TEN YEARS AGO - 2001
Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce to honor Newcomerstown school district's PAACT/ACCT organization as "Organization of the Year" at a banquet. PAACT/ACCT, under the supervision of Guidance Counselor Pat Cadle, was nominated by NHS Principal Randy Addy.
Rev. Monte Canfield, pastor of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Port Washington, received his Doctor of Theology (Thd) summa cum laude from Andersonville Baptist Seminary.
Local area basketball: Trojans lost to Strasburg 60-57, won over Wellsville 71-58 led by Trojan Todd Bell with 17 points; Indian Valley Braves lost to Coshocton 51-44 and to Meadowbrook 68-55; Ridgewood won 49-47 over Tuscarawas Central Catholic and lost to Malvern 53-39.
Married: Mr. and Mrs. Harry (Elsie) Langell, Newcomerstown, 65th anniversary, Dec. 25, 2000; Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Myers, Newcomerstown, 50th anniversary, Jan. 17.
Deaths: Woodrow W. "Pop" Warner, 81; Freeman "Jerry" Graham, 86; Richard "Rick" Daugherty Jr., 49; A. Carole Darr, 61.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1991
Ninth annual Sweet Hearts Follies to be presented Feb. 14-17 in Newcomerstown Middle School auditorium.
Leona Stocker, active member and founder of Port Washington Homemakers in 1931, presented 60-year membership certificate.
Local area basketball: Trojans defeated 80-37 by Malvern and by Tuscarawas Central Catholic 84-60; Lady Trojans lost to Ridgewood Lady Generals 52-41 and to Caldwell 53-35; Lady Generals lost to Hiland 53-50; Ridgewood Generals won 68-62 over Strasburg and lost to Lakeland Raiders 85-58; Indian Valley Lady Braves won 55-41 over Fairless and 60-47 over Triway.
Cecil Lawrence retained as president of Tri-County Sportsman's Club of Newcomerstown.
Deaths: Charles R. Leech, 88; Brittany Lynn Stocker, 11 months, daughter of James A. and Susan (Berger) Stocker; Virginia F. Truex, 62; Brenda S. Alvarez, 34; Melva Stocker Emler, 85; Norman L. Brenning, 67; Roy B. Fairchild, 65.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1981
Well-known resident, Ralph "Grandad" Hagan, Newcomerstown R.D. 1, died at age 104, just prior to his 105th birthday Jan. 28.
Dennis Barlow elected president and Barbara Mathias, vice president of Newcomerstown Board of Education.
State-ranked Strasburg Tigers defeated a relentless Trojan team 56-52. Bob Meek led Trojan scorers wth 20 points.
All-Ohioan Dave Jones of Jewett-Scio scored 30 points in the Vikings 56-50 upset of Indian Valley South Rebels.
Married: Julie Ellen Fairchild and Bill L. Johnson, Nov. 15.
Deaths: Robert W. Loader, 64; Mrs. George Cosby, 89; Homer Landis, 58; Clyde E. (John) Hankins, 73; Arthur Yokel, 98.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1971
New Thompson's IGA Foodliner opens here on corner of E. State and College streets.
Clyde Taylor, R.D. 1, retiring after 33 years with Newcomerstown Post Office.
Local area basketball: Garaway Pirates defeat Trojans 51-40; Indian Valley South trounced Malvern 84-51, led by Bob Huggins with 30 points.
Paul M. Bruun, founder-editor of the Miami Beach Reporter newspaper and former resident of Newcomerstown, is honored on the occasion of the newspaper's 10th anniversary and his 65th birthday.
Deaths: Mrs. Nora B. Martin, 89; Mrs. LeRoy Sulcer, 83; Mrs. Mary E. (Betty) Watts, 62; Joseph Craigo, 76; Mrs. Helen Geise, 54.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1961
Over 3,000 visitors attended open house at Newcomerstown office of Reeves Banking and Trust Co.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Addy purchase Bonnell Funeral Home.
James A. Montgomery, president of Home Building and Loan Co., announces resignation after 37 years. C.J. Stewart is newly elected president.
The Dec. 30 wedding of Edith DeLong and Harold C. Mulligan is announced by her parents.
Deaths: Dru Allen Thornton, infant; George Crawford, 75.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1951
Body of Staff Sgt. Kenneth Eugene Haver, killed in action in World War II, is returned to the U.S.
American Legion and Auxiliary offers $240 in prizes in essay contest on Americanism.
Jaycees to compile 200-name blood-type list.
Council demands Pennsylvania Railroad crossings be repaired.
Legion Post passes 300 quota.
Estimated $2,400 fire loss for 1950. Firemen respond to 25 calls.
Mrs. Mary Shephed, 85, widow of former College St. Methodist pastor, dies in Akron.
Marriages: Miss Roberta Addy and Roy Samuel Cutshall, Dec. 30; Miss Betty Carney and Kelly V. Ault married at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1941
Capt. Lander's sea stories start Sunday in the American Magazine.
Mrs. D.B. Moore named chairman of the Birthday Ball.
Five Tuscarawas boys are killed at Pennsylvania Railroad crossing at Lock Seventeen.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1931
Earl John's milk truck hit by train at Goodrich St. crossing.
The Clow plant is operating three pits full-time.
The J.G. Bair Furniture Co. of Cambridge leases the Ortt Building on Main St.
Buckhorn Creamery building on Goodrich St. is destroyed by fire.
Community charity fund is over the $4,000 mark.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1921
Fred Smythe buys American Restaurant on Bridge St.
Military funeral held for R. Dean Ley whose body was returned from France.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1911
Mr. and Mrs. George Mulvane to reside in Columbus where he is engaged as contractor by Penn. Railroad.