TEN YEARS AGO - 2000
Newcomerstown Village Council waived residency requirements and approved permanent appointment of Brian Hursey as Newcomerstown Chief of Police.
Football: Newcomerstown set a school scoring record in 97-0 win over Conotton Valley; Ridgewood lost 44-32 to Meadowbrook; Indian Valley Braves lost to Cambridge 63-12.
Deaths: Gregory J. Yanai, 48; Frances L. Casteel, 78; Doris M. Sweitzer, 74; Joseph D. Hunt Jr., infant son of Joseph and Stephanie Hunt; Edgar A. Cherry, 73.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1990
Census figures showed population decrease in Tuscarawas County from 1980 census. Population decreased from 84,614 to 83,790.
Football: Trojans, coached by Craig Collins, defeated Ridgewood 32-14, with outstanding efforts by Trojans Delon Jackson, Keno Jackson, Mike Eikleberry and Todd Kellam; coach Bob Zontini's Indian Valley Braves won 6-0 victory over Tusky Valley Trojans.
Barbara Braun, Gnadenhutten, talked about her collection of 5,000 cookie cutters at a meeting of Newcomerstown American Assn. of Retired Persons.
Jerry Wolfrom, humorist and editor of the Cambridge Daily Jeffersonian, guest speaker at Arco Ohio Valley Retirees dinner meeting. George Benedetto named president succeeding Jack Thornton.
Deaths: Michael J. Styer, 20; Deborah G. Stephan, 88; Barbara DeGraw, 48; Rev. Donald L. Albert, 64; Jimmy A. Miller, 26; Chester Bonnell, 79.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1980
Bill Purdy, plant manager of Simonds Cutting Tools in Newcomerstown, informed the public the local plant would not be moved despite lay-offs of numerous employees.
Newcomerstown PTA resumed meetings with Bonnie Tidrick, president.
Trojan football squad traveled to Malvern and defeated the Hornets 35-0, led by Trojans Billy Thompson, Bob Meek, Bob Triplett, Chris Hall, Jerry Addy, Ben Wright and Alan MacKinnon.
Ridgewood Generals won their first two football games, 9-6 over Shadyside and 16-6 against Strasburg.
130th Tuscarawas County Fair Sept. 16-21 at fairgrounds in Dover.
Paul Hamilton, Newcomerstown, retired from Simonds Cutting Tools with 44 years service, including perfect attendance during last 10 years.
Deaths: Andrew Guy Black, 73; Gertrude McDonnell, 78; Anna Elisa Reyser, 70; Mrs. Ralph (Sarah) Wise, 79; Clifford W. Keith, 66; Mrs. Clarence (Grace) Hill, 83.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1970
Some 34 Newcomerstown residents give blood at Red Cross Bloodmobile visit.
120th Tuscarawas County Fair slated this week.
Heller Tool Co. employees mark service anniversaries: Ralph Combs, 35 years; Walter Miller, Delbert Gadd, Vearl Hothem, 30 years; Richard Warden, Etha Hashman, Elmer Simmerman, Kasper Lyon, 25 years; Ray Hinds, Ralph Smith, Oland Cline, 20 years.
Deaths: Harry J. Bahmer, 91; John Comerford, 72; David Worley, 85, brother of local poetess Mary Worley Gunn.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1960
Total of 1,317 students in class on opening day of school Tuesday, according to Supt. Donald Roeder, marking the largest first day enrollment in the history of Newcomerstown.
Hartwood Methodist Church, eight miles south of Newcomerstown, destroyed by fire. Plans being made to meet at Washington Township Grange.
Mrs. Eunice Shriver, sister of Senator Kennedy, will speak at Elks auditorium in New Philadelphia.
Trojans open football season Friday against Springfield Local.
Deaths: George D. Riggle, 86; Mrs. Nettie Burdette, 70.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1950
Lloyd Hunter, 20, killed when car runs into rear of big semi-trailer in heavy fog.
Trojan Booster Club presents school with new $1,500 electric scoreboard and press box at Athletic Field.
Rev. J.J. Wagner of EUB Church returned by conference to the local church for another year.
200 attend Rotary anniversary.
Married: Margaret Dayton and Lester Ray Early.
Deaths: Alvin Art, 34; E.M. Britton; Rankin Alexander; Foster Norris, 71.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1940
Historical Society plans monument on site of first sermon preached west of Allegheny Mountains.
Lions Club receives charter at meeting in Grange Hall at Wolf.
Rev. A.D. Morris, pastor of Trinity Methodist Church, assigned to Carrollton. He wil be succeeded by Rev. Walter Ralph.
Rev. W.S. Longworth is new pastor of College Street Methodist Church. Rev. Cecil Cottrill is transferred to Macedonia-Northfield Church.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1930
Jeremiah Pope, Civil War veteran, celebrates his 90th birthday.
Paul Huff elected commander of American Legion.
Miss Pauline Whiting and Dwight Spear are married at Dover.
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Mumma celebrate their golden wedding anniversary.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1920
Rocco Simoni, New Philadelphia, buys the A. Barr Shoe Shop.
Council seeks to sell bonds for paving Canal St.
Rev. C.M. Hartshorn returned as pastor of the ME Church.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1910
The street fair was a decided success with large exhibits and crowds.
Rev. George Shurtz and Miss Jennie Richmond married at residence of Rev. J.A. Thrapp in West Lafayette. They will reside in Byesville.
East Lynne will be presented at the Opera House Sept. 28.
J.R. Blackburn resigns as express agent and is succeeded by Thomas Sigman.