TEN YEARS AGO — 2009

Heather M. Stein-Wells and Burris L. Gardner are elected as new members of Newcomerstown village council. Janet Bush and Dave Hickman were re-elected.

Elected to the Newcomerstown Board of Education were Vince Nay, Arlene Mayhew and Jerry Lahmers.

The Newcomerstown High School Thespians are to present a musical, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee."

Showing at the Shelby Theatre in Coshocton are "Michael Jackson’s This Is It" and Disney’s "A Christmas Carol."

Deaths: Emma J. Baker, 102, Newcomerstown; Evelyn A. Belt, 79, Newcomerstown.

Local veterans are honored on pages of The Newcomerstown News, including E.D. Swigert, Lewis "Luke" Johnson, Sgt. Marion Rominger, Charles Davis, G. Leroy Hayes, Leroy Butler, M.L. "Doc" Gossett, Richard A. "Andy" Elliott, Clyde R. Durbin.

Kamdyn Rusnak, son of Bernie and Nicole Rusnak of Newcomerstown, is pictured with his "Thomas the Train" costume he had for Halloween. He is the grandson of Rich and Mary Rusnak and Rick and Ellen Hooker.

The Ridgewood Generals continued their football season, defeating Minford in the Division V playoffs, 36-10. Ridgewood is 11-0 and will face Oak Hill, also 11-0, in the next playoff game.

Bob Feller, considered the best pitcher ever for the Cleveland Indians, spoke to about 75 baseball fans in a fundraiser for the Newcomerstown Youth League.

Indian Valley lost the season finale in football, 56-28, to Tusky Valley.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1999

Jim Carr elected mayor of Newcomerstown.

A new Certified Gas Station opens at the corner of College and Canal streets in Newcomerstown.

Voters passed a three-mill bond issue for renovations and a .5 mill maintenance levy for the Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District.

Married: Sharla Dee Dobson and Allen Lee Fish, May 22.

Deaths: Kathryn Wilker-Goodin, 75; John Dillon, 78; John O. Chandler, 82.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1989

Newcomerstown Trojan golf team finished second in the Inter-Valley Conference with Dave Smith and Chris Thogmartin first team selections and Craig Reveal selected from fifth place Ridgewood.

Newcomerstown voters defeated a one percent income tax, 981-445.

Tom Gardner resigned as Port Washington police chief after 12 years.

Ridgewood sophomore Bobbi Hothem, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hothem, West Lafayette, was named Hugh O’Brian winner.

Married: Bridgette Berry and Robert Dillon, Aug. 26; Constance Hart and Christopher Luyster, July 4.

Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. William H. (Jessie) Dorsey, Newcomerstown, 50th anniversary on Nov. 18.

Deaths: Anthony Nigro, 86; Thomas R. Brown, 61.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1979

Charles Holdsworth, councilman and former mayor, won the mayoral election in Newcomerstown. Elected to council were Audrey Hanni and Thomas Huffman.

James R. Griffith was elected mayor of West Lafayette.

Dan Mozena, senior star on the Newcomerstown cross country team, finished 12th at the state meet in Columbus.

Deaths: Mrs. George (Ruby) Wilson, 89; Mrs. Walter (Celia) McPherson, 87; Gladys Alexander; Clifford Stoffer, 62.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1969

Greyhound Corp. opens new bus agency at the Frontier Motel on E. Canal Street.

A defeated Newcomerstown school levy is to be resubmitted to voters in a special election on Dec. 9.

Harold W. Earley, a former Newcomerstown resident, elected mayor of Avon Lake.

Newcomerstown Trojans lost the season finale to Dennison St. Mary’s, 32-0, and finished with a 7-4 record.

Married: Miss Sylvia Miller and Gary Hill; Miss Mary Ann Getz and Rudy D. Ross; Miss Debra Wrae Wolff and Kenneth D. Schweitzer.

Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Linard, golden anniversary.

Deaths: Mrs. Helen Armstrong, 91; James S. Crouse, 57; Mrs. Bertha Lack, 75; Mrs. Irene Floyd, 91.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1959

Youth Club Inc. formed in Newcomerstown after Youth Center closes. William Ferrell is elected president.

Newcomerstown Trojans defeat Byesville, 46-0.

Newcomerstown council approves a new sewer project on Ohio Street.

Local Newcomerstown Halloween parade deemed a success.

A 5.3 mill levy for the Newcomerstown Schools to be resubmitted in a special election on Dec. 8.

Married: Alyce Cutshall and Laurence McNamara; Jane Bailey and Willard R. Alexander.

Deaths: Mrs. Etta J. Linden, 80; George Rausch, 90.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1949

Chris Yanai elected president of newly formed Trojan Club.

Newcomerstown Trojans wrap up an undefeated football season for the first time in 11 years.

Joe Kenezvich, 37, a former Newcomerstown resident, is missing in a plane flight over the Florida Everglades.

Fred Reed re-elected mayor of Newcomerstown.

The Church of the Nazarene adds a Sunday School annex.

Married: Miss Ruth Kissel and Kenneth Cramlet.

Deaths: Marshall Wheeland, 93, dies at the home of his son, Harrison Wheeland, on E. Canal Street.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1939

A Newcomerstown football game against Cambridge postponed because of rain.

Miss Alwilda Fenton is appointed to the Newcomerstown Public Library board.

William Tufford and Richard Spear are members of The Ohio State University Marching Band going to the Ohio State football game against Minnesota.

Local electors vote on four special issues, a three-mill school levy. Bigelow Amendment and State School Board plans.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1929

Frank D. Mulvane, 58, assistant cashier at the Oxford Bank in Newcomerstown, dies of heart trouble in St. Paul, Minnesota, while en route home from a western trip.

Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Samuel McCoy, 52 years.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1919

Ladies Aid Society of MP Church holds reception for the Rev. Louis Momberg and family.

The American Red Cross Canteen closes.

Total enrollment at the Newcomerstown schools is 705, with 123 in the high school.

Weddings: Miss Mabel Robinson and Albert Lindell wed at New Philadelphia; Miss Etta Norman and Earl Smith wed at New Philadelphia.

Deaths: John E. Wood, 69, local merchant, dies at his Canal Street home.

ONE HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS AGO - 1909

Kessner Construction Co. is dredging the canal to make it five feet in depth.

R.H. Smith opens a grocery store on River Street.

The Princess Electric Show gives a benefit for the Newcomerstown Public Library.

Deaths: Gilbert Patterson, a prominent local citizen, dies from heart attack.