A WINTRY SCENE of the former Mulvane Free Park, popular picnic site for Newcomerstown residents in the early 1900s. The park was located on the south side of Park Hill, parallel to the old canal.

TEN YEARS AGO - 1999

A week of snow, ice and sub-freezing temperatures closed schools, businesses, roads and canceled sports events.

Marshall O. Julien, formerly of Newcomerstown, retired from American Electric Power after 33 years, retiring as vice president-corporate communications with AEP Service Corporation in Columbus.

The Ohio Legislature designated Feb. 1 as "Ohio Township Day" and Oxford Township, Newcomerstown, was planning to celebrate with an open house and other events.

Dick and Natalie Miller were opening Dick's Place Restaurant at 1085 E. State St., Newcomerstown, on Jan. 18.

Deaths: Melvin Little, 95; Lulu G. Phillips, 95; Richard A. "Slim" Noland, 65; Irene E. Cryder, 89; Edward E. Hughes, 77.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1989

Seventh annual "Sweet Hearts Follies" community production set for Feb. 9-11 in Newcomerstown Middle School with Jim Rodgers, general chairman and Camille Smith and Karen Westhafer, co-chairmen.

Area basketball: Trojans slump with three losses, 68-55 to Ridgewood, 57-51 to Jewett-Scio, 84-44 to Shenandoah; Ridgewood lost to Malvern 61-52; Indian Valley Braves beat Fairless 68-49.

Mr. and Mrs. John I. (Lorraine) Baker, Newcomerstown, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Jan. 25.

Deaths: Claude L. "Perk" Hughes, 58; John A. Mallett, 48; James R. Stowers, 71; Ruth A. Beddow, 82; Frank W. Parks, 79; Carl Glenn, 68.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1979

Clyde Barthalow elected president of Newcomerstown school board.

Ray Wells named president and Kenneth Duhamel, secretary of Newcomerstown Board of Public Affairs.

Larry Huggins scored 66 points in two wins for Indian Valley South Rebels, 59-56 over Jewett-Scio and 63-49 over Bellaire St. Johns.

Trojans 4-6 on season with losses to highly-rated Buckeye Trail 47-39 and Strasburg 70-62.

Ridgewood center Gary Cox sank two foul shots with no time remaining to give the Generals a 62-61 victory over undefeated Tuscarawas Central Catholic; the Generals lost to West Holmes 56-48.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1969

Construction of new Christ United Methodist Church and a new addition to St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church here well underway.

Budget for Newcomerstown schools appropriated at $1,059,363 for 1969.

Paul Glazer re-eleced president of Port Washington Village Council.

Trojans defeated Meadowbrook 50-46 and Tuscarawas Valley 57-49 for seventh win. Indian Valley South chalks up 65-62 victory over Malvern.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1959

Courtesy boxes mounted on parking meters for convenient fine paying.

Bruce Huffman and Bill Evans chairmen of Jaycees committee to raise $7,000 for Cy Young Park improvements.

Buckhorn Creek flood prevention measure started.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1949

Mercury soars above 60 degrees; January is like spring.

Trojans upset Uhrichsville 38-37.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1939

Strike shuts Heller plants; 750 idle.

Rev. O.C. Kramer, former pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, dies at Sebring.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1929

Ben F. Milligan, Civil War veteran, observed his 85th birthday.

Flu-pneumonia causes deaths of David Miller, 85; Chester Maloy, 2; Mary Virginia Muelhofer, 6; Mrs. Martha Taylor, 82; and, Lydia Miller, 69.

Special Officer Harry Berg resigns to return to Penna freight office.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1919

Atty. Brooklyn Bridge, Ed Porcher, Marshall Howard and Clarence Liebelt injured in street car accident near Strasburg Creek.

Oscar Leon Hoffman, Port Washington, reported killed in action.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1909

Cy Young signs with Boston for another year.

W.A. Myers sells his bottling works to Mr. Turner.

The Hayden Quartet, accompanied by their wives, enjoyed a sleigh ride to West Lafayette.

Grocery firm of Banks and Mulvane dissolve partnership.