Newcomerstown annual clean-up week to take place throughout the village April 29 through May 2.

Nikki Marker, Newcomerstown student, will be representative of this area in the 2002 Miss Ohio American Jr. Teen Pageant to be held in Columbus in June.

Rotary Club presents Vocational Service Awards to Rotarian Jim Russell and non-Rotarian George Brode.

Kristen Bryant, an eighth grade student at the Newcomerstown Middle School, is chosen as the 2002 recipient of the Ray A. Kroc award.

Brandon Welch, Newcomerstown High School senior, chosen as an Elks' Student of the Month for March.

NHS baseball team suffers loses to Tusky Valley 8-0, Ridgewood 4-0, and Hiland 7-6.

Lady Trojans lose to Ridgewood 13-2, Harrison Central 10-3, Hiland 10-8, and Conotton Valley 6-3.

Newcomerstown boys' track team places seventh and Newcomerstown girls' place 10th at the West Holmes Knight Invitational.

Announcement is made of the Dec. 25, 2001, marriage of Lindsey N. Wilkin and Dave W. Bryan, in the home of the bride's parents.

The Rev. Frances Marian Glass and the Rev. Francisco Javier Rodriguez are united in marriage April 1, 2002. The bride is the pastor of the local Calvary, Kings and Everals United Methodist churches.

Paul C. and Geogia W. Haver celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary April 28.

Deaths: Suzanne Deeslie Pierce, 77.


Newcomerstown Emergency Rescue Squad Inc. was named Chamber of Commerce "Member of the Year" during the annual banquet at the David Barber Civic Center. State Rep. Greg DiDonato was the speaker. Chief Netawatwes recipients were Express Packaging, Simonds Industries, Kurz-Kasch Inc. GenCorp Polymer Products, Steve Bliss Welding, Bachtel's Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc. Durben Tire Service, Bank One, and Huntington Bank.

Lady Trojans won the Dover Tornado Relays Division III led by Wendy Hinds, who set new Relay records in the discuss and shot put.

Newcomerstown Cub Scout Pack 424 Pinewood Derby winners were Tim Everhart, Alvin Smart, Scott Dennis, Russell Singleton, Jake Belt, and Tom Sauerbrey.

Married: Emily Sue Everhart and Scott Beitzel, Dec. 7; Mr. and Mrs. Paul (Georgia) Haver, Newcomerstown, 50th wedding anniversary, April 28.

Deaths: Almena Yingling Kishman, 85; Frederick "Hank" Lindard Sr., 68.


Eugene "Riff" Riffle, educator at Newcomerstown High School for 45 years, announced his retirement.

William Ourant, Newcomerstown, named "Citizen of the Year" by Knights of Columbus. Kenneth and Jan Beckley family named "Family of the Year," and Pat Rexroad "Woman of the Year."

Vernon Powell, mathematics teacher at Newcomerstown Middle School for more than 10 years, retiring after 29 years in education.

Charles Booth, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Booth, Kimbolton, selected as one of 87 outstanding scholars and leaders in The Ohio State University College of Administrative Science to receive the Pace Setter Award. He graduated summa cum laude in March.

Newcomerstown Elks Lodge donated $2,500 towards building new senior citizens center. Paul Parks, lodge secretary, and Carl Smith, exalted ruler, presented the check to Mae Heminger and Laura Wright of the Newcomerstown Senior Citizens.

Newcomerstown Board of Education announced decision to changed kindergarten program from five half-days per week to a full-day system alternating days.

Wedding anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. George (Ida) Sherrett, Stone Creek, 68th, April 29; Mr. and Mrs. Virgil E. (Isabel) Kennedy, Guernsey, 40th, March 21; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne (Isabel Florence) Smith, 40th, Feb. 8.

Deaths: Raymond V. Peoples, 67; Josephine Chaney, 100.


A freight train derails three miles west of Newcomerstown turning over 21 of 67 cars. Ten cars were carrying toxic chemicals and fumes from the burning chemicals caused authorities to evacuate residents in the Shadybend-Isleta area. Newcomerstown Schools were closed as a precautionary measure.

Separate accidents claimed the lives of Karen Stocker, 23, Port Washington, killed in a car crash, and Mrs. Janice Simmerman, 24, fatally injured when a tractor she was driving upset.

"Love Story" is the theme of Newcomerstown junior-senior prom.

Bruce Widder is playing first base on the Marietta College baseball team.

Deaths: Mrs. C. Bernice Hayes, 69; Mrs. Esta Knowles, 79; Mrs. William Moore, 77; Mrs. Leona Goettge, 62.


Plans completed for the 80th annual commencement at Newcomerstown High School.

John Atkinson appointed branch manager of Reeves Banking and Trust Co., Newcomerstown.

Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Gray, owners of Gray Electric and Plumbing, sell the business to their son-in-law, Harold Best.

Enos Loader is elected president of the Jaycees.

New teachers, John Haugh and Clifford Wilson, hired by board of education.

Deaths: Milo Helmreich, 77; Henry Thornton, 59; Mrs. Ivt Zwoll, 53; Kevin Paul Baker, infant; Elmer Triplett, 76; George Quillen, 81; Mary Scott, infant; Harry Rippeth, 76.


Booster Club holds banquet at high school to honor the Trojans.

Five digit phone numbers to be used here in November.

World War II vets paint the swimming pool at Cy Young Park.

New Kroger store to open here.

Pfc. Richard Robinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Robinson, Newcomerstown R.D. 2, is wounded in Korea.

Junior League baseball team to be sponsored by local American Legion Post.

Mrs. Robert Wurster installed as president of Sorosis Club.


Total of 5,038 ration books issued in Oxford Township.

Over 300 area children receive smallpox vaccine.

Newcomerstown receives $750 for defense from surplus in state treasury.


Hafner's Cut Rate Drug Store opens in the Kistler building.

50th annual commencement to be held May 27 with Rev. Paul Ebert, Dover, delivering the message.


John T. Keast elected secretary of Home Building and Loan Co.


John Kistler, 16, loses foot when he falls from a fast-moving train.

Grant Best buys the Ross Confectionary and Fruit Market, corner of Bridge and Canal streets.