2007

Newcomerstown Exempted Village School Board of Education member Phil Murphy was elected to lead the board in 2007 during its reorganizational meeting on Jan. 11.

Mr. and. Mrs. Everette (Jolinda) Bundy, Newcomerstown, were guests of honor at a surprise 50th wedding anniversary dinner party Sunday, Jan. 7. The celebration was hosted by their children.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl T. (Patsy "Pat") Smith, Newcomerstown, also celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 27.

Air Force Senior Airman Cory A. Ferris deployed to Southwest Asia in the Persian Gulf region to support the mission of Operation Enduring Freedom as a member of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing.

Trojans get a big win over Strasburg, Cole Cathey picked up 24 points, and propelled Newcomerstown Trojans to a 68-62 victory over the Strasburg Tigers, ending an eight-game losing streak.

Judy Weber Sandstead of Newcomerstown was appointed as the Assistant to the Vice President of New Program Development at Belmont Technical College.

Deaths: Floyd W. Cummings, 82; Sheila Guilliams, 47; Barbara Settle, 79; Sylvia Belle Simpkins, 84; Eugene "Ted" Strickmaker, 77; Hattie Summers-Ehasz, 86; Lucille Snoots, 89; Joshua Zickefoose, 25; Leonard D. Anderson, 63; Bertha Marjorie Bucklew, 92; Viola Haney, 81; Milan M. Hershberger, 24; William Blaine Hurst, 76; Thomas C. "Tome" Mann, 57; Ruby Parks, 90; John L. Searle, 65; Richard, C. Spear, M.D.,87; George W. "Pork" Swinderman, 38; Nora Mae Wengerd, 59; Miriam D. Yoder, 57; Alice (Opphile) Bache, 93.

1997

Patrick Cadle, NHS guidance counselor, chosen "Guidance Counselor of the Year" at a conference of The Ohio Appalachian Center for Higher Education.

Susan Lahmers and Ron Latham were drawn as Newcomerstown High's Winter Homecoming King and Queen.

Jim Lawrence, son of Bill and Debbie Lawrence, Newcomerstown, earned his Eagle Scout Award.

Trojans 12-2 on season, 9-2 in Inter Valley Conference and state ranked 25th following their 68-51 win over Garaway.

Lady Trojans won their first game of the season, 65-43 over Caldwell.

Deaths: Mary E. Burdette, 79; Roy Seese, 75; Ella M. Porcher, 84; C. Caroline Davis, 83; Lafayette "L.E." Ward, 81; Harold E. Glazer, 84; Jonathan S. Menefee, 21; J. Christy Beall, 91; Alice Jones, 79.

1987

Ribbon-cutting ceremonies held Jan. 13 to officially open new addition at Thompson's IGA in Newcomerstown.

Newcomerstown Mayor Miller M. Krebs Jr. resigned, citing his busy schedule. He was appointed mayor just three months earlier to replace Charles Yingling who resigned. Gordon DeMarco appointed as mayor to succeed Krebs.

Paul Glover, actor, director and choreographer, arrived in Newcomerstown to direct the 1987 Sweet Hearts Follies to be presented here Feb. 12-14.

Leman Clark II announced plans for a new bowling alley, Cy Young Lanes Inc.

Deaths: H. Jack DeLong, 60; Diannia L. McCune, 39; Bernard "Ben" Ames, 58; Martha M. Triplett, 46; Dorothea M. Maple, 68; Delores Jolene Schmidt, 58; Alice (Welch) Quillen, 75; Elizabeth M. Schuck, 74.

1977

First Lady, Mrs. Jimmy Carter, to wear a dress created by Newcomerstown native, Shannon Rodgers, designer for Jerry Silverman in NewYork, to the Presidential Inauguration. The dress will then be placed in the First Lady's exhibit in the Smithsonian Museum.

