Rita Lahmers, West School fifth grade reading teacher, was awarded the Tuscarawas County "Educator of te Year" award at the Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce Banquet, Jan. 22, in New Philadelphia.

Christopher L. Briley, the son of Penelope Lewis and Michael Umbowers f Newcomerstown, joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program.Briley, a 2005 graduate of Newcomerstown High School, reported to Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., for active duty.

Newcomerstown lost to Ridgewood in rivalry clash; Indian Valley defeated Cambridge at home.

Newcomerstown Eighth Grade Cheerleaders took home the first place trophy in the junior high division of the 2007 Garaway Premiere Cheerleading Competition.

Deaths: John Thomas Burcher, 61; Dan J. Burkholder, 85; Ronald J. 'Ron' Chaney, 69; Rose Krejci, 73; Evelyn Myers, 73; Norma P. Peters, 84; Waneta Faye Spencer, 81; Lena I. Thompson, 85.


Sweethearts Follies Ball planned for Feb. 15 at David Barber Civic Center.

Restoration plans in progress for old Kennedy Stone House at Salt Fork State Park.

Trojans dropped into a tie with Hiland for Inter Valley Conference lead after a tough week, losing to Malvern 57-50, to Waterford 58-54 and to Tuscarawas Central Catholic 73-54. Eric Gay was the top Trojan scorer in all three contests scoring 20 in both the Malvern and Central Catholic games and 12 points against Waterford.

Turnovers cost Ridgewood a 78-63 loss to Strasburg, General Chris Cabot led his team with 20 points.

Deaths: Herbert L. 'Tink' Cutlip, 77; Rick L. Harper, 46; Nettie Poorman, 80; Rachelle Ann Cantor, 17; Kathleen D. Steffen, 61; Lacy H. Harvey Jr., 40.


Simonds Cutting Tools employees here informed their owner, Household Manufacturing planned to sell the entire Simonds Division.

For the benefit of the Newcomerstown Public Library, Parma Nous Club of Newcomerstown was hosting Washington's Birthday Tea featuring a musical program by Joe Palmer and Melanie Winn.

Local area boys basketball: Trojans lost to Garaway 49-47 and to Buckeye Trail 56-39; Indian Valley South Rebels, ranked sixth in state, defeated Lakeland 94-58, but lost to Mingo 70-50; Ridgewood Generals 12-6 on season after posting wins at Coshocton 62-49 and at Hiland 64-50.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Jackson, West Lafayette, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Feb. 15.

Death: H. Virginia Wigfield, 70.


Tuscarawas County Commissioners approved the annexation of 18.5 acres of land inOxford Twp. to the Village of Newcomerstown, future site of Riverside Manor nursing care center.

Kendra Ebersbach, Newcomerstown High senior, named 1977 General Mills Family Leader of Tomorrow.

Trojans won 64-47 over Madison; lost to Indian Valley North 53-47.

Undefeated Ridgewood, the state's top-ranked Class AA basketball team and Inter Valley Conference leader, won its 13th victory 87-71 against Strasburg. Dave Olinger led General scorers with 35 points and teammates Dennis Klusty and Jim Barstow added 15 and 10 points, respectively.

Indian Valley South Rebels lost their second game of the season 49-48 to state-ranked Cadiz Cardinals.

Deaths: George Edward McCune, 55; Mrs. Linnie Wells, 98; Mrs. Gloria Price, 23; Charles R. Marlatt, 76.


Tucker Locks, old Ohio Canal landmark located just east of Goshen Brick & Clay Corp. disappeared to make way for Rt. 36-16 bypass.

Newcomerstown Mother's March of Dimes collected $550.

Trojans defeat Dover St. Joseph Ramblers 74-69; lost to Riverview 72-56.

Winter's second snow closes Indian Valley District schools.

Jack and George Fillman, Port Washington R.D. 1, won corn contest among adult farmers in the Indian Valley District with a yield of 188.9 bushels per acre.

Deaths: Conn James McAfee, infant son of James and Monica Reinhart McAfee, Stone Creek; Mrs. Anna Richards, 93; C. Floyd Garber, 74; Mrs. Samuel (Virginia) McFee, 82.


SSgt. Walter Hannahs, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hannahs, killed in car accident i South Carolina.

Trojans defeat West Lafayette 58-54; lost to Dennison 80-56.

Port Purple Riders defeat Tuscarawas 66-59; beaten by Strasburg 56-51.

Deaths: Frances E. Wise, 55; John W. Long, 87; Mrs. R.H. Curby.


Congregation of St. Paul Lutheran Church celebrated the 20th anniversary of the pastorate of Rev. Charles S. Foust.


Tuscarawas County Commissioners pledge aid to straightening Buckhorn Creek.


The new Ritz Theatre will open Feb. 14.


Ohio Service Co. gets a 10-year contract for lighting town with 69 lights.


Uhrichsville put on initiatory work here.