Rolland and Barbara Snell, 323 Beaver St., Newcomerstown, were guests of honor at a surprise 50th wedding anniversary dinner at April's Country Kitch'n. The couple was married Dec. 22, 1956, in the Newcomerstown Church of the Nazarene with the late Rev. Donald Carrico officiating.

Deaths: Willis J. Coblentz, 83; Wayne Cross, 84; Kenneth 'Kenny' Eddleman, 42; Earl R. Ellwood, 84; Richard Dean Jacobs, 70; Ned Huff Ogle, 84; Arlene J. Quillin, 83; James Stewart, 47; Evelyn F. Matthus, 95; E. Katherine Sondles, 91; Jeremy W. Stout Jr., 7; Roman A. Troyer, 61; Harold W. Swigert, 83.


Wayne Darr, West Lafayette. former Coshocton Soil and Water Conservation District supervisor was being inducted into the Ohio Federation of SWCD Supervisors Hall of Fame.

Trojans maintained top spot inInter Valley Conference with a 59-53 win over Ridgewood. Robert James led the Trojans with18 points. Generals Chris Cabot scored 27 points and Matt Colvin, 17.

In other games, Trojans lost their first game of the season to Malvern 69-64; Ridgewood lost to Strasburg, 75-55; IndianValley Braves lost to Fairless Falcons, 81-66 and won 65-46 over Sandy Valley.

Roland Chaney and Randy Lawton were top winners at Lucky Shoot at Tri-County Sportsman's Club of Newcomerstown.

Deaths: Robert W. Sondles, 79; Jack W. Grace, 66; Willard R. Grosenbacher, 77; L. Mayne Heck, 92; Howard H. Horn, 92; Austin Duncan, 81.


Dimension Cable Services of Coshocton announced improvements; local subscribers to receive 23 channels.

Edith Riter named president of Newcomerstown Senior Citizens.

Eunice Hostetler hosted Bakersville Quest Club at Bakersville Presbyterian Church with 23 members exchanging candy recipes.

Deaths: Eldon H. Waller, 74; Ronald Hammersley Jr., infant son of Ronald and Martha Hammersley; Leda Jo Haver Stires, 37, Gladys M. Brown, 69; Philip W. Mardis, 57.


Columbia Gas of Ohio urged residential and commercial customers to conserve natural gas as further reductions in supply were announced.

Gnadenhutten assistant fire chief, Gary Gibson, 39, killed when 30-foot chimney collapsed on him after fire destroyed the home of Jack Heavilin family.

Roy D. Fletcher retired as manager and vice president of Peoples National Bank and Trust Company in Newcomerstown after 19 years.

Temperatures plunged as low as 12 below zero in the area.

Deaths: Thomas Williams Jr., 66; William A. (Bert) Robinson, 93; Miss Bernie Carruthers, 93.


Newcomerstown school board elected Virgil Ervin, president, and C.H. Hooker Jr., vice president. Mrs. Garner Stocker accepted the position as clerk-treasurer upon resignation of Mrs. Doris Ross.

Wayne B. Murphy, 37, Dennison, became Tuscarawas County's first traffic fatality of 1967, when he was killed in a one-car crash near Port Washington.

Trojans defeated by Ridgewood 84-63.

Deaths: Albert Murphy, 82; Mrs. Wiliminia Dayton, 84; Effie Mardis, 71.


Temperature drops to seven above zero - coldest day since Nov. 24.

Richard Glunt, Greenville, new manager of local City Loan.

Port wins over Midvale 72-71.

B.R. Hill, Kimbolton R.D., suffers fractured leg and pelvis when tractor overturns.

Deaths: Mrs. Bryan Bond, 49; Mrs. Illa Rpley, 84; Ormond Still, 51; Mrs. M.L. Oliver, 91; Charles Wilson, 75; Jeff Baker, 65.


Gems and watches valued over $5,000 taken from Curtiss Jewelry Store. The theft wave included $500 from Bender's Pool Room, $300 from Eagles Lodge, and $100 from Davis Drug Store.

Ohio Bell Telephone changes local numbers from three to four digits.


Dr. R.D. Hilderbrand to operate a clinic in connection with his medical practice.

Building permits for 1936 double those of 1935.


A.J. Bretzius plans 50x50 foot floor space in addition to Inter-State Auto Sales building on Canal St.

Brooklyn Bridge, former local attorney, moves to Columbus.


Newcomerstown to be without electric lighting for all purposed this week unless a franchise is granted by the council to a new electric company.

Mr. and Mrs. George Miskimen and granddaughter, Dorothy Morgan, leave to spend winter in Punta Gorda, Florida.


Rathbone Sisters change their name to Pythian Sisters.

President and directors of Rex File and Saw Co. give turkey dinner for 45 employees on New Year's Day.