TEN YEARS AGO - 2005
Emily Rose Lyons graduated from Walsh University with a bachelor of science degree in middle childhood education with a concentration in language arts and social studies.
Winners of the Solid Rock Youth Center's Pool Tournament during the Cy Young Days Festival include: Nathan Watson (first), Justin Robinson (second), and Brennen McWhorter (third).
Ben Pulley of West Lafayette was among 37 high school winners from throughout Ohio who visited Washington D.C. and other points of interest June 17-23 as part of Ohio Rural Electric Cooperative Inc's Youth Tour to the nation's capital.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1995
Newcomerstown Postmaster Jim Chorey presented copies of the U.S. POstal Service's new POW-MIA postage stamps to local former prisoners of war Bill Ourant, Herbert Buchanan and Lester Little.
Flash flooding in the Birmingham area closed roads and trapped some residents in their homes, after six inches of rain fell in one hour June 26.
Angel Valley Rosebuds and Ramblers 4-H Club of Stone Creek named a winner in the Colgate Palmolive Company's annual Youth for America campaign with their community service project, "Beautification, Litter Pick-Up and Recycling."
Tuscarawas County Commissioners approved the purchase of 19.7 acres of land on Route 36, west of Port Washington, as a "central" location for southern county road work operations.
Deaths: James L. Patterson, 71; Jennie Cramlet, 81; Myrtle W. Kail, 85; Junior L. Swingle, 71; Inez I. Berry, 88; and Earl L. Titus, 88.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1985
Roy Arnold, Newcomerstown, senior district manager in Ohio for Credithrift of America, was honored as "1985 Boss of the Year."
Wilma Marlatt elected president of Newcomerstown Business Women's Club and named BWC "Woman of the Year."
Walter Funk received a Rotary Club award for 14 years perfect attendance from Jeff Orr, newly-elected president. Orr succeeded Tom Addy.
Simonds company picnic was held at the Sportsman's Club with some 200 employees and guests attending.
Deaths: F. Raymond Hill, 59; Gayle Wills, 86; Charles K. Carpenter, 77; Francis L. Truex, 68; Beatrice I. Ridgley, 81; Charles G. Miller, 67; David C. Davis, 67; and Sarah Thompson, 70.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1975
Cy Young Baseball Museum officially opened in Newcomerstown July 4 with Thomas C. Eakin, Shaker Heights, founder-director. Several former baseball stars attended the opening and participated in the parade.
Local Jaycees sponsored all-day Fourth of July activities at Lee Stadium with record-breaking crowd turning out for fireworks.
Eric Parks, "The Bench Jockey" columnist for The Newcomerstown News, to have column published in the national publication, "Feeling Sport."
Virgil Ervin elected president of Newcomerstown Rotary Club.
West Lafayette Homecoming set for July 30 through Aug. 2.
Village fire hydrants decorated red, white and blue for Bicentennial.
Deaths: Mrs. Jeanne E. Mowbray, 64; Mrs. Hazel Ellen Wasson; and Chesley E. Clifton, 84.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1965
Twenty-one cars of a 56-car eastbound Pennsylvania Railroad freight train derailed between Goodrich and College streets.
Mrs. Harold Helen Jane Wolf) Schlarb, 36, Elmhurst, Ill., formerly of Newcomerstown, killed in head-on car crash near Kankakee.
Mayor Charles Holdsworth accepts American Auto Association (AAA) National Pedestrian Program appraisal award honoring community for completing three years without a pedestrian traffic death. Cecil Haver, director, made the presentation.
Deaths: Ralph W. (Pete) McElroy, 72; Ryan Rod Reinhart, 11 months; Mary J. Richardson, 80; Dwight Best Speer, 78; and Pamela Sue Carr, infant.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1955
Wilmer (Chief) Cochran, advisor for 417 Explorer Scouts, spends several days at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, with the Scouts.
Rev. John D. Fletcher installed as pastor of Lutheran Church.
Jack Morton, former grid pro, named Trojan football coach.
Richard Franklin, son-in-law of Rev. George Shurtz, taken by heart attack.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1945
Bond issue for swimming pool and playground to be voted on a November election.
Landmark elm at edge of Warren property on Goodrich Street was cut down.
Mrs. Ruby Walsh, employee of Heller Brothers, and Nick Walsh, 71, killed at Seventeen railroad crossing.
James B. Clow Co. purchases Eddy Valve, Waterford, N.Y.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1935
John Douglas, 79, barber for several years, dies.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1925
Clark Lehman, 41, dies after week's illness.
Frederick Hothem, Bakersville, killed when struck by lightning.