TEN YEARS AGO - 2008
Shawn P. Lindsay was approved as the new Newcomerstown village solicitor. Ryan Styer, the former solicitor, was elected Tuscarawas County Prosecutor.
Mayor Steve Guy said he’s hoping village residents will take advantage of having recycling dumpsters placed at the Newcomerstown Street Department.
Alyce and Larry McNamara are featured in a story about the Dew Drop Inn in West Lafayette.
A Dennison man was cited for failure to yield the right of way after his vehicle hit the police cruiser driven by Newcomerstown Police Chief Tim Miller. Chief Miller complained about a headache but no other injuries were reported.
Deaths: Lois J. Belt, 64, West Lafayette.
The Newcomerstown Trojans fell to the undefeated Strasburg Tigers, 50-41. J.C. Rine led Newcomerstown with 15 points and Chase Addy added 11. The Trojans got their second win of the season, besting Conotton Valley, 60-46.
Trojan wrestlers defeated Beallsville, 47-24, and split a triangular, beating the Indian Valley B team and losing to Dalton.
The Newcomerstown Lady Trojans got their first victory of the year, defeating Malvern, 53-30. Chelsea Fenton had 16 points and Steph Felton had 15. Ridgewood bested the Lady Trojans, 56-28. Maggie Nagle led Ridgewood with 14 points.
Barb Marlatt retired from Eureka Hardware in Newcomerstown after 25 years with the company. Company manager Randy Worthington noted she would be missed. Company owner Dick McCoy sent her a dozen roses.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1998
Over 100 Newcomerstown area families benefited from the 23rd annual Share-A-Christmas, and 3,826 families in Tuscarawas County received help through the program during the Christmas season.
Millie Russell elected president of Newcomerstown Senior Citizens.
Girls basketball: Lady Trojans suffered their first loss of the season, 61-31 to Hiland; Ridgewood 7-1 on season after their first loss, 71-53 to Hiland; Lindsay Cameron scored 13 points to help lead the Indian Valley Lady Braves to a 45-33 win over New Philadelphia.
Married: Aimee Gail Walters and Bryan L. Proctor, Nov. 14.
THIRTY YEARS AGO -1988
The Friends of the Library sponsored Poppinjay Puppets performances in Newcomerstown.
Local basketball: Indian Valley Braves won 74-40 over Conotton Valley and lost to Coshocton 69-58; Ridgewood Generals defeated Garaway 75-61.
Mr. and Mrs. Dean (Elizabeth) Hammersley, Newcomerstown, observed their 45th wedding anniversary, Dec. 22.
Ridgewood High School’s quiz team took fourth place out of eight teams at competition at Ohio University.
Deaths: E. Dean Tidrick, 57; James R. Hutchinson, 63; Alfred K. Phillips, 61.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1978
No injuries reported in separate fires that completely destroyed the homes of three area families, including the Denver Larrison family on Guernsey R.D. 2, the Gary Rose family of Kimbolton, and the Willis Wright family of Co. Rd. 3, Newcomerstown.
Attorney Tom Little, graduate of Newcomerstown High, Ashland College and Akron University Law School, and having served in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps in Norfolk, Va., joined the office of Attorney Richard Young in Newcomerstown.
Charles Arth, Newcomerstown R.D. 1, re-elected chairman of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service for a two-year term.
Cheryl Wells, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Wells, Newcomerstown, named Newcomerstown High School winner in Veterans of Foreign Wars essay contest.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1968
Woody Couts, Newcomerstown Middle School sixth grader, wins trip to Washington to the inauguration of President Richard Nixon. He won the trip in an essay contest sponsored by the Kroger Co.
Trojans lost to Garaway 73-57.
John DeRing, Newcomerstown, a member of The Ohio State University Marching Band, going to Rose Bowl in California.
C.C. "Ben" Speelman displays Civil War collection at local high school.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1958
More than 1,200 visitors filed through the Seiberling plant during open house Dec. 9.
Santa Claus gives candy to approximately 900 Newcomerstown children.
Harry Sweitzer, 71, seriously injured in auto crash.
Mrs. Doris Ross installed as worthy matron and Wildon Clutter, worthy patron of Oriental Chapter 106, OES.
Miss Barbara Patterson and Joan Cutshall Hannahs, graduates of Ruth Brant School of Nursing in Martins Ferry, pass state nurses examination.
Jaycees start raising funds for park improvements.
Mrs. Vida Loader Callentine and Mrs. Beverly Norman Crumbly receive diplomas from Ohio State University.
Deaths: Mrs. Clyde Lee, 80; James F. Ames, 59.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1948
Some 700 attend C.I.O. Christmas party for children in high school auditorium.
Trojans defeat Byesville 44-30.
Philip Mardis, 18, loses arm in hunting accident.
Hobby Club and Sr. Y-Teen members take Christmas gifts to children at County Home.
Heller Brothers donate $1,000 to the pool.
BPW Club gives $500 to pool fund.
Over 100 deer bagged in county in first season.
Married: Mrs. Nola Reinhart and Alvie Shurtz; Miss Edna Casteel and Richard Morrison; Miss Freda Guy and Leman Clark.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1938
Trojan football team honored at banquet by Rotary Club.
Neighbor Street Park will be scene of annual Christmas program.
Clow’s to pay $3,200 bonuses to employees.
Farm home of Fred Lyons destroyed by fire.
Miss Mary Lou Johns and Sanford Steel married by D.A. Morris.
Miss Florine Marlatt chosen member of Sigma Alpha Iota national honorary music fraternity at Ohio University.
Mrs. W.P. Lease, Wolf, badly cut in face in auto accident.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1928
The News Printing Co. installs new press.
Miss Florence Ellen Ruby and Lorin Johns married by Rev. Bashford.
Deaths: Infant twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. William Nolan die of pneumonia; Mrs. Callie Rogers, 81.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1918
Darrell Beiter reported missing in action.
Elvin Smith dies overseas.
Adam Wigfield sells draying business to John King.
Mr. and Mrs. George Miskimen leave for Sanibel, Fla., where a bungalow is being erected for them by Frank Mercer.