TEN YEARS AGO - 2008

Newcomerstown Mayor Steve Guy discussed a proposed ordinance for landlords and renters to provide contact information.

Newcomertown and West Lafayette hosted annual Christmas Parades that included the Newcomerstown Veterans Honor Guard.

The Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office was investigating the homicide of an unidentified white male found shot and burned near Zoarville.

An 18-year-old Cleveland hunter was in fair condition after being shot in the arm while deer hunting in Salt Fork State Park.

The Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce and Newcomerstown Historical Society was inviting the community to a Christmas celebration in the parking lot between the two museums on Canal Street.

Lonnie Kirk of West Lafayette, formerly of Newcomerstown and a skydiving instructor and photographer, is pictured doing a tandem dive with his sister, Connie Kirk Welch of Flagler Beach, Florida.

Deaths: Ruth M. Berkshire, 84, Newcomerstown; Pearl Craigo, 89, Newcomerstown; Vodean L. Bryan, 94, Newcomerstown; Barbara E. Hunt, 58, Newcomerstown; Mary E. Snell, 74, Newcomerstown.

Stan Winters, president of the Newcomerstown Lions Club, is pictured with Tom Cahoon, Lions Deputy District Governor, at the club’s Christmas party.

The Newcomerstown Trojans boys basketball team opened the season with a win over Coshocton, 69-61. The Trojans had four players in double figures: Curtis Blind, 20; Caleb Rankin, 18; Chase Addy, 17; J.C. Rine, 10.

Ridgewood’s Generals lost to Coshocton, 65-63. Jared Kreitzer led Ridgewood with 17 points while Tyler McCullough added 15.

Ridgewood’s Lady Generals defeated Strasburg in the season opener, 51-49, with Courtney Babcock nailing a pair of free throws with seconds left in the game for the difference in the score.

Newcomerstown’s Lady Trojans lost to Garaway, 40-28. Chelsea Fenton led Newcomerstown with 10 points and five rebounds.

Newcomerstown wrestlers had seven wrestlers place in the Hillsdale Invitational, led by a second place finish by Marcus Maris at 140 pounds.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1998

American Legion Post 431, Newcomerstown, announced Americanism winners: Shelley Opphile and Brock Miskimen, seniors; Estella McKinney and Andy Wolff, juniors; Tara Belt and Tristan Mizer, sophomores.

Wesley S. Deffenbaugh installed as worshipful master of Lone Star Lodge No. 175, Newcomerstown.

Local basketball: Nicole Spring and Bekah Jones each scored 17 points to lead the undefeated Lady Trojans to 44-38 win over Malvern; Lady Generals 6-0 on season with wins of 50-28 against Tuscarawas Central Catholic, 54-43 over Indian Valley, and 53-40 over Strasburg with Cori Arnold scoring 21 points and Lindsay Mast scoring her 1000th career point; Trojans lost to Hiland 63-55; General Brian Warren scored the winning bucket in Ridgewood’s 62-61 win over Indian Valley.

Married: Amy Ashworth and Howard W. Perry, Nov. 7.

Deaths: Joyce A. Leading, 63; Harry B. England, 93; E. LaNelle Bates, 69; Mildred H. Stocker, 76.

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1988

Trojans remained unbeaten in Inter Valley Conference with 63-60 double-overtime victory at Freeport  against Lakeland Raiders.

Ridgewood Generals defeated Indian Valley  Braves 75-47.

Julie Mizer selected as Hugh O’Brien Youth Foundation Leadership candidate from NHS.

Sandy Mahaffey, Newcomerstown License Bureau registrar announced contract signed to possibly keep the agency here open through mid- 1989, as changes in Ohio’s deputy  registrar system threatened closing of local bureau.

Deaths: Philip J. Zink Jr., 64; Katherine Lurk, 83; Chester Johnson, 75; Floyd W. Angle, 85; Mabel E. Gross, 89; Charles E. Scarberry, 65.

