TEN YEARS AGO - 2009
Newcomerstown Supt. Jeff Staggs announces plans to have a Newcomerstown policeman stop at the four school buildings on a daily basis. The program was initiated by Dispatcher Patty Hendricks.
Kimberly Brugger, a math teacher at Ridgewood Middle School, achieved National Board Certification.
Showing at the Shelby Theatres is "Planet 51."
John Buss II of Newcomerstown joined his father, John Buss, as a lifetime member of the Newcomerstown Elks Lodge No. 1555.
Richard "Craig" Wilkin and his wife, Mary Ann (McCune) Wilkin, celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary.
Deaths: Albert D. "Butch" Blind, 80, Newcomerstown; Charles W. Davis, 89, Newcomerstown; Erma M. Sullivan, 95, Newcomerstown.
Mitch Osso is named Student of the Month at Newcomerstown High School by the local Elks Lodge.
Tom Cinefro, Newcomerstown fiscal officer, said the village is facing a decrease in local income tax revenue.
Cameron Wolff scored 16 points for Newcomerstown in a one point loss to Garaway, 46-45. Josh Miller scored 10. Newcomerstown also lost to Tuscarawas Central Catholic, 62-40.
The Newcomerstown Lady Trojans lost to Strasburg, 61-36, with Stephany Felton scoring 10 points.
Earning fall sports awards at Newcomerstown High School were:
Cross country: Ethan Everhart, coach’s award; Jacob Everhart, Mr. Dependable.
Golf: Cameron Wolf, coach’s award; Eric Martin, Medalist Award.
Football: Bubba Harris, Jansen Lenzo, Caleb Rankin, Andy Hill, Ryan Cantrell, Nathan Watson and Serafin Sanchez.
Volleyball: Chelsea Bryant, Krystin Raach, Andrea McWhorter and Allison Snyder.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1999
Local Union 134 purchased the building formerly occupied by Dollar General at the corner of Main and River streets.
Wesley S. Deffenbaugh installed as worshipful master of Lone Star Lodge No. 175, F and AM, Newcomerstown.
In local boys basketball, Newcomerstown lost to Hiland, 68-61, and to Garaway, 60-52. Indian Valley defeated Ridgewood, 55-29 and Ridgewood lost to North Adams, 54-49.
Deaths: Marjorie E. Ourant, 84; Charles F. Baker, 76; June P. Mathews, 72; Lawrence W. Menges Jr., 59.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1989
Bus drivers in the Newcomerstown schools received a commendation from Nationwide Insurance in recognition of two years of driving with no accidents. Drivers included Judy West, Jimmy Tufford, Jim Tufford, Bill Hall, Carl Lawver, Nancy Parry, Dan Kinsey, Leroy Kellam, Alvin Spring, Marvin Smith, Allen Gaskill, Tom Triplett, Ivan Hickenbottom, Dick Arth, Patty Arth and Tom Shepherd.
Latina Duffy won first place in the 43rd annual Voice of Democracy contest at Ridgewood High School. Ethan Vessels won second place and Cathy Wyler was third.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1979
Starting in January, license registration renewal for vehicles would be according to the first letter of the owner’s last name.
The 10th annual live Nativity scene is planned at Valley View Baptist Church in co-sponsorship with St. Paul Lutheran Church and the Newcomerstown Community Christmas committee.
The Rev. Charles H. Lee, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Newcomerstown, installed as worshipful master of local Lone Star Lodge.
Gary Chaney is elected president of the Tri-County Sportsman’s Club.
Paul Celuch Jr., Newcomerstown, bagged a 20-point buck during deer season
George Brindley presented awards to local American Legion Americanism and Government Contest winners Noreen Wolff, Kevin Hart, James Weber, Joyce Schrickel and Steve Russell. Wolff’s essay also won on the county level.
New members inducted into the Newcomerstown High School National Honor Society were Beth Hart, Cindy Fenton, Richard Wise, Sheryl Foraker, Tamera Spring, Karla Phelps, Sharon Lawson, Tammy Stocker, Thomas Hashman, Carolyn Watson and Kristin Holdsworth.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1969
Newcomerstown voters approve a five-mill school operating levy by 58 percent majority.
Peoples National Bank & Trust Company of Dover to affiliate with First Banc Group of Ohio, Inc.
Deaths: Rebecca Jean Brandon (infant daughter of Frank and Eva Dakin Brandon); Mrs. Luther Carney, 57; Frank David; W. M. Fowler, 76; Mrs. Lottie Jones, 78; John T. McCleary; Mrs. Marie Myers, 89.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1959
A new clubhouse is being constructed on land owned by the Tri-County Sportsman’s League, south of Newcomerstown.
A Newcomerstown school levy was defeated by a narrow margin.
Joe Kessler, an exchange student from West Germany, speaks to the Newcomerstown Rotary Club.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1949
Leo S. Heller announces his retirement from the Heller Bros. Company.
The body of Pfc Curtis R. Myers permanently interred in France.
William J. Lehman, 75, dies at his home on McKinley Avenue following a heart attack.
Howard Smith elected Commander of World War II Veterans Assn.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1939
Jesse Gaskill, 48, of Wolf, is killed in auto accident two miles east of Port Washington.
The Newcomerstown Trojans lost to Uhrichsville, 54-24.
The Ohio Chamber of Commerce maps a watershed tax for Newcomerstown.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1929
The Ortt brothers buy the Ritz Theatre.
Miss Mary Bean will receive degree of Doctor of Philosophy at The Ohio State University commencement.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1919
Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Yingling and daughter will leave soon for St. Petersburg, Florida, where Mr. Yingling will play in the Scotch Highlanders Band.
Mrs. Joe Downs leave Washington D.C. to join her husband, an employee in the infantry service, in Texas.
ONE HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS AGO - 1909
Louis Liebman, prominent clothier, dies of pneumonia.
Donald Frame, veterinarian, has accepted a position in the surgical department of The Ohio State University.