TEN YEARS AGO - 2009
Lloyd E. Scott, 86, a World War II veteran and a survivor of Pearl Harbor, is pictured with Vane Scott at the Radford National Naval Museum in Newcomerstown.
Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb of the Today Show are pictured with Don Keating of Newcomerstown and Michael Neilson of Cambridge on a trip to Salt Fork State Park for a segment about Bigfood to be featured on the television program.
Potters Tom Radca and Brenda McMahon are featured in an article about an upcoming pottery workshop.
Showing at the Shelby Theatres are "Where the Wild Things Are" and Michael Jackson’s "This Is It."
In a letter to the editor, Tri-County Ambulance and Auxiliary thanked the community for its response to an open house, chicken barbecue and car show.
Members of the Newcomerstown Rotary Club attended the District 6650 Rotary Foundation Gala at the Stark Kent State University Campus, where Vane Scott accepted the Paul Harris Fellowship Award on behalf of his late wife, Barbara J. Scott, who passed away in May of 2008.
A card shower is planned for Hattie Gossett Smith, formerly of Port Washington, who was turning 90 on Nov. 2.
Death: Robert E. Allen, 61, Newcomerstown.
Cole Lorenz of the Buckhorn Tribe 4-H Club is pictured with his Grand Champion Market Lamb from the 2009 Tuscarawas County Fair.
Halloween decorations are pictured at Terry’s Pizza Shoppe, the Dairy Hut in West Lafayette and at the home of Brenda Stout.
Newcomerstown Trojans improved to 5-4 with a 47-7 victory Conotton Vallley; Ridgewood improved to 9-0 with a close 27-26 win over Malvern; Indian Valley lost to CVCA, 25-0.
In volleyball, the Newcomerstown Lady Trojans defeated Conotton Valley in the sectional tournament but lost to top-seeded Tuscarawas Central Catholic in the sectional finals.
Members of the Cy Young Days committee presented "Cy Young" jackets to the Cy Young Award winners of the National League and American League, Tim Lincecum and Cliff Lee. Among those making the presentations were John Cole Corey Rehard, Gary Chaney, Ed Gibson, and Ron Porcher.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1999
St. Paul Lutheran Church on College Street in Newcomerstown is destroyed by an arson-set fire.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial at West Lawn Cemetery to be dedicated Nov. 7.
Home Loan Savings Bank, West Lafayette, announced a grand opening for Oct. 28.
The Newcomerstown Trojans lost to Bellaire St. John’s, 27-26. Ridgewood lost to Malvern, 35-20, and Indian Valley Lost to Dover, 63-0.
Death: Margaret L. Smyth, 92.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1989
Carl Lenzo, Newcomerstown, received the Tuscarawas County Democrats’ highest honor, the Robert E. Moore Memorial Award, at the Jefferson-Jackson Banquet in New Philadelphia. Ohio Attorney General Anthony J. Celebrezze Jr., who announced he would be a candidate for Ohio Governor in 1990, presented Lenzo with his award.
Trick or Treat was set for Oct. 30 in Newcomerstown and for Oct. 31 in Port Washington, West Lafayette and Gnadenhutten.
Knights of Columbus of St. Francis deSales Catholic Church in Newcomerstown announced plans to host a "Meet the Candidates" night on Oct. 30.
In football, Inter-Valley Conference champion Newcomerstown Trojans lost the season finale in a non-league game to Danville, 21-13. Ridgewood lost to East Knox, 21-14, and Indian Valley lost to Claymont, 32-21.
Married: Carol Ann Murphy and Roger L. Kughler, Aug. 12; Roseann Mary Biel and Timothy Lee Seibert, Aug. 26.
Deaths: Carl P. Gephart, 76; Oretha Straight, 90; Darrell Lee Simpkins, 42; Howard L. Hensley Sr., 60.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1979
Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce announced plans for Industry Appreciation Week in honor of the 17 different industries that economically stabilize the area. Simonds Cutting Tools Division of Wallace Murray Corp. was celebrating 60 years and the W.M. Brode Co. was celebrating 90 years.
The Stone Creek school building was torn down.
Employees of Newcomerstown’s General Tire & Rubber Company Chemical Pastics Division in Newcomerstown voted for a new contract and returned to work after a 22-day strike.
Ridgewood Generals improved to 9-0 with a 30-13 victory over Garaway. Newcomerstown lost to Strasburg, 21-6.
Married: Debra E. Wilson and Richard Hursey Jr., Aug. 24.
Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Kehl, Newcomerstown R.D. 1, 45th anniversary; M. and Mrs. Clyde Kees, Newcomerstown, 55th anniversary on Oct. 25.
Death: Wilferd R. Neal, 50.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1969
The Eastern Ohio Citizens Travel Assn., including Newcomerstown, organized to promote tourism in this area of the state.
Newcomerstown council hears a proposal for a new 175,000 gallon water tank for the village.
Muriel Shoemaker, Thelma Riggle and Beactrice Temple, all of Newcomerstown, awarded $40,000 land settlement from the Ohio Dept. of Highways for land needed for construction of Interstate 77.
A five-mill school operating levy and a one percent village income tax top ballot issues in the general election on Nov. 4.
School levy poster contest winners are Ronald Mathews, Karen Bundy, Barbara Little, Mike Hopkins, Billy Cochran and Patsy Tidrick.
Heller Tool Division service awards presented to Philip VanSickle, Margaret Heston and Ed Porcher, 40 years each; and Helen Loveless and Ruth Engler, 30 years each.
Newcomerstown Trojans lost to Indian Valley North, 20-8; season record fell to 6-2.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1959
Sam Ridgway announced plans to open a restaurant on Bridge Street.
The Newcomerstown Lions Club sells 150 dozen roses.
Robert Reusch appointed manager of the Newcomerstown Penney Store.
Married: Miss Ellen Greathouse and James F. McDonnell; Miss Novella J. Dennis and D.L. Zinkon.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1949
Fred Reed, Dennis Ott and Samuel Billings are candidates for Newcomerstown mayor.
Ohio Power Co. moves into new quarters on River Street in Newcomerstown.
Miss Mildred Ronis, 49, first displaced person to come to Newcomerstown, staying at the home of Miss Ethel Buchanan.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1939
Eugene Riffle, Newcomerstown, was appointed an assistant Scout leader by David Force, chairman of Rotary Scout committee.
The Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce announces support for a three-mill levy to aid school finances.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1929
Governor Myers Cooper and Colonel Harris visited Newcomerstown.
John Harstine takes first place in try-outs for the cross country team at Muskingum College.
Mr. and Mrs. John Davis celebrate their golden wedding anniversary.
Billy Beers and David Williams receive the Eagle rank.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1919
Candyland is closed by the Tuscarawas County Sheriff to settle the estate of George Poulus, who died overseas.
Miss Rachel Barnett, 83, died at her home on Canal Street.
Miss Rachel Atkinson and Robert Boyd of West Lafayette are married.
ONE HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS AGO - 1909
Cy Young Days are held, with Cy Young pitching in an exhibition game.
F.S. Spring will open a new store in the Lieser Building.
J.D. Longshore has sold his business block at the corner of Main and Bridge streets to the Hartline Brothers.
The home of Robert Sweitzer south of Newcomerstown was destroyed by fire.