60; Charles Wells, 22.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1961
Superintendent Donald Roeder reported on the National School Board Seminar he attended in Europe at the board of education meeting.
Some 950 children greet Santa when he arrives to mark the start of the yuletide season here.
Deaths: Samuel A. McFee, 71; Jesse E. Sandel, 89; Wilbur Wilson, 82; John B. Bond, 49; Charles Egler, 85.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1951
Jaycees offer $50 in prizes for Christmas lighting contest.
Trojans defeat West Lafayette 51-49 in overtime play.
Dr. Roy Hildebrand named civil defense health chief for Tuscarawas County.
Dr. W.R. Agricola named to Tuscarawas County General Health District Board.
Chester Randles elected president of Tri-County Sportsmans League.
Miss Marjorie Wearsch becomes bride to Pvt. Donald R. Hart at Trinity Methodist Church.
Military services for Pfc. Raymond D. Meek, 18, killed in accident in Korea, are held at the home of his mother, Mrs. Cora Meek, Chestnut Street.
Deaths: Edgar Bassett, 34; Mrs. Elizabeth Rodgers, 67; Lewis Alexander, infant; Mrs. Mary E. Hawk, 78; Lena E. Covic, infant.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1941
Defense measures taken here as Japan attacks Pearl Harbor.
Chamber of Commerce starts drive to sell U.S. Defense stamps.
Over 50 participants to sing in messiah at Lutheran Church.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1931
Russell Powell, 18, killed in auto accident on Route 21.
Death: Jacob MacQueen, soil expert.
Mrs. Minnie McCowan installed as worthy matron and A.E. Wadelin, worthy patron, of Oriental Chapter of Eastern Stars.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1921
R.H. Mulvane resigns as bookkeeper of Oxford Bank; succeeded by L.B. Palmer.
Rev. Harley Fletcher accepts call to pastor local First Baptist Church.
Deaths: Robert Daugherty, 61, prominent citizen; William J. Patterson, dies of stroke in Eureka Store.
Ralph Brumbach resigns as manager of Newcomerstown Produce Co.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1911
Attorney George W. Reed, Uhrichsville, addresses dry forces at meeting in Lutheran Church.
George Hazzard, brakeman on C&M Railroad, killed in local railroad yards.
Frank Worthington, Isleta, buried alive in cave-in while digging out den of skunks.