TEN YEARS AGO - 2009
More than 200 people attend the auction at former Simonds Industries in Newcomerstown.
Cargo ship Capt. Richard Phillips was rescued after pirates stormed the Maersk Alabama ship near Somalia in the Indian Ocean. Newcomerstown’s Joel Styer, served in the U.S. Navy, aboard USS Boxer that rescued Capt. Phillips from his captures.
Local area baseball: Indian Valley beats River View 16-0 and Tinken 12-4 and 12-7. Newcomerstown is defeated by Maysville 9-4 and 10-8 in double header and lost to Malvern 9-0. Ridgewood defeats Newcomerstown 10-0 and is upset by Indian Valley 15-5 and Garaway 5-2.
Newcomerstown sweeps a home triangular meet against Inter-Valley Conference foes Tuscarawas Central Catholic and Malvern. The boys’ team dominated, finishing with 96 points, followed by the Saints with 39 and the Hornets with 35.
Deaths: Charles H. Fogle, 84; Larry K. Arnold, 48; David M. Hardesty, 85; Jessy J. McCoun, 2; Howard B. Pritis, 78; Clifford L. Wertman, 84.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1999
Dennis Belle, retired NHS educator/guidance counselor and community leader, named to Wall of Honor at NHS.
Nicole Puskas and Justin Snell named NHS Spring Queen and King.
Knights of Columbus, John F. Kennedy Council 5483 of Newcomerstown, held awards banquet at St. Francis de Sales Church. Among awards recipients were Chuck and Shirley Muhs "Family of the Year," and Edward Groff, "Citizen of the Year."
Deaths: Emma F. Weaver, 88; Mayble B. Larr, 90; William E. "Bill" Fisher III; Lois E. Moore, 90.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1989
Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce banquet held at David Barber Civic Center with Paul Clapsaddle of Columbia Gas, speaker, George Brode, president of the Community Improvement Corp., accepted the CIC’s "Chamber Member of the Year" award for their work in developing Newcomerstown Industrial Park.
NHS inductees into National Honor Society were Julie Mizer, Tricia Loader, Jennifer Swigert, Angie Durben, Tina Elliott, Sharma Dobson, Tonya McCoun, Irene VanSickle, Suzanne Arth, Emily Fockler, Angie Kullick, Christie Guy, Becky Styer, Steven Brode, Darrin Fillman, Kevin Gardner, Brian Clark and Ryan Styer.
Trojans finished third at Dover Tornado Relays and the 400 meter relay team of Delon Jackson, Keno Jackson, Aaron Whaley and Shawn Rogers set new record of 45.6.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1979
Al Fillman succeeded James Storck as exalted ruler of Newcomerstown Elks Lodge #1555.
Newcomerstown student, Jim Weber, and Ridgewood students Wendy Bower, David Grewell and David Lattimer advanced to state level after receiving superior ratings at district science fair.
Indian Valley chapter Future Farmers of America won several district and state awards. Individual winners were Dale Miller, Matt Durbin, Mark Robinson, Chuck Berger and Sue Berger.
Walter Lahmers, Newcomerstown R.D. 1, a Salem Twp. trustee for 31 years, given lifetime honorary membership in Tuscarawas County Assn. of Township Trustees and Clerks.
Deaths: Wilma L. Stoner, 75; Hazel A. Denning, 74.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1969
Clarence Schlarb Jr. installed as exalted ruler of local Elks Lodge.
Trojans win Jaycee Invitational Relays at Lee Stadium.
Ann Agricola named queen and John Heller, king, of NHS Spring Court.
Howard Meek of here promoted to remelt supervisor at Alsco plant in Gnadenhutten.
Married: Donna Jean Hayes and Paul Eugene Haver, April 6; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mowrer, New Philadelphia, formerly of Newcomerstown, 60th anniversary; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Boyd, 25th anniversary.
Deaths: Miss Laura Hosick, 85; Amy Joe Stoffer, infant.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1959
Mortgage ceremony held by College St. Methodist Church.
Heller Tool Co. service pins awarded to 83.
Jim Schlarb elected Jaycee president.
Deaths: A.J. Bader; Tom B. Grimes, 67; Mrs. Alice VanSickle, 90.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1949
Marie Murphy and Jeanne Murphy, cousins, named co-valedictorians of class of 1949.
Trojan athletes receive letters at Elks banquet.
Ohio Power buys Kanuckle building on River St.
Deaths: Carl William Treasure, 45; John Couts, 49; Mrs. Rhoda Emerson, 83.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1939
Mayor Charles B. Mugford announces candidacy for re-election.
Approximately 400 attend district meeting of Moose Lodge here.
NINETY YEARS AGO -1929
George W. Mulvane, 82, founder and president of the Oxford Bank, dies.
Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Leiser return from trip to Egypt and Palestine.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1919
Ralph Fox succeeds George Hayward as manager of Neilkirk Store here. Mr. Hayward to open Neilkirk store in Urichsville.