TEN YEARS AGO - 2002
Construction continues on the new St. Paul Lutheran Church, corner of Canal and College streets. It was destroyed by an arsonist Oct. 19, 1999, completion of the new structure is scheduled for this year.
Simonds Industries being sued for the contamination of water by the Ohio Attorney Generals office who represents the Ohio EPA with a penalty of $10,000 for each day the violation occurred and up to $10,000 for day of each violation occurring subsequent to the filing of the complaint.
Trojans squeak by Tuscarawas Central Catholic 41-39 and down Strasburg 58-46; Ridgewood rolled over by Garaway 42-26; Indian Valley suffers losses to Dover 56-37 and Tusky Valley 64-50.
NHS wrestlers place third in Muskie Classic.
Lady Trojans win over Conotton Valley 49-38 but lose to Garaway 65-38. Lady Braves defeated by Claymont 54-37 and post victory over Harrison Central 46-33.
Tabitha Ann Nardozzi and Matthew David Gehly exchange wedding vows Jan. 5.
Deaths: Jennifer A. Newman, 29; Donald F. Blind, 73.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1992
Newcomerstown Board of Education voted to place a renewal one-mill permanent improvement levy on the May ballot instead of a one-mill renewal levy. Jill Little was named board president.
Meet the Director party set by Newcomerstwon 100 Club for the 10th annual Sweethearts Follies. P.R. Swango, director for the 1984 show, was returning to direct the Best of the Best Follies.
Boys basketball: Ridgewood Generals defeated Newcomerstown 67-52; Ridgewood lost to Strasburg, 61-58; Indian Valley Braves previously unbeaten, lost 50-38 to Buckeye Trail Warriors.
Married: Kimberly Ann Nay and Michael Vincent Taus, Nov. 30.
Death: Laura E. Heater, 85.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1982
Newcomerstown landfills future in question as Ohio Environmental Protection Agency increased the $100 license fee to $1,300.
Larry Arnold, chairman of the Knights of Columbus Hoop Shoot, announced Mike Smith, Maurice Terrance, Tim Gibson, Kevin Fillman and Jamie Pappas as winners.
Vicki Meek and Bill Thompson were Trojan players of the week. The girls basketball team lost to Indian Valley North Big Blue 64-47, and the boys lost to Big Blue 59-50.
Trojan wrestlers were 3-1 after wins over Malvern, 40-21, and Jewett-Scio, 65-15. Coach Craig Collins commended his Trojans including Dave Buzz Bell, Mark Stocker, Dave Renaud, John Tanner, Steve Dulaney, Rob MacKinnon, Bill Cunningham, Bob Berger, Jack Cunningham, Chris Kidd and Jerry Bowser.
Indian Valley South Rebels basketball team record was 11-1 with wins of 49-452 over Garaway and 70-46 over Kidron Christian. Top scorers for the Rebels with 16 points each were Eric Huston and Steve Ripley in the Garaway game, and Bill McConnell against Kidron.
Ridgewood won 83-50 over West Holmes Knights, and lost 59-47 to Midvale against Indian Valley North.
Newcomerstown and surrounding cities in viewing area of the new television station Canton 67 under construction in the Belden Village area of Canton, set to air in February.
Phil Louden named new Trojan Band director.
Deaths: Mrs. Robert (Edna) Striker, 62; Mrs. Ralph (Marjorie) Feiber, 65; Mrs. Jack (Mary Ruth) Grace, 57; Bertha Loader, 84; Clarence E. Strong, 65.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1972
Mrs. Russell (Olive) MacQueen administered the oath of office by solicitor Eugene Weir to become the first woman member of Newcomerstown Village Council. She replaced Paul Simpson who resigned.
Trojans drop pair of games losing to Hiland Hawks 88-59 and Tusky Valley Trojans 65-60.
Jim Schlarb re-elected president of Cy Young Park board.
Cindy Gates, Newcomerstown, selected as queen candidate ate Tuscarawas Campus of Kent State University.
William E. Fisher received a two-gallon pin and Harold Davis one-gallon pin from the Red Cross Bloodmobile.
Married: Linda Ann Decker and Victor Turner II.
Deaths: Mary H. Byard, 8; Betty J. Heller, 53; Edith C. Kinsey, 70; Edith M. Norman, 71; Anna Dugan, 95; Lester E. Thomas, 52; Clarence A. Quarles, 61; Charles R. Haver, 85.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1962
Plans for new 14.4 acre allotment in Newcomerstown presented to council.
Miss Jaynise Welsch, Eastgate Avenue, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Welsch, is the youngest child known to wear contact lenses.
Miriam Miller ranks third in Tuscarawas County in the Ohio General Scholarship test.
John Berg advances to semi-finals of Ohio Prince of Peace test.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Morrison, Gilmore, observe golden wedding anniversary.
Deaths: Charles L. Gross, 79; John W. Gadd, 73; I.T. (Zeke) Lanning, 65.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1952
Trojans defeat West Lafayette 52-44 and Uhrichsville 44-36.
Ralph Cunningham, R.D. 1., named champion corn grower in Tuscarawas County with yield of 116.92 bushels per care.
Sacks of mail burned when Pennsylvania Railroad car burns here.
Ira Arth and Arthur Oaklief, both of R.D. 2, win firsts in Hay Show at West Lafayette.
Maplewood PTA membership is 142.
Miss Ruth Lawrence and Leroy Mercer married.
Deaths: Mrs. Grace VanSickle, 77; Frank Maretick, 56; William J. Williams, 70; Edward Lee, 70.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1942
Tire rationing board set up with L.B. Palmer, chairman.
Town in good financial shape to meet new war emergency.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1932
Dr. J. Walker Newell, Cambridge, opens fire over Baltimore Clothing Co.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1922
Ministerial Association plans to take church census of town.
Ten-gallon still unearthed by county officials near Euga mine.
Miss Elizabeth Smith and Lawrence Gwynn married at New Philadelphia.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1912
Farm house of Joseph Lytle near Orange burns to the ground.
H.B. Rice sells barbering outfit to Fred Robey, who in turn sells to Frank Johns.
A gray goose owned by Mrs. Andrew Lockard dies at age of 36.