TEN YEARS AGO - 2002
The school's opening was delayed as a result of construction on the buildings in the Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District. Classes now scheduled to start on Monday, Sept. 6.
Jane Meuhlen, heir of Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young, accuses Tom Eakin, founder of the Ohio Baseball Hall of Fame, of improperly selling some of Young's former possessions in an Internet auction.
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew (Kristi) Darr were united in marriage on July 27, 2012.
Baltic Homecoming Festival set for Aug. 16-18.
Deaths: Donald "Dick" Ray, 70, Palm Springs, Fla.; Abigail Nicole Myers, stillborn, Aug. 2, 2002, daughter of Amy Myers and Chad Hoffman; Margaret V. Heston, 92, Newcomerstown; Timothy A. Bloom, 42, Port Washington; and Helen M. Etter, 90, Newcomerstown.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1992
First day of school in Newcomerstown set for Aug. 25.
Kyle and Rusty Opphile, sons of Bart and Charlene Opphile, County Road 9, Newcomerstown, were in fair condition in the burn unit of Columbus Children's Hospital where they were lifeflighted after suffering burns in an accident at their home.
Don Hart, Newcomerstown, retired from Simonds Industries Inc. with 27 years of service.
Deaths: Ohlen Mast, 85; Duncan F. Macmillan, 87; Paul Hanshaw, 75; John W. Reagan, 83; Lucille P. Andrews, 79; Charlotte Courtright, 71; Lavena P. Honabarger, 77.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1982
Newcomerstown schools set to open Aug. 31, the Indian Valley School District on Aug. 30, and Ridgewood Schools Aug. 25.
The Newcomerstown 100 Club, with Carol Boucha as president, planning community variety show for February and titled, "Sweetheart Follies."
Newcomerstown High's majorettes won superior, excellent and outstanding ratings at the National-Bandfront Clinics at Wooster College. They were: Kim Carr and Jamie Moner, head majorettes; and Sherry Baker, Lori Maloy, Penny Taylor and Shelley Nastoff.
Pastor William E. "Sonny" Ramsay of Atlanta, Ga., was the new minister at the local Valley View Baptist Church.
Harry Huggins, former basketball standout for the Indian Valley South Rebesl, named head basketball coach at Conotton Valley.
Jeff Tuttle, nine-year-old son of Mr. an Mrs. Paul Tuttle, Kimbolton, received special privileges and a giant stuffed leopard after he was named the one-millionth visitor at The Ohio State Fair. Jeff's brother, Chuck was a member of the All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir.
Married: Deborah Myers and Gary Deibel, July 31; Mr. and Mrs. Harry (Mina) Angle, West Lafayette R.D. 1, 50th anniversary, Aug. 13; Mr. and Mrs. Roland (Rose) Scott, Martin Luther King Drive, Newcomerstown, Aug. 19; Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Ruth) Martin, Port Washington, 40th anniversary, Aug. 25.
Deaths: Earle H. Daringer, 87, Fresno; Mrs. Iva Morrison, 89, and Katherine Barney, 67, both of Gnadenhutten; Ethel A. Wolfe, 72.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1972
Newcomerstown Police joined drive to obtain signatures on petitions for return of capital punishment for certain crimes.
Trojan Band to participate in Band Festival at The Ohio State Fair.
Don Fenton elected master of Buckhorn Grange.
Marriages: Kathy Zimmerman and C. Ward Karr; Sulinda Gates and William L. Welch; Gail Brandon and Terry McComb; and Mrs. Harold Garretson mark 25th anniversary.
Deaths: Robert C. Geese, 52; Rev. Herbert R. Gant, 69; Allen Johnson, 87; Mrs. Jemima Mizer, 75.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1962
Newcomerstown residents will vote on a 1.5 mill village operating levy at the general election in November.
Newcomerstown included in an area recommended to the classified as drought disaster area.
Roy D. Fletcher, vice president of the National Bank of Dover, graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin.
Godfrey Meeks, last year's winner, to play William Ferrell in the finals in the News Golf Tournament.
Russell S. Hammersley, 37, killed in auto accident at the U.S. Air Force Base in Homestead, Fla.
Miss Marian Gaskill and Lt. Walter Murphy married Aug. 12 at Tuscarawas.
Deaths: William R. Miller, 76; George Heinrich, 74; James R. Hillegas, 70.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1952
Over 1,600 attend Heller's open house.
Dean Clark hired as new high school principal.
Elks' picnic attended by 200.
An oil painting, "The Age of Dreams" by Richard Robinson selected for exhibition at the Canton Art Institute.
John Murphy, 20, R.D. 1, and Mabel Karling, 20, of Dover, are judged best Junior Fair square dancers in Ohio a the Ohio State Fair.
Charles R. Scott, 42, former Newcomerstown resident, appointed State Fire marshal.
Deaths: Carl J. Cooley, 58; Ray M. Rinehart, 61; John Grubbs, infant.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1942
Eleven new teachers on staff for school term beginning Sept. 8.
Two teenage boys are killed by train near Gnadenhutten.
Kings School, south of town, will mark its 100th anniversary Aug. 30.
Over 100 tons of scrap collected in drive.
200 attend reception for Rev. Lonzo Green, new pastor at Methodist Church, and Mrs. Green.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1932
Dilfred Beiter wins first prize at Baltic Flower Show with new nasturtiums.
The Wolf Flower Show will be held at the Grange Hall Sept. 7-9.
Pleasant View Baptist Church stages homecoming.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1922
F.W. Wise sells pool room to two Uhrichsville men.
W.B. Hayes is elected vice president of Tuscarawas County Teachers Association.
R.L. Shoemaker and Vane Scott lease dance hall in Lyndick building.
Men's Brotherhood organized at First Baptist Church.
Ralph Ankrum, Pennsylvania Railroad switchmen, loses his left leg when caught in frog in local yards.