TEN YEARS AGO - 1999
Inducted into the Ohio Baseball Hall of Fame during a banquet at the David Barber Civic Center in Newcomerstown were Buddy Bell, Elroy Face, Anthony Snowell, Richard "Lefty" Hall, the late Harry "Slim" Sallee, Betsy Jochum, and Newcomerstown News and Coshocton Tribune sportswriter, Frank Shepherd.
Eric Parks, Newcomerstown native, inducted into National Hall of Fame for Persons with Disabilities for his personal achievements and humanitarian contributions.
Ridgewood shares Inter Valley Conference title with Malvern and finished the season 8-2 overall, 4-1 in the IVC, after 33-14 win over the Trojans (5-5 on the season, 3-2 in IVC). General Chad Lahna named game MVP.
Indian Valley Braves lost to Claymont 26-15.
Deaths: Adolph R. Frazzini Sr., 87; Harry A. Bowman, 83.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1989
Newcomerstown Lions Club and GenCorp of Newcomerstown teamed up to provide food and paper products to rural areas in South Carolina damaged by Hurricane Hugo. Thousands of dollars worth of items donated in the communitywide effort delivered by Glen Westhafer and daughter, Karen.
Trojan football team won the Inter Valley Conference title and head coach Craig Collins named coach of the year. First team IVC All-Stars selections were Trojan seniors Darren Fillman, Darin Rotruck, Ryan Nigro, Darren Belt, and junior Todd Norman. From Ridgewood, fifth place IVC finisher, Jon Brown and Paul Dodd were first team selections.
Anthony and Judy Lenzo opened Radio Shack, Lot 1 Electronics on corner of Canal and Bridge streets, Newcomerstown.
Married: Lori Gayle George and J. Mitchell Wolff, Aug. 12; Kathy Cohen and Mark Fenton, Sept. 3; Diane Marie Myers and David L. Bell, June 17; Mr. and Mrs. Earl F. (Betty Jane) Shalosky, Newcomerstown, 50th anniversary, Nov. 4.
Deaths: Carolyn S. Sorrell, 47; Bessie M. Bell, 78; Russell E. Peoples, 67.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1979
Roger George, Newcomerstown R.D. 1, re-elected president of Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau board for third consecutive year.
Ridgewood Generals finished 10-0 for first undefeated football season in school history and the Inter Valley Conference title after defeating Malvern.
Trojans lose season finale to Jewett-Scio Vikings 27-20; Indian Valley South Rebels closed with 1-9 record, losing final contest to Indian Valley North 2-0.
Married: Lorinda Sue Schworm and Michael Shelton Dougan, Sept. 1; Roxene Hunt and Darrell Seevers, Oct. 20; Mr. and Mrs. Dewey B. Emler, Newcomerstown, 62nd anniversary Nov. 1; Mr. and Mrs. Rollie Bell, Kimbolton R.D. 2, 50th anniversary, Oct. 31.
Deaths: Alice Mathews, 60; John (Doe) Rothenstine, 73; Ambie D. Derrick, 77; Mrs. Walter (Celia) McPherson; Lottie Gaskill, 84; Ransom Overholt, 73; Clifford Cordrey, 59.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1969
Sue Robinson succeeds Peggy McCants as worthy advisor of Rainbow Girls.
Newcomerstown voters approve one percent village income tax; five-mill school levy defeated.
Newcomerstown Teachers Assn. won $90 first prize in Newcomerstown Halloween parade; Port Washington Halloween parade big success.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Fenton, Newcomerstown, won first place in dance contest at 97th annual session of Ohio State Grange in Columbus.
Trojans claim seventh season victory over Dennison St. Mary's 19-6; Ridgewood defeats Indian Valley South 26-6.
Deaths: Mrs. Ella Phillips, 84; Mrs. Alberta Arcore, 59; Clifford F. Casteel, 50; Seth Hootman, 83.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1959
James A. (Andy) Tufford elected mayor; town levy wins and school tax fails.
Port approves two school issues.
Sewage plant plans open house.
Francis Dunn, high school teacher, resigns. Mrs. Lorene Porteus Fowler hired on temporary basis to fill vacancy.
Mr. and Mrs. Forest Roe mark golden wedding anniversary.
Deaths: Howard O. Farris, 46; Mrs. Mary Cowgill, 85; John E. Thompson, 75; Steve Lawrence, 74.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1949
Trojans win eight straight football games.
Newcomerstown James B. Clow and Son Co. wins first place safety award for the Class C factory.
Newcomerstown uses 340,000 gallons of water daily.
Some 1,000 attend school carnival to aid Athletic Field.
Thieves take $200 at Fillman's Hardware in Port Washington.
Heller Bros. announces purchase of Majestic Trowel Co. of Franklin Park, Ill.
Boy Scout collection fund amounts to $462.
Record crowd sees Halloween parade. Trinity Methodist Church takes first prize.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1939
Charles Riggle, 48, well-known dairy operator, dies at Coshocton Hospital following appendectomy.
Albert Thompson elected president of local Republican Club.
Trojans lost 26-0 to Barnesville.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1929
Uhrichsville District of the MP Church holds meeting in local church.
Miss Hazel Fletcher and Harold House married at Wheeling, W.Va.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1919
H.M. Murphy, secretary of Rex File Co., given surprise birthday party.
A fish car from Fish and Game Commission leaves 10 cans of fish to be placed in Tuscarawas River.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1909
Petition presented to village council asking for more street lights.
Local meat dealers will close their business places on Sunday.