TEN YEARS AGO - 2000
Newcomerstown resident, Anne Komorowski received notification from the FCC indicating telephone calls from the Newcomerstown area to New Philadelphia would soon be toll-free. Komoroski had initiated the action for free calling to the county seat.
Lady Trojan Jamie Welch won the Div. III 100 meter dash and set a new school record with her time of 12.28 at the state track meet at Dayton.
West Lafayette Rotary Club celebrated its 50th anniversary.
Married: Vicki Ryan Berger and Clayton O'Neill, April 29.
Deaths: William B. Miller, 52; James E. Cox, 73; Leonard H. Corwin, 86; Pearl Beall, 92.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1990
Family Dollar Store was replacing the McCrory's store on Main St., Newcomerstown. The grand opening was planned for late June.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1980
Trojans Rick Lehman, Brad Nolan, Matt Eggleston, Dan Mozena and Brad Lineback, coached by Ernie Art, competed in the state track meet at Columbus.
Atty. Frank Bean, Canton, main speaker for Memorial Day service at East State Street Cemetery.
Margaret Dryden hosted Stone Creek Garden Club at The Good House in Ragersville.
Ken and Kirk Murphy, sons of the William Murphy's and students at Indian Valley South, were selected from 3,000 candidates for the Ohio Youth Choir.
Married: Beverly Ann Couts and John I. Clark Jr., May 10; Peggy Davis and Leonard Klusty, April 26; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bell, North Salem, 50th anniversary, June 11; Mr. and Mrs. Donald (Doris) Baker, Newcomerstown R.D. 2, 25th anniversary, June 11; Mr. and Mrs. Donald (June) Little, Dover, formerly of Newcomerstown, 25th anniversary, May 26.
Deaths: Creed Steele, 68; Elmer Johnson, 87; Codle C. Nay, 78; Fred C. Ryser, 62; Preston W. Hannahs, 72; Mrs. Clifford (Alta) Wilson, 66.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1970
Newcomerstown High holds 88th annual commencement Sunday, May 31, with 105 graduating.
Merle K. Penrod, 53, Newcomerstown R.D. 3, killed in head-on collision on St. Rt. 258 near Bernice. James J. McGinnis, 19, R.D. 2, driver of the other vehicle, and a passenger in his car, Gregory Berger, and Mrs. Althea Penrod all seriously injured.
Paul Evans Jr., 26, of here, drowns at Tappan Lake.
Sandi Miller installed as worthy advisor of Rainbow Girls succeeding Nitia Laughlin.
Deaths: Lorin Maple, 57; Mrs. Anna Lyte, 89.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1960
Public Library marks 25th anniversary on June 1.
Pam Johnson named "Miss Safety Check."
Mrs. Joan Schlarb named "Girl of the Year" by her sorority sisters of Kappa Gamma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi.
Frances D. Buss is candidate for bachelor of science degree in education from Wittenberg University.
Mrs. Artha Hartline, 85, dies following six-month illness.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1950
Joe Dougherty, U.S. Consul, visits his sister, Mrs. Thomas Watson and family, after being stationed in Pretoria, S. Africa, the past three years.
D.V. Heck, well-known banker, dies at his home in Gnadenhutten.
Paul V. Barrett, Wooster College career counselor, delivers commencement address.
Miss Naomi Henrick and Merle Opphile married in St. Paul Lutheran Church.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1940
Deputy Sheriff Martin Myers, 59, killed in raid at Old Town Valley & assailant, Herbert Krebs commits suicide.
Children of Trinity Methodist Junior Church visit State Hospital.
Wesley Little, 15, fatally injured when he falls against side of passing engine near the depot.
Woodrow Wills, high school coach, resigns to accept position in Coshocton schools.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1930
40th commencement is May 27 with Ben Thisselle of the Church of Christ delivering the baccalaureate sermon.
Camilla Wier, 66, well-known resident, dies of apoplexy.
A brooderhouse and 1800 chicks belonging to Clyde Lapp destroyed by fire.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1920
Manuel Yingling, trombone soloist, accepts position this summer with Sousa's band.
Councilman B.W. VanSickle is painfully injured while at work at the Clow plant.
Rev. L.C. Momberg, pastor of the MP Church, preaches Memorial Day sermon.
Prof. W.B. Hayes, Selina, O., has been hired as superintendent of schools to succeed Supt. R.M. Marlowe.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1910
Prof. C.F. Foster, superintendent of local schools, will appear on program of the Tuscarawas County Sunday School Convention at Uhrichsville.
Deaths: Mrs. Melanethon Yingling, 62; Thomas Lybarger.