TEN YEARS AGO - 2009
Editor Niki Wolfe writes a story about the tenth anniversary of a fire that destroyed St. Paul Lutheran Church in 1999. Harold Riffle was chairman on the anniversary committee. Musical presentations are planned from Brianna Jennings, Bob McClure, Mary Ann Schwab, Shannon Hunt, Chris Hughes, Beth Dulaney, Brenda Widder and Miriam Stein.
Newcomerstown Middle School Principal Jason Peoples is pictured with Louise Swigert with a "Memory Tree" planned in memory of her husband, Wayne Swigert, who was a long-time shop teacher for the Newcomerstown schools.
Showing at the Shelby Theatres is "Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs" and "Fame."
Medi-Wise Pharmacy offered Halloween items at 50 percent off.
Anniversary: Lawrence and Alyce McNamara, West Lafayette, celebrating 50th anniversary on Oct. 17.
Deaths: Robert Vernon Fair, 78, Freeport; Ruth A. Burrows, 79, Newcomerstown; James H. Miller, 70, Newcomerstown.
An "In Memoriam" honored the memory of Wilma Hayes, who died Oct. 13, 1959. It’s signed by Donna, Charlene, Tom and Shirley.
Newcomerstown High School classes of 1979 and 1944 have reunions.
Maggie Nagle and Dillon Uebel named Ridgewood High School Homecoming Queen and King.
Charles Lenzo has pictures from the Newcomerstown Trojans’ 14-9 victory over Garaway, ending a six-year drought against the Pirates. Matt Ayres had a late interception to help seal the deal. Ridgewood’s Generals won their Homecoming game, thumping Strasburg, 51-14, with Jay McVay and Nick Bellick filling in for injured Jake Conrad and Colt Landis. Triway swept past Indian Valley, 40-7.
Newcomerstown volleyball team beats Conotton Valley, with Allison Snyder having 15 kills and Krystin Raach adding a triple-double with 18 assists, 15 points and 15 digs. The Lady Trojans also defeated Malvern but lost to Ridgewood.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1999
Vane Scott, national president of the USS Radford Assn., announced the organization met in San Diego and voted to relocate their museum from Radford, VA, to Newcomerstown.
Mr. and Mrs. Weldon Little were named King and Queen of Newcomerstown’s Frontier Apple Festival.
Kerry Egler crowned Indian Valley High School’s Homecoming Queen.
Newcomerstown’s Trojans lost to Garaway, 41-22; Ridgewood was in first place in the Inter-Valley Conference with a 35-14 win over Strasburg; Indian Valley Braves lost a close one to Meadowbrook, 21-20.
Deaths: Robert E. Goettge, 75; Stella M. Frederick, 90; Helen C. Raach, 54.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1989
Newcomerstown Trojan golfers won the Div. III sectional golf tournament at Cadiz to advance to district.
The Newcomerstown Trojan football team retained a share of the Inter-Valley Conference title with a 20-6 victory over Strasburg. Ridgewood defeated Garaway, 19-6. The Indian Valley Braves’ winning streak stopped with a 27-6 loss to Meadowbrook.
Julie Colvin was crowned Indian Valley Homecoming Queen.
Scouts winning trophies in a Scouting Match-Bowl at Cy Young Lanes were Steve Butler, Corey Meeks, Chris Pearson, Scott Woodby and Nicholas Bell.
Weddings: Denise Marie Hursey and Scott Alan Baker, Sept. 9; Kathy Elizabeth Douglass and Michael Paul McMasters Jr., May 20.
Deaths: Edith I. Robinson, 89; William Jasper Mathews, 87.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1979
Some 200 workers at General Tire & Rubber Company’s Chemical Plastics Division in Newcomerstown went on strike.
Coach Ron James and the Newcomerstown Trojans chalked up another victory, defeating Zanesville Rosecrans, 14-0.
State-ranked Ridgewood Generals went to 7-0 on the year and 5-0 in Inter-Valley Conference with a 54-6 rout of Jewett-Scio.
Jan McCleary was crowned the Ridgewood Homecoming Queen by the 1978 Homecoming Queen, Cheryl Hamon.
The 60th State Convention of Ohio Federation of Music Study Clubs met Oct. 11-13 at the Holiday Inn at New Philadelphia with Mrs. G.W. Gross of the Newcomerstown club in charge of registration.
Weddings: Lisa K. Smith and David H. Mason, Sept. 22; Cynthia Christine Pickenpaugh and Thomas Russell Martin, Sept. 22; Carla Jo Tish and Anthony Joseph Morales, Sept. 15.
Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cameron, Newcomerstown R.D. 1, 40 years on Sept. 23; Mr. and Mrs. Homer Snell, 50 years on Oct. 16.
Deaths: Robert Sherrard, 60; Miss Clara M. Arth, 85; Frank Quillen, 63; Mrs. George (Delphia) Rothenstine, 75.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1969
Interstate 77 opened Oct. 6, bringing uninterrupted travel from Marietta to Cleveland, except for a short distance in Akron.
Newcomerstown Trojans top Garaway, 27-6, for fifth win of season. Indian Valley South defeated Dennison St. Mary’s, 36-0.
VFW Post 3303 and American Legion Post 431 of Newcomerstown present a USA flag to Newcomerstown High School.
Weddings: Mrs. Lynn Fletcher and E.R. Jackson; Florence Thornsley and Edward Grewell.
Death: Walter A. Hart, 81.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1959
Miss Karen Glazer installed as worthy advisor of the Rainbow Girls.
David Mizer was installed as master of Buckhorn Grange.
Thomas C. Montgomery American Legion Post 431 in Newcomerstown was cited by the Legion’s national headquarters for outstanding service to children.
Newcomerstown Trojans lost to Zaneville Rosecrans, 32-13. The Trojans will host Strasburg for the Homecoming game.
Tom Elliott elected president of Newcomerstown Republican Club.
Wedding: Nancy Lee Bodenheimer and Robert Sargent.
Anniversaries: Dr. and Mrs. J.H. Riggle, 66 years on Sept. 26; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd B. Lee, 234 N. College St., 50th anniversary.
Deaths: Wilma Irene Hayes, 39; Dr. Charles Haupert, 74; Edwin P. Mizer, 83, dies at his home in Bakersville.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1949
John Lee Murphy, 33, killed in a tractor accident.
Miss Barbara Walter was chosen Newcomerstown Homecoming Queen.
The Newcomerstown Trojans defeat Malvern, 38-0.
Kenneth Bird, proprietor of the Athletic Club, struck down by a prowler.
Vearl Davis re-elected president of Heller Brothers Foreman’s Club.
Ray E. Smith, 50, dies unexpectedly at the home of his sister, Mrs. E.E. Beall on E. Canal Street.
Weddings: Miss Norma Ray and Don Rutledge; Florence Grimm and Vernon Haines.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1939
Theodore Crater, 93, oldest resident and bank cashier, dies.
Mrs. Flossie DeMarco wins a Ford auto at celebration; 1,500 attend the historical pageant.
Mrs. Fred Moore and son, and her mother, Mrs. John McCormick, die when a train hits their car.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1929
Rotarians of the Newcomerstown and Cambridge clubs are guests of the Coshocton club.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1919
Mr. and Ms. Dent L. Lydick are seriously injured in a car accident near Cleveland.
ONE HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS AGO - 1909
Walter Tingle resumes duties as clerk in C&M Division freight office in Cambridge following an operation.
The Crescent Hotel in Newcomerstown sold at a sheriff’s sale to the Oxford Bank.
Hettie Grace Emerson weds John Orrin and Neva Emerson weds Walter Park in a double wedding ceremony at home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Orange.