TEN YEARS AGO - 2000
The millennium (year 2000) arrived without the problems and inconvenience some had predicted. The economy may have been boosted as fearful people worldwide prepared for uncertainty by hoarding water, canned goods and batteries, purchased generators, wood stoves and other items many feared they might need.
Vernon Addy, Postmaster at Plainfield since 1957, retired Dec. 31, at age 87 and was succeeded by his son, Bill.
Matt Dansby scored 29 points to lead the Trojans to a 71-46 win over the Indian Valley Braves.
Deaths: Robert L. Baker, 82; Dorothea M. Hazlett, 80; Erma Lee Shull, 68.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1990
Newcomerstown water/sewage rates see first increase in 10 years.
Local basketball: Trojans defeated Strasburg 64-51 and lost 46-44 to Garaway; Indian Valley Braves lost to Wellsville 76-65 and won 66-43 over Zanesvlle Rosecrans and 55-36 over Canton Heritage Christian; Ridgewood defeated Tuscarawas Valley 73-68 and lost to Tuscarawas Central Catholic 72-59.
Port Washington council members, Diane Chandler, Bruce Hibinger and Gary Dichler sworn-in with Dichler elected council president.
Newcomerstown library board of trustees elected Joan Brode, president; John Ourant, vice president, and Lou Vannucci, secretary.
Deaths: George D. Hawkins, 91; Georgia Eckelberry, 93; Virginia P. Hammersley, 72; Margaret E. Snedeker, 90; Willis Sauser, 82; Mary Walrath, 74; Christine Zimmer, 81; Harvey L. Watson, 77.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1980
Highlights reviewed from 1979 included the firing of Newcomerstown's Woody Hayes as head football coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes, and Hayes' return to his hometown to speak at Elks Lodge #1555's 50th anniversary celebration.
Trojan basketball team, coached by Gary Sterrett, defeated Indian Valley North 63-57 with Randy McCune named game MVP.
Newly elected officials sworn in at Newcomerstown Village Council's first meeting of 1980: Audrey Hanni and Thomas Huffman, council members; Kenneth Duhamel, board of public affairs; Wendell Yanai, village clerk. Former councilman and new mayor Charles Holdsworth sworn into office Dec. 26 with the action effective Jan. 2. Roger Bambeck filled Holdsworth's remaining two-year council term.
Steve Hayes, son of former Ohio State University football coach Woody Hayes of Newcomerstown, sworn in as Franklin County Municipal Court Judge.
Indian Valley South Rebels won 55-39 at Hiland and 60-27 over Conotton Valley Rockets, and lost to Canton Central Catholic Crusaders 70-52.
Ridgewood dropped three games, 56-55 to Tusky Valley, 61-50 to Garaway, and 90-72 to Coshocton.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1970
Michelle, daughter of the Gary Bryan's of Newcomerstown, first baby of the year here.
Some 100 residents of Mizer-Riverview subdivision east of here take court action against owners of trailer homes.
Arthur Hill Jr. receives check from General Tire and Rubber Company plant here for his outstanding money-saving suggestion.
Deaths: Mrs. Jessie Barnhouse, 77; James P. Duffy, 59; John Howell, 64; Col. Willis Johns, 59; John W. Jones, 87; Clarence Liebelt, 62; Bernard P. Malvin, 57; Charles W. McAllister, 88 Winifred Purdy, 86; Albert Spring, 89.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1960
Trojans lose to McConnelsville 69-56.
Vonda Lee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Kelly, Main St., first baby of new year in this area.
C. Vernon Lee retained as village attorney; Waldon Walters elected council president.
Deaths: Howard Little, 64; Flora Forney, 83; Frank Tufford; R.E. Cochran, 54; Alva L. Garrett, 83; Lloyd L. Hagans, 70; Lulu Barker, 84; Paul Peoples; Mrs. Eugene Fletcher.
Carl Figenscher awarded 20-year pin, and Merle K. Penrod and Lee Clarke, each five-year pins at local Seiberling Plastic plant.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1950
Ritz and Starlite theatres are sold to Manus Amusements Co., Toronto, O.
Trojans defeat Carrollton 70-49.
Earl Titus re-elected president of board of education.
Charles E. Tidrick, 69, Oxford Ave., killed when tree falls on him.
Miss Evelyn Bird, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Bird, E. Canal St., goes by plane to Frankfort, Germany, where she will do secretarial work for the diplomatic corps.
Deaths: Mrs. W.M. Brode, 89; Charles Miller, 74; Mrs. Charles Barthalow, 48.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1940
Among postmaster nominations sent in this week by President Roosevelt is the name of Mrs. Katherine Baxter of the local post office.
Penn-Ohio Coach Lines start new North and South service through Newcomerstown.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1930
B.F. Milligan, Civil War veteran, honored with party on his 86th birthday.
Miss Mabel Renner of New Philadelphia and Dale Milburn are married at Wheeling, W.Va.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1920
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Zimmer moved into their new home on N. College St.
Miss Eva Pace accepted a position at Golden's Store in Mansfield.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1910
New city officers: Lloyd Murphy, mayor; F.B. Angle, clerk; Howard Yeagley, treasurer; R.W. Lyons, marshal; Frank Gadd, E.E. Peoples, Charles Stoffer, John McCleary, C. Hartline, Grant Emerson, council members.
Temperatures here read 20 degrees below zero with 10 inches of snow.