TEN YEARS AGO - 2001
Foul play not expected in the death of 40-year old Cleveland man, David Leon Caldwell, found inside mobile home off Church Hill Road, Guernsey.
Mobile home owned by Ben and Teresa Keener, Johnson Hill Road, total loss following early morning fire.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3303 announce Lisa Wolff as the winner of the local Voice of Democracy speech contest.
Jim Gary Johnson, 1960 Newcomerstown High School graduate, inducted into the Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
Jennifer Voigt and Kyle Gustafson married June 16.
Deaths: David J. Reddick, 52; Mary M. Kunkle, 88.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1991
Newcomerstown Christmas Parade set for Dec. 7 with theme of Christmas Is ...
Rachel Redinger of Dover, a member of Dovers Grace Lutheran Church, and writer, historian and founder of Trumpet in the Land was the speaker for the annual Thankoffering Service at St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Newcomerstown.
Thomas C. Montgomery Post 431, American Legion, announced the winners of the Americanism and Government tests were seniors John Buckey and Stacie Pool, juniors Becky Russell and Brian Stewart, and sophomores Rob Henry and Emily Overholser.
Patty Beckett, Newcomerstown, was the first winner in the Chamber of Commerce Lucky Barrel contest and was presented a check for $100.
Elks Students of the Month from Newcomerstown High School were Kristen Jones, a junior, and Travis Pollock, a senior.
Mr. and Mrs. James J. (Mary) Ross, Newcomerstown, were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, Dec. 6.
Deaths: Jack M. Schlarb, 61; Helen C. Postel, 88; Richard L. Kidwell, 40; Freda L. Lyons, 86; Donald E. Fuzz McMillen, 65.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1981
Water study report by the engineering firm of Finkbeiner, Pettis and Stout indicated the best area for potential industrial growth was east of the village towards Interstate 77 with a current water supply adequate for the village through the year 2000.
Crowd estimated at 2,000 attended Newcomerstowns Christmas Parade and visit by Santa Claus.
Japans bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, was recollected by area residents on the 40th anniversary of the attack that claimed 2,403 lives and triggered United States involvement in World War II.
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency held a second public hearing at the United Steel Workers Union Hall on W. State Street to collect comments on the Village of Newcomerstowns proposed crematorium, opposed by hundreds of area residents.
Trojans were a one-point loser to Guernsey Catholi Central 41-40. Mike Wilkin scored 18 points and was named Trojan Player of the Week.
Indian Valley South Rebels and new head basketball coach Mark Huston, successor to Charlie Huggins, won their first two contests 61-41 over Fort Frye and 60-46 over Smithville.
Ridgewood defeated John Glenn Little Muskies 78-66. General Dan Olinger scored 24 points, Lance Corder, 22 points, and Todd Bradford, 21 points.
Local area basketball stand-out Larry Huggins of Ohio State hit a 22-foot jumper with four seconds left for a 47-46 Buckeyes win over Georgetown in the Great Alaska Shoot-out in Anchorage. The Buckeyes finished in fourth place with Huggins teammates Clark Kellogg and Tony Campbell each scoring 10 points. Georgetowns heralded freshman, Patrick Ewing scored 12 points for the sixth place Hoyas.
Carol Boucha was elected president of the Newcomerstown 100 Club.
United Way fund drive in Tuscarawas County exceeded $300,000 mark in contributions.
Wedding anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Russell (Dorothy) Gibson, Newcomerstown, 62nd, Dec. 6; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Booth, 60th.
Deaths: Bret Alva Hannhas, 15; Paul J. Weber, 78; Thomas Warren Ray, 21; Theodore M. Freshwater, 71; Mrs. Ira (Anna) Huston, 74.
(Additional information was unavailable for this weeks Memory Lane column.)