TEN YEARS AGO - 2009
Vane Scott and his late wife, Barbara, were to be honored by the Ohio Department of Aging for their volunteerism at the "Joined Hearts in Giving" celebration in Columbus.
The Newcomerstown News unveiled a new website, www.newcomerstown-news.com.
Brothers SFC John L. Somogye and SPC Michael R. Somogye, graduates of Newcomerstown High School, are pictured with each other as part of the U.S. Army assigned to the Peace Keeping Forces in Mosul, Iraq. They are the sons of Mike and Eileen Somogye of Newcomerstown.
Matt and Lisa Leonard of Newcomerstown are featured for their involvement with the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Newcomerstown council recognized the Street Department’s efforts during a recent snowstorm. Todd Carr and Matt Jenkins are sworn in as new reserve police officers in Newcomerstown. Mike Brooks will be sworn in at a later date.
Deaths: Betty L. Popadak, 82, Newcomerstown; Mary Rose Bradford, 77, Newcomerstown; Floyd Charles "Shep" Sheppard, 73, Newcomerstown.
In a rematch, Newcomerstown Trojans defeat Ridgewood, 57-51, with Chase Addy scoring 24 points and Caleb Rankin adding 15. Ridgewood also lost to Malvern, 94-56. Thomas Ellis led the Generals with 15 points. Newcomerstown also defeated Conotton Valley, 68-51.
The Newcomerstown Lady Trojans earned a victory in overtime, defeating Conotton Valley, 45-41, with Steph Felton hitting two free throws and Kori Conner hitting a bucket for the only points in overtime. Ridgewood lost to Garaway, 40-30 and Triway beat Indian Valley, 64-48.
The Newcomerstown wrestlers defeated Conotton Valley and Malvern at the Canton South Invitational
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1999
Newcomerstown village officials proposed a water and sewer rate increase that would help the water department operate in the black.
The 1999 Newcomerstown Sweet Hearts Follies community variety show being presented Feb. 12-13 in the Newcomerstown Middle School auditorium.
Robert James scored 31 points to lead the Newcomerstown Trojans to a 73-71 win over Malvern and 23 points in a 75-30 win over Jewett-Scio. Ridgewood won 63-61 over Strasburg and lost to Heiland, 82-56, at "The Dome." Indian Valley lost to New Philadelphia on a last second shot and then won over Carrollton on a last second shot by Jason Zimmerman.
Deaths: Lester "Bud" Little, 86; Gladys M. Regula, 86.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1989
Charter members Carrie Dennis, Celia Porcher, Goldie Stocker and Delores Sibole were honored at a dinner meeting of the Newcomerstown Women of the Moose.
Cy Young Celebration was renamed the Newcomerstown Hometown Festival.
Rev. Ron Shekels succeeds Pastor John Kroll as minister at the Newcomerstown Assembly of God.
Area boys basketball: Newcomerstown lost to Caldwell, 73-46, and to Indian Valley, 66-45. Indian Valley also beat Canton Heritage Christian, 70-49. Ridgewood defeated Buckeye Trail, 69-64, and lost to Tusky Valley, 55-50.
Deaths: Retired Postmaster John H. Scott, 82; Elizabeth Dichler, 94; Frank R. Michael, Sr., 83; Ethel J. Carrothers, 68; Mary Agnes Bush, 87; Gaynelle G. Stewart, 86.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1979
A 14-year-old Newcomerstown boy entered a guilty plea to charges of aggravated murder and aggravated robbery in connection with the Jan. 20 slaying of Leonard Alexander, 56, of Newcomerstown, owner of the Shady Bend Tavern.
Newcomerstown Trojans lost to Heiland, 49-44. Ridgewood defeated Lakeland, 57-48.
Married: Faylene Hoffman and Thomas Zimmerman, Jan. 20.
Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Russell Marquand, Newcomerstown, Newcomerstown R.D. 3, 40th anniversary on Jan. 9.
Deaths: James Albaugh, 66; Charlie B. Fisher, 67.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1969
New Hickory Flat Greens Golf Course and clubhouse being constructed near West Lafayette, opening May 1.
Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District files petition with the Tuscarawas County Board of Elections to place a $220,000 bond issue on the May 6 primary ballot.
Wayne Mortine elected president of the Newcomerstown Public Library Board.
The March of Dimes nets $500 here.
Mrs. E.W. Ruby, Newcomerstown, is county chairman for the Tuscarawas County Chapter of American Red Cross fund drive.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3303 and American Legion Post 431 present a State of Ohio flag to Newcomerstown High School.
Newcomerstown Trojans defeat Dover St. Joseph, 64-56 and lost to Ridgewood, 51-45. Jeff Huston sank a mid-court shot for Indian Valley South’s 54-53 victory over Dennison St. Mary’s.
Married: Clara Ann May and Linus Lee Kilchenman; Priscilla Markey and H. Harry Basehart.
Deaths: W.H. McElroy, 81; Anna B. Patterson, 87; Bessie A. Shaw, 82.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1959
AFL-CIO Union is winner in Goshen election.
J. Arthur Tufford and Lorin Berkshire file for municipal office.
The Newcomerstown school cafeteria is cited as a model by the health department.
Rotary gives $600 for Cy Young Park.
John Scott named disaster chairman in Newcomerstown.
Ruth Ann Favors named "Homemaker of Tomorrow" in local schools.
Courtesy boxes for parking meter fines start in Newcomerstown and meet with town approval.
Deaths: Mrs. Bessie LaPorte, William F. Fry, 84; Mary Latham.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1949
New public address system purchased by the merchants committee of the Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce.
Mercury drops to zero and then rises to 57 degrees.
Dr. Guy Norse Bingham addressed Newcomerstown High School students on "Americanism."
Newcomerstown Trojans top Carrollton, 38-32.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1939
The AFL-CIO Union wins by 20 votes at Heller Bros.
Miss Betty Lewis and Marion Newton united in marriage by Rev. Charles Foust.
Model airplane club organized by a group of young men in Newcomerstown.
Fulton Eurich observed the 10th anniversary of the Rescue Mission he established in Newcomerstown.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1929
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leiser will sail Feb. 28 for a trip to the Holy Land.
L.S. Barnett was named receiver for the Kilgore Manufacturing Co.
Charles Bussard, 40, dies of bullet wounds.
Miss Ciola Mercer and George Barthalow married in Wheeling, W.Va.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1919
War Department confirms a communication from the death of Darrell O. Beiter.
Harry Fletcher receives his discharge from the Army and Frank L. Hogue received his discharge from the Navy.
R.W. Daugherty, Lester McDonnell and Samy Dougherty attend Farmers Week at The Ohio State University in Columbus.
Frank and William Fletcher buy the J.M. Reed Meat Market.
ONE HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS AGO - 1909
J. Denver Reed purchased the News Stand from J.C. Hartline.
Dr. J.A. Calhoun received first prize in poultry in Newark.
Miss Alta Haver and John Cramlet are married at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Haver and will reside in Iowa.