TEN YEARS AGO - 2001
USS Radford Association to have its 10th annual reunion in conjunction with the Sept. 28 dedication of the Radford Museum, Canal Street, Newcomerstown.
Over 225 people attend the local memorial service for the victims of Sept. 11.
Paul Welch, 16, receives Grand Champion in the heavy weight class with his 275 pound pig at the Tuscarawas County Fair.
Trojans still undefeated controlling Malvern 33-12; Indian Valley blocks extra point to triumph over New Philadelphia 14-13; and Ridgewood pounds Sandy Valley 38-6.
Deaths: Sister M.M. Ghere, 89; Jack M. Bevington, 59; Francis E. Beanie Nolan, 64.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1991
Numerous individuals and groups from the local area participated in the 141st Tuscarawas County Fair and won various honors.
Trojans lost to Tuscarawas Central Catholic 28-6 at New Philadelphiaa Quaker Stadium; Indian Valley Braves undefeated at 4-0 with 41-0 victory over Ridgewood Generals.
Lady Trojans won five of six volleyball matches for the week, defeating Malvern and Conotton Valley and losing to undefeated Hiland. Ridgewood Lady Generals volleyball team remained undefeated claiming victories over previously undefeated Hiland Lady Hawks.
Newcomerstown Music Study Club meeting held at the home of president, Mable Little, with the subject, The Gay 1890s.
Married: Colleen C. Moore and Raymond C. Bancroft III, April 6.
Deaths: Thelma M. Beaver, 86; Patricia S. Ray, 40; John W. Kail, 62.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1981
Welcome to Newcomerstown signs ordered by the Chamber of Commerce.
Among local area winners at the Tuscarawas County Fair were Joan Ridenour, Mary Jane John and Marcia Indermill, all of Stone Creek, floral division; Mildred Cronebaugh and Christine Lauer, both Stone Creek, canning-preserving. Livestock winners included: Kathy Wynn, Lisa Wynn, Cindy Fenton, Kevin Fenton, Kevin Hinds, Keith Hinds and Susan Gaskill, all of Newcomerstown; Tammy Hines and Kevin Mutti, both of Stone Creek; and Kyle Nay and Gail Burrier, both of Port Washington.
Average high temperature for the week was 67 degrees.
Indian Valley North Big Blue scored in final seconds to defeat the Trojans 12-7. Players of the week were Bob Meek and Steve Hunt.
Ridgewood lost to powerful Columbus Bishop Ready 28-0.
Chris Hart, pharmacist at Morgan Pharmacy, was guest speaker of the Newcomerstown Welcome Wagon Club.
Married: Karen Elizabeth Youngstrom and William Richard Snader, Sept. 5; Leisa Kay Bond and Daniel L. Kerns, Aug. 29.
Deaths: Mrs. Edwin (Mildred) Roe, 79; Owen Murphy, 81; Everett Barnett, 50; Mrs. James (Amanda) Marlatt, 94; Mrs. Paul (Tena) Evans, 70.
FORTY YEARS AGO -1971
Trojans lost to Indian Valley North 27-6. Ridgewood dropped a 34-6 decision to Tuscarawas Central Catholic.
Local Trick or Treat night set for Oct. 28.
Mrs. Bernard Booth succeeds the Rev. Fred Schmidt as president of Trojan Band Parents.
Volunteer ambulance service discussed by local area residents.
Prices at local grocery stores included: Cake mixes, four for $1; five pounds of flour, 39 cents; half-gallon ice cream, 59 cents; sandwich buns, 29 cents; 2 ounces of peanut butter, 79 cents.
Marriages: Isabel Torraas and Kenneth Loader; Jill Van Eps and Terry Courtwright; Ruth Mae Fockler and Ronald A. Schworm; Barbara Heitzman and Thomas Mercer; Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Ross, Newcomerstown, 50th wedding anniversary.
Death: Mrs. Ruth R. Peters, 69.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1961
A proposal to purchase the Kistler property at Main and Cross streets heard at council meeting.
Earl Stocker wins first place trophy at Lucky X Shoot.
UNICEF Trick or Treat night is set.
Trojans lost in hard battle with Carrollton 24-20.
Deaths: Walter E. Buss, 75; Lomon L. Hawk, 72; Helen Beerman, 78; Mrs. John West, 55.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1951
Robert Elliott takes over the Tri-Valley Dairy, West Street.
Council purchases land to extend McKinley Avenue.
Thirty-one children enroll in kindergarten first day.
Temperature drops to low of 20 degrees, then rises to 86 degrees.
Dean L. Beauregard, R.D. 1, is appointed acting engineer of Division II of Ohio Highway Department.
Carol Triplett is elected queen to reign at the Homecoming game with Strasburg.
Miss Virginia Gannon and Robert Milligan are married in Zanesville.
Jaycees present golf trophies to Paul Parks, championship flight; Robert Stoffer, runner up; Oliver Underwood, first flight; W.H. Rogers, second flight; and Lou Gracik, third flight.
Deaths: Mrs. Edgar Pickett, 36; James O. Myers, 73.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1941
Heller plant votes to keep early start at 7 a.m.
Trojans defeat Dresden 34-0.
Plans are being made for the beauty pageant to be held at the high school.
Milk prices up one cent per quart selling at 13 cents.
Dr. and Mrs. J.H. Riggle celebrate their golden wedding anniversary.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1931
Trojans draw a tie in battle with Caldwell.
Dr. George Hogan, former local resident, is honored by being re-elected to the board of directors.
Post Boy Grange will present the play Confidential Clerk at the grange hall.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1921
A wagon load of lumber is stolen from the Newcomerstown Lumber Co.
Edward Wilkin and Miss Helen Stitt are married at New Philadelphia.
E.D. Swigert ships 68,000 pounds of wool to Eastern markets.
A pumpkin weighing 45-1/2 pounds, grown by Lester Mackey, on display in The News window.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1911
The East Ohio Church Synod of the Lutheran Church convenes here.
Rev. W.H. Haverfield is reassigned to the local ME Church.
Big street fair is drawing crowds this week.