 

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1978

George Brindley, chairman of American Legion Post 431’s Americanism contest, announced Vickie Brubaker and Christopher Shalosky, both Newcomerstown, and Von Beal of Indian Valley South winners in the Tuscarawas County contest.

According to Ohio population booklet Tuscarawas County’s population was 80,400; Newcomerstown, approximately 3,997; Port Washington, 583; Gnadenhutten, 1,269; Stone Creek, 167; West Lafayette, 1, 945; Plainfield, 213; Kimbolton, 267.

Basketball: Trojans lost to Garaway 63-55; Ridgewood Generals won 54-47 over Hiland and 56-48 over Garaway; Indian Valley South Rebels maintained an unblemished record winning their fifth victory 59-42 at Lakeland.

Jefferson Grange women baked and packed some 65 dozen cookies for Stone Creek area servicemen, shut-ins and senior citizens.

Deaths: Col. William R. Dayton, 76; Lester L. Reichman, 71; William (Moe) Roberts Jr., 50; Joseph Hootman, 58;  Mrs. Irene Chaney, 69; Mrs. Elva P. Wolff, 81;  Mrs. Homer (Elsie) Porter, 65; Ambrose A. Parker, 71.

 

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1968

Captain Thomas B. Basehart and Sgt. James Shivers Jr., both of Newcomerstown, receive the Bronze Star medal for outstanding service with U.S. Army in Vietnam.

Newcomerstown schools receive $181,407 from personal and classified taxes according to County Auditor Donald R. Kinsey.

Santa Claus visits Newcomerstown Dec. 14 and treats some 600 children.

Walter Lahmers, Newcomerstown, elected vice president of Tuscarawas County Fair Board.

Trojan Ernie Triplett selected to play in annual North-South All -Star High School Football Game in Canton Aug. 8.

Area basketball: Newcomerstown over Malvern 59-52; Garaway over Ridgewood Generals 84-61; Indian Valley South over Jewett 57-56; IV South over Dover St. Joseph 57-44; Hiland over IV South 54-50.

Deaths: Lorin B. Palmer, former president of Oxford Bank, 77; Walter Secrest; John Johnson, 57; Frank R. Hunt, 70; F.H. Bennett, 82.

 

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1958

Willis Haver delivers address at Elks Memorial Service for deceased members.

Ronald Yanai, recently discharged from U.S. Army, accepts accountant position with Reeld, Marwick, Michael and Co., Columbus.

Mrs. June Allensworth installed as worthy matron and Edwin Miller, worthy patron of Arbutus Chapter 288 OES, Port Washington.

Married: Miss Sharon Milhoan and Harold Lawver; Mrs. Rosemary Harris and Virgil Connell; Miss Edna L. Heller and Harry Meek; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Silverthorne, R.D. 2, 60th anniversary, Dec. 18.

Deaths: Mrs. Richard Roe, 22; Norman Furl Mason Jr., infant.

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1948

B.K. Castle purchases interest in C.E. Ortt store.

American Legion gives $100 to Rescue Mission Tabernacle.

Newcomerstown defeated by Uhrichsville 39-26.

Married: Miss Tabernack becomes bride of E.D. Rothenstein.

Deaths: William Denning, 72; Henry C. Swain, 80; Mrs. Gladys Martin, 41; Donald Jackson, 5.

 

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1938

Robert Lee elected president of local fire department.

Woodrow Portz gets bachelor of chemical engineering degree at OSU.

 

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1928

Newcomerstown Finance incorporated for $100,000.

A.S. Baker sells garage at Stone Creek and moves to Newcomerstown.

Marshall Frank Fisher dies at home on W. State St.

 

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1918

Newcomerstown enrolls names of boys killed in World War I.

Bert Wilson, former resident, killed while at work in Cleveland.

Charles W. Bales, 26, dies of influenza.