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Memory Lane

Remembering the past. Looking to the future.

Published: March 1, 2017 12:00 AM

2007

Newcomerstown Thespians and cast members of "No, No, Nanette" were preparing for their opening night, March 8, 2007. The show featured 25 tap dancing teenagers.

James A. Friel and Steven B. Guy to seek Mayor's position in Nov. election. Newcomerstown Village residents also faced with the renewal of the Street Levy when they go back to the polls in May.

The United States Achievement Academy (USAA) announced Ridgewood Middle School student, Jeffrey J. Smith was recognized for academic achievement as a U.S. National Honor Student Award winner.

Bonnie Fornash, a junior at Newcomerstown High school, has been chosen as a 2008 senior model representative for Tina Slusser-Ley Photography, Canton. She was among only 25 models chosen out of 1,000.

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The 2007 Newcomerstown High School Winter Court was Queen Hannah Stein and King Ethan Conley.

Deaths: Helena Bueler, 88; Velma M. Conklin, 62; Maxine Shott, 83; James C. 'Jim' Criss Sr., 70; Margaret Ann Johnson, 92; Delores Moreland, 76; Fern Bundy Norman, 97; Clifford R. Wilson, 73.

 

1997

Bob Lawler, owner-operator of Lawler Pharmacy since 1962, at 136 W. Main St., Newcomerstown, announced his retirement.

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Newcomerstown defeated Tusky Valley Trojans 59-54 in Div. III sectional semi-final tournament, and lost to Garaway 55-52 in final after having defeated the Pirates in two regular season games.

Deaths: John F. Duff; Robert B. Shinaberry, 74; Audrey M. McCullough, 61; Thomas L. Keeney, 60; Ralph E. Simms, 66; Eugene H. Breehl Jr., 50; Glenn 'Red' Shaw, 84; Charlene M. Gibson, 75.

 

1987

Ohio Dept. of Transportation announced the roadside park on Rt. 36 between Newcomerstown and Port Washington would be eliminated.

Ridgewood Generals lost Class AA sectional final to Claymont 61-54.

Tabitha Club, with Jean Jarvis as president, observed 60th anniversary.

Deaths: Carl F. Peoples, 78; Glenn A. 'Red' Rogers, 60; Ruth E. Baumgartner, 83; Charles R.Smith, 69; Charles Forrest Bible.

 

1977

The Annex, a village landmark built on S. Goodrich St. by John Miskimen in 1865 and eventually purchased by Newcomerstown schools, damaged by fire.

Old Keith Hotel on Bridge St. purchased and razed by Village of Newcomerstown.

Mrs. Olden Passmore, president of Newcomerstown Church Women United, named chairman of Area C of Ohio CWU.

State-ranked No. 1 Class AA Ridgewood Generals ousted Tri-Valley Scotties from sectional tournament at New Philadelphia, 71-62. Generals to meet Wellsville in districts at Steubenville.

Madison Eagles, in possibly the final game of the school's history due to merger with Zane Trace, defeated by defending state champion Indian Valley South 51-22 in Class A sectional tournament at River View. Rebels face rival Garaway in districts.

Death: Floyd H. Kinsey, 70.

 

1967

Three local youths held in death of William Garfield Clark, 64, Fresno R.D. 2, whose body was found in John Hackenbrach Orchards on Newcomerstown R.D. 1.

Dick Roe and Frank Haver named co-chairmen of Citizens Scholarship Foundation Drive.

Deaths: Ted E. Denning, 58; Mrs. Jesse (Celia May) Fuller, 67; Mrs. Chloe Brinley, 70; Mrs. Ted (Alice Rowine) Wilden, 56.

 

1957

Trojans lose to Barnesville 46-40 in tournament game. James Penrod leading Class AA scorer with 374 points.

William Albert Russell and Jeanne Portz local winners in annual Elks National Youth Leadership Contest.

 

1947

Governor George Herbert plans to attend Cy Young's birthday party.

Trojans finish season with 16 victories.

Newcomerstown Public Library receives gift of $1,000 from Mrs. Manuel Yingling for purchase of a site for a library building. The gift was in honor of her late husband.

 

1937

James B. Clow and Sons plant Firemen's Safety Banquet attended by 22 at Fountain Hotel.

Mild earthquake tremor felt here this week.

 

1927

W.A. Beers elected president of Chamber of Commerce.

Joseph Twyman employed as night marshal by local merchants.

 

1917

S.A. Emerson sells bakery on Main St. to Thomas Paulor & Co., Pittsburgh.

Announcement made of marriage of Miss Edna Wilgus and Carlos Leech which took place during the holidays in Wheeling, W.Va.

C.R. Rhodes purchases Robert Shaw's General Store at Wolf.

Mr. and Mrs. John Axley, River St., celebrate golden wedding.

 

1907

Cigar factory to locate here in Murphy building employing 20 girls.

Death: Sylvester Sheets, 77, dies in Pittsburgh.


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