TEN YEARS AGO - 2009
The village of Newcomerstown announced plans to begin replacing some of the existing sewage lines.
Former Gnadenhutten Historical Society member Barbara S. McKeown was killed in a head-on collision at Uhrichsville.
An estimated 2,000 motorcyclists from the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club led a caravan for the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall through Port Washington on the way to the American Soldiers Homecoming Festival in Dennison.
The Temperance Tavern Museum in Newcomerstown opened a "School Days" exhibit, with Gloria Johnson pictured looking at a display of Newcosean yearbooks.
Mr. and Mrs Ravin (Geraldine) Anderson celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 25.
Death: Wilfred J. Evans, 77, Newcomerstown.
Violet J. Myers, local resident, is featured in an article by William Casteel, correspondent, about her poetry and artistry.
Employees at Baker’s IGA raised over $3,000 to help redecorate the bedroom for a Dennison child in a "Special Spaces" project. Manager Roger Seitz was pictured with employees presenting the check to Faith and Hope Glazer of Special Spaces.
Riverside Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center plans celebration to open new addition for a Memory Care Unit, Therapy Unit, and 28 private rooms.
Newcomerstown High School classes of 1968, 1969 and 1970 have a joint reunion.
Newcomerstown High School plans a "Meet the Team" event for Aug. 15 at Lee Stadium.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1999
Commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Korean War was to include dedication of a portion of Route 36 near Newcomerstown as the "Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway."
School opening day for Newcomerstown schools is Aug. 24 and Aug. 25 for both the Ridgewood and Indian Valley schools.
Bakersville School’s first reunion to be held during the 50th annual Bakersville Homecoming Aug. 13-14 at Bakersville Community Park.
Mr. and Mrs. C.R. (Ruth) Lower, Newcomerstown, celebrated their 50th anniversary July 20.
Deaths: Earl N. Marlatt, 86.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1989
Newcomerstown’s 15-years-old baseball team, coached by Gregg Shivers, finished the season undefeated. Team members were Troy Belt, Khiva Harris, Richard Bell, Ben Gibson, Chris Gibson, Steven Carney, Nate Archer, Travis Pollock, Shawn Shivers, John Tanksley, Keno Jackson, Kevin Bailey and Trevor Garretson.
Mrs. George (Alma) Gilmore, 619 Martin Luther King Drive, Newcomerstown, celebrating 100th birthday Aug. 15.
Everal’s Ladies Aid, formed in 1914, celebrating 75th anniversary with ice cream social.
Coach Martha Roudebush resigned as Indian Valley Lady Braves volleyball coach to accept the principal’s position at Middle Elementary.
Married: Kelly J. Werber and I. Vincent Beal, June 10.
Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Arthur (Estella) George, Port Washington, 60 years on Aug. 7; Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Betty) Mathias, Newcomerstown, 25 years on Aug. 9.
Deaths: Russell F. Myers, 75; John Hickman Jr., 47; Helen Milligan, 90; Orie Lee Long, 47; Paul Elijah Stowers, 67.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1979
Coshocton Co. Road 9 bridge west of Newcomerstown closed for inspection.
Franklin Gault resigned as Newcomerstown schools’ superintendent to accept the same position for the Claymont schools. Grant Sheppard, Newcomerstown High School principal, is named superintendent.
Ten lives lost and 80 injured in a fire at the Holiday Inn at Cambridge. Among those injured were LaVonne Lyons, daughter of Mrs. Francis Bethel of Newcomerstown, and Mrs. Lyons’ husband, Clyde.
Bakersville Homecoming set for Aug. 10-11.
Paul Sachet re-elected master of Liberty Grange 2763, Kimbolton.
Area theaters showing "Escape from Alcatraz" starring Clint Eastwood; "Moonraker," with Roger Moore as James Bond; and "Rocky II" starring Sylvester Stallone.
Newcomerstown Police Chief John Lawver, retiring president of the Ohio Chiefs of Police, honored at 48th annual conference in Cleveland.
Married: Helen Laskaris and Ray H. Booth, Newcomerstown, July 28.
Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Douglas, Newcomerstown, 30th anniversary on Aug. 5; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Guthrie, Newcomerstown, 40th on Aug. 10; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur George, Port Washington, 50th, Aug. 7; Mr. and Mrs. Elmo Dudley, Old Town, Fla., formerly of this area, 25th on July 7.
Deaths: Walter Lahmers, 65; Howard Quillen, 76; Laura Rankin, 79; Etha Spring, 82; Earl E. Schmidt, 81; Mrs. Fred Gilmore, 87.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1969
Buckhorn Grange cooking and sewing contest winners were Mrs. Arthur Lahmers, Mrs. Laurence Gaskill, Mrs. Wayne Dorsey, Waldene Williams, Denise Mizer, Patti Huff and Jeanne Williams.
Ohio Bell Telephone seeking first rate increase in 10 years.
"Indian Summer" theme of fifth annual Girl Scout Day Camp at Heller Foreman’s Club.
Married: Miss Patricia Ann Milligan and Robert E. Rausch.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1959
Heller Tool Co. and Locals 2391 and 3255 sign agreement to extend contract.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fairchild enjoy fishing in Iceland where Mr. Fairchild is stationed with the Air Force.
Emmett Dyer appointed marshal at Port Washington by Mayor Elwood Couts. Dyer succeeded Fred Miller, who resigned after serving as marshal for 13 years.
Four candidates are seeking two positions on the Newcomerstown Board of Education: Lucy Loader, Arthur Oaklief, Don Kopes and Ken Duhamel.
Henry Falken appointed to the Board of Education to fill a vacancy left by the death of Parker Burge.
Danny Lee Mardis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Mardis, serving with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Sierra, headed for Italy.
Mrs. Virginia Couts sold her sandwich shop in the Ritz Theatre building to Harold Wallace of Cambridge.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1949
The Newcomerstown High School marching band to play at the Ohio State Fair.
Dean Milburn resigned at the News Printing Co. to enter The Ohio State University.
Dr. Alfred Holtz, son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. William Fletcher, accepts position as associate professor at Western Reserve University.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1939
A reunion of local baseball players planned for Sept. 3 at the Athletic Field.
Some 800 Heller workers and guests hold a party at Coshocton Lake Park.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1929
Dr. and Mrs. H.B. Kistler, son Robert and daughter Floride, and Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Jones are on a sight-seeing and hunting trip in Canada.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1919
Carl Kilby, 19, North Carolina, was accidentally killed by a revolver while serenading Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hootman.
ONE HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS AGO - 1909
Rita Dale Boyd, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alva Boyd, dies.