TEN YEARS AGO - 2002
Area residents take once-in-a-lifetime trip to South Korea.
Jeff Orr of Newcomerstown becomes the new Newcomerstown Rotary Club president. The Rotary Club was honored by the Cy Young Youth League in recognition of the club's work with the youth program.
Riki Patterson of Fresno and Jeffrey Johnson of Newcomerstown announce their engagement and upcoming marriage on Aug. 10.
Deaths: Dale R. Schweitzer, 82, Newcomerstown; Glenn "Hank" Dobson, 72, Dresden; Virgie E. Croy, 73, Trinway; Thomas H. Hall, 87, Newcomerstown; and Ruby B. (Booth) Sharpe, 91, St. Petersburg, Pa.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1992
Newcomerstown Athletic Boosters announced plans for a "program cover contest" to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the building of Lee Stadium.
Tuscarawas County Fair entertainment was announced with performers to include Trisha Yearwood, B.J. Thomas, Chris LeDoux and Johnny Paycheck.
Violent storm ripped through the Newcomerstown area on July 5 blowing down trees and causing a three-hour power outage.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur N. (Helen) Dennis, Newcomerstown, observed their 45th wedding anniversary on June 27.
Deaths: Claude E. Albright, 65; Homer Yoho, 76; C. Hazel Schwab, 84; Chester I. Cosner, 77; Logan Lee Clegg, infant son of David and Nancy (Watson) Clegg.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1982
Richard Daugherty, Newcomerstown, made an unusual catch when he caught a 34-inch eel in the Tuscarawas River near the River Street bridge.
Navy Petty Officer Second Class John C. Gray, son of Myra Gray and grandson of Clyde and Wilma Taylor, Newcomertown R.D. 1, was serving aboard the USS Seahorse, a nuclear-powered attack submarine just returning from an around-the-world voyage. Gray was a 1979 graduate of Indian Valley South High School, Gnadenhutten.
Starlite Drive-In Theatre was showing two Walt Disney movies "Bambi" and "Swiss Family Robinson."
Married: Brenda JoAnn Williams and Jeffrey Neal McIntire, July 25; Virginia Suzanne Parks and James H. Stonebrook, July 3; Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. (Mina) Angle, County Road 9, West Lafayette, 50 anniversary, Aug. 13; Mr. and Mrs. John (Rosezetti) Conlon, Guernsey R.D. 1, 25th anniversary, July 19.
Deaths: Ernest Davis, 74; Mrs. Lloyd (Betty Jane) Adams, 61, West Lafayette; Paul C. Watson, 61, Kimbolton.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1972
Service awards presented to Heller Tool employees: Mary Hannahs and John Heller, both 30 years; Roland Chaney, 35 years; and Myron Mulvane, 45 years.
Dr. Dallas K. Beal, son of the A.P. Beal's, Newcomerstown, and a graduate of Newcomerstown High School, appointed president Fredonia State Teachers' College, New York.
Grocery store prices included: One pound coffee, 57 cents; four boxes of 200-count tissues, 89 cents; ham, 69 cents per pound; and two dozen eggs, 89 cents.
Rotary and Lions clubs co-sponsor circus here July 29.
Married: Judith Lynn Shirk and John B. Kramer; Mr. and Mrs. Willis Gardner, 25th wedding; Mr. and Mrs. John Hughes, Newcomerstown, 25th anniversary.
Deaths: Eugene Hurst, 68, former editor of The Daily Times in New Philadelphia; Mrs. Delno (Esther) Hall, 65; Mrs. Roy Angel, 83; C. McFarland, 86; Verdie Miller, 68; Roger Harding, 20, drowning victim; Helen Shurtz, 68; Forest Roe, 84.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1962
BPW team holds onto first place of Little League season ends.
A consulting engineering firm named for a 9.1 mile section of Interstate Route 77 near Newcomerstown.
George V. Brindley is elected commander of local American Legion Post.
Married: Marlene J. Baker and Donald E. Johnson; Fermina H. Sanchey and Carl E. Murray; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mullett, 453 Cross St., 50th anniversary; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wigfield, Cross Street, 20th anniversary.
Deaths: Mrs. Chester A. Hanson, 65; Theodore Stahl, 67; Mrs. Minnie Mears, 83; James L. Lindsey, 60.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1952
Temperature hits 97 degrees, area has longest hot weather period in several years.
Heller Bros. awarded four Navy contracts totaling $173,00.
Deaths: Emmett Brothers, 63; John Kinsey, 72; Miss Elizabeth Hosfelt, 82.
Dr. Frank Warren named vice president of Tuscarawas County Dental Society.
Newcomerstown receives permit to continue dumping sewage into the Tuscarawas River for eight months.
137 attend farewell party for Nazarene Church pastor, Rev. F.H. Wasson and Mrs. Wasson.
Married: Alma Sanford and Lester Carney; Hazel Ricketts and Paul Wigfield.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1942
Steubenville firm studies Booth iron ore for future use.
K of P Lodge plans to disband after 64 years of existence.
About 18 tons of scrap rubber collected in drive.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1932
James B. Clow plant working six days a week.
Wilma Porcher and Ralph Gray married.
Miss Neoma Lyons wins first prize in girl's swimming race at Tuscora Park.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1922
Union Sunday School picnic Aug. 9 at Riverside Grove near Port Washington.
Vacation Bible School closes with average daily attendance of 90.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1912
Manager E.E. Heskett installs moving picture machine in the Opera House.
Miss Sadie Stewart and J.E. Thompson are married.
Wet petition presented to council is being investigated.