TEN YEARS AGO - 2000
NHS senior Allan Simms won the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3303, Newcomerstown, Voice of Democracy contest. Eighth grader David Russell was named winner of the Youth Essay Contest.
Shannon Corbett, Coshocton, sentenced to 10 years in prison for the death of his girlfriend's 19-month-old son, Michael Cutwright.
Erma Flinner, Stone Creek, was celebrating her 90th birthday Jan. 25 with a party hosted by her children.
Basketball: Trojans split losing 66-36 to Hiland and winning 78-77 over Conotton Valley in double overtime; Indian Valley won 65-55 over Tusky Valley and lost to Dover 53-36; Ridgewood lost to Columbus West 83-70.
Deaths: Marion Zimmer Craig, 86; James L. Peoples, 94; E. Edson Kinsey, 84; Arthlia June Rice, 77; N. June Hart, 83; Ruth E. Mayhew, 86.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1990
Mark Cutshall, Newcomerstown, employed by Baker's Foods at their Freeport store, won the national grocery bagging championship at San Antonio, Texas.
Eighth annual "Sweet Hearts Follies" rehearsals underway.
Lady Trojans won 70-42 over Lakeland with Terri Russell scoring 29 points and Molly McKibben, 15 points.
Trojans defeated Strasburg 59-48 and lost to Lakeland 79-68; Hiland took first place in Inter Valley Conference from Ridgewood who dropped to third place after losing 60-49 to second place Tuscarawas Central Catholic and 62-58 to Garaway; Indian Valley beat Conotton Valley 71-65 and Buckeye Trail 77-56.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Engler, Newcomerstown, celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary Feb. 5.
Deaths: Elva M. Fenton, 90; Elsie G. Brown, 75; Ruth M. Gwynn, 82; Anita K. Beiter, 69; Donna Shortt Huard, 70; Morton Michael McCrone, 91; Harry F. Bower, 70; Joseph H. McLaughlin, 80.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1980
Riverside Manor Nursing and Care Center, Newcomerstown, honored by Ohio Health Care Assn. with the Buckeye Award for quality care.
Annual report given by Newcomerstown Fire Chief David Leading indicates 90 fire calls in 1979.
Newcomerstown High musicians Lori Smith, Julie Fairchild, Teresa Dulaney and Debbie Ford participated in the 30th Annual High School Music Festival at Ohio Wesleyan University.
Trojans lost to Malvern 68-66 with leading scorers Brad Lineback with 18 points and Randy McCune with 14; Indian Valley South Rebels 12-2 on season with wins of 66-57 over Garaway and 72-55 over Malvern with Rebels Von Beal scoring 17 points against Garaway and Kevin Gray 17 against Malvern.
Deaths: Hershell Leach, 56; Jan R. Billman, 40; Mrs. Margaret Ruby; Mrs. Francis (Belle) Fowler, 87.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1970
B.K. Castle sells Castle's Furniture Store on Main St. to Oliver Ortt.
Troop 450 Boy Scouts Lee Russell, David Booth, Tim Maple, Jim Fisher, Bob Sherry and Charles Lenzo paint village jail.
Local police force authorized to wear U.S. Flag shoulder patches, symbolizing freedom.
Married: Mary Ann McCune and R. Craig Wilkin.
Death: Mrs. Hazel I. Shaffer, 83.
Heller Tool Division presents suggestion awards to Charles R. Smith and Raymond Goodwill. Company service pins went to Oscar Allen and Lewis Little, both 10 years; George Berkshire, 25 years; Cliff Wilson and Frank Walker, 30 years, and Earl Sayre and Calvin Johnson, 35 years.
Trojans defeat Dennison St. Mary's 53-33, lost to Indian Valley North 69-62. Indian Valley South lost to Garaway 75-51.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1960
Jerry A. Kerns, 22, and brother-in-law James E. Larkin, 20, both of Port Washington, killed when Pennsylvania Railroad engine strikes car at crossing east of Gnadenhutten.
Mr. and Mrs. Titus Weaver, Girard, purchase Frontier Motel and other buildings from R. Lellan Shoemaker.
Jim Schlarb is March of Dimes chairman for Newcomerstown, and John Welsch is Port Washington chairman.
Dale Johnson re-elected president of Newcomerstown Public Library board.
Grover Moore removing former Davis building on Main and Bridge streets, where Reeves Banking & Trust Co. will build.
Deaths: Austen C. Quillen, 91; John Bradford, 85; Wilmer K. Whitis, 52.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1950
Joe Isenhower, Florence, S.C., new manager of Ritz Theatre.
Fire Chief Russell Bicker named "Man of the Year" by local Jaycees.
Deaths: Jennie Rhoades, 87l Melissa Brown Raymond, 76; Paul Aaron McCall, infant.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1940
Wolf Post Office closes and W.P. Lease, postmaster, turns records over to Mrs. Katherine Baxter, local postmaster. Wolf residents will be served as R.D. 1.
Bairs on Main St. remodeling.
Dr. Seth Hattery, 91, Massillon, is the oldest living member of Lone Star Masonic Lodge.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1930
Rehearsals start for Legion show, "Ambassador's Review 55."
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1920
W.W. Stamm sells restaurant to W.H. Jackson, Zoar.
Average of 20 pupils a day absent from school because of flu.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1910
Sleigh party hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Grant Best at their home on Buckhorn.
Sam Boltz seriously ill with erysipelas.
Estella Risher of Guernsey married at Columbus to M.D. Daugherty.