Village rejoins Heritage Ohio.

Adam Joseph Hanshaw, the son of Bev Brandon and Bruce Hanshaw of West Lafayette, was named the Elks Teen Student of the Month at Ridgewood High School.

Newcomerstown Elks Lodge #1555 held installation of officers Saturday evening, March 31. The newly-installed officers for 2007-2008 include: Tim Werley, esquire; William Shake, secretary; Tom Sauerbrey, Lecturing Knight; Alford Miskimen, Loyal Knight; Gregg Shivers, Exalted Ruler; Mark Wolff, Leading Knight; Paul Gilhausen, Chaplain; Dave Bachelder, trustee; Lloyd Hart, treasurer.

On Thursday, March 29, students from Newcomerstown and other area schools participated in the Kiwanis sponsored Special Olympics Track and Field Day at Kids America in Coshocton. Students from the middle school who took part in the day's activities were Josh Amore, Raymond Broughton, Cliff Jackson, Jacob Jones, Nathan Machan, and Faith Williams.

Deaths: Archie Brown, 82; Erminia 'Min' Cusin, 93; Lily M. Green, 95; E. Lucille Johns, 92; Ralph W. Gartrell, 89; William Lee Morrison, 48; Mary H. Maple, 84; Kenneth McDonald, 58; Elias F. 'Charlie' Robinson, 73.


Angie Wise was crowned NHS Spring Queen, and Josh Bliss, Spring King at the J.D. Milburn Invitational Relays at Lee Stadium. The Spring Court included senior attendants Eric Gay, Sarah Grewell, Chris Kyle and Melissa Lippencott; junior attendants Sam Weinzimmer and Joanna Guilliams; sophomore attendants Cury Judy and Mash Matroshilina; freshman attendants CainBricker and Staci Malterer.

Tuscarawas Valey won the boys division of the Invitational Relays, followed by Indian Valley, Ridgewood, West Holmes, Coshocton, River View, Newcomerstown, and Cuyahoga Heights. In the girls division, Ridgewood took first place, followed by Cuyahoga Heights, West Holmes, Tusky Valley, Newcomerstown, Coshocton, River View, and Indian Valley.

Newcomerstown Public Library announced that Internet access would be available starting April 14.

Frank Shepherd, a well-known sports writer in the area, joined The Newcomerstown News as a sports writer.

NHS students winning awards in the Governor's Art Show in Columbus were Darin Overholser, Ryan Hendershot, Jason McIntee, Jason Bush, Scott Dennis, Adam Hart, Cole Sproat, Andy Hursey and Missy Huston.

Deaths: Charle E. 'Charlie' Pratt, 53; Ray J. Henry, 72; Roy A. Mock, 87; George G. Briggs, 59; Olaf R. Murphy, 83; Betty Jame Burdett, 74; Robert S. Denham, 90.


Tracy Cross crowned queen of Newcomerstown High's Spring Court during Newcomerstown Invitational track meet. Attendants included seniors Soozie Segalavich and Karin Myers; junior, Michelle Bryan; sophomore, Shannon Couts; and freshman Robyn Worthington. John Buss III was King and escorts were seniors Tom Myers and Todd Hines; junior, Mike Styer; sophomore Tom Couts; and freshman, Darrin Fillman.

Easter egg hunt to be sponsored by Newcomerstown Elks Lodge at Cy Young Park April 18.

Deaths: Mary Dougherty Schopp, 87; Clyde N. McCleary, 81; Caroline S. Rexroad, 81; Bernard 'Bo' Eggleston, 62.


Sunny skies greeted hundreds of children taking part in the American Legion's Easter egg hunt at Cy Young Park.

Guernsey area flooded after heavy rainfall.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph (Yock) Steinbach, Port Washington, mark 50th wedding anniversary April 13.

Deaths: Wayne Gadd, 62; Mrs. Mildred I. Bache, 70; William Powelson, 86; Andrew J. Wilson, 55.


Peoples Methodist Church, located eight miles south of Newcomerstown, destroyed by fire.

Heller Tool Division held its 17th annual service pin awards dinner.

Mayor Chester Sharrock proclaimed April 16-22 "Grange Week" here.

William Thomas, superintendent of Newcomerstown water and sewer departments, named board member of Tuscarawas County Health Dept.

Trojans defeated Ridgewood in the season-opening track meet 97-30.

Deaths: Harold Rippel, 59; Mrs. Nellie Romans Schwab, 91; Mrs. Ethel Dodds, 79.


Port Washington celebrated its 130th anniversary with Homecoming and Firemen's Jubilee.

Mrs. S.P. Ozmun presents story of Easter at Rotary Club.

Deaths: Rev. D.A. Morris, 72; E.B. Chapman, 82; Frank Palmer, 79; T.C. Hammersley, 60.


Bricklaying work starts on remodeling town hall.

Alchrome Products plans to build foundry soon.

Employees of Woods Store on W. State St. give party honoring Mr. and Mrs. Lester Woods, leaving here to reside in Arizona.


Mrs. Melissa Hess, 86, formerly of Church St., dies at home of son-in-law in Coshocton.

Former superintendent of local schools, W.G. Cope dies at Sebring.

Eighty are present at annual Chamber of Commerce dinner.