TEN YEARS AGO - 2006
Newcomerstown High School prepares for 85 graduating seniors.
Mary Worley Gunn to be inducted into the NHS Citizens' Wall of Honor.
Cole Cathey pitched all seven and fanned five and walked two in the victory for the Trojans (4-6, 1-3 IVC) over Conotton Valley.
Deaths: Florence E. Dennis, 98, West Lafayette; Lawrence E. Lafferty, 67, Newcomerstown; David L. Mast, 25, Millersburg; Dennis Schlarb, 79, Baltic; Glen E. Watson Sr., 75, Kimbolton; Eleanor A. Wilson, 92, Coshocton; and Nettie L. Cottrill, 50, Coshocton.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1996
Perry Fitzgibbon, a 19-year veteran of the U.S. Postal Service named postmaster of Newcomerstown Post Office.
Marla Gaskill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Gaskill, Newcomerstown, became the Ohio State Highway Patrol's first woman airplane pilot. She joined the state patrol in 1988.
Misty McMillen, a senior at Walsh University, became Newcomerstown High School's first graduate to reach the 1,000 point mark in college basketball. A daughter of Ralph and Virginia McMillen, Newcomerstown, she scored 1,054 career points for the Walsh Cavaliers.
Deaths: Lucille I. Beiter, 85; Grace L. Burkey, 92; Betty Ann Cook, 66; Jennie M. Fisher, 84; Vernon R. Gray, 75.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1986
In recognition of the medical profession, the Chamber of Commerce chose "Vital Signs for a Healthy Newcomerstown" as theme for May 7 banquet.
15th annual Knights of Columbus awards banquet held with Attorney Thomas Little named "Citizen of the Year;" Lou and Louise Vannucci, "Family of the Year;" Dean Hammersley, "Wise Owl;" Greg Bowman, "Knight of the Year;" Mary Nolan, "Woman of the Year;" and Kenneth Stocker, "Youth of the Year."
Ridgewood High delegates to Buckeye Girls State and Buckeye Boys State included Julie Hothem, Lisa Rose, Amy Lower, Julie King, Tammy Mizer, Dan Overholt, Jeff Ownes and Charlie Lukens.
Deaths: Geneva H. Howard, 95; Clifford L. Stahl, 57; Chester O. Lehman, 76; Alberta Tedrick, 87.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1976
Record low temperatures of 15-19 degrees April 12 severely damaged fruit crop sin the area. Within these days, a record high 84 degrees was recorded.
Clocks move forward one hour Sunday, April 25, as nation goes on Daylight Savings Time for six months.
Ribbon-cutting ceremony held for new warehouse at Kurz-Kasch plant. Ken Duhamel was plant manager.
Trojan track team defeated Indian Valley North 74-53 with victory by two freshmen, J.P. Mozena, mile run, and Kevin Hannahs, 18'9 long jump.
Oriental Eastern Star honored Mrs. Ralph Tilton, grand representative to Washington, with a reception.
Claude Hinds won the Jaycees-ettes five-minute shopping spree at Thompson's IGA. Kathy McCune was the group's newly-elected president.
James "Buck" Brown, West Lafayette, succeeded Richard Mathias as exalted ruler of the local Elks Lodge.
Deaths: Robert "Hank" Zimmer, 61; Chester Little, 35; Robert H. Hutzel, 65; Alva E. Atkinson, 73; Ella Grace Roahrig, 87; and Harlan O. Duncan, 74.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1966
High temperature for the week reached 80 degrees.
Chamber of Commerce banquet held with theme "Things Looking Up." New president was Dave Fletcher, succeeding Howard Caldwell.
Port Washington High School freshmen Sue Robinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Robinson, took first place with her exhibit on "Conservation" at the State Science Fair in Columbus. Keith Houser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Houser, Port Washington, was awarded an Excellent for his project.
Deaths: J. Smith Gray, 68; Mrs. Hazel Mallette, 63; Mrs. Elmer Lanning, 90; Mrs. H.C. Matchett, 80; Arthur M. Welch, 66; Mrs. Delbert Combs.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1956
E.E. Steenbaugh elected Rotary Club president.
Gordon Ley, Tom Atkinson and David Marstrell receive awards in American Legion essay contest.
Gary Chaney wins Excellent rating for his trombone solo at East Central Ohio Music competition at Kent State University.
Deaths: Carl H. Hursey, 58; Charlotte Corbett, 16.
Keith K. Russell named Airman of the Month at Scott AFB, Illinois.
Mrs. Jack DeLong elected president of Maplewood PTA.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1946
Alfred Heller resigns as general manager of Heller Brothers plant and Lloyd C. Smith takes over.
Construction of new plant for newly-incorporated Alchrome Products Co. will start soon.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1936
Clarence Chance leases New System Bakery to W.C. Todd and Dick Blackwell of Uhrichsville.
Construction starts this week on eight room addition to the high school.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1926
Two-foot drift of snow buried under leaves on E.D. Swigert farm south of town.
Light snow fell here this week.
Dr. E.V. Berry is a patient at Grant Hospital, Columbus.