TEN YEARS AGO - 1999

St. Paul Lutheran Church, College St., Newcomerstown, destroyed by arson-set fire.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial at West Lawn Cemetery to be dedicated Nov. 7.

Home Loan Savings Bank, West Lafayette, announced grand opening for Oct. 28.

Football; Trojans lost to Bellaire St. John's 27-26; Ridgewood lost to Malvern 35-20; Indian Valley lost 63-0 to Dover.

Death: Margaret L. Smyth, 92.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1989

Carl Lenzo, Newcomerstown, received Tuscarawas County Democrats highest honor, the Robert E. Moore Memorial Award, at the Jefferson-Jackson banquet held in New Philadelphia. Ohio Attorney General Anthony J. Celebrezze Jr., who announced he would be a candidate for governor in 1990, presented Lenzo with his award.

Trick-or-Treat set for Oct. 30 in Newcomerstown, and Oct. 31 in Port Washington, Gnadenhutten, and West Lafayette.

Knights of Columbus of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church announced plans to host "Meet the Candidates" night Oct. 30.

Football: Inter Valley Conference champion Newcomerstown Trojans lost their season finale to Danville 21-13 in non-league game; Ridgewood lost East Knox 21-14; Indian Valley lost to Claymont 32-21.

Married: Carol Ann Murphy and Roger L. Kughler, Aug. 12; Roseann Mary Biel and Timothy Lee Seibert, Aug. 26.

Deaths: Carl P. Gephart, 76; Oretha Straight, 90; Darrell Lee Simpkins, 42; Howard L. Hensley Sr., 60.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1979

Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce announced plans for Industry Appreciation Week in honor of the 17 different industries economically stabilizing the local area. Simonds Cutting Tools Division of Wallace Murray Corp. was celebrating 60 years in Newcomerstown, and the W.M. Brode Co., 90 years.

Stone Creek school building torn down.

Employees of Newcomerstown's General Tire & Rubber Company Chemical Plastics Division voted for a new contract and returned to work after a 22-day strike.

Triple fatal accident near Zanesville claimed the life of 18-year-old Christy Campbell of Newcomerstown, Roger Jacobs, 19, of Coshocton, and an Indonesian exchange student attending Muskingum Area Technical College.

Ridgewood Generals 9-0 with 30-13 victory over Garaway.

Trojans fell to Strasburg 21-6.

Married: Debra E. Wilson and Richard Hursey Jr., Aug. 24; Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Kehl, Newcomerstown R.D. 1, 45th anniversary; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Kees, Newcomerstown, 55th anniversary, Oct. 25.

Death: Wilferd R. Neal, 50.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1969

Ridgewood High youths, Jeffrey St. John, Mike Schlarb and Ward Carr killed in fiery car crash near West Lafayette.

Trojans lost to Indian Valley North 20-8; season record stands at 6-2.

Eastern Ohio Citizens Travel Assn., including Newcomerstown, organized to promote tourism in this area of the state.

Council hears proposal of new 175,000-gallon water tank for village.

Muriel Shoemaker, Thelma Riggle and Beatrice Temple, all of Newcomerstown, awarded $40,000 land settlement from Ohio Dept. of Highways for land needed in construction of Interstate-77.

Five-mill school operating levy and a one-percent village income tax top issues on Tuesday, Nov. 4 election day ballot.

School levy poster contest winners are Ronald Mathews, Karen Bundy, Barbara Little, Mike Hopkins, Billy Cochran and Patsy Tidrick.

Heller Tool Division service awards presented to Philip VanSickle, Margaret Heston and Ed Porcher, 40 years each, and Helen Loveless and Ruth Engler, 30 years each.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1959

Sam Ridgway plans to open restaurant on Bridge St.

Lions Club sells 150 dozen roses.

Robert Reusch apponted manager of local Penney store.

Married: Miss Ellen Greathouse and James F. McDonnell; Miss Novella J. Dennis and D.L. Zinkon.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1949

Fred Reed, Dennis Ott and Samuel Billings are candidates for mayor.

Ohio Power Co. moves into new quarters on River St.

Miss Mildred Ronis, 49, first displaced person to come to Newcomerstown, staying at home of Miss Ethel Buchanan.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1939

Eugene Riffle appointed assistant Scout leader by David Force, chairman of Rotary Scout committee.

Chamber of Commerce supports three-mill levy to aid school finances.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1929

Governor Myers Cooper and Colonel Harris visit here this week.

John Harstine takes first place in try-outs for cross country at Muskingum College.

Mr. and Mrs. John Davis celebrate golden wedding anniversary.

Billy Beers and David Williams receive Eagle rank at Boy Scouts of Honor.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1919

Candyland is closed by sheriff to settle estate of owner, George Poulus, who died overseas.

Miss Rachel Barnett, 83, dies at her home on Canal St.

Miss Rachel Atkinson and Robert Boyd of West Lafayette married.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1909

Cy Young Day is held Oct. 21 with Cy Young pitching in the exhibition game.

F.S. Spring will open a new store in the Lieser building.

J.D. Longshore has sold his business block at corner of Main and Bridge streets to the Hartline Brothers.

Home of Robert Sweitzer, south of town, destroyed by fire.