TEN YEARS AGO - 2009
A team from Terry’s Pizza Shoppe was one of six teams competing in a "Bowl for Kids’ Sake" event at Cy Young Lanes in Newcomerstown. Team members included Nevada Leggett, Tanya Shortt, Xander Tristano, Tiffany Veselenak, Brady Stewart and Ella Stewart.
John Ourant and Arlene Mayhew earned pins for donating blood when the American Red Cross bloodmobile visited Newcomerstown.
The Indian Valley Board of Education cut a groundskeeper position and eliminated two bus routes in cost saving measures.
Newcomerstown firefighters Ricky Patterson and Jeff Parks helped rescue 5-year-old Madison Glazer from a fire at 426 Pearl St. Police officers Mark Stahovic and Todd Carr were also on scene.
Jonathan Standfield, a 2000 graduate of Newcomerstown High School, was featured in an article about him writing a horror/mystery fiction novel, "Morningstar."
Mr. and Mrs. F. Dale Veley, Port Washington area, were celebrating their 50th anniversary. They were married March 20, 1959, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Port Washington.
Deaths: Jack E. Carpenter, 84, West Lafayette; Cindy (Tipton) D’Antonio, 51, Las Vegas; Gerald E. Swigert, 76, Newcomerstown.
Students in West Elementary classes of Heather Brookover and Amanda Fillman wore hats donated by Teri Hunt for St. Patrick’s Day.
Leman Clark, owner of Cy Young Lanes in Newcomerstown, bowled two "300" games in one night.
Chase Addy of the Newcomerstown Trojans was named to the second team for All Eastern District. Jared Kreitzer of Ridgewood and Jordan Frey of Indian Valley were on the third team. J.C. Rine of Newcomerstown, Thomas Ellis of Ridgewood and Randson Burette of Indian Valley were honorable mention selections.
A Dodge Ball Club at Newcomerstown High School finished its first season. The Dye-nasty team won with members Mitch Osso, Eric Martin, Clint Foraker, Zak Dressler, Paul Hanner, Brady Rogers and Tommy Davis.
Girls basketball players honored at Newcomerstown included Kori Connor, Chelsea Fenton, Allison Snyder and Stephany Felton. Wrestlers honored were Brian Beckett, Marcus Mardis, Casey Dressler and Clayton McAfee.
Cole McVey, an eighth grader at Newcomerstown, compiled a 31-0 wrestling record, besting the previous record for wins held by Adam Donehue.
Twenty Years Ago - 1999
Trojan Robert James selected Div. III "Player of the Year" by District 5 Basketball Coach’s Assn., and his coach, Mark Wolff was "Co-Coach of the Year" with Bill Romine of Garaway.
In girls basketball, District 5 Coach’s Assn. named Ridgewood’s Lindsay Mast "Player of the Year" and Ridgewood coach Dennis Bluck "Coach of the Year." First team honors went to Cori Arnold of Ridgewood, Bekah Jones of Newcomerstown and Lindsay Cameron, Indian Valley.
Gary Little of Corporation of Appalachian Development announced as speaker for Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce banquet April 21.
Kevin Keeton sworn-in as Port Washington council member by Mayor Bruce Hibinger.
NHS winter sports special recognition went to Keeley Mason, cheerleader; Ray Truex, DJ Grewell and Josh Dunlop, wrestlers; Tana McIntire, Samantha Fickey, Nicole Spring, Bekah Jones, Sarah Dodd and Misti Hamilton, girls basketball; Greg Booth, Matt Dansby and Robert James, boys basketball.
Deaths: Richard W. Marquand Sr., 70; John R. McKean, 91; Adeline Smart, 79; Edward E. Latham, 75.
Thirty Years Ago - 1989
Clean-Up Week in Newcomerstown area set for April 22-29 with Dave Mason, project chairman.
Kevin Lahmers won the senior high "Best of Show" at Newcomerstown Science Fair with his project "Do Beef Implant Hormones Work?"
Annual Easter Egg hunt Sponsored by Newcomerstown Elks Lodge March 24 at Cy Young Park. El,s members colored 60 dozen eggs for the hunt.
Deaths: Jill Ann Dichler, 29; Albert E. Lewis, 73; Francis D. Huff, 80; Wilma T. Davidson, 80; James Oldham, 73; Joseph O. Bowser, 60.
Forty Years Ago - 1979
Zoning ordinance proposed for Newcomerstown would regulate land use in the village.
American Legion sets Newcomerstown’s annual Easter egg hunt for April 14 at Cy Young Park.
Senior Kurtiss Brown was leading scorer (252 points) and leading rebounder (137) on Trojans 10-10 basketball season.
David W. Osbun, 27, Newcomerstown, killed in single-car crash on Coshocton Co. Rd. 9.
Fifty Years Ago - 1969
Stone Creek awarded contract to build new post office.
Pfc. Daniel Stocker, son of the Harry Stocker’s of Newcomerstown, wounded in action in Vietnam.
Deaths: Kenneth Haas, 54; Edward Hothem, 88
Sixty Years Ago - 1959
Elimination of more trains proposed here will leave only one.
Donald E. Wolff named technical supervisor at Seiberling plant.
First National and Reeves banks announced plans for merger.
Deaths: Fred Scherer, 73; Harry Richmond, 72; Mrs. Carla Ausmus, 62; Jess Daniel, infant son of George and Ada Ruth Stonebrook.
Marriages: Marlene Bell and Roy D. Price.
Seventy Years Ago - 1949
35 boys out for high school track team.
New traffic light for Pilling ad State streets approved by council.
Major Charles Abbuhl Jr., former local resident, gets diploma cum laude at OSU.
Married: Mrs. Nellie Jackson and Frank E. Irwin; Miss Anna Mae Rufener and Master Sgt. Dale R. Baker.
Deaths; Roy L. Hammersley, 57; William Heister, 68; Mrs. George Tufford, 85.
Eighty Years Ago - 1939
John Atkinson elected president of Chamber of Commerce.
Council pays bills despite low Funds.
AE and L and Heller Bros. meet to make working contract.
Ninety Years Ago - 1929
Miss Maybelle Chapman and Harold Thompson of Bedford married.
Miss Mary Addy and Walter Beall are married.
One Hundred Years Ago - 1919
D.C. Mason sells grocer to John Rucenacht.
Ida Loader, 9, dies of appendicitis.
Mr. and Mrs. John Shaw, recently married, leave for their home in Canada.
One Hundred Ten Years Ago - 1909
Mt. Union Hospital, Dover is Dedicated.
The Cameraphone Co. presents talking pictures at the Opera House.