TEN YEARS AGO - 2009

West Lafayette Police Captain Erin Miller advised residents about a series of robberies in the village and noted that several had been solved.

Pictured with blankets to be sent to soldiers overseas in Afghanistan were members of Oriental Chapter No. 106 Order of the Eastern Star: Alan Hart, associate patron; Laurie Stout, associate matron; Sara Cowen, Worthy Matron; and Shane Cowan, Worthy Patron.

Showing at the Shelby Theatre in Coshocton is "Princess & The Frog."

Gary and Frances (Fanny) Arnold, West Lafayette, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Dec. 27.

A card shower was planned for Dorothy Harding, Newcomerstown, for her 90th birthday.

Makayla Layne Davis is pictured on her fourth birthday and Tayte Noelle Bryan is pictured on her sixth birthday.

The Newcomerstown Trojans’ boys basketball team defeated Conotton Valley, 61-42, to improve to 3-2. Josh Miller scored 16. Ridgewood also defeated Conotton Valley, 66-56, with Richard Hawthorne scoring 16. Newcomerstown bested Strasburg, 61-56 with Caleb Rankin scoring 21.

The Ridgewood Lady Generals defated Newcomestown, 63-54 with Kayla Tedrick scoring 20. Chelsea Fenton led the Lady Trojans with 20.

Laurie Webb of Newcomerstown is pictured walking among some of the many inflatable Christmas characters at the home of she and her husband, Richard, in Newcomerstown.

Steven Brode was chosen to serve as President Pro Tem of the Newcomerstown Board of Education.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1999

Winners of The Newcomerstown News’ "Secret Santa" contest were Mike and Wendy Melville, Gnadenhutten, first place; Heather Beall, second; and Jeanette Rominger, third.

Port Washington Masonic Lodge 202 held the installation of officers for the year 2000, with Cecil Lawrence installed as Worshipful Master.

In local boys basketball, Newcomerstown nipped Tuscarawas Central Catholic, 52-51 and lost to Malvern, 68-66; Strasburg defeated Ridgewood, 82-42; and Indian Valley lost to Cambridge, 56-42, and to Dover, 53-47.

Deaths: Doris M. Maurer, 77; Dwight H. Deibel, 67; Joanne E. Walker, 71; Russell W. Baker, 92; Cecil Edwards, 74.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1989

A massive cold front brought bitter cold to a major portion of the United States. The Newcomerstown News recorded temperatures at 10-20 degrees below zero.

Newcomerstown Elks Lodge honored the Inter-Valley Conference football champions, the Newcomerstown Trojans, with a steak dinner.

Ridgewood remained unbeaten with a 54-51 win over Malvern.

Married: Lori Beth Styer and Matthew Horvath, Oct. 29.

Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Vernon (Florence) Parks, Newcomerstown, 50th anniversary on Dec. 23.

Deaths: Dorothy L. Opphile, 70; Glenn F. Jarvis, 76; Harley Williams, 87.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1979

Newcomerstown Mayor Robert Hall chaired his final council meeting. Charles Holdsworth resigned his council seat and was to be sworn in as mayor on Jan. 2.

A special education class at Newcomerstown High School, under the direction of Elaine Karp, completed a booklet of Christmas and New Year’s messages for 50 Americans being held hostage in Iran.

Two Belgian draft horses valued at $6,000, owned by Dale Arnold of Newcomerstown R.D. 2, were kiled by a 126-car Conrail train at a railroad crossing on College Street.

"Christmas Joy" was the program theme at the Birds Run Grange meeting; Christi Merce was chairman.

Deaths: Mary Marshall, 64; William G. Schupp, 90; John A. Belt St., 67.

Newcomerstown boys basketball team defeated Garaway, 62-60, with Tim Davis sinking the final basket. The Trojans lost to Tuscarawas Central Catholic, 60-52, and to Indian Valley South, 72-52. The Rebels won over Lakeland, 69-40. Mark Ellwood scored 26 points to lead Ridgewood to a 58-55 win over Hiland.

Newcomerstown girls basketball team lost to Ridgewood, 75-44. Brenda Williams had 18 points for the Trojans and  Wanda Snyder added 13. Denise Slay led the Generals with 18.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1969

The Tuscarawas County Joint Vocational School Board of Education was dissolved and a new board was planned for Tuscarawas and Coshocton counties.

The Newcomerstown boys basketball team lost to Claymont, 85-53, but defeated Denison St. Mary’s, 74-63.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1959

Newcomerstown Police investigated a theft at Stoffer’s Restaurant in which $50 was taken from a cash register and $20 from a cigarette machine.

Married: Miss Frances Lynn Heller and Lee Ripley; Virginia Tennant and Homer Landis; Miss Mary Belle Plants and Harold D. Black.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1949

St. Paul’s S&R Church presented a pageant, "The Ragged Cloak" at Port Washington.

Deaths: Mrs. John Beal, 73; William Reed.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1939

John Porter, 30, of Kimbolton, was killed in an auto accident at the Dunlap Creek bridge.

Florence Rhoads and Vernon Parks were married on Dec. 23.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1929

Newcomerstown Police Officer Marhover made a big liquor haul: 170 gallons of liquor and a Cadillac car.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1919

Calvin Hartline sells his hardware store to J.H. Risher and McConley Cappel.

Newcomerstown Mayor Earl Tufford received a special permit to re-open the Opera House in Newcomerstown.

ONE HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS AGO - 1909

Louis Liebman, a prominent clothier in Newcomerstown, dies of pneumonia.

Donald Frame, veterinarian, accepted a position in the surgical department of The Ohio State University.