East School students practice taking shelter from a tornado. They practiced the statewide tornado drill as part of Ohio's Severe Weather Week.

Arianna Gunn celebrated her fourth birthday March 31. She is the daughter of Keith and Carrie Ann Gunn, Kimbolton.

Robert Bruce Snader, son of Jayne Sander of Newcomerstown, has been selected as the Elks Student of the Month for April at Newcomerstown High School.

Debbie Fornash was welcomed as the newest member of the Newcomerstown Rotary Club by President Jim Russell.

Newcomerstown High School juniors Bonnie Fornash and Ian Morrow told the group of their learning experiences at "Rotary Youth Leadership Award" conference held in Salem, Ohio.

Newcomerstown wins season opener against Claymont; Newcomerstown 11, Claymont 9.

Deaths: Donald 'Gene' Darr, 78; Chalice Bowman, 80; Robert Z. King, 90; Caroline L. Stillion, 70; Mary Edith (Schlupp) Sulzener, 73; Blanche Sycks, 90; Mary Jane West-Hook, 50.


Charles Lenzo of Lenzo Studio completed in the Mid-East States Affiliated Print Competition and won blue ribbons on all four of his entries, including a portrait of Danielle Peck, of Coshocton, now a well-known country music singer.

Lone Star Lodge #175, Newcomerstown, presented Earl Carruthers of Newcomerstown with his 50-year membership award.

Ridgewood FFA members, Matt Darr, Ben Doyle and Ben Harold won awards in Subdistrict Public Speaking Contest.

Indian Valley High School's Academic Team of captain Brian Schumacher, J.W. McMath and Erin Davis qualified for end-of-season play-off appearance on The Ohio Lottery's "It's Academic" program.

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry L. (Marjorie) McCune, Newcomerstown, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 29.

Deaths: Jewell H. Mullen, 85; William E. Davis, 46.


Record snowfall of 20.9 inches fell on the area over the weekend immobilizing roads, canceling events and closing businesses.

Groundbreaking ceremonies held at Pacemaker Plastics Co. for new corporate office building adjacent to the manufacturing facility in Newcomerstown.

Ridgewood High juniors named delegates for Buckeye Girls State at Ashland College in June were Lisa Ashkettle, Amy Evans, Christy Evans, Ritchie Ann Hoffman, Patty Overholt and Christy Spillman.

Local basketball players named honorable mention All-Ohio were Tom Myers, Newcomerstown, and Larry Leisure, Indian Valley South, both Class A, and Jason Bradford of Ridgewood, Class AA.

Deaths: Mary Ethel Hunt, 75; Charles Mills, 56; John G. Henry, 73; William Russell Bay, 65; A. Aileen Glazer, 68.


Community GoodFriday services being sponsored by Newcomerstown Ministerial Assn. April 8 at First Baptist Church.

Cub Scout Pack 424's "Space Derby" winners were Todd Haver, Todd Sweitzer, Matthew Wolff and Marc Norman. Cubmaster Jim Wolff received the Scouter's Key Award.

West Lafayette Homecoming dates set for July 27-31.

Jeff Craddoc, son of the Frank Craddoc's of Port Washington, R.D. 2, and member of Indian Valley FFA, elected District 15 president.

Dr. and Mrs. Roy D. Hildebrand, South Daytona, Fla., observed 50th wedding anniversary, March 1. Dr. Hildebrand formerly practiced in Newcomerstown.

Deaths: William H. Drewes, 47; Victor Cutshall, 66; Mrs. Frank (Mary Ellen) Hogan, 77; Mary I. Davies, 70; William Beers, 67.


John H. Paulun, 52, Newcomerstown, R.D. 1, instantly killed when dynamiting a tree stump on his farm.

Trojan Booster Club donates $1,639 for press box at new athletic field.

R.D. Fletcher re-elected president of Chamber of Commerce.

The 50th anniversary of fire that destroyed the Rex File Co. plant here was observed.

Deaths: Jesse F. Ogle, 75; U.J. Hosfelt, 88; Miss Bess Miskimen; Mrs. M.F. Ray, 62; Mrs. Mack Wilson, 62; Mrs. Harry Bassett, 50.


Carole Postlewaite chosen queen and Robert Cross king for Hi-Y Club dance.

Council to accept new street land off Park Hill Dr.

James A. Stocker, Port Washington, honored as County Corn Growing Champion with yield of 99.63 bushels per acre.

Blue Star Mothers School of Instruction held here.

Deaths: Marion Otto Julien, president of The News Printing Co. and editor-publisher of The Newcomerstown News dies at 74; Mrs. Peter V. Ley, 89.


Over 800 attend birthday party honoring Cy Young. He is presented an automobile by his friends.

Red Cross drive is over the top with a total of $1,076.

Everybody in Newcomerstown is invited by Bill Veeck to see the Indians play this year.


Helen Jones Porterfield, New Philadelphia, former Newcomerstown resident, dies.

Alber Zimmer, prominent resident and merchant, taken by death.

School board seeks new emergency loan to keep schools open.


John King given surprise birthday party on his 67th birthday.

Construction starts on new building on River St. for Leech Motor Co.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith announce marriage of their daughter Elsie to to Charles Little.


Congress expected to declare war on Germany today.

U.B. Church purchases parsonage on Beaver St.

Tuscarawas County expected to raise 500 men as their quota in the event of war with Germany.


Mulvane Park presented to the village by the Mulvane brothers.

D.C. Mahan, Dennison, will open a nickelodeon in the Vogenitz building on Main St.

The stable of J.R. Mulvane destroyed and the barn of J.M. Sondles adjoining damaged by fire.

The News has moved into its new quarters in the Crater building.