NHS students came out winners when region musicians gathered at Massillon Perry High School for the Solo & Ensemble Contest, Feb. 3. Newcomerstown's 15 soloists received either the Excellent or Superior ratings for their impressive performances.

Ridgewood won IVC tournament. Ridgewood capped its regular season with a 58-9 win over Malvern. The Generals notched six pinfall along with a major decision.

Seven Newcomerstown Middle School students on Principal's Honor Roll for second nine weeks; 6th grade: Christian Poe, Chandler Shryock; 7th grade: Kaitlyn Hinds, 8th grade: Michael Amore, Allison Snyder, Ashley Shugars, Chelsea Fenton.

Deaths: Roberta Bailey, 82; Margaret R. Betz, 87; Milford Ray Bliss, 87; Bertha Gibbs; George F. Goshorn, 76; Vesta M. Nash, 86; Margaret E. Osburn, 88; Alexis Ridenour, 4; M. Mardell Shaw, 85; Louise A. Vannucci, 79.


Coach Mark Wolff's Trojans were guaranteed NHS's first-ever Inter Valley Conference basketball banner after defeating Jewett-Scio 84-61 for at least second place in the conference. Trojan scorers were led by EricGay with 22 points, Ryan Hendershot and Robert James with 17 each, and Loren Berger with 14.

Ridgewood won at Hiland 70-67, but lost to Garaway 57-52; Indian Valley Braves won 51-49 over Coshocton, but lost to state-ranked third Dover 71-46.

Newcomerstown Veterans of Foreign Wars received an "Army E Navy" flag awarded to companies in recognition of excellence in war efforts during World War II. The flag had been presented to a company that once existed in West Lafayette.

Anika Cox won the Rachel Stoffer Spelling Bee at the Newcomerstown Middle School. Eric Bosold was runner-up, and Jamie Kendall placed third.

Indian Valley's Laura Kohl was named "Player of the Year" in Div. II, District 5, and Lady Braves coach Scott Melville was "Coach of the Year." Local first Team All-District players included Kohl and teammate Lisa Ashbaugh, and Ridgewood Lady General Linsay Mast.

Ridgewood wrestlers won the Inter Valley Conference title match at New Philadelphia; Newcomerstown finished fourth. Individual champions for the generals were Tim Tubbs, Fred Angle, Justin Brierly and Curtis Carpenter, and Rick Wright and Ray Grewell for the Trojans.

Deaths: Alysen Rae Gano, seven months; Robert A Treat, 84; Kenneth Rice, 87; Phyliss G. Jones, 77.


Farming accident claimed the life of former Newcomerstown educator, Claude L. Hinds, 77, Newcomerstown R.D. 2.

Trojans end season 7-13 after 73-60 loss to East Knox; Indian Valley South, ranked fifth in the state in UPI poll, lost to Buckeye Trail Warriors 52-40 to end season 17-3; Ridgewood Generals closed the season with 61-57 victory over Garaway and a record of 14-6.

"World Day of Prayer" celebrating 100th year March 6; local observance under the direction of Elizabeth Portz and Betty Berkshire.

Deaths: Avonzo D. Beal, 51, president of Port Washington town council; Lawrence B. Heller Sr., 77; Hugh E. Ward, 72.


NHS students, Jasper McPherson, Tim Saylor, Chuck Donato, Anna Hashman, Rita Cognion and Mandy Hogue, winners in American Legion "We the People" essay contest. Hogue also won at the county level.

Mrs. Cecil Norman elected president of local Music Study Club.

Stone Creek High School to be razed; auction of school items attended by several hundred and netted about $8,600.

Trojans finished season 2-16 after losing last three contests, 58-47 at Tuscarawas Central Catholic, 75-57 against Strasburg, and 36-14 to Ridgewood.

Indian Valley South rebels 15-2 on season with 47-43 victory at Lakeland.

Death: Frances O. Shaw, 58.


Vernon Gray named Jaycee of the Year and Mrs. Gary (Nancy) Gadd Jaycee Wife of 1966 during Newcomerstown Jaycees banquet.

Foster E. Burroughs, 26, of Cleveland, well-known in Newcomerstown and native of Winterset, killed in truck-car crash on I-77.

Delores Treat crowned NHS Sweetheart Queen. Court attendants were Carol Schlarb, Susan Jane Swigert, Jill Addy and Janie Kopes.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Oaklief marked 60th wedding anniversary.

Trojans lost Class A sectional tournament in the final second to Tuscarawas Broncos 55-53.

Deaths: Mrs. Amelia Cerna, 66; Mrs. Bessie D. Chambers, 73; Oliver M. Ley, 87; Floyd R. Gardner, 59; Mrs. Leda Haver, 75; Harry K. Hunterson, 62; Mrs. Esther Cottrill, 46; William Ruby, 66; Mrs. Herbert Cowgill, 71.


Port Washington defeats Baltic 106-74 in county tournament. Ed Bates sets new record with 50 points.

March of Dimes brings $369.34 at Port Washington.

Vernon W. Smith, 57, dies at Cleveland Clinic.

Maplewood PTA observes 60th anniversary.


Big celebration and dinner planned here for Cy Young's 80th birthday.

Miss Ruth Blind became the bride of Robert Richmond.

Carl Lenzo bought Bright Studio.

March of Dimes nets $654.56.


Trojans close season with 11 victories and five defeats.

Chris Kafha, Zanesville, takes a position in the Fashion Shoe Store.


Ten children present at 55th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Swigert.

Four local boys, Max Sibole, John Cooley, Clayton Sells and Jerry Gardner injured in auto accident on Canal St.

Reception held at Presbyterian Church for Rev. Harold Lee and family.


W.A. Beers sells his insurance business to Hohn C. Ross.

Lorin B. Palmer buys Koelsch property on River St.


J. Waugh Smith of music firm, Smith and Vogenitz, suffers a stroke.

Freda Mae Hill, five, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Hill, dies of scarlet fever.

Lewis Myers, 75, killed when struck by a train at depot.

Rev. W.D. Geigler resigns pastorate of Lutheran Church.

Vera, the three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Hill, dies of scarlet fever one week after the death of her sister.

Mrs. Elizabeth Sulzer, 93, pioneer resident, dies at home on Canal St.

S.M. Neighbor Post GAR to hold an open meeting on Washington's birthday.