TEN YEARS AGO - 2008
Acting Editor Beth Dulaney showcased the Tuscarawas County Big Brothers Big Sisters program
Cy Young memorabilia came back to Tuscarawas County as the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., released photographs, court papers, correspondence and family history items to the Tuscarawas County Genealogy Society Library.
West Lafayette council and the Recreation Committee discussed having some sort of contract regarding a new baseball diamond in the community.
Fern White celebrated her 102nd birthday with friends and family, including Paula Hathaway, Aleeah Cabot, Gladys Norris, Jayce Cabot, Don Border, and Becky Border.
Mr. and Mrs. Art Ashkettle, Newcomerstown, celebrated their 67th anniversary. Pictured with them were Mr. and Mrs. Phill (Sandy) Ashkettle, Mr. and Mrs. Russ (Kathy) Ashkettle, Mr. and Mrs. Del (Linda) Ashkettle, Kay Ashkettle and Art Ashkettle.
Audrey Hanni, co-ordinator of the Frontier Apple Festival, is pictured with Charlene Kehl, the festival’s "Favorite Daughter," and John and Norazella Gunn, King and Queen of the festival.
Deaths: David M. Wenzelberger, 33, Newark; Glenna Lucille Casterline, 72, West Lafayette; Anna Somogye, 86, Newcomerstown; Thomas E. Kiste, 59, Newcomerstown.
Pictured at the Newcomerstown High School Class of 1941 reunion are Twila Black Schworm, Thelma Gross Long, Natalie Bean McFarland, Jane Best Addy, Lorin Schworm, Eugene Hoffman, Earl Oaklief and Kenneth Porcher.
Ridgewood’s volleyball team improved to 13-2 with a victory over Malvern; Maggie Nagle and Kayla Tedrick each had 12 points. Newcomerstown won for the second time this year, defeating Conotton Valley; Devan Belt had 31 assists. Indian Valley volleyball defeated Ridgewood; Emily Kennedy had 14 points and Jessy Shear had 18 kills.
Garaway defeated the Newcomerstown football team, 54-14. The Trojan scores came on a 14-yard pass from Caleb Rankin to Serafin Sanchez and a 39-yard pass from the same combination. Ridgewood scored 35 points in the first quarter and defeated Strasburg, 56-0. Indian Valley lost to Triway, 56-14.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1998
Becky Marlatt was crowned Newcomerstown High School Homecoming Queen.
Gene and Helen Riffle reigned as King and Queen of the Newcomerstown Frontier Apple Festival. Vane Scott was "Favorite Son" and Alma Reed was named Individual of the Year. Herco Inc. was Industry of the Year, and Dairy Mart, Durben Tire, Newcomerstown Duke Truck Stop and the Duke & Duchess Shoppe were Businesses of the Year.
Ridgewood High School selected Jamie Shivers as Homecoming Queen.
Local area football: Trojans defeated Strasburg 34-21; Indian Valley Braves won 35-6 over Sandy Valley; Ridgewood over Garaway 49-8.
Married: Angela Casterline and Jamey "Cliff" Miller, Sept. 5; Mr. and Mrs. Bill (Joan) Herbert, Port Washington, 50th anniversary, Oct. 16.
Deaths: Earl Wines II, 45; David V. Reppart, 78; Charles W. Berry, 85; Lester J. Tennant, 87; Charles R. Smith, 75.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1988
Fred Zimmer, New Philadelphia, a 1919 graduate of Newcomerstown High School, honored for his lifetime of interest in higher education at surprise reception at Kent State University Tuscarawas Campus.
Area football: Trojans defeated Strasburg 33-13; Ridgewood won 14-6 over Garaway, and Indian Valley was 14-7 winner at Jewett-Scio.
Deaths: Patricia A. Bennington, 59; Nelle Alice Palmer, 101; Cassie T. Renner, 68; Mildred E. Ley, 87; Etta V. Lawyer, 94; Alvira F. Ross, 69; Essie Mae Malone, 70; Floyd V. Quillin, 66; Earnest E. "Bunk" Nicoles, 74; Susie Mae Cooper, 57.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1978
Coach Ward Holdsworth’s Trojans, with only one touchdown scored against them in six games, defeated Zanesville Rosecrans 19-0.
Ridgewood Generals, undefeated leader of the Inter Valley Conference, won 14-7 over Jewett-Scio.
Lita Hampton named first woman president in history of West Lafayette Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. and Mrs. James E. (Sara) Grewell, Port Washington R.D. 1, mark 25th wedding anniversary Oct. 10.
Deaths: William G. Eckelberry, 96; Edward Hardesty, 36; Max E. Tyhurst, 71; Gladys Schlarb, 77; Walter B. Eckelberry, 69; C. Everett McElhaney, 63.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1968
Rt. 36 bypass highway stretching from the Goshen Brick plant to Orange is opened.
Rev. George G. Shurtz, 83, prominent retired Methodist minister and former Ohio State Senator, died. He had been in the ministry for 63 years.
Trick or Treat Night slated for Oct. 30 here.
Christine Harstine crowned NHS Homecoming Queen with her court including Molly McCrone, Sharon Warner, Carmela Lenzo and Susan Hawk.
Trojans take 49-0 win over Garaway Pirates.
Married: Mary Elizabeth Kail and James Rowland.
Deaths: Lloyd Gallion Sr., 78; Della M. Peoples, 63; Martha Durben, 43; Newton Moore Sr., 85; Anna Perdue, 84; Nancy B. Williams, 77.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1958
Rev. and Mrs. Charles Gates arrive in Brazil to help open new mission field for the Nazarene Church.
Miss Helen Jane Norman reigns as homecoming queen.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Voige celebrate 50th wedding anniversary.
Death: Roy Welsh, 77.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1948
Car-truck sideswipes on Rt. 16 near Sunnybrook resulted in death of Sidney Turner, 60, Coshocton, and Mrs. Evelyn Rice Mathias, 19, employee of Moore Enameling plant.
Birney Schweitzer, 26, killed when tractor struck by auto on Rt. 16.
Trojans lose 18-12 to Ohio School for the Deaf.
C & M tracks used after freight wreck on Pennsy near Lock 17.
Gov. Dewey’s "Victory Special" train rolls through Newcomerstown.
The Center, a new store on Main St., to be opened next week by Selma Tschudy.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1938
Trojans win from Carrollton 45-0.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1928
Trojans win 13-6 over Caldwell.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1918
Newcomerstown honors memory of four boys who gave their lives in World War I - Fred Hannahs, J. Miller Bond, Raymond Sells, and Thomas Montgomery.