TEN YEARS AGO - 2001
Newcomerstown's Annual Clean-Up Week set for April 30-May 3.
NHS senior Tara Belt selected Elks Student of the Month.
Eric Glazer elected president of Thunder Valley Pioneers when the 4-H group met at Port Washington Elementary.
NHS winter sports atheletes honored with special recogntion awards presented to: D.J. Grewell, Shannon Bennington, Paul Welch and Josh Lafferty, wrestlers; Greg Booth, Matt Dansby, Todd Bell, Tristen Mizer, Dustin Kennedy, Michael Lawrence, boys basketball; Jamie Welch, Tana McIntire, Stephanie Harstine, Jenna Welch, Jamie Eckelberry, girls basketball; Erin Weber, cheerleader.
Deaths: Wendell J. "Andy" Yanai Jr., 91; Ralph R. Slack, 74; Otis Eugene Bradshaw Jr., 65; Bertha Forest Smith, 93.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1991
All area veterans, including those returning home from the Persian Gulf, were to be honored during Newcomerstown's Fourth of July celebration.
Newcomerstown Business Women's Club hosts ninth annual style show and card party March 26 at West School.
Annual Easter egg hunt conducted by Newcomerstown Elks Lodge 1555 at Cy Young Park.
Parmi Nous Club hosted its Musicale with "The Singing Violins" giving the concert. Proceeds were to help purchase a microfilm reader for Newcomerstown Public Library.
Newcomerstown Council considering tax abatement for Express Packaging company that planned to construct a new facility in Newcomerstown Industrial Park.
NHS speech class was publishing a section called "R Nooz" in The Newcomerstown News, reporting on school/student activities. Featured in the "Senior Spotlight" were Becky Long and Brian Bambeck.
Deaths: Howard "Bill" W. Schupp Jr., 38; John R. Stewart, 38; Earl C. Wilson, 85; Opal Hogue, 76; Lewis M. Shryock, 84; Virgil Hogue, 73; Isaac Starcher, 86; Kathryn Couts, 79.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1981
Canned Dairy Products on Coshocton Co. Rd. 9, just west of Newcomerstown, destroyed by fire. Newcomerstown firemen Jeff Frizzell and Jim West were injured and treated at Coshocton hospital. West Lafayette and Coshocton firemen assisted in battling the blaze.
Sixth anniversary of Newcomerstown Senior Nutrition Site celebrated.
Curtiss Brown, Newcomerstown, serving with the U.S. Air Force, named MVP and scored 28 points in intramural basketball championship game between Air Force squadrons.
Home economics agent Sharla Holter attended Stone Creek Homemakers meeting at home of Mrs. John Avon, Port Washington.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Etter, Newcomerstown R.D. 3, observed their 50th wedding anniversary.
Deaths: Mrs. Harry (Frances) Davis, 59; Mrs. Clifford (Laura) Bender, 65; Ruth E. Vanica, 67; Arthur J. Michael, 77.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1971
Heller Tool employees receiving service pins were: Arden Marlatt, 45 years; Albert Bliss, Donald Steffen, Hiram Hogue, John Tidball, Thomas Whyde, Clyde Durbin, Fred Loader, Floyd Simmerman, 30 years; Harry Caldwell, Ralph Lewis, John Belt, John Danley, Lloyd Belt, Glen Watson, Chet Lindell, Glen Booth, 15 years, and Billy Ludwig, five years.
Sherry Phelps won the annual spelling bee, Sally Hooker was runner-up, and Patti Smith, third.
Married: Mary J. Shurtz and Earl Heitschmidt; Laura LaVerne Mauch and Richard Bowen.
Deaths: Zilah Wilson, 69; Reva Jane Wolff, 45; Lena Shaw, 88; Blanche Milligan; Myrtle Wolff, 71; LeMoyne M. Hill, 60; Hazel I. Rhoads, 80; Mary Dague, 66.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1961
Chief John Lawver accepts American flag that formerly flew over the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., for the Municipal Building. Jesse Hunt, Ike Hammersley and Shuman Plants, representatives of the local American Legion made the presentation.
George Junior Whyde begins 15-week training course for jet plane mechanics.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ruppenthal mark golden wedding anniversary.
Annual Chamber of Commerce banquet to be April 12.
Mrs. Katherine Babcock, 83, instantly killed when struck by car.
Deaths: Mrs. Elmer Marling, 93; Richard E. Lauer, 48; L.H. Cunningham, 77; Diana L. Crouse, four.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1951
Some 350 friends help Cy Young celebrate his 84th birthday at dinner at New Philadelphia Elks Club.
C.R. Yingling re-elected president of Chamber of Commerce.
Total of 2,000 auto tags sold here before April 1, about 146 more than at the same time in 1950.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1941
Mrs. John Cooley dies at her home on Bridge St.
Ortt Motor Co. purchases building on Canal St. formerly occupied by Bretzius garage.
Virginia Mathias, eight, fatally injured when struck by truck in front of Maplewood School.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1931
Dr. Roy Hildebarnd is remodeling his home on Cross St. for office purposes.
Decorating of Presbyterian Church completed.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1921
John Ross elected president of 20th Century Rifle Club.
Eugene Crater sails for England to marry Miss Daisy Yeo.
Miss Elsie Gray and Elmer Patterson married in New Philadelphia.
Charles King of Miskimen Hardware Co. dies of heart attack.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1911
Miss Ada Nugent wins grand prize in News subscription contest.
Mrs. Mary Dent leaves for extended visit to California.
Marshall Lyons, who resigned, will be succeeded by I.O. Stoffer.