TEN YEARS AGO - 2007
Council member Janet Bush said it would be her "pet project" to do an assessment on where street lights need to be added in Newcomerstown.
Indian Valley Future Farmers of America members had a food drive. Members Jessica Cost and Shelby Schupp are pictured loading some of the 4,201 pounds of food that was collected.
Deaths: Hallie Heston, 84, Oldham Road, Cambridge; Evelyn Florence Hayes, 83, Kimbolton; Mary Fischio, 80, Newcomerstown.
The Newcomerstown Board of Education approved the resignations of: Jeff Baker, football coach; Bruce Reid, part-time custodian; Steve Lower, Newcomerstown Park Board.
Youth deer hunters in Ohio killed 10,515 deer during the two-day Youth Deer-Gun Season.
‘Ladies Night Out’ was scheduled for Nov. 29 at Christ United Methodist Church, to benefit the local Relay For Life.
Newcomerstown’s boys basketball team lost to Coshocton, 89-50, with J.C. Rine scoring 23 for the Trojans. Ridgewood also lost to Coshocton, 70-39, with Tyler McCullough and Jared Kreitzer each having 11 for the Generals.
Returning letter winners for Coach Don Stevens’ Newcomerstown wrestling team were Brennen McWhorter, Steve Lafferty, Ed Lyons, David Wilmes, Carter Ebberwine and Chris Holt.
Newcomerstown’s Lady Trojans lost their first game of the season, 52-28, to Conotton Valley. Amber Gibson, Stephany Felton and Devony Pugh led them with six points each.
Newcomerstown High School Thespians presented "Smokey Joe’s Cafe."
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1997
Lone Star Lodge #175, Newcomerstown, presented 50-year membership pins to Ralph D. Tilton and J. Harold Davis, both of Newcomerstown.
The Indian Valley Chapter of Future Farmers of America was honored as one of top three FFA chapters in the nation at 70th National Convention in Kansas City, Mo.
Effective Nov. 1, American Electric Power announced walk-in service for customers no longer offered at its 120 N. 4th st., Coshocton, location. Customers instead would have to pay electric bills at select area businesses. Deaths: Leslie R. Early, 72; Juanita Beaver, 72; Merle Sickles, 83.
TWENTY YEARS AGO --1987
Marvin Hursey, Newcomerstown, re-elected to three-year term on Tuscarawas County Agricultural Society (fair board).
Eastern District football honors went to local area athletes, Larry Laisure of Indian Valley South , Div. 5 Back of the Year, and Dave Wentz, Ridgewood, Div. 4 Lineman of the Year. District All-Star team included Dwight Abner and Mike Morrison of Newcomerstown, Tim Martin and Erik Bowman of Indian Valley South, and Leroy Bethel, Joe Guinther and Bart Mathews, Ridgewood.
Whit Parks, graduate of Newcomerstown High, named Div. 1 Coach of the Year for guiding his Zanesville Blue Devils to 8-2 record.
Basketball season opens with Indian Valley South topping Sandy Valley 78-55. Ridgewood Generals lost 78-57 to Waynedale.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. (Martha) Bonnell, North Redington Beach, Fla., former Newcomerstown residents, mark 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 25.
Deaths: Clara Elizabeth Ruppenthal, 98; Rev. Nola P. Johnson, 80; Clifford A. Welsch, 74.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1977
Temperatures in mid-20s and light snow did not prevent crowd from greeting Santa Claus as he arrived in Newcomerstown aboard village firetruck; 800 youngsters received treats.
Gov. James Rhodes participated in ceremony officially opening New Philadelphia South Broadway overpass constructed by W.M. Brode Co. of Newcomerstown.
Ridgewood opened basketball session with 63-42 loss to West Holmes, ending the Generals 27-game regular season win streak. The Generals finished the previous season as Ohio's top Class AA team.
Married: Melodye DeWitt and David E. Little, Nov. 19.
Deaths: Leone Baird Weaver, 90; Clelia Mercer, 75; Clayton Gardner, 73.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1967
Pennsylvania Railroad train cars derailed here causing halt in railway traffic and blocking crossings for over two hours.
New First Baptist Church, River St., dedicated with 305 persons in attendance.
Married: Miss Catherine Hartline and Stephen Shalosky; Mr. and Mrs. Chester Gross, Stone Creek, 20th anniversary.
Deaths: Shannon Lynn Chamberlain, infant; F. Irvin Hinds, 56.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1957
Dean Leedy of Newcomerstown Toastmasters Club wins Panther Award.
Melvin Little elected to council.
Charles Arth to head Farm Bureau.
Deaths: Miss Ida Markley, 53; David Maple, 71; Frank Tyler, 88; Mrs. V.L. Kinsey, 64.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1947
Jesse R. Mulvane, engineer, retires from railroad after 50 years.
Scottish Rite Club organized here with O.J. Beiter, president.
1,570 letters sent out with Christmas seals. Leslie Besst, local chairman.
Death: Mrs. Alvera Reidenbach, 78, dies at her home near Hartwood.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1937
Fall Festival draws large list of contestants.
Benefit gifts seen as way to wipe out Trojan deficit.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1927
P.J. Atkinson sells Grocery to Perry Atkinson.
Heller Bros. submit proposition to council to consolidate the Rex and Vixon Tool Co.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1917
Sons of Veterans will entertain G.A.R.
Boy Scouts band will play for Ohio Corn Tour at Washington D.C.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1907
George W. Mulvane, president of Oxford Bank, hooks 11-pound pike in river west of town.
Tuscarawas County Telephone Co. lists 225 subscribers in Newcomerstown.