TEN YEARS AGO - 2007
Newcomerstown village council announced the Newcomerstown landfill was to be capped and accepted a bid from Addy Sand & Gravel Co. for soil to cap the landfill.
There are five candidates for two seats on the Newcomerstown school board: Jerry Lahmers, Steven W. Bush, Jim Williams Jr., Tammy Rexroad and Steven W. Brode.
Local Boy Scouts who attended summer camp included Tristan Durr, Ethan Everhart, Jaysson Calhoun, Assistant Scoutmaster Bill Craigo, Scoutmaster Ed Everhart, Assistant Scoutmaster Rob Goodwin, Tyler Craigo, Hunter Snearey, Matt Goodwin and Jacob Everhart.
Deaths: Mercedis McIntire, 70; Mary Francis (Parker) Meister, 38; Norma J. Hannahs, 77; Eugene Murphy, 83.
Richard Schworm is pictured with a 18-inch, 26 3/4 pound watermelon grown with seeds from Eureka-Orme Hardware in Newcomerstown.
A big second quarter lifted Indian Valley over the Newcomerstown Trojans in the season-opening football game, 39-26. Justin Stoffer had 115 yards rushing for the Trojans.
Ridgewood cruised to a 31-19 victory over Crooksville with Derrick Young rushing for 114 yards and Jake Conrad adding 86 and Eric Pitcher with 83.
West Lafayette Mayor Jack Patterson helped cut the ribbon for a new Dollar General Store in the village. Nikki Sullivan is the store manager.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1997
Newcomerstown Board of Education voted to apply to the State of Ohio for emergency funding for capital improvements.
Due to recent additions of equipment, the Delaware Valley Fire Department of Port Washington- Salem Township, voted not to renew their fire protection contract with Newcomerstown Emergency Rescue Squad Inc., as a mutual aid pact already existed between the two departments.
Ridgewood school board approved a spring trip to Florida for the Generals baseball team.
Married: Bobbi A. Hothem and Jeffrey L. Kibbey, March 8; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth (Rosalie ) Porcher, West Lafayette, 50th anniversary, Aug. 30; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Angle, Newcomerstown, 65th anniversary, Aug. 13.
Deaths: Nancy K. "Katie" Foreman, 60; Aaron L. Forney, 52; Rosemary "Lynn" Harris, 72; Beryl L. DeRing, 74.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1987
Baker Management Inc., owned and operated by Gary and Terrie Baker of Newcomerstown, purchased Plaza AG Foods in Coshocton's DownTowner Plaza.
Trisha Mallett, daughter of Jim and Nola Mallet, Newcomerstown R. D. 3, released from Akron Children's Hospital after seven-week stay due to bicycle-auto accident in June.
Married: Judith Ann Murdoch and Anthony James Lenzo, June 27; Mr. and Mrs. Dean (Hazel) Wigfield, Newcomerstown, 54th anniversary, Sept. 2.
Deaths: Walter E. Thompson, 77, grocery store founder-owner, who joined Independent Grocers Alliance (IGA) in 1942 and founded IGA in Newcomerstown in 1955; Kerry W. Smith, Guernsey.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1977
Newcomerstown school board announced two levies would be placed on the November ballot- a four-mill continuing levy for general operating expenses and a one-mill levy for permanent improvements for a five-year period.
Local board of public affairs agreed to supply water to Kimbolton.
Newcomerstown Emergency Rescue Squad, division of Newcomerstown Fire Dept., launched its Penny-A-Call drive to raise operating funds.
Married: Mr. and Mrs. Willard (Virginia) Gunn, Newcomerstown, 35th anniversary, Sept. 9; Mr. and Mrs. Doran (Gloria ) Ellis, Port Washington R.D. 1, 25th anniversary, Aug. 23.
Deaths: Esther Minicks, 58; Inez Groves, 56.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1967
Newcomerstown Public Schools open Sept. 5 - record enrollment of over 1,500 students expected.
George P. Fillman named postmaster at Port Washington.
New athletic field press box ready for opening football game Sept. 8 against Scio.
NHS marching band majorettes included Sharon Cramlet, Sharon Warner, Kathy Ellis, Leigh Fisher, Robin Rice, Linda Cramlet, Susan Ludwig, Patty Beall, and Adair Parks.
American Legion family picnic attended by 60.
Married: Janice Brown and J.W. Miller.
Deaths: Grover Kimble, 68; Mrs. Laura E. Hart, 78; Miss Mary Jane Beers, 89.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1957
Open house to be held Sunday at West School.
Charles Groff wins first flight golf trophy in News Golf Tournament.
Ford Motor Co. announced release of new car, the Edsel.
Deaths: Edward McCune, 58; Elmer Peoples, 80; Thomas R. Jones, 75.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1947
Heller Bros. Co. inaugurates four-day week because of unbalanced business conditions.
Married: Miss Grace Zimmer and Ronald McAllister; Miss Bernice Robinson and Paul E. Harstine; Miss Donna Pierce and Glen Johnson; Miss Sarah Postel and Henry McLaughlin.
Deaths: Clifford Geese, 67; Russell Tedrick, 24; Philip F. Wilson, 87.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1937
Crowd of 800 turns out to see Cy Young pitch.
A.C. May, NHS principal, earns master's degree at OSU.
J.A. Rippeth observes 90th birthday.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1927
Night Blooming Cereus on display at Joseph Murphy home.
Public gatherings banned due to infantile paralysis epidemic.
Death: Mrs. Sophia Beiter, 58.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1917
Coshocton County will have a night fair this year.
Vernon Art married at Columbus to Miss Bertha Peckham.
An armored car is coming here to encourage enlistment.