TEN YEARS AGO - 2009
Heather M. Stein Wells filed for one of four Newcomerstown village council seats that will be up for election in 2009.
Newcomerstown Middle School’s annual Rachel B. Stoffer Spelling Bee champion was Eighth-grader Logan Hendricks, for correctly spelling the word "medicate." First runner-up was sixth grader Brandy Addy and second runner-up was eighth grader Molly Popadak. Hendricks willl go on to compete in the 63rd Grand Final Regional Spelling Bee at Glen Oak High School in Canton on March 7.
Jacob Everhart and Kaitlyn Hinds awarded Best of Show during Newcomerstown High School’s annual Science Fair.
Kaitlyn Hinds was also crowned 2009 Beef Queen at the 19th annual Tuscarawas County Cattle Association banquet.
The family of Kathy and Jim Everhart put an advertisement in congratulating them on their 45th anniversary.
State-ranked Hiland wins Division IV sectional over Newcomerstown, 78-48. Ridgewood girls eliminated by Buckeye Trail in sectional co-final, 46-38. Indian Valley, Ridgewood boys ousted from tourney with Indian Valley losing to Bellaire 58-51 and Ridgewood lost to Sandy Valley, 56-41.
Deaths: Marie R. Aue, 85; Kenneth Eugene "Gerb" Gerber Jr., 57; Ted F. Lane, 74; Samuel Z. Neibert, 81; Everett V. "Tommy" Studwell, 88; Geraldine M. "Gerry" Webb, 82.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1999
Ridgewood cheerleaders Ashleigh Wilson, Lindsay Seibert, Amber Eggan, Jaime Shivers and Lisa Porcher cheered at the 1999 Hula Bowl in Maui, Hawaii, having been selected by Americheer during summer cheerleading camp.
Jade Bailey, 19, Newcomerstown, and a New London man were killed when their vehicles collided head-on on Rt. 250, Wayne County.
Led by Robert James with 30 points, the Trojans defeated Strasburg 67-61 for a 15-5 season record. Indian Valley Braves defeated Meadowbrook 79-55 led by Jason Simmerman with 19 points. Ridgewood lost to Garaway 64-47 in Div. III sectional tournament at Dover.
Samantha Fickey, NHS sophomore, won beast of show at NHS Science Fair.
Mr. and Mrs. John (Mildred) King, Newcomerstown, celebrate 60th wedding anniversary, Feb. 25.
Deaths: Sarah Reynolds,96; Floride "Flo" Kistler Sturm, 76; Ethel B. Schreiner, 89; Clifford B. Overholt, 79.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1989
Nearly an inch of ice coated Newcomerstown and vicinity when a winter storm struck, cancelling school and affecting travel throughout the area.
In his 1988 report for the Newcomerstown Police Dept., Chief James Friel reported fewer accidents (113) for the year compared to 144 in 1988.
Indian Valley Lady Brave Kelly Weir named Eastern District Div. III Player of the Year.
"Reading is Dino-Mite!" theme for Newcomerstown schools 12th annual Right to Read Week March 6-10.
Ridgewood Young Farmers, Ron Goedel of Fresno, Fred Zimmerman and George Darr, both Newcomerstown, receiving recognition for farming accomplishments at State Young Farmers and Farm Wives Convention.
Indian Valley Braves lost 52-50 to River Pilots in Div. III District finals at Steubenville with Braves Dwayne Berger and Chris Kohl scoring 13 and 12 points, respectively. In semi-finals, the Braves defeated Toronto 57-54 with Braves Matt DiDonato and Doug McDonnell scoring 17 and 16 points, respectively.
Death: Lucy Mae Arnold, 92.
FORTY YEARS AGO -1979
American Legion Post 431, Newcomerstown, joined other posts in search for Vietnam veterans exposed to the herbicide "ORANGE" or other toxic agents used as foliants during the Vietnam War.
Barb Somerville, Newcomerstown, bowled a 639 series at Emerald Lanes, the second highest series score for a woman at the local lanes with Marie DeLong holding the record 646.
NHS band members winning at state competition were Lori Smith, Sheila Baker, Barrilynn Watson, Laurie MacKinnon, Nancy Richard, Ellen Hogue, Lori George and Sue Stocker.
Trojan wrestlers Brad Nolan and Gary Scarbrough advanced to state competition.
Coach Bill Gorscak’s Ridgewood Generals won 60-53 over River View in Class AA sectional tournament semi-finals and lost to finals to state-ranked West Holmes 57-48.
Alyssa Unger, daughter of the Don Unger’s of Gnadenhutten, winner of Indian Valley South Junior High spelling bee.
Married: Kathy Jolene Durben and Mark Edward Addy, Feb. 10.
Deaths: Kimberly Galbraith, 14; Scott Allen Miskimen, 17 months, son of Alford and Jan Robinson Miskimen; Virginia Davis, 65; Clifford O. Bennett; Mrs. Kenneth (Minnie) Lyons, 79; Neva Marcelli, 64; Amy B. Skinner, 78; Harry G. Watson, 61.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1969
Famous defense attorney F. Lee Bailey of Boston represents Robert L. Gibson, a former Dover resident, in a retrial case in which Gibson allegedly tricked Curtiss Schupp, 77, of Newcomerstown, out of several thousand dollars.
Robert M. Best, Binghamton, NY, a native of Newcomerstown, elected president of Security Mutual Life Insurance Co. of New York.
Cheryl Norman and Jenny Parrish, cousins, were selected as members of the Ohio Youth Chior, which will tour Europe in the summer.
Deaths: Edward Hamersley, 96; Mrs. Lucy M. Berkshire, 82.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1959
Jim Schlarb named "Jaycee of the Year."
Ronald Dean Geese is first int he country in Senior Scholarship test.
Rainbow Girls collected $511 here for Heart Sunday.
Deaths: Edwards infant; James King, 59; Mrs. Earl Rice, 56.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1949
Some 200 attend World Day of Prayer service at Foursquare Gospel Church.
Mrs. Carl Krebs heads Cancer Society.
Married: Norma Kendrick and Don Warden.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1939
Flood Board will consider 50 percent reduction of assessments.
Fred Rothenstein dies of injuries received when he fractured his skull in fall down stairs.
Trojans banished by personal fouls in basketball tournament at Dennison.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1929
Junior High School will present operetta "Toy, Toy, San" in high school auditorium.
Mr. and Mrs. Duncan McMillan celebrate 35th wedding anniversary.
James B. Clow Co. gives banquet for all employees who have been with the company 20 years or more.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1919
Clayton Walters married at Apple Creek to Miss Irene Taker.
Mrs. Frank English, 46, former resident, dies in Pennsylvania.
V.A. Hogue suddenly taken ill while waiting to take train at depot.