TEN YEARS AGO - 2000
NHS Thespians present "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" under the directon of BJ McFadden.
Ridgewood senior Brian Olinger won th state championship in cross country.
Trojans lost to defending Div. 5 state champions Amanda Clearcreek 56-7 in football playoffs. Trojans end season with 8-3 record.
Deaths: Francis E. "Gene" Callentine, 63; Mary E. Hunt, 101; John W. Haver, 82; Bradley K. Guy, 69.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1990
Over 400 visit Newcomerstown Jaycees "haunted house" at West School.
Golfers David Smith of Newcomerstown and Mike Brill of Ridgewood, First Team selections on Inter Valley Conference All-Stars.
Deaths: Breanna Nikkol Ridgway, infant; Dwight C. Morgan Jr., 59; Vernon L. Glazer, 53; John Wright Sr.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1980
Frank Martin, vice president and general manager of Simonds Cutting Tools in Fitchburg, Mass., announced $2 million modernization for the Newcomerstown plant. Bill Purdy was local plant manager.
Liberty Grange presented "Count Your Blessings" program in charge of Millie Braniger for Bird's Run Grange.
Ridgewood Generals defeated Indian Valley North 29-6 for share of Inter Valley Conference title. Generals head coach Russ Ashkettle was ending his coaching career with two straight IVC titles, an 8-2 record and 10-0 in 1979.
Trojans shut out Indian Valley South Rebels 9-0.
Married: Beverly Sue Hawley and Stephen M. Bower, Sept. 30.
Death: Glenn Brobston, 55.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1970
Lt. Col. Joe Dillehay, USAF, Medical Service Corps, and son of Mrs. Mabel Dillehay of Newcomerstown, returns to U.S. after serving in the Philippines.
Dirk DeBoer, husband of the former Patricia McCants of Newcomerstown, died in a plane crash.
American Legion Post donates $87 to "Gifts for Yanks" for veterans hopsitals in Ohio.
Trojans close season with 8-6 loss to Indian Valley South.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1960
Trojans walloped Byesville 26-8 Friday night for first NHS victory this season.
Rep. Wayne Hays draws big crowd at Democratic rally at West School.
Nixon and Lodge ticket gets nearly 2-1majority in election here.
Robert L. Horn, 91, Newcomerstown R.D. 3, died Oct. 26.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1950
Chamber of Commerce sells 28 trailers of Veterans Court to Marshall Herche of Grand Rapids, Mich.
Trojan marching band wins acclaim for performance in band show at Kent State University. New band suits purchased by Band Mothers.
Seniors choose "Mother Is a Freshman" as class play.
Councilmen start legal steps for $30,000 sewer.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1940
First Baptist Church observes 25th anniversary.
Forest Smith appointed chairman of Christmas committee.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1930
Dr. H.B. Kistler and J.W. Jones return from hunting trip in Canada.
Miss Leah Loader is married to Frank Thomas, Detroit, Mich.
J.J. McCloy, Ralph Leighninger and Cy Young are hunting deer in Canada.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1920
Miss Elva Martin, teacher in local schools, and Arthur R. Wolff married at New Philadelphia.
Because of deficit in village funds, council will abandon plans for paving E. Canal St.
Mrs. S.A. Neighbor resigns as music instructor in the school.
Tufford and King of City Transfer Company purchase new truck.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1910
Team of horses belonging to the McCune and Harstine Livery barn run away and are found six hours later partly submerged in the river, entangled in branches of fallen trees.
E.G. Patterson, who lives southeast of town, received a broken collar bone and severe bruises when struck by train at the depot.