TEN YEARS AGO - 2010
The Newcomerstown Emergency Rescue Squad and the Port Washington Fire Department respond to a house hire on Keats Road near Birds Run. The home was destroyed but there were no injuries.
The Newcomerstown Public Library was to receive a portion of sales from a Longaberger basket designed to celebrate the Ohio State University appearance at the Rose Bowl.
Baker’s IGA makes a donation to Journey’s End. Among those pictured making the donation are Baker’s manager Roger Seltz and Janet Gore, director of Journey’s End Ministries.
Showing at Shelby Theatres are "Blind Side" and "Alvin & The Chipmunks 2."
Mr. and Mrs. Bill (Kathy Caldwell) Edwards of Newcomerstown area are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary.
Michael Morgan of Newcomerstown was named to the dean’s list at Marietta College.
Deaths: Alva "Alvie" Kirk, 70, Coshocton; Jaunita Hanson-Heck, 87, Newcomerstown.
The Newcomerstown Trojans lost to Coshocton, 58-42, with Matt Ayres leading the Trojans with 11 points. The Newcomerstown Lady Trojans lost to Sandy Valley, 45-40, with Kori Connor scoring 11.
The Newcomerstown News published a series of pictures for the annual "Year in Review."
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 2000
The millenium year (2000) arrived without the problems and inconvenience some had predicted. The economy may have been boosted as fearful people prepared for uncertainty by hoarding water, canned goods and batteries, purchased generators, wood stoves and other items many feared they might need.
Vernon Addy, Postmaster at Plainfield since 1957, retired Dec. 31 at age 87, succeeded by his son, Bill.
Matt Dansby scored 29 points to lead the Newcomerstown Trojans to a 71-46 win over Indian Valley
Deaths: Robert L. Baker, 82; Dorothea M. Hazlett, 80; Erma Lee Stull,68.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1990
Newcomerstown water/sewage rates see first increase in 16 years.
Newcomerstown Trojans defeated Strasburg, 64-51, and lost to Garaway, 46-44. Indian Valley lost to Wellsville, 76-65 and won 66-43 over Zanesville Rosecrans and 55-36 over Canton Heritage Christian. Ridgewood defeated Tuscarawas Valley, 73-68, and lost to Tuscarawas Central Catholic, 72-59.
Port Washington council members Diane Chandler, Bruce Hibinger and Gary Dichler are sworn in, with Dichler elected council president.
Newcomerstown Library Board of Trustees elected Joan Brode, president; John Ourant, vice president; and Lou Vannucci, secretary.
Deaths: George D. Hawkins, 91; Georgia Eckelberry, 93; Virginia P. Hammersley, 72; Margaret E. Snedeker, 90; Willis Sauser, 82; Mary Walrath, 74; Christine Zimmer, 81; Harvey Watson, 77.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1980
Highlights reviewed from 1979 included the firing of Newcomerstown’s Woody Hayes at The Ohio State University and Hayes returning to his hometown to speak at the Elks Lodge 1555 50th anniversary celebration.
The Newcomerstown Trojans basketball team, coached by Gary Sterrett, defeated Indian Valley North, with Randy McCune being named game MVP.
Newly elected officials were sworn in at Newcomerstown council’s first meeting of 1980: Audrey Hanni and Thomas Huffman, council members; Kenneth Duhamel, Board of Public Affairs; Wendell Yanai, village clerk. Former council member and new mayor Charles Holdsworth was sworn into office Dec. 26, with the action effective Jan. 2. Roger Bambeck fills the two years remaining on Holdsworth’s council term.
Steve Hayes, son of former Ohio State University football coach Woody Hayes of Newcomerstown, was sworn in as Franklin County Municipal Court Judge.
Indian Valley South Rebels won 55-39 at Hiland and 60-27 over Conotton Valley but lost to Canton Central Catholic, 70-52.
Ridgewood dropped three games, 56-55 to Tuscarawas Valley, 61-50 to Garaway and 90-72 to Coshocton.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1970
Michelle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Bryan of Newcomerstown, had the first baby of the new year here.
Some 100 residents of the Mizer-Riverview subdivision east of Newcomerstown take a court action against owners of trailer homes.
Arthur Hill Jr. receives a check from General Tire and Rubber Company in Newcomerstown for his outstanding money-saving suggestion.
Deaths: Mrs. Jessie Barnhouse, 77; James P. Duffy, 59; John Howell, 64; Col. Willis Johns, 59; John W. Jones, 87; Clarence Liebelt, 62; Bernard P. Malvin, 57; Charles W. McAllister, 88; Winifred Purdy, 86; Albert Spring, 89.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1960
Newcomerstown Trojans lost to McConnelsville, 69-56.
Vonda Lee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Kelly of Main Street, Newcomerstown, had the first baby of the new year in this area.
C. Vernon Lee retained as Newcomerstown village solicitor; Waldon Waters elected council president.
Carl Figenscher was awarded a 20-year pin and Merle K. Penrod and Lee Clarke received five-year pins at local Seiberling Plastic plant.
Deaths: Howard Little, 64; Flor Forney, 83; Frank Tufford; R.E. Cochran, 54; Alva L. Garrett, 83; Lloyd L. Hagans, 70; Lula Barker, 84; Paul Peoples; Mrs. Eugene Fletcher.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1950
Ritz and Starlight theatres are sold to Manus Amusement Co. of Toronto, Ohio.
Newcomerstown Trojans defeat Carrollton, 70-49.
Earl Titus re-elected president of the Newcomerstown Board of Education.
Charles E. Tidrick, 69, Newcomerstown, was killed when a tree fell on him.
Miss Evelyn Bird, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Bird, Canal Street, Newcomerstown, goes by plane to Frankfort, Germany, where she will do secretarial work for the diplomatic corps.
Deaths: Mrs. W.M. Brode, 89; Charles Miller, 74; Mrs. Charles Barthalow, 48.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1940
Among postmaster nominations sent in this week by President Roosevelt is the name of Mrs. Katherine Baxter of the Newcomerstown Post Office.
The Penn-Ohio Coach Lines start a new north and south service that goes through Newcomerstown.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1930
B.F. Milligan, Civil War veteran, is honored with a party on his 86th birthday.
Miss Mabel Renner of New Philadelphia and Dale Milburn of Newcomerstown married in Wheeling, W.Va.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1920
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Zimmer moved into their new home on College Street.
Miss Eva Pace accepted a position at Golder’s Store in Mansfield.
ONE HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS AGO - 1910
New officers in Newcomerstown: Lloyd Murphy, mayor; F.B. Angle, clerk; Howard Yeagley, treasurer; R.W. Lyons, marshal; and Frank Gadd, E.E. Peoples, Charles Stoffer, John McCleary, C. Hartline and Grant Emerson, council members.
Temperatures here dropped to 20 degrees below zero, with 10 inches of snow.