TEN YEARS AGO - 2009
The Newcomerstown Church of the Nazarene hosted a free kids’ camp at Cy Young Park.
Youth Pastor Derek Hickman is helping lead a COPS (Community Outreach Project Service) with local teens, including mowing grass for local senior citizens.
Showing at the Shelby Theatre in Coshocton is "G-Force," with "GI Joe" starting in a week.
Leman and Penny (Grewell) Clark of Newcomerstown celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.
Bernice Burg celebrates her 91st birthday with a surprise party at the Victory Assembly of God.
Death: Clarence E. McIntire, 74, Wooster.
The Vietnam Veterans’ chapter presented scholarships to Tracie Kenney, Subrina Miller, Jamie Hopps and Zachary Page. The presentation was made by Denny Ross.
Kyle Forney of West Lafayette was recognized for earning an Eagle Scout designation.
George and Mabel Montgomery were named Grand Marshals for the Kimbolton Homecoming Festival. Rod Bradford and Friends and Darla Wheeler were to perform at the Festival.
West Lafayette Mayor Jack Patterson expressed concern about "unsightly" yards in the community.
Queen candidates for the West Lafayette Homecoming were Kensey Freshwater, Joy Lynn Heller, Allison Norman and Tiffany Wolfe. Junior Queen candidates were Milena K. Cognion, Kayla Goodwill, Kaitlyn Goodwill, Mattison Louise Harrison, Kirsten Lahna, Melissa Sells, Casey Varian and Elizabeth Lyndell White. Mini-Queen candidates were Jadyn Art, Amiyah Barthalow, Kierra Barthalow, Taura Nicole Dennis, Hanna Sue Hess, Kayla Lowe, Emma Grace Merryman, Kacie Phillips, Kaelynn Robinson, Ashton Shivers and Saylor Starkey.
Rose Marinucci of Newcomerstown is singing with the Ohio State Fair Choir.
Dave Osso of Newcomerstown wrote a story about Jim Perry, a Cy Young Award winner, who was grand marshal for the Cy Young Festival.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1999
Ohio School Facilities Commission approved nearly $30 million in state funds for new construction and renovation projects in the Newcomerstown and Ridgewood school districts. The approximately $12.4 million approved for Newcomerstown and $17.4 million for Ridgewood was contingent upon approval from the State Controlling Board and local voters to pass levies or bond issues to help with project costs.
Newcomerstown Watts True Value Pony League baseball team finished the season with a perfect 16-0 record and won its second straight regular season championship after defeating Ridgewood II, 18-5. Ty Vaughn Harris was the winning pitcher.
Three years after Cleveland Browns’ owner Art Modell moved the team to Baltimore, Browns fans were anticipating the coming NFL season with a new team in Cleveland.
The 10th annual Pioneer Days are set for Aug. 6-8 in Gnadenhutten.
Deaths: Dora L. Miskimen, 81; Roy T. Robinson, 88; Ralph E. McKim, 75; James W. Evans, 73.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1989
Storm with high winds and lightning hits the area, toppling trees and causing power outages.
Newcomerstown High School’s varsity and reserve cheerleaders won several awards at Cheer Ohio Camp at Kenyon College. Varsity cheerleaders included Jocelyn and Courtney Smith, Jennifer Bates, Mary Marlatt, Tina Norman, Shelley Peoples and Tonya Shortt. Reserve cheerleaders included Brandi James, Lori McMullen, Nicole Barker, Amy Whaley, Jodi Schmidt, Courtney Mason and Wendy Smith.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1979
Coshocton Automotive II auto parts store opens in Newcomerstown with Frank Ackerman as part-owner and manager.
Married: Sharon (Lani) Welch and Rick Nelson, June 9.
Deaths: Mrs. Darrell (Claribel Robe) Mick; Walter W. Thomas, 63; John S. Harstine, 93; George Harbold, 68; John F. Richmond, 87.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1969
Mrs. Evelyn Phillips, Park Hill Drive, purchased Treadwell’s Store on Main Street.
Married: Miss Charlotte McRoberts and Raymond Goodwill; Miss Patricia Mielke and Gerald Riggle.
Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Simmerman, 25 years.
Deaths: Raymond M. Mollenkop, 73, retired store manager of J.C. Penney Co.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1959
Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce and Junior Chamber of Commerce members supporting a new commerce and industry development program for the community. Members included Willis Haver, Robert Zimmer, Robert Cramlet, Willis Roe, Cecil Haver, Vernon Lee, Francis Bosold, William Heifner, Dale Johnson, William Ourant, Charles Raine, Graham Marshall and Dilford Beiter.
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Johns celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary.
Deaths: Fred Reidenbaugh, 72; Mrs. Eliza White, 73; Frank E. Irwin, 70.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1949
Newcomerstown School District now owns a total of six buses.
A tractor-trailer hits a train at a crossing on Route 21; eighth accident there in 27 months.
Junior Chamber of Commerce reorganized with Carl Lenzo as president.
Robert McCracken, former Newcomerstown Trojan coach, to be superintendent of Harrison-McLune School near Crooksville.
Married: Norma Craigo and Ralph Slack; Esther Wilson and Roger Buehler; Mildred Hoffman and Paul Carper.
Deaths: E.E. Gardner, 42; Anderson C. Hunt, 64; Homer Hunt, 55.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1939
GOP voters nominated Charles Murgatroyd at primaries.
Mrs. Cecil Rose wins a merchants’ prize of a trip to the World’s Fair.
Plainfield and Newcomerstown Loyal Order of Odd Fellows lodges consolidate.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1929
Wheat crop of 2,600 bushels harvested on Daugherty Farm; average of 28 bushels per acre.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1919
Ray McPeak, Ralph McElroy, Luther Wilkin and Joe Fletcher return home after overseas service.
Esther Margaret Miller and Grant Loader married.
ONE HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS AGO - 1909
J.S. Barnett elected president of Rex Saw and File Co.; J.F. Bean, vice president and general manager; Harry Murphy, sescretary; and J.W. Ley, treasurer.
The Odd Fellow, Woodmmen, Macabees, Knights of Columbus and AIU lodges hold fraternal picnic at Mulvane Park.
Ira Stoffer resigns as marshal to accept a detective position with Penna Railroad.