TEN YEARS AGO - 1999
Audrey Hanni named Newcomerstown's "Favorite Daughter" in conjuction with the Frontier Apple Festival.
Erica Frank, escorted by Chad Olinger, was crowned Ridgewood Homecoming Queen by 1998 queen Jaime Shivers.
Football: Coach Jeff Cook's Trojans 4-1 on season after 22-20 win at Malvern (touchdowns scored by Jason Bryant and Tristan Mizer); Coach Terry Guilliams' Ridgewood Generals 4-1 on season with 21-0 win over Caldwell (touchdowns byJeremy Savage and Chris Alverson); Indian Valley Braves suffered their second consecutive one-point loss, losing to New Philadelphia 21-20.
Married: Wendy Hinds and Jeremy Rummell, June 5; Mr. and Mrs. Dan (Linda) Styer, Newcomerstown, 30th anniversary, Sept. 7; Mr. and Mrs. Larry (Nancy) Bryan, West Lafayette, 30th anniversary, Sept. 12; Mr. and Mrs. James (Karen) Mullinnex, Coshocton, 25th anniversary, Sept. 8.
Death: Sheila M. Frederick, 90.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1989
Hurricane Hugo caused billions of dollars in damages and killed more than 50 persons in South Carolina, Virginia, New York and the Caribbean. Former residents sharing their survival experiences with The Newcomerstown News were Priscilla (Yanai) Ashworth and family of Charleston, SC; Tara (Simmons) Goodwin and husband Rob of North Charleston, SC, and Ray and Carol Cramlet who had been vacationing at their Myrtle Beach mobile home.
Attendance down at Tuscarawas County Fair due to cooler temperatures and rain resulting from Hurricane Hugo.
Trojans 5-1 with 59-14 win over Buckeye Trail, and Indian Valley Braves defeated Tuscarawas Central Catholic 15-13. Carla McCrea crowned Ridgewood High queen and the Generals won the homecoming game 12-6 over Jewett-Scio.
Evelyn and Wally Curtiss of Curtiss Jewelry in Newcomerstown attended the Independent Jewelers Organization convention in Chicago and received a 10-year membership certificate and a gold and diamond pin for active involvement.
Married: Tonya J. Spring and Brian S. Murphy, Aug. 19; Donna E. Merce and Scott A. Freehafer, Aug. 12; Rebecca G. Jacobs and Gary L. Smith, Sept. 2.
Deaths: Wilma G. Calhoun, 74; Frank M. Cramlet, 70; Ethel D. Johnson, 61; Robert A. Hursey, 80; Mildred M. Mathews, 75; Robert B. Calhoun, 82.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1979
Baker's AG Foods official ribbon-cutting ceremony for new addition at the Newcomerstown store conducted by Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Baker, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Baker, Chamber of Commerce president Gary King, and councilman Dennis Belle.
Locals Carl Lenzo, Bill Thompson, Richard and Bob Cornell, Harold Rivers, Skip Smith, Bruce Huffman, Gary Dyer and Jim Lineback went on a whitewater rafting expedition in West Virginia.
Newcomerstown defeated Indian Valley North Big Blue 14-8, and Trojans Randy McCune and Brad Nolan shared defensive player of the week honors, and Doug Bell, offensive honors.
Ridgewood 5-0 with 34-0 rout of Tuscarawas Valley as Jim Lee scored four touchdowns.
Indian Valley South lost to Garaway 42-16.
Married: Sherri L. Derr and Ricky Cutshall, Aug. 25; Beverly Thornton and James K. Long, July 21; Mr. and Mrs. Emmet (Fern) Belt, Newcomerstown, 30th wedding anniversary, Oct. 1.
Deaths: Mary E. Henke, 92; Joanne Stewart; Pvt. Dorsey J. Cooper, 18, killed in jeep accident while serving with U.S. Army in Germany.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1969
Anna Foster, 65, and her brother, Russell L. Hudson, both Newcomerstown R.D. 1, killed in two-car head-on collision on a south Rt. 21 bridge near Newcomerstown.
JoAnn Clum chosen NHS Homecoming Queen.
Trojans defeat Ridgewood 19-0; Indian Valley South over Malvern 6-0.
New Richard Downing Airport in Coshocton, 15 minutes from Newcomerstown, opens to air traffic.
Stone Creek Post Office moved into new building.
Married: Janice Maier and Dennis Porcher; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Howard, 62nd anniversary.
Deaths: Irwin Cornelius, 83; Denver Craigo, 67; James F. Engler, 62; Mrs. Irene Gardner, 62; Henry R. Grewell, 73; Florence Lathem, 72; Mrs. Cecilia Weingarth, 88.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1959
Dr. Don Warren is associated in the general practice of medicine and surgery with Dr. Robert R. Johnson and Dr. Norman Wright, Coshocton.
Atty. Richard B. Musgrave, 53, New Philadelphia, appointed judge of Southern District Court, Uhrichsville.
Trojans defeated Canton McKinley sophomores 8-6.
Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Taylor, West Lafayette, mark 50th wedding anniversary with 200 friends and relatives attending open house at the Taylor home.
Deaths: George Callentine; Bonnie Marie Smart, infant.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1949
Harry Ball elected vice president, and Melvin Hashman, recording secretary, of Local 2896, USA-CIO. Both are members of Local 2391.
American Legion sponsors series of movies for children at the Legion Home.
Deaths: Elmer Barnett, 82; Mrs. Arena Gunn, 79.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1939
Frank LaPorte, well-known baseball player, dies following heart attack.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1929
Rev. F.W. Langell assigned as pastor of local EUB Church.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1919
William Jennings Bryan scheduled to make an address at the Lutheran Church Oct. 10.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1909
C.W. Botimer, telegraph operator, has been transferred from Pittsburgh to Newcomerstown.
Cy Young has operation on his ankle at Boston.