TEN YEARS AGO - 2008
The Newcomerstown High School Teen Roadeo team won the overall title in the Tuscarawas County competition. Members of the team are Devony Pugh, Keelyne Kissell, Tiffany Bell, Robb Hendershot, Justin Stoffer and Nick Snell.
The Newcomerstown Quilting Bees is offering a quilt block piecing class at the Newcomerstown Public Library. Gladys Hinds will be the instructor.
Newcomerstown High School students are presenting a variety show at the River of Life Community Center at Christ United Methodist Church to raise money for Newcomerstown Thespians to attend the Muskingum College Musical Theatre Camp.
Newcomerstown cheerleaders Hannah Mason, Lindsay Belt and Heather Landis are pictured with a trophy won at a national competition in Florida.
Lindsay Norman is the Elks "Student of the Month" for May at Newcomerstown High School.
A submitted photo showed six generations of the Lottie (Harding) Bickel family. Pictured are Marie (Elliott) Stout, Sarah (Bourne) Dressler, Lindsey Dressler, Lottie (Harding) Bickel, Patty (Bradford) Clark, and Irene (McGinnis) Linn.
Newcomerstown’s baseball team improved to 12-5 with a win over Conotton Valley. Ryan Miller had three singles and Justin Rominger got the win on the mound. The team got two more wins to go to 14-5 with victories over Tusky Valley and Strasburg.
Joey McCall, formerly of Newcomerstown, was to be featured in "Fight Nite in the Flats 4" in Cleveland.
Rachel Miller of Newcomerstown received the inaugural Alta Albicht Scholarship Award from Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1998
Ericka Schlupp and Sam Weinzimmer crowned Queen and King of Newcomerstown High’s prom.
Rachelle Porcher and Jason Lahna were chosen Queen and King of Ridgewood High’s prom held at Lake Park Pavilion in Coshocton.
Dr. Aris Showkat was locating his internal medicine practice in Newcomerstown as part of a medical group.
Local high school baseball: Newcomerstown won 11-1 over Lakeland, 7-6 over Tuscarawas Central Catholic, and 7-6 over Strasburg led by Trojans Ryan Hendershot, Robert James, Andy Hursey, Chad Elliot and Jason Bryant; Indian Valley Braves lost to New Philadelphia 11-6 and to Tuslaw 8-3, but defeated Coshocton 9-1 with Bosco Shear the winning pitcher; Ridgewood lost to Garaway 8-3, to Tuscarawas Central Catholic 4-1, and to Strasburg 8-7.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Marde) Hothem, West Lafayette, were celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary May 11.
Deaths: William L. Magers, 73; Marjorie J. Ludwig, 72; Carl H. Young, 85; Herbert Keith, 86; Helen M. Caldwell, 73; Doris Hartman, 76; Carl H. Lester, 70.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1988
Hazel Ruby McQuain, Morgantown, W.Va., donated $8,000,000 toward new hospital at West Virginia University being named Ruby Memorial Hospital. Mrs. McQuain’s late husband, J.W. Ruby was a millionaire industrialist formerly of Newcomerstown.
Petula Bryant and Chris Charpentier reigned as prom queen and king at Ridgewood high.
Erik Bowman and Kelly Starcher crowned king and queen of Indian Valley South’s prom.
Newcomerstown voters defeated a 2.3 mill school bond issue for building expansions.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1978
Local businessmen and officials study feasibility of renovation program for Newcomerstown.
An Amish farm near Port Washington and other Ohio locations chosen for filming portions of "Centennial," a 25-hour novel-for-television.
Trojans won the Inter Valley Conference track and field title at Lee Stadium with 115 points. Ridgewood took second with 92 points , and Indian Valley South finished tenth.
Port Washington announced plans to restore its old town hall.
NHS Band honored at banquet with special awards presented to Connie Hannahs, Lisa McMillen, Sharna Smith, Bonnie Ellis, Rick Maloy and Connie Hart.
Ridgewood High’s 14th annual commencement and baccalaureate announced for May 28 with Jo Ellen Markley, valedictorian, Tracy Mark Murray, salutatorian. Rev. Alice Murray and U.S. Air Force Captain James R. Robinson, speakers.
Deaths: Mrs. Harold (Kaye) Medley, California, killed in plane crash; Mary A. Mack, 69.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1968
Newcomerstown and Oxford Twp. residents voted for the loser in the primary election favoring Frank Lausche over John Gilligan for U.S. Senate, 166-144.
Port Washington residents make third attempt with petitions to transfer a portion of Indian Valley School District to the Newcomerstown district.
State Sen. Oliver Ocasek speaker at dedication of new Newcomerstown High School with 550 attending.
Trojans take second place in Cambridge Jaycees Single A relays.
Deaths: Walter K. Clark, 24; Mary Lyons, 99.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1958
434 go to polls in local primary.
Dr. Russell J. Humbert, president of DePaul University, to be commencement speaker.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1948
Rev. Daena Cargnel, Dennison, new minister of Assembly of God Church.
Military funeral services held for Pfc. Eugene Meek, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Meek, at EUB Church.
447 go to polls in primary here.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1938
Flood taxes berated at Chamber of Commerce meeting.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1928
Council plans to resurface Main St.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1918
George Hayward, Wadsworth, succeeds John Schooley as manager of Neikirk store.
ONE HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS AGO - 1908
Annual high school commencement is Friday with nine graduates.