TEN YEARS AGO - 2003
Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District sets June 1 as graduation date for the senior class.
Newcomerstown's annual clean-up week is set for April 28 through May 1.
Grant Casterline received the Eagle Scout of Honor award.
Death: Steve W. Poth, 60, Akron.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993
Strong winds of over 50 mph in the Newcomerstown area, uprooting trees and ripping roofs off homes/buildings. The Peoli United Methodist Church had heavy damage.
The 73rd annual Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce Banquet was held at the David Barber Civic Center with Judge Edward O'Farrell of Tuscarawas County Common Pleas Court as the guest speaker. Outgoing Chamber President Dave Mason presented the President's Award to the Newcomerstown Emergency Rescue Squad Inc. and the Superintendent Dave Branch of Newcomerstown schools was Member of the Year. Chief Netawatwes awards went to Tastee Apple Company, GenCorp Polymer Products, Laminations Inc., 31 Inc., and Rainbow Hills Vineyards, and "Community Improvement" awards went to Riverside Home Health, Hairport Barber Shop, Mike's Body Shop, Funk Pontiac-Olds, Shaker Box Etc., Canal & River, Rubber Roofers, Granny's, Fantalini's, Jude's Hair Care, and Cut Around the Clock.
Lady Trojans won the Division III championship at the Dover Tornado Relays.
Ridgewood Generals, coached by Jim Shamel, defeated the Trojans 10-7 in baseball action. Travis Brill was the winning pitcher.
Some 45 children participated in Stone Creek's Easter egg hunt sponsored by Jefferson Grange and held at Grace United Church of Christ.
Janice Riley elected senior counsellor of Port Washington Homemakers.
Deaths: Lillie B. Westhafer, 100; Robert L. Casteel, 71; Ethel Newell, 95.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983
Newcomerstown Trojans dominated the Class A field at Dover Tornado Relays, setting four new records and tying fifth. Trojan Mark Kellerman set a new record in long jump and tied the meter cash record. Other Trojans breaking records were Dave Bell in pole vault; Clayton Walker, high jump; and Kurt Hall, low hurdles.
Jefferson Grange in Stone Creek honored 50-year members, Floyd Bates, Verna Gintz, Sara Sauser, Willis Sauser, Elizabeth Specht, and Arlene McMillin.
Varsity cheerleaders for Trojans 1983-84 basketball season were Tara Meeks, Daisy Roan, Jamie Moner, Louise Craigo, Julie Loader, and Karen Stocker.
Deaths: Chester Irvin Schlarb, 63; Alta Reed, 83.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973
Newcomerstown Historical Society purchased the old Temperance Tavern property on Canal Street from Harold Rivers for the museum.
Chief Netawatwes awards presented to Bates Metal Products at Port Washington, General Tire and Rubber Company, and Best Tire Shop during the 53rd annual Chamber of Commerce banquet.
Ridgewood High School juniors Rick Kadri, Tom Bachman and Greg Lower selected to attend Buckeye Boys State.
Lawson's Store under construction on W. State Street.
Old Baltimore building, corner of Main and Bridge streets, razed.
Deaths: Hattie Peoples, 95; Bessie B. Smith, 81; Charles Ray Moore, 66.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963
Junior Class stages play "Operation Peace Corps."
Ohio University coach Bill Hess speaks at sports banquet.
Trojan trackmen beat Three Rivers and West Lafayette.
Deaths: R.L. Shoemaker, 69; Myron Thompson, 46; Cyrus E. Maus, 82; Mrs. Clara Bean, 55; William Fletcher, 77; Frank Steinbach, 95.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953
Timber in Mulvane Memorial park sold by council for $3,025.
Bloodmobile sponsored by the BPW Club at Presbyterian Church.
Junior Class presents play "The Little Dog Laughed."
Deaths: Charles Isaac "Ike" Norris, C. Edwin Gardner; Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Baumgardner, 71.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943
Bond campaign hits $150,000.
Ohio Fuel Co. makes big gas strike in Guernsey vicinity.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933
Fire damages total $1,000 in Newcomerstown Product Company garage.
Schools close this week; term reduced to eight months due to shortage offunds.
W.A. Tufford elected councilman to fill vacancy caused by death of S.L. Douglas.
High school commencement to be May 3.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1923
C.E. Brothers, Main Street jeweler, sells his store to A.F. Stossmeister, Steubenville.
Columbus Trade Tour will visit Newcomerstown May 11.
Deaths: Tempa A. Shannon, 89; Willis R. George, 28, World War I veteran.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1913
I.F. Meehan sells a bakery in Emersron building.