Blizzard closed down factories, businesses and schools in Newcomerstown and roads throughout Ohio. Governor James Rhodes urged Ohioans to stay home and mobilized the National Guard. Some areas registered a windchill factor of 60 to 80 degrees below zero (Little did we know that the Blizzard of 1978 would hit the following year).

Gas shortage generated rumors of local schools closing.

Kevin Scott Taylor, 13-year-old son of Lewis and Constance Taylor, Fresno, killed in an accidental shooting.

Harold Huff elected president and Mrs. Don Kohl, vice president during the reorganizational meeting of Newcomerstown school board.

Deaths: Ellis R. Booth, 52; Frank Pollock, 85; Samuel L. Billings, 70; Mrs. Alva Pierce, 69; Mrs. Margaret Henderson, 96; Sarah Cole, 74; Odis Dansby, 65; Carl A. Sauerbrey, 63; Mary Williams, 62; Eleanore McCoy, 71; Robert L. Boger, 55; Rebecca Overholt, 94.

1967

Susan Jane Swigert and EricParks were winners of the Newcomerstown Elks Lodge Leadership Contest.

Port Washington Purple Riders defeat the Trojans 62-57.

Police Dept. report for 1966 showed a total of $11,819.50 in fines and costs - under the amount of $15,082.70 for 1965. Parking meter receipts were $7,085.36 compared to 1965 collections totaling $6,693.13.

Deaths: Eliajah Dansby, 60; Mrs. Helen G. Hartman, 77; Lorin E. "Red" Wise, 52; Mrs. Irvin (Margaret) Helter, 76.

1957

Mrs. Clarence Bean buys Nelson Store, Main St.

New East School building nearing completion.

Trojans defeat Urichsville 56-47.

Deaths: Mrs. Tirzah A. Baker, 70; Emma B. Endsley, 89; Lake Loader, 53; Reuben Glazer, 62; Mrs. Roy Lawver, 54; Beers Newton, 73; Roy H. Mulvane; Blanche Bassett; Mrs. Eva Hothem, 73; Miss Amelia Baumgardner, 82; Mrs. Mary Etta Hollingsworth, 77; James Arthur Miskimen, infant.

1947

World War II veterans sponsoring March of Dimes campaign.

Twenty-two veterans occupy new trailer units in veterans court.

Clow plant again wins safety honors.

1946 sets birth record in county with 1,468 reported.

Dr. C.A. Hanson elected president of school board.

Deaths: O.C. Hothem, prominent farmer; Mrs. George Beers, 76, widow of druggist G.A. Beers.

1937

Another Boy Scout troop organized with J.D. Garrison as scoutmaster.

German Traicoff, 46, stone mason, killed in cave-in of Post Boy tunnel.

Continued rains bring Tuscarawas River to 15.33 ft. just under 16-ft. flood stage.

1927

Grant Best takes over the interests of C.E. Milburn in the Milburn and Best Miling Co.

Charles Sawyer dies of burns received when he attempts to start a fire with kerosene.

Music Study Club organized. Mrs. S.A. Neighbor, president.

Mayor M.L. Oliver reports 43 building permits issued in 1926 Total value $139,800.

1917

Dr. and Mrs. C.B. Hayes, Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Murphy, Postmaster Shaw, James Neal, and Wellington Smith attended inaugural ceremonies in Columbus.

Mrs. Lucy Miller, Guernsey, receives appointment as stenographer and typist in U.S. Civil Service Dept. of War in Washington, DC.

Three local boys, Ralph Brown, Roger and Melvin VanSickle build a wireless station at their homes and apply for membership in Radio League of America.

Dr. E.V. Berry purchases Yingling property on Cross Street.

1907

Accidental discharge of a revolver by a customer in the store grazes the head of G.W. Miskimen, hardware merchant.

I. Grossman, proprietor of Boston Clothing Store, goes into bankruptcy.

Lloyd Murphy elected president of First National Bank, C.B. Vogenitz cashier, and John Rehard, assistant.