TEN YEARS AGO - 2002
Ridgewood and Indian Valley Future Farmers of America programs observe National FFA Week.
Sgt. Shannon Gribble of the Newcomerstown Police Department nominated as "Hometown Hero."
Trojans win Orange and Black trophy with impressive 76-53 victory over Ridgewood, but lost to Garaway 55-33. Indian Valley edges out Meadowbrook 77-71.
Lady Trojans upset Ridgewood in sectional 49-39. Lady Braves rally for a 60-51 victory over Steubenville Central Catholic in sectional tournament action.
Shannon Bennington remains undefeated as the Newcomerstown wrestlers place third in Division III sectional.
Deaths: Russel E. Nealey, 42; Mary E. Berger, 83.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1992
The 100th anniversary Sweet Hearts Follies was a success raising approximately $5,000 to be used for community projects.
Becky Shoff, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Fred Shoff, Newcomerstown, and a junior at Newcomerstown High School, was chosen Tuscarawas County Beef Queen.
Daniel B. Emler, 33, Kimbolton, fatally injured in a farm tractor accident.
Molly McKibben, senior forward on Lady Trojans basketball team, went over the 1,000 point mark to become the third leading scorer in Lady Trojans history. She scored 16 points in a 56-43 loss to Lakeland and ended the game with 1,014 points. Former Lady Trojan Darla "Beetle" Meek was the stop all-time scorer with 1,825 points, and in second place was Brenda Williams with 1,105 points.
Seniors Angie Hagan and Paul Swaney reigned as queen and king of the Valentine's Dance at Indian Valley High School in Gnadenhutten.
Boys' basketball: Trojans lost to Malvern 60-55 and to Tuscarawas Central Catholic 74-61; Indian Valley defeated Buckeye Trail 71-44 and Dover 45-31; Ridgewood lost to Lakeland 53-30 and to Strasburg 64-50.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul (Mary) Carruthers, Berea, former residents of Newcomerstown, were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, Feb. 21.
Death: R. Myron Hagan, 75.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1982
Gene Tolloty of the Uhrichsville Chamber of Commerce and Steve Long, editor of the Uhrichsville Chronicle, were guests of the Newcomerstown Business and Professional Men's Club to discuss the possibility of Conrail discontinuing rail service to its Panhandle Division, running from Columbus to Mingo Junction, and passing through Newcomerstown.
Trojan wrestlers won the Inter Valley Conference crown for the second straight year, and coach Craig Collins was named IVC Coach of the Year. Team members were Dave "Buzz" Bell, Chris Kidd, Scott Baker, Mark Stocker, Steve Dulaney, Jack Cunningham, Randy Jones, Bob Berger, Bill Cunningham, Dave Renaud, and Rob MacKinnon.
Ridgewood basketball team posted a 17-3 season record after defeating Garaway 49-48. Ridgewood and Garaway named co-champs of Inter Valley Conference.
Indian Valley South Rebels end season 16-4 after losing last regular season game to Buckeye Central 78-50.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth (Barbara) Ebersbach, Newcomerstown, mark 30th wedding anniversary Feb. 10.
Deaths: Maybel Gardner, 88; Margaret H. Gaskill, 84; Thelma Riggle, 84; Matthew E. Guilliams, two-month-old son of William and Judy Guilliams; Ross Capers Sr., 72.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1972
Church Women United sponsoring World Day of Prayer service March 3 in Christ United Methodist Church.
Vocational school discussed by local board of education.
Floyd Mason Sr. received a $2,500 check from Frank J. Sherry, general manager of local General Tire and Rubber Company, for cost-saving suggestion.
Trojans drop two games over weekend losing to River View Black Bears 67-61 and to Meadowbrook 60-55.
Married: Susan Nichols and F.D. Lahna.
Deaths: George H. Hunt, 51; E.M. (Gene) Steenburgh, 76; William R. Mathews, 55.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1962
Edgar Vaughn Fairchild, 22, R.D. 3, killed in auto crash on Route 21.
Deaths: Benjamin F. Clemens, 78; Fannie E. Miskimen, 78; Ella M. Davis, 86; Mrs. Ray Gross; Howard Elliott, 77; Charles A. Wolfe, 77; Miss Joanna Baringer, 91; Mary L. Mathias, 86; William H. Brown, 79; Annie M. Sanders, 76.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1952
Mrs. Lester Boltz, 37, injured when struck by truck while crossing street.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1942
War time goes into effect. Schools started half-hour earlier.
Scarlet fever ban lifted.
Total of $329 raised for polio fund.
Local teachers face task of rationing sugar.
Registering of enemy aliens begins at local post office.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mizer, R.D. 1, observe 50th wedding anniversary.
Death: Thomas William Sr., 55.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1932
Vogenitz studio holds recital at home of Mrs. John Kistler.
Deaths: Walter S. Booth; Thomas J. Shannon; Viola Grewell, 78; Homer Walker, 81; Adams infant.
Trojans defeat Freeport 66-65.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Cooley, R.D. 2, celebrate 60th wedding anniversary.
Salem-Washington School District passes $44,000 bond issue by narrow margin.
Village facing big outlay $250,000 to $300,000 for sewage plant.
Woodrow Portz appointed to Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1922
New electric fire siren is tested here this week.
A Valentine Ball is held in the K of P Hall.
Isaac Norris, Civil War veteran, dies at his home in Orange.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1912
The home of Darius Wamphler is destroyed by fire.
D.C. Whiting has leased the Fountain Hotel.
Former students and friends of Linton Mills hold reunion for Prof. L.B. Neighbor, Dixos, Ill. Mrs. John Chapman gives party honoring her husband on his 57th birthday.