TEN YEARS AGO - 2009

Jennifer Coventry of Dennison named the new Children’s Librarian at the Newcomerstown Public Library.

Kathy Hunka, formerly of Uhrichsville and now resides in southern Tuscarawas County,  creates Springtime Raggedy Ann doll for national doll magazine.

Emma Baker of Newcomerstown celebrates her 102nd birthday Feb. 28.

Air Force Airman Jacob T. Kirk graduates from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Local sports: Newcomerstown falls to Martins Ferry in sectional tourney, 49-40.

Married: Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Maple Jr., Feb. 14.

Deaths: Laura F. Shalosky, 68; Merle Franklin Corder, 66; Dr. Kevin R. Hothem, 53; Jack Edward Lewis, 65; William R. "Bob" Patterson, 85; Mildred I. Rainsberg, 91.

 

 

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1999

Coach Mark Wolff’s Trojans set a school record for victories (17-5) with their 48-40 win over Indian Valley Braves in Div. III sectional championship tournament at Dover High. The Trojans were headed to district tournaments for only the second time in school history. In sectional semi-finals, the Trojans defeated Malvern 51-49 and Indian Valley defeated Steubenville Catholic Central 55-36.

Becca Dennis, daughter of Kay and Jack Dennis, Newcomerstown, performed in the musical "Godspell" at Davis & Elkins College, West Virginia.

David Gress, general manager of Fruit Growers Marketing, received the Ohio Fruit Growers Society Distinguished Service Award.

Betty Charleston presented Golden Sheaf certificate for 50 years membership in Birds Run Grange.

Deaths: Richard F. Cappel, 71; Eurilla E. "Honey" Oaklief, 85.

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1989

Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources approved Newcomerstown’s request for $84,450 towards repairs and improvements on Cy Young Park swimming pool. Robert Snader was pool committee chairman and Dave Mason, treasurer.

"Rainbow Over Ireland" theme for Parmi Nous Club’s third annual musicale and tea March 18 at First Presbyterian Church, Newcomerstown, featuring soprano Melanie Winn and baritone Joe Palmer.

Indian Valley Lady Brave Kelly Weir named on Div. III All-Ohio first team by Associated Press.

Married: Wendyolyn Jayne Dozer and Thomas R. Glosser, Feb. 25.

Deaths: Lela (Berg) Coulter, 87; Charleen Irene Cunningham, 82; James Shiel.

 

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1979

Local citizens met at Isleta United Methodist Church to discuss fate of Coshocton Co. Rd. 9 Bridge No. 1, just west of Newcomerstown, and learned from consulting engineers a two-year delay was possible on the bridge project.

Indian Valley South Rebels headed for regionals after posting district wins over Strasburg 49-46 in semi-final, and 58-42 over Bellaire St. Johns for the title.

 

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1969

Heller Tool Division Wallace-Murray Corp. awarded 40-year service pins to Fletcher Shyrock, Al Duff and Harry Augenstein, and 35-year pins to Earl Reed, Kenneth Postlewaite, Waldo Meeks, Bertha Loader and Mabel Geese.

Eugene Welsch, Port Washington, hospitalized following four-vehicle collision at intersection of Pilling St. and Rt. 36-16. Also involved in the accident were Elgy Domen and Dale Baker, both of Newcomerstown.

Four Rt. 21 business places burglarized - Akron man arrested.

Council failed to pass ordinances to have parking meters removed here.

Death: Harold Snearey, 58.

 

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1959

Judy Marshall and Marshall Fisher named to attend Rotary World Affairs Institute.

George Farris enlists in the Army.

Deaths: Clyde Cramlet, 66; Joseph Miller, 61; Clark W. Bahmer, 66; C.H. Clary, 88; Albert Meroslaf.

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1949

Mayor Fred Reed is local chairman for the Red Cross drive.

Deaths: Mrs. Edward Michel, 77; Moses Collins, 98.

 

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1939

Village funds are nearly gone, treasury has balance of $839.71.

American Legion acquires field piece from the War Dept.

 

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1929

Mrs. S.S.  Beeks attended the inauguration of Herbert Hoover in Washington, D.C.

Frank W. Wise receives real estate broker’s license.

High wind causes considerable damage to local property.

 

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1919

Henry Hess, retiring as supervisor of Penna Railroad after 53 years service, honored with a banquet by railroad foremen.

Marshall Dorsey, 42, dies after short illness.