TEN YEARS AGO - 2001
Dorothea M. Bluck, West Lafayette, receives a second place in the three-dimensional category for her art piece, Expression of Joy, exhibit at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum in Coshocton for An Art Display Journey of Hope.
Trojans win over Malvern 64-48 but lose to Hiland 51-48; Lady Trojans beat TCC 53-40; Generals downed by TCC 60-50.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1991
Linn Loomis, former teacher in Newcomerstown schools, wrote and published his book, Here and Now Ohios Canals.
Santa Claus was a visitor when the Newcomerstown Junior Mothers Club had a Christmas party for the children of members and guests. Natalie Miller hosted the party in her home.
Don Knight, New Philadelphia, was the winner of $100 in the Chamber of Commerce Lucky Barrel.
Local area boys basketball: Trojans won 54-40 over Tusky Valley Trojans with Kris Tarrance scoring 13 points; Trojans lost to Jewett-Scio 50-45 with Mel Lahmers scoring 23 points; Ridgewood was defeated by Hiland 87-46; Indian Valley won 42-36 over Fairless.
Edna Chaney was program leader for the annual Christmas dinner of the American Baptist Women of the West Lafayette First Baptist Church. The dinner meeting took place at the Village Cafe, Newcomerstown.
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Leonhard, Newcomerstown, celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary Dec. 12.
Deaths: Phoebe B. McFadden, 90; Betty J. Fink, 72; Theodore Donald Ford, 84; Wilson H. VanVoorhis, 76; Carl M. Gardner, 83; Helen Hothem, 80; Emma Grace Wilson Zink, 92; Irene E. Geese, 71.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1981
Charles Cunningham, Newcomerstown R.D. 1, honored by the Buckhorn Buckshots 4-H Club for his 30 years as club advisor.
Father Robert Manning elected president of the Newcomerstown Ministerial Association, succeeding Brother Nelson Miller.
Fire, caused by a faulty propane heater, caused an estimated $20,000 in damage and gutted the Iron City Gym owned by Mike McCune in Port Washington. An attached beauty shop, owned by Myra McCune, sustained smoke and water damage.
Zion Lutheran Church, Stone Creek, recreated the Christmas Story with a live nativity in the barn at the farm home of Charles and Mary Jane John, near Stone Creek.
Trojan boys basketball team lost 64-26 to Buckeye Trail and 42-39 against Tuscarawas Central Catholic. The Trojan girls team dropped a 39-25 decision to Indian Valley North Big Blue.
Todd Bradford led the Ridgewood Generals to their sixth win on the season, scoring 27 points in an 80-63 upset over Jewett-Scio. The Generals got their fifth straight win against the West Holmes Knights 61-49, helped by the 21-point scoring effort of General Dan Olinger.
Indian Valley South Rebels defeated Malvern 54-30.
Deaths: Blanche A. Wiggins, 94; Ruth Schrock, 76; John W. Wilson, 65; Mrs. Louis (Matilda) Hemlinger, 70; Raymond Peters, 86; W. Hertel Reidenbach, 69; Mrs. Samuel (Virginia) Baird, 69; Mrs. Eugene (Geraldine) Hothem, 59; Edward Everett, 74; Mrs. Lutisha Moffit, 90.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1971
Ron Hooker, 19, the youngest mayor ever elected in the State of Ohio, was sworn in as Mayor of Newcomerstown Dec. 20.
Coach Gary Caviness Trojans defeated the Malvern Hornets 84-49.
Business Womens Club sponsors Christmas home decorating contest.
Mr. and Mrs. Alan (Naundice) Hart installed as worthy patron and worthy matron of Oriental Chapter of Eastern Stars.
Married: Pamela Dillon and Steve Russell; Jean Anne Taylor and John R. Tarulli; Karen Tish and Trent Wigfield; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Booth, Guernsey, celebrate their golden wedding anniversary.
Deaths: Mrs. Virgil (Marjorie) Stocker, 48; Louisa Rush, 92; Twila M. Loomis, 76; Albert Opphile, 86; Mabel Vogenitz Granberg.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1961
Six-inch snowfall covered the Newcomerstown area to provide a white Christmas and adding to the festive atmosphere of the holidays.
Deaths: J. Judson Murphy, 92; Mrs. J. Judson Murphy, 83; Samuel M. Clark, 72.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1951
Mrs. Harold Fowler, 615 W. State St., fatally injured on Christmas Day in car accident north of Massillon on Route 21.
Paul Kuhn, 49, Port Washington, is injured in auto collision north of Dover.
Santa Claus greets 300 children at Legion Home.
First prize in home decorating contest went to Leroy Hayes, with Ralph Portz, second, and Gene Riffle, third.
Married: Ruth Larrison and George F. Hursey.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1941
Earl Carruthers, R.D. 1, received the Reserve Grand Championship ribbon for his black Angus steer.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1931
Elks plan Christmas party for children.
John Nicodemus has pansies blooming on Christmas Day.
D. Harvey Gayle and Melvin McKinley, both of Coshocton, killed at West State Street railroad crossing.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1921
Mrs. Sylvia Loader, 29, dies on Christmas Day.
1,000 tickets given to children for annual Christmas treat.
John Kistler and Miss Ruth Alexander married on Christmas Day.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1911
Newcomerstown voted dry by majority of 81.
Howard Starts and Miss Bertha King are married.