TEN YEARS AGO - 2008

Jason Peoples was named principal at the Newcomerstown Middle School. He had just completed his seventh year as a teacher in the district.

The Silver Eclipse band performed as part of the Music in the Park series presented by the Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce.

Raylene Little of Newcomerstown spoke about saving feral cats living in the downtown area.

Eunice Cross of Newcomerstown celebrated her 88th birthday.

Carole Kenney and Mike Eversbach were named winners in the Cy Young Youth League raffle.

Death: Ethel P. Wright, 95, Coshocton.

West Lafayette council voiced concern about unsightly properties and junk vehicles.

Rob Nay was a first team selection and Robb Hendershot was second team for the Division III All-Ohio baseball squad.

Members of the Newcomerstown T-Ball All-Star team included Emma Moore, Evan Styer, Alexis Shaw, Hunter Garretson, Devin Daniels, Bryce Myers, Dyland Penrod, Brendan Freeman, Matthew Robinson, Jace Hickman, Alex Porcher, Jeremy Harper, Liam Donnelly, Braydon Albright, Braydon Tomak, Baylee Lower, Jarred Simmons, Dylan Garrett, Taylor Lafferty, Tanner Norman, Braiden Guy, Jarrett Durr, Jordan Greathouse, Gavin Little.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1998

Massive flooding in the east central and southeastern Ohio caused power outages, evacuations, and closed I-70 and I-77 and most other major routes south from Newcomerstown. Wills Creek in Cambridge crested at 29 feet on June 30, some 14 feet over flood level. Gov. George Voinovich visited the region and President Bill Clinton declared several counties eligible for federal disaster assistance.

Twin Cities area of Dennison- Uhrichsville under water as result of several storms.

Local residents and businesses joined efforts to provide assistance to flood victims. Local donation collection sites for food, cleaning supplies, and personal care items included Newcomerstown Emergency Rescue Squad/David Barber Civic Center, Thompson’s IGA, Baker’s Food, and Newcomerstown Police Dept.

The 51st annual West Lafayette Homecoming set for July 15-18.

Deaths: Raymond E. Belt Sr., 48; Nathan G. Williams Jr., 70.

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1988

Ohio Attorney General Anthony Celebrezze was in Newcomerstown for filming a 10-minute videotape to promote the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program. Among local citizens involved were Mayor Gordon DeMarco, Police Chief Jim Friel, schools Supt. Gary Sterrett and elementary principal James Overholt.

Mary Marlatt and Julie Mizer, both of Newcomerstown, were singing with Youth Musicale, the United Methodist Church’s evangelism emphasis, touring its 15th year.

Married: Lori Smith and Thomas A. Taylor, May 27;  Elizabeth Mickler and Joseph C. Sarchet, June 4.

Deaths: Clarence E. Davis, 76; Chester O. Shull, 88; Lester S. Nelson, 61.

 

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1978

William E. Ourant, master of ceremonies, and Mrs. Ourant cut the ribbon officially opening Riverside Manor Nursing and Care Center in Newcomerstown. Dedication speakers included Charles Yingling, president of Newcomerstown Development Corp.; Robert Snader, Riverside Manor administrator; Dr. W.R. Agricola and Atty. Richard Young.

Ray H. Booth named editor of The Newcomerstown News succeeding Jerry Wolfrom, new editor of The Daily Jeffersonian in Cambridge.

Three-month strike ended at local Ohio Coil Shop of General Electric.

Rev. Fr. Robert Manning named to succeed Msgr.

Ambrose Freund as pastor of St. Francis de Sales Church, Newcomerstown.

Port Washington Firemen’s Jubilee July 18-22.

Married: Julie Ann Riley and Ronald William Gherman, June 17; Arlene Leigh Gardner and Bobby Joe Jacobs, June 16; Richard Forest Smith and Angela Lee Vance, June 24; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Berger, Newcomerstown R.D. 1, 50th anniversary, July 4.

Deaths: Joseph L. Tish, 59; Mrs. Burrell W. (Dorris Irene) Septer, 68; Charles F. Hill St., 91.

 

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1968

Village council voted to support campaign to prevent the state from re-numbering Rt. 16.

Estimated crowd of 1,500 watched the annual Jaycee Fourth of July fireworks display here.

Trojans in first place in Coshocton Baseball League after defeating Coshocton 4-2.

Supreme Camp of Royal Neighbors Assn. awards 50-year pins to Mrs. Edna Gay, Mrs. Rebecca Leonhard and Mrs. Maude Lehman.

Temperatures around 90 degrees for the week.

Married: Cheryl Lynn Johnson and Robert W. Norman; Crystal Maurer and John E. Miskimen; Patricia Kenney and Robert Porter Jr.; Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Mary Worley) Gunn, 50th anniversary; Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Lahna, 25th anniversary.

Deaths: L.D. Bowers, 67; Mrs. William Ott, 74; Denver Marlatt, 70; Alfred Touvell, 54; Mrs. Bertha Kelley, 82; Mrs. Mary Leonard, 87; Mrs. Lorena Shinaberry, 64.

 

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1958

Robert W. Paxton of Logan, Ohio, new manager of local J.C. Penny store, succeeding George Fuller, going to Mt. Pleasant, Pa.

Big crowds see 369 compete in Coon Dog Championship Field Trial sponsored by Robert Shurtz and Harry T. Richmond.

Heavy rain, 2.64 inches in 24-hour period, sends Buckhorn Creek over banks, flooding lowlands and basements.

Henry Falken named local chairman of Ohio State House Conference on Education.

Married: Miss Martha Rector and Dale Rhodes at Tucson, Ariz; Miss Janette Sue Duncan to Vernon Carl Stahl; Mr. and Mrs. William Mellor, Shadybend, 60th anniversary.

Deaths: Mrs. Wilmer E. Cochran, 73; Robert W. Larrison, 23; Mrs. W.H. Taylor; Mrs. Luther Simmons, 71; Keli Ann McCune, infant.

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO- 1948

Storm lashes town, trees and crops damaged.

Heller employees receive vacation pay checks totaling $71,202.

Rev. Henry Holyoak is new pastor of College St. Methodist Church.

Roy Nay, R.D. 3, and George Forney, Birds Run, catch 40-pound and 38-pound catfish in Wills Creek.

Perry Atkinson catches 18-inch bass at Tappan Lake.

Married: Miss Carrie Couts and Foster Quillen; Miss Patricia Powell and William Tilton; Miss Mary Opperman and Russell Mossman; Miss Alyce Perkins and John V. Wiandt.

Deaths: William W. Mizer, 75, Stone Creek; Mrs. Naomi Alloway, 75, Kimbolton; Mrs. C.O. Thompson, Canton, former Port resident; Mrs. E.J. Porterfield, former Birds Run resident.

 

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1938

WCTU calls on city council to enforce laws.

 

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1928

Miss Mary Hayes plays leading role in "Thank You Doctor" at the Keith Theater in Cleveland.

 

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1918

An Oakland auto driven by Mrs. Manuel Yingling goes over the canal embankment east of town.

John Bricker dies suddenly at his home on E. Church St.