TEN YEARS AGO - 2000
John F. Kennedy Council 5483 Knights of Columbus recognized Rachel Ann Sindlinger as Citizen of the Year at the annual awards banquet. Marcy Eicholtz was Youth of the Year; Louise Cardenzana, Woman of the Year; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Thompson, Family of the Year, and Roger Bambeck, Service Award.
Vane Scott, president of USS Radford Assn., announced opening of USS Radford National Naval Museum in Newcomerstown May 29 at 238 W. Canal St.
Newcomerstown approved for $400,000 Issue 2 grant for Wastewater Treatment Plant updates.
NHS spring sports awards presented to: Jenny Berndt and Andy Wolff, OHSSA's Scholar-Athlete awards; Kyle Girton, baseball; Mike Myers and Matt Dansby, boys track; Jamie Welch, Marcy Eicholtz and Bekah Jones, girls track; Lindsay Donehue, Ashlee Elliott, Leah Spengler and Jamie Eckelberry, girls softball.
Indian Valley Braves, 21-7 on season, advanced to regional baseball tournament after defeating Sandy Valley 11-2 and Bellaire 4-1.
Newcomerstown school board accepted the resignation of board member Carol Belt, and Phil Murphy was sworn-in to replace Joan Brode who had resigned from the school board.
West Lafayette was celebrating its 150th anniversary.
Death: Anna M. Walkenspaw, 91.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1990
Carl Krebs of Newcomerstown Park Board had the honor of cutting the ribbon to open the new pool at Cy Young Park on Memorial Day. Ryan Maxwell, son of the Steve Maxwells, was the winner in a drawing to be the official "first kid" in the pool.
Newcomerstown Trojans track team finished third in Div. III at state track meet in Ohio Stadium, Columbus. Keno Jackson claimed a state championship in the 200 meter dash and second in the 100 meter dash.
McCrory's store on Main St., Newcomerstown, was being replaced by a Family Dollar Store with the grand opening planned for late June.
Death: Veronica "Sis" Gay, 76.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1980
Timothy Bennett and Susan Regula were married May 3.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1970
The Delbert (Boots) Keffer family, Co. Rd. 14, narrowly escaped possible injuries or death when lightning ripped through their home.
Deaths: Mrs. George Myers; Karen Schlarb, 7; Denver Stoffer, 61; William P. Scott, 62; H.J. Bambeck, 61; John E. Douglas, 74; Alice W. Newton, 91.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1960
Pennsylvania Railroad is installing modern grade crossing protective devices at five locations in Newcomerstown at approximate cost of $100,000.
Rev. Russell Hoy, Coshocton R.D. 2, speaker at Newcomerstown Memorial Day services.
Port Washington Memorial Day speaker to be Atty. Leslie Earley, New Philadelphia.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1950
Albert B. Davis, teacher in local high school, accepts position with U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Jaroslav Mayda, Denison U., speaks at Parmi Nous banquet attended by 90.
Eighty-three Methodist churches of Canton District hold conference here.
Deaths: John W. Cooley, 83, dies at his home on Bridge St.; Albert Grovers, 81; Mrs. Calvin Meese, 49; Mrs. Hattie Jackson, 67.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1940
Chamber of Commerce plans welcome signs at three approaches in Newcomerstown.
Eight-team softball league organized here.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1930
John McCoy, who retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad, and Mrs. McCoy receive gifts from J.C. Dayton and foreman of Sub. Div. 5, Pa. R.R.
Atty. R.E. Landahl, Fairmont, W.Va., will practice law here.
Mrs. Maude Scott appointed postmaster to succeed the late Calvin Hartline.
Large consignment of fish emptied into local streams.