TEN YEARS AGO - 2008
The exceptional work of the Journey’s End Ministries earned them recognition at the annual Akron-Canton Pantry Meeting. The ministry is purchasing approximately 38,000 pounds of food each month and in September served 2,274 customers at the Newcomerstown location.
The Newcomerstown Thespians are to present "Babes in Arms." Cast members include John Warner, Rose Marinucci, Hayley Chaney, Taylor Buss, Dusty Daugherty and Keanna Cantu. Playing the parts of apprentices are John Machan, Mikki Wise, Abby Creager, Tia Sims, Macy Hannahs, Devon Thornton, Lexie Styer, Zane Croft and Seth Colvin.
A card shower was planned for Florence Quillin Cramlet, who is celebrating her 95th birthday on Oct. 30. A card shower was also planned for Raymond Herbert, who is celebrating his 90th birthday on Oct. 25.
Air Force Airman Timothy J. Wherley and Air Force Airman Nicole White were featured in "In the Service."
Deaths: Richard I. Bond, 82, Newcomerstown; Ercie F. Roby, 82, formerly of Port Washington; H. Joan Herbert, 78, Port Washington.
Larry Stein is pictured showing Ray Cramlet of Newcomerstown some of the features on the Newcomerstown Emergency Rescue Squad’s new heavy rescue truck.
Deanna Stevens, head pharmacist at Morgan HealthMart Pharmacy in Newcomerstown, is pictured for American Pharmacists Month.
Newcomerstown High School, Port Washington Elementary and Indian Valley Middle School were each named a "School of Promise" by the Ohio Department of Education.
Audrey Heimbush, Fanny Arnold, Emma Grace, Susan Mason and Sarah Mowery were all pictured in a photo gallery from the White Eyes Frontier Day at the First Baptist Church in Newcomerstown.
Cathy Nelson, a graduate of Newcomerstown High School, retired after three decades as park secretary in Cambridge.
Cody Addy, the newest member of the Newcomerstown Public Library staff, is pictured with a pumpkin he carved to be on display at the library.
Ridgewood lost to Malvern, 42-21, ending a streak of 27 consecutive Inter-Valley Conference victories. Newcomerstown bested Conotton Valley, 20-7, to improve to 2-7. Trojan scores were by Jansen Lenzo, Caleb Rankin and Matt Ayres. Indian Valley lost to Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy, 36-0.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1998
The Newcomerstown Historical Society’s All-Star Variety Show to raise funds for a new museum and Mary Hayes Dining Theater complex to be built next to the Temperance Tavern Museum was set for Nov. 6-7 in Newcomerstown Middle School auditorium.
Scott Simmerman, Port Washington, awarded Eagle Scout Award at ceremony at Peoli Church Chapel.
Local area football; Newcomerstown 7-1 on season and 5-0 in Inter Valley Conference with 69-0 win over Jewett-Scio; Ridgewood, 6-2 on season and 4-1 in IVC, defeated Tuscarawas Central Catholic 59-13; Indian Valley Braves lost to Coshocton 46-22.
James Bates, Port Washington, selected for "National Leadership Award" presented by National Republican Congressional Committee.
Married: Karcy Meadows and Greg Rush, Oct. 6.
Deaths: Edwin Collins, 84; Hannah Lee Burkhart, infant; Dorothy Moody, 73; Walter K. Smith, 79; Mabel M. Gross, 95; Vernal S. Gray, 92; Mary Lucille Walkenspaw, 90.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1988
Election day set for Nov. 8 with voters to decide on George Bush or Michael Dukakis for President of the United States, in addition to several local issues including a 2.3 mill bond issue for Newcomerstown Schools to construct additional classrooms.
Area football: Indian Valley Braves defeated Inter Valley Conference champion Ridgewood 3-0; Newcomerstown, leading Danville 13-6 with a minute to play, lost in last seconds of game 17-13.
Jenny DeMattio of Midvale, crowned Indian Valley’s Homecoming Queen.
Dave Smith of Newcomerstown Trojans golf team named to Eastern District Class A first team, and Trojan Chris Thogmartin received honorable mention.
Married: Karen Stocker and Timothy L. Mathews, Aug. 27; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred L. (Roberta) Butler, Newcomerstown, 40th anniversary, Oct. 23.
Deaths: George W. Little, 73; Sara Asher Fordyce, 55; Joshua Lee Art, six months; Raymond Dansby, 81; Paul Secrest, 80.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1978
Ohio voters to select between Gov. James A. Rhodes and Lt. Gov. Richard F. Celeste at polls Nov. 7.
Trojans hopes for Inter Valley Conference title dashed after 14-6 loss to Strasburg.
Ridgewood Generals won 24-7 over Garaway, and Indian Valley South defeated Conotton Valley 35-0.
Married: Pamela Ann Ripley and John W. Hendershot II, Oct. 14.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1968
Trojans defeat Indian Valley North 30-6 at Lee Stadium.
Deaths: Valentine P. Kunkle, 59; Mrs. Lucille Randles, 45; Mrs. Margaret Stone, 82; Judith Ann Rotruck, infant.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1958
Atty. General Saxbe speaks on Land Buying to Rotary Club.
Don Fenton wins Ohio Prince title state grange.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO -1948
Trojan Precision Marching Band makes hit with fans.
Congressman Henderson Carson speaks at Republican Rally.
Married: Robert Jean Berger and Alfred Leroy Butler; Miss Joan Speer and William Herbert; Miss June Glazer and Lorin Addy.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO -1938
Stanley B. Mulvane, 67, Oxford Bank official, dies.
Cooper Furniture Store opens here.
Howard Yeagley, 77, dies at his home on Cross St.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lenzo announce engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Josephine to Charles W. Herbert.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1928
Mrs. John Shalosky and son George injured in auto collision.
George Booth dies from injuries received when he falls and fractures hip.
The Holy Name Society organized at St. Francis de Sales Church.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1918
Miss Wilma Palmer and Pfc. Harold Rucker married.
Leslie Gray dies of pneumonia on transport enroute to France.
William Folkert killed by electric shock in basement of his home in Cambridge.