TEN YEARS AGO - 2001
Lady Trojan Jamie Welch defended her crown, winning the Div. III 100 meter dash at the State Track and Field competition at Dayton's Welcome Field. Ridgewood's Brian Olinger capped an undefeated season by winning the Div. II 3200 meter run championship.
Newcomerstown Canal Restoration Committee met at Temperance Tavern Museum with officials of the National Park Service and the Ohio & Erie Canal Corridor Coalition to express interest in developing hiking/biking trails along the Ohio Erie Canal lands along Canal Road, Newcomerstown. Also designated for future trailways was an eight-mile stretch along the Cleveland-Marietta Railroad between Newcomerstown and Stone Creek.
Married: Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Faye) Welsch, Port Washington, 40th anniversary, June 4.
Deaths: Charles Wallace "Wally" Curtiss, 77; Arthur O. Charpentier Jr., M.D.; Irvin F. "Kelly" Davidson, 88; Rebekka S. Waggoner, 40.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1991
Rain forced Memorial Day services inside at Newcomerstown Middle School auditorium. Father John Kempf, former priest at St. Francis de Sales Church in Newcomerstown and former chaplain for the American Legion, was speaker.
Local area baseball players named to Inter Valley Conference All-Stars were John Tanksley, Newcomerstown, and Jason Prater, Ridgewood, both first team, and Troy Belt, Newcomerstown, and Dan Wolfe, Ridgewood, second team.
NHS athletes qualifying at regionals to compete at state meet were Delon Jackson, Keno Jackson, Mike Eikelberry, Jason Miller, Mary Marlatt and Wendy Hinds.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1981
Week of wet weather hits area, including one-day rainfall of three inches.
Marla Emler of Indian Valley South leaped 5-5 and took first place in girls high jump in Class A state track meet.
Therese Gumbar, Newcomerstown, honored by Simonds after completing 44 years service including 17 straight years without an absence.
Starlite Drive-in theatre showing Friday the 13th - Part 2.
Married: Charlene Pool and Donnie Kehl, June 6.
Deaths: A.E. Taylor, 93; Anna Carter; Harold Beaver, 66; Jill Darlene Bailey, infant daughter of Larry and Alice Easterday Bailey, West Lafayette; Roy Alexander, 72; Foster C. Welch, 81.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1971
Dr. Harry A. Little, son of the Melvin Littles of Newcomerstown, named professor of special education at Illinois State University.
Area struck by severe electrical storm and heavy rainfall.
Carroll St. residents to hook onto new village waterline.
Local Chamber of Commerce announced membership of 123.
Married: Linda Marlatt and James A. Marlatt; Barbara Ann Rothenstein and Ronald G. Hurst; Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. (Helen) Fisher, Newcomerstown, 25th anniversary; Joanne Lantz and William Malinowski; Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Rebekah) Hursey, Port Washington, 25th anniversary; Mr. and Mrs. Denver C. Sharpless, Newcomerstown, 25th anniversary.
Deaths: Rev. John F. McFadden; William F. Miller, 92.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1961
Miss Pamela Johnson to compete for title of Miss Clayland.
Council approves bid of Kurz Kasch Inc. to lease former James B. Clow Co. building and land north of State St.
Jaycees net $165 from their "line of dimes" last week.
Trojan baseball coach Bob Leonhard selected as a coach for East-West Baseball Series in Columbus.
Faye McMullen and Robert C. Welsch married June 4.
Deaths: Virgil I. Mason, 68; Mrs. Bertha Galbraith, 72; Mrs. Jacob Young, 81.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1951
Railroad to install lights at N. College St. crossing.
B.K. Castle wins eight-day trip to Bermuda in Philco sales contest.
252 enroll in Community Bible School in Lutheran, College St. Methodist and Presbyterian churches.
Employees of Greyhound Post House vote against local union.
1500 attend Gasco Food Institute at the high school.
Lifeguard chair presented to park board by Women of the Moose.
Married: Margaret Knisley and Jack Schlarb; Doris Mae Beall and James Singer Jr.; Joyce Bender and Walter Riggle; Mildred Gray and Eugene Hoffman; Cathryn Lou Stalter and Pfc. Robert Zeigler; Elizabeth Ann Snode and Cpl. Standford Lee Tackett; Teresa Green and William Silverthorn.
Deaths: Joe Pope, 76; Fred Reinhart, 89; Ethel Wilson.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1941
Road oil for streets will be applied and will cost $2400.
Band concert held in observance of Flag Week.
Officers of Little Theatre group: Max Cooley, president; Barbara Hanson, vice president and reporter; Betty Budd, secretary, and Clarice Britton, treasurer.
Ruth Ann Bond and Selby Lightbody married June 15.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1931
Heller baseball team wins seven out of eight games.
H.O. Berg and brother P. Berg buy Brokaw Car Agency.
William Beers Jr. and Charles Raine Jr. received the coveted Silver Palm award from National Scout Commander Dan Beard of Zanesville. Nick Knezevich receives Eagle badge.
Miss Vera Richardson and C.D. McGarry, Marietta, are married.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1921
Intense heat causes ball on top of Eureka Store to explode.
The Clow baseball team heads the Tri-County League.
Sam Jones, waterworks superintendent, resigns.
Miss Carrie Daugherty and Charles Reed are married.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1911
Supt. E.E. Smock addressed 150 members at Alumni banquet in Town Hall.
Edward Portz receives bachelor of arts degree at Ohio University.
Harold B. Fletcher and Company will open a garage in the Douglas building.