TEN YEARS AGO - 2008

Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee visited the Welch Brothers (K.L. Welch & Sons) Farm near Newcomerstown, posing for an O-H-I-O picture with Brett Burrier, Mackenzie Kistler, Woody Burrier, Marianne Burrier and Erin Burrier.

Tim Bryant resigned as assistant street superintendent in Newcomerstown after 15 years of working for the village.

Youth members of the First Baptist Church painted The Ten Commandments on the side of the church. Pictured with the effort are Matt and Stephanie Ellis, Patricia Porter, Paul Mathews and Joseph Johnston.

For her 84th birthday, Elizabeth Hammersley of Newcomerstown took her first motorcycle ride with her son-in-law, Lyle Wikoff.

Twenty-seven Newcomerstown High School seniors were pictured for earning scholarshps, including Nathan Adamik, Lindsey Belt, Samantha Crossman, Rachel Gribble, Robb Hendershot, Keelyne Kissel, Heather Landis, Ashley Lehman, Lindsey Norman, Hannah Mason, Michaela Miller, Rachel Miller, Ryan Miller, Ian Morrow, Brian Pritchard, Ashley Pugh, Whitney Rose, Nick Snell, Alicia Somogye, Stacy Studer, Nicole Tillman, Hannah West and Britni Williams.

Deaths: George E. Cutshall, 78, formerly of Fresno; Frances E. Montgomery, 63, Malta.

Wilma Marlatt is pictured as the winner of a Newcomerstown themed throw given away by Morgan Health Mart Pharmacy’s 60th anniversary celebration.

Don Keating of Newcomerstown was to be featured on The History Channel’s program "Monster Quest" to talk about the Ohio Grassman, dealing with Bigfoot reports in Ohio.

Information about the Relay for Life and the Cy Young Festival is featured in The News.

Devony Pugh and Amber Gibson of Newcomerstown were named to the All-Eastern District softball team first team; teammates Kirsten Ritchie and Krysten Raach were second team. For Ridgewood, Haley Kolmerten and Mindy McDorman made first team while Katie McVey and Sally Sharier were second team. For Indian Valley, Jenna Allensworth and Nicole Haskinson were first team and Emily Kennedy and Shelby Schupp were second team.

Chase Addy earned All-Ohio honors with a fifth place finish in the pole vault at the state meet, going 13-4.

Taylor Lehman and Paul Matthews of the Newcomerstown Middle School received the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1998

Marvin Beatty, 59, Mineral City, charged with murder in the shooting death of his ex-wife, Kay I. Wood, 56, Malvern, at her work place, Laborers International Hall in Newcomerstown.

Third Annual " Safe Kids Day" sponsored by McDonald’s restaurant June 6 with assistance from Explorer Post 616 and the Newcomerstown Police Dept.

Dr. Dennis Davis of Buckeye Chiropractic Clinic in Newcomerstown leaving for Wooster, and Dr. Dan Stambaugh was taking over the local office.

Married: Mr. and Mrs. George (Virginia ) Temple, Newcomerstown, 50th anniversary, June 27; Mr. and Mrs. George (Bev) Darr, Newcomerstown, 25th anniversary, June 16.

Death: Lee O. Clarke, 75.

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1988

Newcomerstown schools Supt. Grant Sheppard resigned to accept similar position at Gallipolis.

Drought conditions stressing crops.

Port Washington School principal Rusty McDonald resigned to become superintendent of Ottoville Local Schools.

Deaths: Marjorie F. Bean, 86; Cletus Hamilton, 80; Robert R. Caruthers, 53; Hazel Irene Hunnell, 78; Clarence Bean; Laura H. McGuire, 92; Harry E. Graham, 77.

 

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1978

Newcomerstown Garden Club, with Mrs. Louis Vannucci president, announced plans to plant shrubs at Zeisberger Monument on Pilling St.

Jo Ellen Markley resigned as queen during West Lafayette’s 30th anniversary Chamber of Commerce Homecoming.

Port Washington Alumni banquet attended by 227 in Port Washington.

The 44th annual Stone Creek High School Alumni banquet attended by 213 at Delphian Inn, New Philadelphia.

Married: Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth (Candy) Tedrick, Kimbolton R.D. 2, 40th anniversary,  June 18; Mr. and Mrs. M.L. (Hattie) Gossett, Port Washington, 40th anniversary, June 25.

Deaths: Rev. George Gilmore, 89; Mrs. Betty Moore, 52; Hazel Rutledge, 83.

 

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1968

Board of education approved transfer of Wheeling Local School District to Newcomerstown district.

Ground broken on Oak St. for new Christ United Methodist Church.

Barn on Dennis Bahmer farm, Newcomerstown-West Lafayette Rd., total loss after lightning strikes.

U.S. Rt. 36 5.9 mile Newcomerstown bypass reported 94 percent compete.

 

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1958

Bakersville Presbyterian Church observes 125th year.

Mayor Dilford Beiter elected Lions Club President.

Rev. John Fabian to be installed as pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Married: Miss Cora Mae Arth and Carl Lawver; Miss Carol Art and Thomas Bourne; Miss Moira Jean Saylor and Willis Tufford.

Deaths: Mrs. Jessie Loos, 79; Mrs. Opha McCleary, 56.

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1948

American Legion and Elks donate $15,000 to assure construction of swimming pool.

Dr. Clarence E. Harco, Cleveland, takes over office of the late Dr. John Kistler.

Alfred Lewis Heller, vice president and general manager of local Heller plant, dies at his home in Spring Lake, N.J.

 

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1938

Council receives avalanche of petitions for hard-surfaced streets.

Edward VanSickle chosen representative to Boys State.

Married: Miss Matilda Murphy and Lewis Hemlinger; Miss Thelma Glazer and Ralph Darragh.

 

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1928

Linton Evangelistic Camp meetings are in progress at West School grounds.

Miss Lotti King and Cecil Haver married at New Philadelphia.

 

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1918

C.E. Brother, jeweler, sells his interest to C.E. Gardner.

Married: Miss Beulah Pierce and Daniel Patterson; Miss Violette Phillips and Wilbur C. Miskimen; Clarence Wigfield and Miss Christine Kirkbride.

Death: Andrew W. Shurtz, 76.