TEN YEARS AGO - 2002
First Federal announces plans to construct a full-service banking office at 220 E. State Street, Newcomerstown.
Meeting is held to discuss the idea of skate park being placed in the village.
In a community-wide effort to “break the silence,” Sunday, Jan. 27 was designated as Domestic Violence Awareness weekend by the Ministerial Association of Newcomerstown and Port Washington.
Trojan wrestlers finished second in the Buckeye Bailey Memorial Wrestling Tournament, Wellsville. Gene Moore, Ray Truex and Shannon Bennington each take first place in their respective weight classes.
Trojans claim easy win over Conotton Valley 74-47. Generals had impressive victories over Malvern 57-56 and Hiland 61-50. Braves break losing streak with 59-57 victory over Claymont but lose to New Philadelphia 47-40.
Deaths: Martha M. Rogers, 85; Bernard E. Carothers, 56; Bernice M. Catlett, 80.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1992
Over 100 area residents attended the “Meet the Director” party — kicking off the 10th annual Sweet Heart Follies.
Elks’ Students of the Month from Newcomerstown High School were Lori McMullen, daughter of Robert and Christine McMullen, and Trevor Garretson, son of Marvin and Charlene Garretson, all of Newcomerstown.
Dick Brown elected president of Gnadenhutten Chamber of Commerce.
Boy’s basketball: Mel Lahmers scored 32 points in Trojans double overtime victory over Caldwell, 71-68; Newcomerstown lost to Strasburg 58-47; Ridgewood won two of three games defeating Tuscarawas Central Catholic 52-37 and Buckeye Trail 74-64, but losing to Malvern 72-41; Indian Valley Braves beat Claymont 50-45 and Tusky Valley 69-38.
Married: Dorretta Mazares Apponti and Reuben M. Etter, Dec. 30; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne (Florence) Smith, Buckhorn Road, Newcomerstown, 50th wedding anniversary, Feb. 8.
Deaths: David H. Marlatt, 40; Dorothy K. Portz, 76; George L. Helter, 58.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1982
Newcomerstown Elks Hoop Shoot winners were John Tanskley, Nancy Ridgway, Andrea Meeks, Todd Kellam, Darren Fillman, Tom Couts, Tom Myers, Geneva Young, Maurice Tarrance, Terri Kupfer, Sherry Baker and Brigette Berry.
Harry Ball, Spaulding Avenue, presented “Spirit of Lionism” Award by Newcomerstown Lions Club.
Special service commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Gnadenhutten Massacre was set for March 7 in the Moravian Church, Gnadenhutten. More than 90 Christian Indians were murdered in the village on March 8, 1782.
Merger of Reeves Bank and Trust Company, Dover, with the Huntington National Bank, Columbus, approved with completion expected in March. A branch office in Newcomerstown was among reeves nine area locations.
Bill Thompson scored 20 points, Jerry Triplett 17 points and Jim Stocker, 14 to lead the Trojans to a 67-58 win over Hiland Hawks. Guernsey Catholic Central defeated the Trojans 53-44.
Ridgewood won two thrillers as Todd Bradford hit a half-court shot at the buzzer to win over Lakeland 64-63, and in double-over time the Generals defeated Coshocton 42-40.
Indian Valley South won two games on their way to a 14-3 record defeating Conotton Valley 60-46 and Woodsfield 72-66.
Deaths: Angela Christy Hallett, 2; Mrs. John (Elva) Miller, 85; Elery G. Davis, 70; Ross D. Hickenbottom, 70; Clifford E. Caldes, 89; Albert J. Wallace, 62.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1972
Trojans claim 78-76 victory over Indian Valley North Big Blue.
Karen Laughlin succeeds Cindy Eggleston as worthy advisor of Rainbow Girls.
Grocery store prices: Bread, one pound loaf, 10 cents; eight 16-ounce bottles of soda pop, 79 cents; and coffee, one pound can, 69 cents.
Deaths: Clara B. Caldwell, 72; Mrs. Dale Thomas, 53; Anna E. Stillion, 78; Mrs. Harry (Edna) Stocker, 79.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1962
Richard Glunt and Mrs. Delores Bosold received Outstanding Jaycee and Outstanding Jaycee Wife of the Year awards.
John Berg, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Berg, wins state “Prince of Peace” contest.
Frank Sherry named manager of plastics products in the first appointment announced by H.M. Zimmerman, group manager of Seiberling Rubber Company’s new diversified divisions.
Married: Sue Ann Norman and Albert Kesterson; Marjorie Art and Norval E. Mallett; Evelyn Duff and John R. Davis; Mr. and Mrs. John Maloy, R.D. 1, 50th anniversary.
Deaths: Victor E. McLaughlin, 56; Mrs. Mary Cordrey, 88; Robert William W. Lyons, 79; Mrs. Sarah Mardis, 90; E.J. Henderson, 85; William Shalosky, 76; Jessie Pearce, 71.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1952
Trojans win from Zanesville Rosecrans 73-68.
Mrs. Bess LaPorte, Church Street, announces candidacy for Republican nomination for county recorder.
New organ at College Street Methodist Church is dedicated.
American Legion patriotic essay winners are: Seniors, Max Roeder and Keith Dennis; juniors, Don Norman and Carl Gray; sophomores, Jim Bailey and Keith Ley; and freshmen, John McFadden and Jack Dennis.
Buckhorn Creek flash flood blocks roads and damages homes.
Walter Fenton, Ralph Cunningham and Carl Portz, all of Newcomerstown, and George Cappel, of Port Washington, received DeKalb Seed Corn Association outstanding corn-raising prizes.
Miss Edna Miller and Walter Smith are married at Baptist parsonage.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1942
O.J. Beiter named to handle salvage and waste prevention by local Defense Council.
New phone books show gain of 60 customers.
Trojans set for chance to top in Eastern Ohio League.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1932
Taylor Hardware will sponsor cooking school.
Chester Best appointed CMTC recruiting officer.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1922
T.J. Shannon purchased insurance company of J.C. Ross.
Phonograph stolen from West School recoved at Barnhill.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1912
James B. Clow plant closes for repairs and annual inventory.
European Club to present concert at Opera House Sunday, Feb. 6.