Police in Killeen, Texas, are investigating an apparent murder-suicide over the Easter weekend that claimed the life of a former stellar athlete at NewcomerstownHigh School. Identified were Shannon Bennington, 22, formerly of Newcomerstown, and his 18-year-old wife, Marcianna.

Regular self-serve gas was selling for $2.85 per gallon at the Certified.

Village to have clean-up week April 30 through May 4.

Michael and Caroline Tipple, Little Buckhorn Rd., Newcomerstown, celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.

Joshua Dane McCormick of Fresno, the son of Michele L. Lyons and Dave McCormick, was named the Elk's Teen Student of the Month for February at Ridgewood High School.

Deaths: James Cognion, 73; Helen L. Elliott, 83; Geraldine T. Howell, 82; Vicki A. Elrod, 55; Pearl Irene Helton, 64; Harvey E. Morrison, 61; Velma M. Myers, 90; Earl C. Stein, 93; Bishop Emanuel D. Miller, 77; Lillian I. Haver, 91; Virgil R. Casteel, 88; Shannon Bennington, 22.


Newcomerstown Council announced"Clean-up Days" in the village May 5-8.

Newcomerstown High candidates for Buckeye Boys State and Buckeye Girls State include Nathen Sellers, Mitch McFadden, Andy Archer, Korinne Mills and Kristi Henry. Sponsors included American Legion Post 431, Elks Lodge 1555, Lions Club and Rotary Club.

Baseball: Trojans defeated Lakeland 12-8 and lost to Hiland 10-9 and Malvern 9-3 in a game called after five innings due to the weather; Indian Valley Braves improved to 7-1 on the season and 3-0 in East Central Ohio League with a 6-2 win over Ironton, 20-16 win over Steubenville Catholic Central, 12-4 win over Dover, and 13-12 loss to Wheelersburg; Ridgewood 6-1 on season with wins of 12-11 over Strasburg, 5-4 over Garaway, and 6-4 over Jewett-Scio.

Death: James T. Gibson, 84.


Newcomerstown Council named the village alley off Canal St. where Pacemaker Plastics factory was located "New Pace Road" and proceeded with plans to pave the roadway.

Glenn Kimble, owner of Domino's Pizza franchise the opened in Newcomerstown inFebruary 1986, and his local staff rated number one for delivery and service in a "Mystery Customer" competition with 305 other Domino stores. The crew consisting of Jerry Wright, Tracy Frye, Kathy Bundy, Heather Bancroft, Todd Hines, Teresa Hickman, Randy Shull, Cathy Wilson and Russell Kidd received the Detroit Tigers World Series trophy recognition of the honor.

Mayor Glenn McMullen announced April 20-25 as "Clean-up Week" in Port Washington.

Mike Overholt, Tim Foster and Doug Cox named Ridgewood High's delegates to Buckeye Boys State.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. (Hildred) Warner, Newcomerstown, observed their 40th wedding anniversary April 13.

Deaths: Caroline Varnes, 54; Roberta Faye Dorsey, 56; Homer N. Haupert, 82.


Major improvements awards presented to local businessmen John Walker of Englefield Oil Co. (Newcomerstown Truck Stop), John Kistler of Fairgrounds Lake; John Hackenbracht of The Carmel Apple Co.: and Ken Duhamel of Kurz-Kasch, at annual Chamber of Commerce banquet.

Bond sales campaign successful and construction of the $1,157,464 Riverside Manor healthcare center projected for July 1.

Bill Prater, Newcomerstown, won $10,000 on an Ohio Lottery Instant Winner ticket.

Otto Haxton, Elks member for over 40 years, honored as "Elk of the Year" by Newcomerstown Elks Lodge 1555.

Newcomerstown Rotary Club president Ralph Tilton announced Newcomerstown High seniors Jon Glasgow and Susan Hall chosen to attend 31st Annual World Affairs Institute in Cincinnati April 29-30.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer H. (Bertha) Butcher, Newcomerstown, observed their 25th anniversary April 19.

Deaths: Mrs. Eizabeth Anne Townley, 30; Max Creachbaum, 62.


Dallas Clark Bryant, 27, Stone Creek, along with two New Philadelphia men drowned in Buckeye Lake when their boat capsized.

Miss Linda Baker crowned queen and Dan Agricola, king of NHS Spring Dance.

Village to get new street lighting system.

Deaths: Mrs. Mildred Ann Freetage, 58; Mrs. Cora Raines.


American Legion annual Easter egg hunt set for Saturday at Cy Young Park.

Parker Little is new Eagles president.

Mrs. Jack DeRing re-elected president of PTA.

Deaths: Carol O. Moder, 60; Mrs. Wesley West, 93; Mac Loveless, 72; Mrs. Eva Barthalow, 72; Walter A. Smith, 66; Mrs. Curtis S. Laerty, 79; John R. Kinsey, 76; Harry Gipe, 35.


Cy Young Day set for June 11 at Cleveland.

Over half of the $14,000 five-percent preferred stock of Alchrome Products Co. through the Chamber of Commerce has been sold.


Newcomerstown leads county in birth rate for the month.

Dave Gorby will direct newly-formed ball club.

Junior-Senior classes will present "Tulip Time."

City Council gives Boy Scouts use of Mulvane Park.


Senior class presents play "Nothing but the Truth."

New Hilreen-Lane concert organ installed in Ritz Theatre.

Mary Mulvane accepts position in offices of James B. Clow and Sons Co.

Mrs. Julius Nicdemus, recent bride, honored with shower.

John Rodgers, baker at Tyhurst Bakery, burned in gas explosion.

Miss Ruth Sheets and Ralph Steinbach married at New Philadelphia.


Rex Saw and File plant completely destroyed by fire.

Boyd R. Wallace is first from here to enlist in U.S. Navy.

Announcement made of marriage of Alwilda Cunningham and Russell Bicker.

Cy Young, his wife and his father of Peoli spend Tuesday here on business.

Miss Edna Mizer wins spelling championship over 50 contestants.


George Benton, retired lumber dealer, dies.

Miss Helen Jones entertains at home on E. State St.

William Moore, Canton, purchases Freeman Jewelry Store.

Rev. Jackso and family and Theodore Neighbor and family leave for New Mexico to take up government land.