TEN YEARS AGO - 2009

The Newcomerstown Public Library was forced to cut some services after the State of Ohio made cuts to its funding in the biennium budget, amounting to about 30 percent.

Ali Davis of Ridgewood High School shared pictures and information about her trip to Brazil.

Showing at the Shelby Theatre in Coshocton is "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and Disney’s "G-Force."

Johnna Grewell (alto sax) and Cassie Schilling (trumpet) represent Newcomerstown High School at the Ohio State Fair.

Officials of the Newcomerstown Emergency Rescue Squad thanked the community for the support of the annual chicken barbecue and car show.

Officials of the Cy Young Festival Committee thanked the community for support of the annual festival.

Deaths: Beulah (Lung) Dawson, 84, Massillon (born in Newcomerstown); Lorrene Orr-Fausnight, 77, Kimbolton; Karen Sue Ludwig-Barcus, 57, New Philadelphia; Earl Paul Anderson Sr., 93, New Philadelphia (worked at Simonds in Newcomerstown).

The Stone Creek Volunteer Fire Department is celebrating 60 years.

A building being used as a workshop for developmentally disabled residents was destroyed by fire in West Lafayette. The property was owned by Jones Metal Co.

Local players in The Times-Reporter Charities All-Star Football Game include: Taylor Brandon, Newcomerstown; Will Allen, Max Freetage, Brad Gallagher, Ryan Gress, Justin Murphy, Zack Queen, Derrick Young, Ridgewood; and Zack Baker, Bo Gilmore, Eric Gray, Indian Valley.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1999

The new Duke Truck Stop restaurant and truck stop plaza is under construction at Newcomerstown along Route 36 near the intersection with I-77. It’s expected to be in operation later in the year.

The Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce pledged support to efforts to bring the 1999 Ohio Baseball Hall of Fame induction back to the village. The Ohio Baseball HOF was formed in Newcomerstown in the mid-1970s with Tom Eakin as owner-founder.

Deaths: Virginia Viola Myers, 79; Warren G. Parrish, 78; Alfred R. Hickman, 77.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1989

Fire from an overheated deep fryer destroyed the kitchen at the Newcomerstown Elks Lodge. Firefighters from Newcomerstown and West Lafayette quickly contained the fire and there were no injuries.

Todd McAllister, Bridgett Mizer and Keena Mercer of the Ridgewood Future Farmers of America chapter attended a conference in Washington, D.C.

The Port Washington-Salem Historical Society plans a giant yard sale at the Town Hall with proceeds to benefit restoration of the Town Hall.

Mr. and Mrs. Norman (Eileen) McPherson, Newcomerstown, celebrated their 30th anniversary on July 30.

Deaths: Melissa Rouse Palmer, 94; John Charles Schweitzer, 67; Arthur A. Harstine, 66; Charles Richard Rank, 72; Helen E. Day, 73; Dorothy M. Mobley, 74; Clair R. Wilbur, 61.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1979

Stand-by gas rationing plan proposed by President Jimmy Carter as concern grew nationwide regarding an energy crisis. The Tuscarawas County Automobile Club survey indicated increased gasoline prices with unleaded fuel ranging from 85.9 to 99.9 cents per gallon locally.

David G. Sentz, 26, Uhrichsville, was killed in a truck crash on Route 541 near Kimbolton.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1969

All 36 miles of I-77 through Tuscarawas County scheduled for opening in the fall.

Ohio Bell Telephone Co. customers in Newcomerstown, Gnadenhutten, Conesville and West Lafayette begin direct distance dialing on Aug. 3.

Harold Shingler was hired as superintendent of the Newcomerstown schools.

Ohio Gov. James A. Rhodes speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony of a new $400,000 amphitheatre in New Philadelphia to be used for performances of Paul Green’s "Trumpet in the Land."

Groovfold Fabricators Inc. announced plans to double the floor space at the local plant.

Delores Jackson and John W. Murphy were married.

Deaths: Mrs. Helen A. Schworm, 70; Mrs. Lillie Taylor, 86; Mrs. Alfred M. Voige.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1959

Trojan twirlers Sue Milburn, Marilyn Marshall, Janet Hothem and Carole Thomas attend Camp Smith-Walbridge.

Newcomerstown Street Foreman Glen Miller resigns.

Newcomerstown High School to play eight football games, beginning Sept. 18.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1949

Frederick W. Lowry named principal at Newcomerstown High School.

Married: Marilyn Murphy and George Huston; Ruth Inglass and Ralph Peters; Lois Haas and PFC Richard Rose; Nancy Smith and Loren McAllister.

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Johns, Port Washington, celebrated a golden anniversary.

Deaths: Mrs. Harry Murphy; Jacob Young, 79; Mrs. Nora Kinsey, 75; Mrs. Emerson Casteel, 43.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1939

Bob Fraley won the soap box derby with over 53 contestants in the Tuscarawas County event. Bob Johnson won a gold medal in the Class B finals.

Town hails the victory of the Whittington Bill, which provides take-over of the Muskingum Conservancy District.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1929

Wheat crop of 2,600 bushels harvested on the Daugherty farm, an average of 28 bushes per acre.

Leona Peoples and Luther Carney married in Wellsburg, W.Va. Eva Blair and John F. Walters were married at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.M. Blair.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1919

Henrietta Vogenitz entertains with a lawn party.

Joseph Reed, retired meat dealer, dies after a long illness.

ONE HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS AGO - 1909

Charles Stoffer seriously injured at James B. Clow & Sons plant.

Dr. F.S. Miskimen appointed administrator of estate of Flora Randles.