TEN YEARS AGO - 2002
State Senator Greg L. DiDonato and Randall C. Hunt, the state director for Rural Development of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to be guest speakers at the annual Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce banquet.
Three area non-profit tourism-related attractions receive grant money from the Tuscarawas County Convention and Visitors Bureau to aid in promotional development. They are Gnadenhutten Historical Museum, $1,500; Temperance Tavern Museum and USS Radford Naval Museum, both of Newcomerstown, each received $1,000.
In Trojan baseball action for the week, they win one out of four games. Winning over Tuscarawas Central Catholic 9-6 and losing to Garaway 12-2; Malvern 13-1 and Claymont 12-2.
Lady Trojans softball suffer winless week losing to TCC 8-0, Garaway 9-2 and Rosecrans 7-6.
Boys' track team wins quadrangular against Buckeye Trail, TCC and Conotton Valley. The boys and girls both capture first in triangular over Strasburg and Hiland.
Shannon Bennington, NHS junior wrestler, will go this summer "international." He will start in California where he will meet other wrestlers around the country who were named to the Team Ohio Wrestling Team at the international level. From there, he will fly to Australia for seven days and then to Hawaii for three days.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Butcher celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary April 19 with an open house.
Deaths: Mildred E. King, 79; Jesse H. Richmond, 76.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1992
Gabe Styer was crowned queen of the Newcomerstown High School Spring Court during the Milburn Relays at Lee Stadium. Court attendants included Katherine Thompson, Lori McMullen, Nicole Barker, Tonya Mayhew and Angela Wright.
Ridgewood tied with Tuscarawas Valley for first place in the boys division, and second in girls division at the J.D. Milburn Invitational Relays at Lee Stadium. Newcomerstown finished tenth in boys and third in girls, and Indian Valley took fifth place both in the boys and girls.
Kyle Dobbins won best of show in West Lafayette Scout Pack 409's Pinewood Derby. Other winners were Austin Courtright, Daniel Spalding, Jeremy Rine, Seth Spaulding, Brandon Rine and Dusty Hall.
Married: Maria Erika McCune and Martin Wayne Tallman, Nov. 2.
Deaths: Chester O. Leonhard, 82; Doris O. Treat, 77; Scott K. Murray, 20; Kathleen F. Mayse, 75; Charles W. Ervin, 82; Earnest E. "Farmer" Watson, 86; Marvel L. Fillman, 99.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1982
Former Ohio State head football coach Woody Hayes returned to his hometown Newcomerstown to speak at the 62nd annual Chamber of Commerce banquet at Newcomerstown. His take on character, honesty and hard work brought two standing ovations.
Natalie Tufford and Mike Wilkin crowned Spring Court queen and king at Newcomerstown Invitational track meet. The court included Kelly Huffman, Trish Loader, Beth Blind, Kris Holdsworth and Karen Kohl with escorts John Stocker, Mark Lamson, Steve Russell, Whitney Hickman and Duane Neal. Ridgewood won the invitational, and the Trojans finished second.
Coach Chuck Eicholtz's Trojan baseball team was 4-3 on the season with wins of 8-4 over Strasburg and 5-4 over Indian Valley South Rebels, and a 4-2 loss to Ridgewood.
Double feature at the Starlite Drive-In included "Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip" and "Stir Crazy" starring Pryor and Gene Wilder.
Mrs. Rolan (Bernice) Reinhart, Stone Creek, received a 25-year service pin from the U.S. Postal Service.
Deaths: Mrs. A.P. (Clara) Beal, 86; Herbert Mathias, 75; Galen "Skip" Braniger, 87; Mrs. Guy (Elizabeth) Hinton, 64; Mrs. Harry (Hulda) Schupp, 87; Wylie VanScyoc.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1972
Richard Calhoun, a 1969 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and candidate for State Representative, addresses local Citizens for Community Improvement.
Mayor Ronald Hooker declares week of May 1-6 as Clean-up Days for Newcomerstown.
William Headley, Columbus, Columbia Gas Co., representative speaks at annual Chamber of Commerce banquet.
Masons honor Right Excellence Companion Samuel Billings at banquet.
Faye Barker and Bill Bryant are married April 8 at Newcomerstown Church of the Nazarene.
Deaths: Mrs. Anna Kochowski, 71; Mrs. Bess Earley, 88.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1962
Type III of the Sabin Oral Polio Vaccine to be administered to local residents April 29.
Approximately 750 children participate in American Legion Easter egg hunt at Cy Young Park.
Attorney Vernon Lee, village solicitor, and Lorin Gadd, council president, resign.
Elton Carlson named new plant manager at Seiberling Rubber Co. Plastics Division.
A dinner honors Russell Reynolds, retiring after 20 years on Newcomerstown Police force.
Mrs. Helen Loveless elected president of BPW Club.
Deaths: Mrs. Edward Pope, 84; Herbert Hawkins, 57; Mrs. Henry Brown, 78; Charles Moore, 84; Mrs. W.R. Couts, 81.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1952
Ward Bell, Newcomerstown, won national sales-service awards April 16 in New York from Brand Name Foundation for outstanding accomplishments at his Sohio Service Center, corner of Canal and River streets, Newcomerstown.
Harvey Corbett, 38, former local resident, crushed to death in accident at Robinson Clay Products Co., Parral.
Newcomerstown and vicinity raises $1,014 in Red Cross campaign, and approximately $800 in cancer drive.
Dick Roe, local high school junior, elected president of District 15 Hi-Y, New Philadelphia.
Mr. and Mrs. Seth Little celebrated golden wedding anniversary.
Port Washington and Newcomerstown students plant 2,500 trees in Ohio Reforestation program sponsored by American Legion.
Deaths: Paul Wigfield, 49; Mrs. Susan McKenzie, 91; Louise Elaine Miller, infant.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1942
A Marietta man is killed when his car plunges into Dunlap Creek.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1932
Contract for Church Street sewer awarded to Phillip Sheets and Sons. Rev. E.E. Patterson, former pastor of local Presbyterian Church, will speak here Sunday.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1922
Council prohibits the playing of tennis on Sundays.
A ball club is organized with J.M. Kaden, president, and Earl Tufford, secretary-treasurer. F.M. Wise will be manager.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1912
New autos purchased are Fords by E.R. Swigert and E.D. Swigert, and a Reo by J.A. Rippeth. Mrs. Hannah Starkey, 74, dies at home her daughter, Mrs. S.I. Stowe.