TEN YEARS AGO - 2001
Over 30 persons attended Newcomerstown Village Council meeting to express opposition to a construction project at Warner Field, a four-acre flood plain property on west Neighbor St.
Lee Stadium track torn up in preparation for a new track.
Port Washington Elementary students honored at a special dinner and awarded certificates for Accelerated Reader achievement were Brennan Rentsch, Megan McMahon, Jillian Geisey, Wendy Myer, Aaron McMahon, John Berkshire, Kristy Phillips, Beth Beabout, Kacy Bond and Kyle Voorhies.
Married: Mr. and Mrs. Myles (Barbara) Greathouse, Newcomerstown, 50th anniversary, June 16.
Deaths: Arthur L. Vierheller, 76; Dixie L. Bourne, 41; Franklin Junior Rhoads, 76; Hilda Elizabeth Ripley, 89.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1991
Newcomerstown's Delon Jackson finished second in the state in 110 meter hurdles and third in long jump, and Wendy Hinds took third in discus at the state track meet at Ohio Stadium, Columbus.
Charles Border elected commander of Thomas C. Montgomery Post 431, Newcomerstown.
Spring sports athletes honored at banquet included Trojan baseball players Troy Belt, MVP; John Tanksley, best offensive player, and Trevor Garretson, best defensive player.
Married: Mr. and Mrs. Howard Ross, Science Hill Rd., Newcomerstown, 45th anniversary, June 14; Mr. and Mrs. David (Nellie) Reppart, Minnesota, formerly of Newcomerstown, 50th anniversary, June 21; Mr. and Mrs. George (Beverly) Fenton, Lick Run Rd., Newcomerstown, 30th anniversary, June 11.
Deaths: Joseph O. Downs; Laura Blind, 90; Wanda Lewis, 78; Maggie VanFossen, 99; James L. Miskimen, 56; Goldie Quarles, 88; Rosa T. Buckey, 85; Richard Rose, 61; Jennie Walker, 91.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1981
Laurie Hart, daughter of the Alan Hart's of Newcomerstown, installed as worthy advisor of Rainbow Girls.
Robert Rexroad elected deputy grand knight of local Knights of Columbus.
"Disney on Parade" announced as parade theme for West Lafayette Homecoming June 24-27.
Rite of Confirmation held for Christine Ellwood, Karen Heid, Ronald Jones, Dan Reinhart and Ronnie Stevens at Grace United Church of Christ, Stone Creek.
Congress set aside land near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., for site of Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Married: Nancy Neal and Dr. Norman Forrest, May 29; Dr. and Mrs. J.H. Waelde, Newcomerstown, 40th anniversary, June 21; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Braniger, Kimbolton, 50th anniversary, June 12.
Deaths: Lester Elliott, 90; Mrs. Joseph (Edith) Geese, 87; Herbert F. Mathias, 80; William H. Parks, 68; Reece E. Whyde, 69; Robert Deeslie, 55.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1971
Army Spec. 4 Rodney B. McCune, 20-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry L. McCune, Newcomerstown, awarded Purple Heart for wounds suffered in action in Vietnam.
Graham Marshall of local Scott-Marshall Agency, received the bronze President's Achievement award from Ohio Farmers Insurance Group of Ohio for outstanding service.
Deaths: Mrs. Florence McDonnell, 86; Edward B. Miller, 80; Arthur Smetts, 81; Leora Buchanan, 79; Clarence Silverthorn, 65; Rev. E.R. Agricola, 87; Clifford Brown, 70.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1961
Renewal of three-mill levy for schools to be placed on November ballot.
Final report on drive to raise funds for benefit of Kurz-Kasch Inc. has been made by Chamber of Commerce as being $27,571.
James Shamel named recreation director for Cy Young Park.
Rotary team takes lead in Boys Baseball League.
Ron Walkenspaw graduates from University of Cincinnati.
Deaths: Mrs. Dan Hiester, 81; Mrs. Mary Chaney, 65; Jesse VanScyoc, 78; Marshall Nay, 54; John A. Corbett, 53; Edward Hoffman, 74; Francis Bachman, 78; Orlando Schwab, 89; Susan K. Slasor, infant; Mrs. Virgil Mason, 66; Mrs. Alma Harley, 54.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1951
The children of Daily Vacation Bible School present the pageant "A Story to Tell" under the direction of Mrs. Thelma Wilcox at the high School.
Mrs. Hubert McConnell new president of American Legion Auxiliary.
Heller Field Day held in Heller parking lot.
West Lafayette seniors take trip to Washington, D.C.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1941
Primary vote eliminated here for first time.
Rev. W.W. Ralph of Trinity Methodistt Church and Rev. Longsworth of College St. Methodist Church are asked to return to the close of the year.
Presbyterian Church burns mortgage in candlelight ceremony.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1931
Daily Vacation Bible School opens June 15.
Council rescinds second gas ordinance.
Drive for Boy Scout funds begins this week.
Married: Miss Floride Kistler and Herbert Lemke; Miss Edith Emerson and Leslie Berger.
Some 200 present at alumni banquet and the class of 1880 receives loving cup.
The Rod, Gun and Dog Club elected Earl Sharrock, president.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1921
A party of state officers inspects state canal.
M.C. Gardner, New Philadelphia, purchases the Johns Barber Shop.
Edward Hursey home near Bernice struck by lightning.
American Legion will promote indoor baseball.
Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Riggle, Bakersville, celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1911
C.E. Carr has major operation at Grant Hospital.
After July 1, all goods and provisions will be sold by weight.
W.C. Robinson, veterinarian, opens office here.
Married: James B. Miskimen and Miss Anna Thompson; Miss Ada Haver and George Ames; Olive Couts and Anderson Hunt.