TEN YEARS AGO - 2009

Shelby Schupp, Bryer Schupp, and Matt Demattio, of Indian Valley, were the top three strawberry sales, respectively.

Local sports: Newcomerstown beats Strasburg 6-1. Trojan boys’ win triangular at Lee Stadium against Strasburg and Conotton Valley with total of 114 points.

Married: Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hill, Newcomerstown, 50th wedding anniversary, May 9; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Oldt, Newcomerstown, 50th wedding anniversary, May 16.

Deaths: N. Jean "Jeanne" McCoy, 74; Waldene "Kay" Stocker, 56; James M. Worthington, 79; Helen E. Bradford, 79; Harold E. "Luke" Easter, 72; Diana "Kay" Jewell, 57; Sarah S. Mullett, 83; Barbara A. Harshman, 45.

 

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1999

Charity Long and Gary Stahl chosen King and Queen of NHS prom.

National Honor Society inductees at Ridgewood High School were: Deana Rinehart, Christine Apple, Jenny Porteus, Becky Gordon, Erica Frank, Nathan Gress, Debbie Scott, Virginia Oswald, Jamie Zimmer, Scott Alloway, Nathan Green, Chad Olinger, Chris Alverson, Nathan Malenke and B.J. Malenke.

Married: Raylin Deann Slasor and Joseph Travis Forshey, Oct. 17; Mr. and Mrs. John L. (Nelva) Foust, Newcomerstown, 60th anniversary, Feb. 14.

Deaths: Butch Butler, 50; Deborah Susan "Sue" Wilson-Shuck, 44; Olive M. Williams, 88; Florence E. Brown, 91; William Thomas Barthalow, 44; D. Frank Hickenbottom, 93.

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1989

Local area baseball scores: Trojans over Ridgewood 17-14 and Hiland over Newcomerstown 11-2; Ridgewood over Indian Valley 20-16, and Indian Valley won the first of a double-header 11-8 over Fort Frye and lost the second game 3-2.

Indian Valley School District approved five-mill five-year renewal levy by vote of 1,117 to 460.

Jonathan Zufelt earned the Lenny Reichart "Outstanding Performer" Award and the Trojans won nine-team field at Cuyahoga Relays.

Tommy Hart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hart, Newcomerstown, won first place at District Pinewood Derby held at Hopewell School.

Parkview Church of Christ, St. Rt. 751, West Lafayette, marks 20th year.

Married:Natalie Lynn Tufford and Eric Mitchell Huston, April 8.

 

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1979

Several local residents among 500 attending benefit dinner at Buckeye Joint Vocational School featuring honored guest Woody Hayes, formerly of Newcomerstown. Some $5,000 was raised through donations and an auction of Woody Hayes memorabilia for Ohio State University scholarships.

Newcomerstown baseball squad won its first game of the year in extra innings against Tuscarawas Central Catholic.

Trojan track squad won the Inter-Valley Conference title at Lee Stadium here with Ridgewood second and Indian Valley South, sixth.

 

 

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1969

Newcomerstown designated as headquarters for proposed merger of Laborers Local Union No. 704 of Tuscarawas County and Coshocton Local 123 of Holmes County. The consolidated union would be called Local No. 134.

Mayor Chester Sharrock proclaims May 4-11 National Music Week here.

Trojans grab 1rst place in Dover Relays.

Burglars take $15 from K and W Grocery, corner of Chestnut and E. State streets.

Deaths: Mrs. Nellie Bell, 47; Homer Thompson, 71.

 

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1959

Rainbow Girls honor Cynthia Roeder, Grand Service of Ohio.

Parade and Municipal Building open house planned for cleanup week.

Deaths: Ernest Brady, 48; Henrietta McCulley; Mrs. G.C. West.

Married: Bonnie Taylor and Jerry Affolter.

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1949

School board purchases school buses.

58 present at Honor Society banquet held at Stoffer’s.

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald McAllister leave for Caracus, Venezuela.

Deaths: William Hensel, 87; Albert Schutzel, 59.

 

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1939

MP Church changes name to College St. Methodist as result of merger of ME north and ME south and the Methodist protestant churches.

Mrs. John Ross elected president of newly-formed PTA.

 

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1929

Theodore Crater elected president of Oxford Bank, succeeding the late George B. Mulvane.

Annual high school commencement is May 2.

 

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1919

George W. Huston, veteran employee of Clow plant, dies.

Presbyterian Sunday School entertained at home of the Macmillan’s in honor of Albert Thompson’s return from the service.