TEN YEARS AGO - 2003
After serving as president for six terms, Charlene Kehl will once again serve as the Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce president.
Indian Valley made the mistake of sending home-standing Newcomerstown to the free throw line 41 times as the Lady Trojans drained 28 charity losses which led to a 42-33 victory.
Andrew Branch, a graduate of Newcomerstown High School, recently completed a season with The College of Wooster's football team.
Matt Dansby, son of Carol Dansby, Newcomerstown, is a member of the 2003-2004 Muskingum College men's basketball team.
Deaths: Paul William Bridges Sr., 80, Coshocton; Lela Busenburg, 83, West Lafayette; Vivian E. Neighbor, 80, Coshocton; Beulah Smith, 94, Fresno; and Floyd Dansby, 54, Newcomerstown.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993
Snowfall in the local area turned the landscape into a "winter wonderland."
Local basketball: Trojans lost to Garaway 61-51; Indian Valley Braves defeated Fairless in double overtime 64-58; Ridgewood Generals lost their first game of the season to Jewett-Scio, 64-61.
Clara Wiandt, Newcomerstown, was celebrating her 100th birthday Jan. 2.
"Reminders of Christmas" was the program when Buckhorn Grange 1445, Wolf, met with master Phyllis Arth presiding.
First place winners in the West Lafayette Chamber of Commerce holiday lighting contest were: Bob and Nancy Hoobler, Tracy and Debbie Wyler, and West Lafayette First Baptist Church.
Deaths: Jack L. Sharier Sr., 53; A. Margaret Davis, 78.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983
Newcomerstown Mayor Charles Yingling conducted his first council meeting and presented a "State of the Village" report.
Tri-meeting of the local Business and Professional Men's Club, the Chamber of Commerce and Business Women's Club announced by BWC President, Bonnie Duhamel. Sandra Booth and Eric Parks, former residents of the Newcomerstown area and partners in Parks-Booth Community Developers, were to be speakers.
Roger Bambeck named president of Newcomerstown Board of Education.
Boy Scout Troop 560 of Birmingham held a 25th anniversary observance at Clearfork Baptist Church.
Local basketball: Trojans lost 62-54 to Lakeland and 71-44 at Strasburg; Ridgewood defeated Indian Valley South 66-35 and lost to Tuscarawas Central Catholic 56-42; Indian Valley South Rebels lost to Canton Trinity 61-48 and to Jewett-Scio 58-40.
Tom and Nancy Huffman, owners of Huffman's Family Shoes, 130 W. Main St., Newcomerstown, announced the store's closing due to major distributor, Thomas McAn discontinuing its wholesale division.
Deaths: Seltzer A. Shalosky, 85; Emma Stocker, 87; Kathryn J. Hanley, 97; Lorin C. Johns, John Wilhelm, 80; Joy Louise Bargar, 55.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973
Committee comprised of Lorin Gadd, Cecil Haver, Gary King and Pete Bosold to study possibility of a C Young Museum being established in Newcomerstown.
James Robert Kedigh, born to the Richard Kedigh's, Kimbolton, at 8:18 a.m. New Year's Day, was the New Year's baby of 1974.
Local basketball: Trojans 6-1 on season after beating Cadiz 64-48, led by Rick Seibert's 22 points; eighth place state-ranked Indian Valley South Rebels won sixth game over Lakeland 64-54; Ridgewood lost to Canton Central Catholic 82-71.
Clyde Barthalow elected president of Newcomerstown Board of Education.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963
Carl Krebs elected school board president.
NHS bows 77-59 to Dennison. Fourth quarter lead blown by Trojans causes 71-58 loss to Carrollton.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953
Seaman K. Edward Scott, Marine Cpl. Richard Mathias, Airman James C. Taylor, graduates of the Class of 1951, have reunion in Tokyo.
C.F. Biggs named manager of Seiberling Plastics plant.
Forest Smith, 49, widely-known civic leader, dies at Coshocton Hospital following heart attack.
Dr. C.A. Hansen elected president of Newcomerstown Board of Education.
Deaths: Rev. C.B. Linard, 58; Everett Beeks, 94; Mrs. Mary Regula, 68.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943
Farewell reception held in high school auditorium in honor of Rev. and Mrs. Harold Lee and son, Hilton, moving from the area.
Miss June Boltz and Miss Irene Geese leave for Hunter College in New York to begin their basic training for the WAVES.
Council reorganizes under Earl Treasure, mayor. Howard Wolfe named president of council for one year.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933
County Commissioners plan to accept taxes by installments.
American Legion to present "Swanee Moon," written and directed by Miss Dorothea Swigert.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1923
Rev. E.D. Beck, former pastor of MP Church, dies at his home in Cincinnati.
A gift of the Klan to the A.M.E. Church is refused by the pastor.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1913
Byron Crater moves his plant and paper store to the Bell building on Main Street.
C.M. Stoffer is elected president of city council.