TEN YEARS AGO - 2002
Sewage rate hike proposed in West Lafayette.
Betty Hawk of the Newcomerstown Hampton Inn won the Spirit of Pride Award out of 4,000 General Managers in the company.
Community Move-In Day for the Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District is set for Sept. 7.
The 2002 Frontier Apple Festival is set for Oct. 9-13.
IVC Band Show set for Sept. 7.
Trojans rally for second win of season with victory over Wayndale, 13-7.
Redskins beat Generals, 27-0.
Tusky Valley rolls over Indian Valley, 35-6.
Deaths: John "Pro" Profant, 93, Lorain; Mary M. Knutsen, 89, Titusville; and Gary D. "Tiny" Baker, 53.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1992
Torrential rains, including a four-inch rainfall in Newcomerstown in a 20-hour period, caused flooding problems around the village.
Mayor Kelly Ault designated Sept. 4-5 as Veterans "Poppy Days" in Newcomerstown.
Newcomerstown area residents helping victims of Hurricane Andrew in Florida and Louisiana.
Harold Bates was elected master of Birds Run Grange.
Deaths: Margaret S. Riley, 77; Sylvester A. "Bus" Shuck, 84; Helen E. Sprankle, 66; George "Lefty" Veselenak, 81; Robert G. Palmer, 74; Ada M. Howell, 80.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1982
Newcomerstown Superintendent Grant Sheppard reported a decline in school enrollment with the district having 1,351 students enrolled as of Aug. 30, 1979, and 1,269 on opening day, Aug. 31, 19802.
Trojan marching band won first place at East Liverpool band contest and announced plans to host a band show at Lee Stadium. Sept. 11, featuring 19 bands including local area units from Ridgewood, Indian Valley South and Indian Valley North.
R. Larry Stuckey named to succeed Dale Shriver as superintendent of Indian Valley Local School District.
Over $22,000 raised in Tuscarawas County for the "Dress-A-Child" for school program. Faye Davidson was in charge of donations in Newcomerstown and volunteers taking children shopping were Janice Riley, Mary Nolan, Esther Whitis, Ethel Peoples and Betty Berkshire.
Area football action: Trojans defeated 21-0 by River View in season opener at Lee Stadium; Ridgewood Generals shut-out Coshocton 14-0; and Indian Valley South Rebels and Buckeye Trail Warriors tied, 0-0.
Catherine "Cathy" Ruby Kunze, 30, of Akron, former Guernsey resident, was charged with the March 2 aggravated murder of her husband, Bruce Kunze, 34, at their home on Science Hill Road, Guernsey.
Deaths: John LeRoy Miller, 63; Frances M. Crater, 72; Russell Smith, 75, West Lafayette.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1972
Village Council orders new fire truck.
Walter Albright, E. Canal Street, who started high school football in Newcomerstown on a continual basis in 1923, was honored during the Trojans-Meadowbrook game in Lee Stadium. Wood Hayes, formerly of here, and head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes was speaker.
Vickie Lynn Rivers, formerly of Newcomerstown, crowned Canton Miss Firefighter for 1972.
Mrs. Roger George sworn-in as a member of the Board of Education, succeeding Keith Russell who resigned.
Marriages: Elaine Patterson and David L. Mayenschein; Mr. and Mrs. Owen Miller, Newcomerstown, 50th wedding anniversary.
Deaths: Mrs. Eleanor Raach, 69; Bertha Mears, 70; Mrs. Clara Dull, 88; Christina A. Hawk, 66.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1962
A movement has been started here to acquire the Dr. Henry Kistler property on Main Street for community purposes.
The 112th annual Tuscarawas County Fair to open Sept. 18 at the fairgrounds in Dover.
Newcomerstown Trojans football team wins opener over Strasburg, 26-18.
Newcomerstown Jaycees and village water works employees installed new water lines to the new shelter house at Cy Young Park.
Married: Carolyn Cronebaugh and David H. Lauer; Frances D. Buss and Chester L. Linscott.
Deaths: Forest J. King, 57; Thurman W. Walter, 87; David Bradford, 90.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1952
Grand Mason William M. Judd lays cornerstone for new Masonic Temple on Bridge Street.
W. Joe Isenhower, former manager of the Ritz Theatre, is indicted by the grand jury of Tuscarawas County on two counts, one of breaking and entering and one of embezzlement.
Trojans lose to Loudonville, 30-6.
Dr. Glen M. Ebersole opens office in Ritz building.
George L. Bond, 38, dies while driving truck in Wayne County.
Deaths: Robert Medley, 77; Mrs. Lillian Schwyhart, 70; Dan E. Booth, 74.
Married: Mrs. Mary Robinson and Harvy J. Ortt; Miss Carol June Miller and Mark J. Lucas.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1942
Trojans play first game of season with Caldwell.
W.E. Clow, founder of James B. Clow Co., dies at home in Chicago.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1932
Rev. H.R. Chalfant is returned to the ME Church and Rev. F.B. Langell to EUB Church by their respective conference.
Deaths: Dr. W.R. Hosick, 75, of Granville, formerly of Newcomerstown; Charles Schneider, 81.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1922
Mr. and Mrs. John Haver, W. State Street, celebrate their golden wedding anniversary.
Fall fashion show at "New Casino Lydick Building draws large crowd.
Schools open with enrollment of 789.
Roy Dunlap sells his tailoring and cleaning establishment to move to Florida.
Rev. M.L. Oliver returned as pastor of local EUB Church for seventh year.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1912
Mrs. Mary Dent, Mrs. C.W. Brode and Mrs. Robert Hursey attend WCTU convention at Uhrichsville.
Dr. C. Whiting purchases barber shop of Clarence Bean.
Rev. L. Bowman has been appointed minister of the MP Church.