TEN YEARS AGO - 2009
Pam Ripley-Crossmock of Gahanna visited Newcomerstown and was presented with a sign from the former Heller Tool. Co. by one of the current property’s owners, Tom Woosnam.
Movies at the Shelby Theatre in Coshocton included "Aliens in the Attic" and "Halloween II."
A 13-year-old youth from Jefferson County was accidentally shot at the Grand Haven Resorts.
An open house was planned for the 95th birthday of Erma M. Sullivan, Newcomerstown.
A card shower is planned for Louella McMullen for ther 94th birthday on Aug. 30.
A card shower is planned for Bob and Ruth Martin of Port Washington for their 67th wedding anniversary on Aug. 25.
Deaths: Charles Holdsworth Jr., 71, formerly of Newcomerstown; Dean W. Miller, 78, Port Washington; Elsie Mae Batchelor Darr, 82, Lake Wales, Florida.
Bradley Durbin, Newcomerstown, is pictured with a fish caught in the Tuscarawas River.
Newcomerstown defeated Shenandoah in a football scrimmage.
Newcomerstown golfers finished fifth in a tournament.
Newcomerstown classes of 1964 and 1965 have a joint reunion.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1999
Groundbreaking on schedule for November for construction of the new Newcomerstown Public Library.
Grace Anne Hoobler honored at Isleta United Methodist Church for her 45-year music ministry.
Death: Hester Javier, 77.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1989
The Newcomerstown Trojans, coached by Craig Collins, opened the football season with a 14-2 win over Caldwell. Ryan Styer was quarterback and touchdowns were scored by Darren Belt and Chris Styer with Todd Kellem kicking the extra points.
Newcomerstown office of Community Professional Services Inc. to move to 149 S. Bridge St. in the office formerly occupied by Dr. George Tung.
The Ridgewood Generals lost 25-0 in their season opener against Tuscarawas Valley. The Indian Valley Braves opened the season with a 7-0 win over Smithville.
Former Ohio State University football coach Woody Hayes, a native of Newcomerstown who died March 12, 1987, was named as one of the first four persons to be enshrined into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame. Coach Hayes guide The Ohio State Buckeyes to four Rose Bowl victories.
Deaths: Jack J. Jurin, 62; David A. Raach, Jr., 22; Howard L. Egler, 83.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1979
Gary Sterrett named Newcomerstown High School athletic director.
United Way goal set at $313,000 for Tuscarawas County.
Newcomerstown Trojans are to open the football season at River View under new coach Ron James, successor of 13-year head coach Ward Holdsworth.
Newcomerstown Fire Dept. and Emergency Rescue Squad launched the "Penny A Call" fund-raising campaign, with a goal fo $5,000.
Port Washington-Salem Historical Society planned a celebration for Sept. 15 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Old Town Hall building and its placement in the National Register of Historical Buildings.
Robert Decker re-elected master of Buckhorn Grange.
Married: Mary E. Maurer and Richard E. Donley, July 27.
Deaths: J. Russell Bean, 80; Mrs. George (Lillian) Wagner; Michael J. Armstrong, 4; Frieda (Bonnie) Daugherty, 80; Laura Malette, 79; Diane Hilliard, 35.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1969
Local section of I-77 scheduled for opening Oct. 6-10.
Duane Smith and son, Richard, of here, won the Father-Son Team Trapshooting Championship of North America at Vandalia, Ohio, shooting grounds.
Local Girl Scouts win two top honors with their project at the Ohio State Fair.
Little Leaguers honored at banquet with Chris Yanai, master of ceremonies, and Rev. Father John Kempf, speaker.
Married: Carol Welker and Wendell F. Davis; Cathy Tyler and J. Fish; Rosa Mary Goff and Craig H. Moore.
Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Hendershot, 50 years; Mr. and Mrs. Rollin Norris, 50 years.
Deaths: Irvin C. Addy, 70; Chester C. Berry, 67; W. Lee Thomas, 37; Margaret M. Thompson, 65; Delbert C. Tidrick, 78.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1959
Residents swelter in heat wave. Mercury stands at 90 degrees for 11 days.
Route 21 changes in Newcomerstown discussed at meeting.
Salem-Washington schools scheduled to open Aug. 31.
Personal property tax amounts to $63,319 here.
Rev. Robert Muffly is speaker at Newcomerstown Lions Club. Donald Widder, District governor, addresses Lions Club.
Edwin Tilton, Jr., gets promotion to Air Force Captain.
C.R. Barlow and Kenneth Opphile are first place winners in the Heller Tool Golf League.
Newcomerstown Rotary Club hears talk on law-breaking by Rev. S.P. Ozmun.
Deaths: Ethel Mae Overholt, 37; Mrs. W.M. Yingling; Lloyd Sheppard, 66; Otto W. Olson, 70; Jack DeBois, 70; William H. Mulvane, 78.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1949
Rev. J.J. Wagner returning as pastor of local EUB Church.
Miss Joy Zepp accepts position as assistant to Dr. Van Camper in the Education Department at Kent State University.
Approximately 600 Tuscarawas County railroad men go on 40-hour work week.
Married: Mr.and Mrs. Alfred George, Port Washington, announced the marriage of their daughter, Shirley Ann, to George William Medley, Gnadenhutten.
Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson, Newcomerstown, 50 years.
Deaths: Grant Emerson, 80; Mrs. A.B. Buchanan, 72; Mary Jo Ellen Ray, 2; Harry C. Beall.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1939
Rehearsals being held for an historical pageant to be presented at the 125th anniversary celebration in Newcomerstown.
The U.S. War Department releases $1.4 million to the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy and collections for second half are waived.
New WPA order will halt town’s project as expense goes up.
First local school clinic shows Newcomerstown pupils are a healthy lot.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1929
An impressive arch and other improvements being made at the Newcomerstown Athletic Fields.
Mrs. Frank Rehard, Ft. Myers, Florida, entertained with a bridge luncheon at the Fountain Hotel annex.
Piano students of Miss Henrietta Lieser gave recital.
Red Eagle Bus Co. gives banquet to 24 employees.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1919
Schools will open Sept. 6.
Ralph McElroy has returned from overseas with a French decorated award for special bravery.
Edith Gardner and Thomas Strupe married.
ONE HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS AGO -1909
John Burris has purchased half-interest in the Leech-Sells building on Main Street in Newcomerstown.
The Union MP Church at Isleta is redecorated.