TEN YEARS AGO - 2000Korean War veterans gathered at the David Barber Civic Center July 29 to be honored and to pay respects to their colleagues of the Korean War. A local section of U.S. Rt. 36 was being renamed "Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway," the initiative of Newcomerstown Veterans of Foreign Wars commander John Gunn, with a sign designating the highway's new name to be erected.Ridgewood Board of Education hired Jane Sikes to succeed David Hire as Ridgewood High principal.Pioneer Days to take place in Gnadenhutten Historical Park and Museum Aug. 4-6.Married: Kristina Kay Marlatt and Jeremy John Black, June 24.Deaths: Mabel E. Geese, 92; Martha J. Johnson, 78; Eleanor J. Gallagher, 68; Archie J. Fletcher, 74; Thomas Ray Kenney, 45. TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1990Newcomerstown schools open Aug. 28.Trojan Pride reached $42,480 towards goal of $55,100 needed to fund extra curricular activities at NHS for 1990-91 school year.Jean Jarvis was program leader and Gladys Davis hostess when 13 members of West Union United Methodist Women met.Married: Melissa Loos and Arthur James Saylor, June 9; Mr. and Mrs. William (Garnet) Hootman, Newcomerstown R.D. 1, 50th anniversary, Aug. 3.Deaths: Betty Bates, 44; Sarah M. Huff, 82; Mary Marie Garrison, 77.THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1980Newcomerstown area rocked by earthquake with its epicenter located south of Cincinnati inside the Kentucky border and measuring approximately 5.1 on the Richter scale. No damages reported.Mary Worley Gunn, well-known poetess of Newcomerstown, to reign as Frontier Days Queen Aug. 15-17.Eddie Groff, 12, son of the Ed Groff's of Newcomerstown, stricken with "mystery disease" called Reye's Syndrome and miraculously recovered from the illness that had no known cause or cure. Rev. Ray Snyder, pastor of Christ United Methodist Church, and wife Anne, teacher of the church's Together Class, honored for their 25th wedding anniversary July 19 and their 25th year in the ministry. Mrs. Snyder's class hosted a reception attended by 200.Deaths: Ernest Peeper Jr., 53; Mrs. Lewis (Lily) Casteel, 81; Charles W. VanScyoc, 62; Charles William Dingey, 59; Gladys H. Stuart, 90; Homer Ray Meek, 73. FORTY YEARS AGO - 1970James R. Tufford, co-owner of Bob and Jim's Shell Service station here, received a special award from Gates Rubber Co. for exceptional customer service.Village Council passes ordinance pledging Newcomerstown's cooperation with proposed Tuscarawas County Metropolitan Housing Authority.Marshall O. Julien, formerly of Newcomerstown, promoted to post of personnel supervisor of Appalachian Power Company's Huntington, W.Va., division.Deaths: Abe Davis and his sister, Mrs. Stanley (Ruth Davis) McLaughlin; Ernest A. Couts, 88; Mrs. William Ford, 70; Adrian H. Helter, 52; Harry V. Haver, 69; D. Alice Middleton, 84; Raymond R. Dyer, 71; Mrs. Leon Downard, 70; John Medley, 79; Mrs. Helen L. Nolan, 64; Helen Lucille Tedrick, 74; Iris Mohler, 79. FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1960Local Boy Scout, David Agricola, son of Dr. and Mrs. W.R. Agricola, Cross St., attended National Jamboree at Colorado Springs, Colo., where President Dwight Eisenhower visited with scouts.Steven Carl Sherer, 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sherer, drowned while wading in creek near his Fresno home.Mayor James Tufford named Aug. 15-20 "Social Security Week" in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Social Security Act.Rev. Donald Doss, pastor of First Presbyterian Church for 17 years, resigned for pastorate at Fort Washington Presbyterian Church in New York.Roger Wayne Hissam, son of Mr. and Mrs. Doy Hissam, Kimbolton R.D 2, killed by ricocheting bullet while hunting rabbits.SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1950Miss Judy Castle, 13, crowned 4-H Queen July 21 at Tuscora Park.Edgar Fisher accepts coaching post at Glenford, O.Production starts at Heller plant.Picket line set-up at Greyhound Post House in a strike for union recognition.Mrs. Bess LaPorte named director of BPW District 7.Deaths: Stanley Newell, 59; Mrs. Augusta Keats; Lee Floyd, 55; Reginald Stearns, five months.SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1940Jimmy Maxwell wins trial derby race on College Hill. Bill Hendershot wins County Derby at Sugarcreek.Judge E.E. Lindsey fines nine Heller pickets for violating terms of anti-picketing injunction.EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1930Jack Conrad, Boy Scout, wins Indian Trophy for skill in archery.Ohio Chamber of Commerce calls a conference to discuss drought.NINETY YEARS AGO - 1920Abe Davis, Caldwell, who recently purchased the Longshore Bldg., opens Candy Kitchen.Cecil Mardis receives a fractured right leg when auto backfires while he was cranking it.Granulated sugar is selling for 28-cents per pound.Miss Grace Couch and Edson Stewart married.Thomas Mercer, 17, crushed to death in elevator at Produce Co. ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1910W.M. Brode purchases new seven-passenger touring car.At annual meeting of Rex File Shop, J.S. Barnett is elected president; J.F. Bean, manager; H.H. Murphy, secretary, and John W. Ley, treasurer.