TEN YEARS AGO - 2002
Newcomerstown Village employees to get even less of a pay raise than anticipated. Council gave a 38 cent raise instead of 50 cent raise like previously stated.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul (Norma Cutshall) Wilcox Sr., Isleta, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.
Mary Hayes Dining Theatre in Newcomerstown to showcase the time that Carrie Nation, who campaigned against whiskey sales, came to Newcomerstown.
Riverside Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Newcomerstown receives 2002 Governor's Excellence in Workers' Compensation Award.
Deaths: Mildred R. Hoffman, 71, Newcomerstown; Janice R. Bradshaw, 64, Newcomerstown; Harold L. "Davy" Davis, 53, Port Washngton; Betty Joy Scherer, 50, West Lafayette; Ethel E. Clemens, 92, Akron; Ronald Lane McGaha, 43, Guernsey; Clinton Fairchild, 83, Fresno; and John K. Mathews Sr., 71, Uhrichsville.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1992
The 15th annual Times-Reporter Charities All-Star Football Game was set for July 31 at Quaker Stadium, New Philadelphia, with the West squad including Mike Eikleberry and Richie Wright of Newcomerstown, and Matt Cabot and Shane Stiteler of Riddgewood. East team members from Indian Valley were Matt Bolon, Terry Halter, Jamie Hartrick, Jamie Herman, Jamie Lehigh, Bob McGarry, and Paul Swaney. Ron Hurst, Strasburg, was coaching the West team, and Nick Hulea of Malvern was the East team coach.
Linda Collins, Newcomerstown elementary school teacher for 17 years, named principal of East Elementary School.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter (Flo) Cognion were celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.
Death: Charles Burt Hursey, 84.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1982
Washington Grange 1454, organized in 1896, was surrendering its charter and held its final meeting July 20 at the home of Earl Murphy, master. The oldest member of Washington Grange was Elmer Murphy, 91, a 71-year member.
Paradise Valley Campgrounds, Guernsey, opened for swimming, fishing, picnics and camping.
Hand-dipped ice cream cones for 35 cents was a specialty at Garvin's Farm Fresh Store, 222 E. Canal St., Newcomerstown.
The Wagon Wheel team, coached by Gregg and Jeff Shivers, won the Minor League baseball championship in Newcomerstown. Team members were Kevin Little, Shawn Shivers, Jennifer Fairchild, Marty Pippin, David Shepherd, Justin Wilkin, Greg Popadak, Charlie Clum, Kevin McCune, Ryan Ott, Kris Tarrance, John Kohl, Willy Weaver and Geoff Abbuhl.
Starlite Drive-In theatre features were "Foxfire" starring Clint Eastwood, and Burt Reynolds in "Starkey's Machine." Admission was $1.50 per person on Wednesday nights.
Married: Gale McGovern and Charles Michael Lenzo, Jr., July 10; Connie Diane Conley and Dennis Michael Ervin, June 21; Mr. and Mrs. Harold (Ella) Durben, Newcomerstown, 40th anniversary.
Deaths: Earl VanSickle, 68; Juanita June Coleman, 62; Clyde Johnson, 58; John F. Heifner.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1972
Calvin C. Danford, Columbia Gas manager for Newcomerstown, promoted to Circleville manager.
Trojan Band to participate in Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival in Canton July 29.
Ernie Art named head track coach for Newcomerstown High.
Deaths: Sherri Lynn Morrison, 9-year old daughter of the Robert Morrison's, Port Washington; Arthur Brown, 59; Mrs. Edward M. (Viola May) Keffer, 79.
Judy Hawk, daughter of the Russell Hawk's, Newcomerstown, and a French major at Capital University, to study in France.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1962
Cy Young Park has drawn an estimated 7,000 swimmers in the first half of the 1962 season.
Eric Parks, 488 Heller Drive, who lost his sight eight years ago, completes four weeks of intensive training in use of his new guide dog, "Jet."
Twenty-eight players divided into two flights enter the 14th News Golf Tournament.
Married: Linda Lou Crouch and Donald R. Jones; Mary Ellen Wolfe and Nelson Clyde Tomilson.
Deaths: Ralph Henry Brumbach, 76, Caldwell, former Newcomerstown resident; Mrs. Boyd Adams, 81; Erwin Heller, 73; Mrs. Leroy Hess, 72; Mrs. Jesse Chaney, 70; Charles R. Booth, 48.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1952
A.E. Dillehay named District Deputy of Elks Southeastern District.
Norman McPherson elected commander of local Thomas C. Montgomery Post, American Legion.
Cy Young is among guests of honor at Hall of Fame dedication in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Mercury stays at 90 degrees for 12 consecutive days.
Rev. W.M. Rafeld to speak at King's Evangelical United Brethren Church Homecoming.
Deaths: George Stephon; Mrs. Roy Gordon, 26.
Miss Luella Huston and Archie Gardner are married.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1942
Fred Tipton, high school principal, resigns to take position in Gallipolis school.
USO drive goal here is $1,200.
Mercury hits 98 degrees to set 1942 record.
Dr. J.H. Waelde closes office and will enter the Navy.
Dr. Glenroie MacQueen, former pastor of local Presbyterian Church, does at Versailles, Ind.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1932
The 10th annual picnic and homecoming of Wolf is held at Gaskill grove.
Mrs. Walter Young closes kindergarten with a picnic.
Rollin Stocker injures back in fall from a load of hay.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1922
Dr. E.C. Spear will erect a two-story building on Main Street.
Rev. Glenroie MacQueen, Superintendent W.B. Hayes, Ferguson Macmillan and Glenroie Macqueen Jr. leave on auto trip through eastern states.
Stock drive is put on for new brick yard to be built here.
Big booster meeting held at Chautauqua tent.
Miss Golda Ford and John Buck are married in Granville.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1912
MP church undergoing extensive improvements.
William Snyder, miller of McKinley Avenue, narrowly escapes death when struck by train at Goodrich Street crossing.