TEN YEARS AGO - 2008
Newcomerstown Village Council questioned the high cost of bids for capping the landfill with bids ranging from $932,814.70 to $2,087,474.75.
The Newcomertown Board of Education began discussion about extracurricular activities for home schooled students.
The Newcomerstown Music Boosters thanked donors who raised money for new band uniforms, including WalMart, Senior Citizens, Bowman’s Sportswear, Mike Hoskins, Bev Darr, Jeanne Andrade, Kurz Kasch, Southeastern Med, Aultman Blood Center, Cheryl Hogue, Morgan Pharmacy, Ourant Funeral Home and all the parents and community members.
Deaths: Sarah J. Ellwood, 83; Charles M. Wright, 78, Port Washington; Robert E. Myers, 80, Newcomerstown; Evelyn L. Craigo, 90, formerly of Newcomerstown.
Baker’s IGA and St. Paul Lutheran Church each announced separate fundraisers for the Relay for Life.
Local athletes chosen for The Times-Reporter Charity All-Star Football Game included: Robb Hendershot, Ian Morrow and Justin Stoffer of Newcomerstown; Jordan Lusk, Jesse Maloy and Eric Pitcher of Ridgewood; and Kolton Crites, Casey Morrison of Indian Valley.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1998
The late Gary King and the late Don Kehl, well-known community leaders, eulogized at annual Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce banquet. Richard Stoffer named Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year, and president Charlene Kehl presented President’s awards to Wally Curtiss and Lou Vannucci. Chief Netawates awards went to Mike’s Body Shop, Brian’s Tire, Bowman Sportswear, The Feed Barn, Wilkin Plumbing and Electric, Bennett Photography, and Creekside Development.
NHS four-year scholarship award winners included Julia Booth, Julie Lawton, Kristi Henry, Kenneth Rochester, Sascha Stein, and Angie Smith.
Ridgewood Generals defeated the Trojans 103-29 in Inter Valley Conference track meet at Ridgewood. Lady Generals won 88-40 over the Lady Trojans.
Indian Valley Future Farmers of America elected Mike Freeland as president for 1998-99.
Deaths: Viola M. Black, 94; W.E. "Pete" Fenton, 77.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1988
Award recipients at Chamber of Commerce banquet included Wayne Mortine and Bill Thompson for Thompson’s IGA "Backdoor Cafe"; Bill McGarrity and Michael Bennett, Pacemaker Plastics; Leman Clark, Cy Young Lanes; Steve Myers, Myers TV; William Ourant, Riverside Apartments; Bernard Booth, Echo Point Hardwoods; Gary Chaney, Oxford Twp. Trustees; Andy Popadak, Newcomerstown Jaycees.
Trojans finished fourth, ahead of three larger schools, in Johnson Family Track and Field Meet at New Concord. Ryan Nigro had the Trojans only first place with 11-6 pole vault. Lady Trojans finished seventh.
Mrs. Pauline Rice, West Lafayette, elected president of Cambridge Baptist Association Ladies.
Death: Catherine Ridgeway, 64.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1978
Retiring teacher Lorene Fowler and maintenance workers Mrs. Willie Belle Harris and Donald Clark honored at dinner at Bonvechio’s by Newcomerstown Teachers Assn. and the Ohio Assn. of Public School Employees. Farrill Sharrock served as toastmaster.
Mayor Robert Hall proclaimed May 28-29 "Poppy Days" in Newcomerstown.
Some 270 women attend Cambridge District United Methodist Women’s meeting at local Christ United Methodist Church.
Deaths: Walter L. Coulter, 67; John O. Meek, 47; Mrs. Margaret Hill, 68; Ethel I. Hunt, 74; Clarence Craigo, 85; Walter Denham, 65; Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, 81.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1968
The new Newcomerstown High School dedicated with Rev. George Shurtz guest speaker.
Cara Gean Ward, seven year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Ward, West Lafayette, struck and killed by car.
Trojans won the Class A title in Dover Tornado Relays.
Funeral services held at Gnadenhutten Moravian Church for Matthew Eisele, six, son of Astronaut and Mrs. Donn (Harriett) Eisele. Mrs. Eisele was formerly of Gnadenhutten. Eisele was with the Apollo Space program in Houston, Texas.
Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Earl Pope, golden anniversary; Mr. and Mrs. C.W. DeLong, golden anniversary; Mr. and Mrs. James T. Rodgers, silver anniversary.
Deaths: Ulmont Beal, 65; Bessie M. Ott, 47; Darrell Stoffer, 53; Martha E. Adkins, 82; Effie Leonhard, 92; Nellie Booth, 86; Luther T. Swaim, 88.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1958
Lee Clarke promoted to production supervisor at Sielon Inc. Plastics Division.
Madge Dillehay elected president of BPW Club.
Rev. Robert Muffy elected president of newly-formed Newcomerstown Industrial Council.
Melvin E. Tharp, Advertising Director of The Columbus Dispatch, to be Chamber of Commerce banquet speaker.
Deaths: Harvey M. Cramlet, 70; V.J. Knezevich, 71.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1948
Donald Kopes is valedictorian and Miss Helen Stall, salutatorian, of 1948 graduating class.
High school agricultural students plant 300 pines on hillside at Cy Young Park.
Haver Electric Suppy marks 25th year.
Chamber of Commerce dinner attended by 130.
Mrs. Charles Yingling new BPW president.
American Legion to sponsor junior baseball team.
B.K. Castle elected president of Lions Club.
Miss Marvene Lehman marries Jack Hultz.
Deaths: J. Floyd Crater, 57; Mrs. Alice Starker, 77.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1938
Bakersville school burns to the ground when struck by lightning.
The Oliver Deardorff home in Port Washington damaged by fire.
Townsend Club organized here.
Miss MacRuth Hardy becomes bride of William A. Beers Jr.
Miss Mary Simoni chosen attendant to Mary Queen at Otterbein College.
NINETY YEARS AGO -1928
Kilgore Pistol factory destroyed by fire.
Post Boy Grange votes to build grange hall.
Child Conservation League formed at home of Mrs. Ralph Scott.
Death: Curtis Roseborough.
Miss Martha Stahler, student at Ithaca Conservatory of Music, wins silver medal in contest.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO -1918
Local Boy Scout Band to play at Scout meeting at Wheeling, W.Va.
Professor Marlowe elected superintendent of schools, succeeding E.E. Smock.
Mrs. Mary McFadden, Newcomerstown’s oldest woman, dies at age 91.
D.J. Lydick breaks several bones in right hand while cranking his auto hearse.
ONE HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS AGO - 1908
Reception held for Rev. O.C. Kramer by Lutheran congreation.
Attorneys E.E. Lindsey and Frank Murphy dissolve partnership; Murphy will be connected with a Cleveland firm.
Tuscarawas County Democratic Convention endorses William Jennings Bryan for president.