TEN YEARS AGO - 2003
Clean-Up Week planned for April 20 through May 1 in Newcomerstown.
Newcomerstown Village Council asks Governor Bob Taft to honor his commitment to maintaining the Local Government Funds and Local Revenue Assistance Funds for the budget year 2004-2005.
Newcomerstown names Jeff Baker as the new high school football coach.
Deaths: Mildred I. Tidrick, 81, Birmingham.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993
Village of Newcomerstown and Tuscarwas County Health Department were negotiating with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to resolve issues concerning proper closure of the village's former landfill.
John J. Buckey, Newcomerstown, received his Eagle Scout Award.
Area high school baseball: Trojans opened season with 8-0 loss to Jewett-Scio; Ridgewood Generals lost to Tri-Valley 6-2; Indian Valley Braves defeated River View 4-2 in Coshocton semi-finals with finals postponed due to the chilly temperatures. The Braves also won 20-0 and 23-0 over Sandy Valley with Curtis Love and Mark Peoples named the wining pitchers.
Death: Gordon K. Collins, 72.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983
Jerry Weaver of Coshocton, well-known entertainer of the area, was to be the featured entertainment for the Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce banquet April 27.
Irene Nichols, West Elementary School teacher of the developmentally handicapped, named "Special Education Teacher of the Year" by TusCaHo Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children.
Newcomerstown High students, Steve Dulaney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orvel Dulaney, and Christopher Dyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Dyer, all of Newcomerstown, were selected delegates to attend Buckeye Boys State at Bowling Green State University in June. Sponsoring the students were the local American Legion and Elks Lodge.
Mrs. Russell Bean presented Mrs. E.C. Randles her Order of Eastern Star 50-year membership pin.
West Lafayette Sorosis Club to observe the 500th anniversary at a special event with charter members, past president and special guests.
Bill Thompson of Newcomerstown High and Dan Olinger of Ridgewood High were West team selections for East-West All-Star basketball game April 16 at New Philadelphia High.
Jeannie Shull elected president of Port Washington J.C.'s.
Deaths: Mrs. Ivan (Mae) Ruby, 72; Martha McCoun, 86;; Lawrence H. Gwynn, 80; Mrs. Amanda King, 72; Herbert S. Norman, 68; A1C Myron Robert VanSickle, 20.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973
Riverview Estates under construction in Newcomerstown.
Handicapped Girl Scout Troop formed in West Lafayette by Mrs. Roger Kirkpatrick and Mrs. Jerry Southers.
Calvary United Methodist Church WSCS Missionary Society formally changes its name to Calvary United Methodist Women.
Newcomerstown Public Library observes National Library Week with new painting of Cy Young is hung in the library.
Deaths: Mrs. Eugene (Thelma) Sulzener, 68; Jerry "Jerk" Hannahs, 23; Bessie Glazer, 87.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963
Wesley McFadden and Gerald Oldt get perfect on Air Force test.
Tom Phillips and Sandra Pollock crowned Hi-Y Spring King and Queen.
Deaths: Raymond Clemens, 20; Ephraim J. Durben, 71; Mrs. Don Milligan, 36; Frank B. Kinsey, 79; David Sharrock, 3; Homer L. Bishard, 87.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953
Mayor Lorin Gadd, new president of Newcomerstown Industrial Corp.
Approximately 600 children look for eggs in Legion hunt.
Rev. Ralph Dovenbarger, Zanesville, to pastor the First Baptist Church.
Rev. William Donald Pickering resumes duties as psychologist at V.A. hospital in Chillicothe.
Millard Keiser elected president of Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Deaths: Mrs. Thomas Whitis, 69; Kenneth Jones, 32; Robert Hart, 42.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943
The second war loan for $13,000,000 starts April 12.
Steps taken by council to raise salaries of water work employees.
The high school student council received a charter in the National Honor Society of Secondary Schools.
Four high school teachers and eight students have entered service since the beginning of the ear.
Dr. R.D. Hildebrand received his commission in the Navy as surgeon.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933
A Union Easter Service is held on Park Hill.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1923
Senior class play, "The Lion and the Mouse," is a success.
Frederick Zimmer is a member of the OSU band now on tour.
Over 100 are present at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet.
H.C. Yeagley is appointed receiver for the Newcomerstown Water Company.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1913
Rev. O.C. Kramer observes fifth anniversary as pastor of Lutheran church.