TEN YEARS AGO - 2000Voters in Newcomerstown approved renewal of 9.2 mill operating levy 1079-870, rejected an additional 3/4% income tax proposal 1154-753.NHS one of four schools honored with "Ohio's BEST" award for academic improvement, presented to NHS principal Randy Addy and guidance counselor Pat Cadle at Ohio Theater in Columbus.Married: Renny R. Glazer and Becky Lynn Shotwell, July 29; Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey (Diane) Meek, 30th anniversary, Nov. 14.Death: Donald E. Casteel, 72. TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1990First Team Inter Valley Conference All-Stars from local area included Trojans Todd Norman, Todd Kellam, Keno Jackson and William Wilson, and Ridgewood Generals Jason Prater and Dan Wolfe.First Thanksgiving Harvest Festival featuring an outdoor panorama of early settlment life and fall craft fair at Indian Valley Middle School in Tuscarawas Nov. 17.Newcomerstown voters defeated 9.2 mill operating levy for schools. Birds Run Grange #1366 held 100th year observance attended by several dignitaries.Married: Joanna Sue Zinkon and Kevin Michael Fillman, Oct. 20; Cathy Wilson and Christopher Clantz, Sept. 29; Mr. and Mrs. David (Hilda) Hayhurst, Gnadenhutten, 25th anniversary, Nov. 27.Deaths: Foster T. Blind, 86; Robert L. Frank, 88; John w. Danley, 74; Clarence M. Schwab, 83; Harry James "Jim" Porteus, 45; Olive C. Zimmer, 89; Eleanor June Yanai, 69; Mildred F. Butler, 62; Irene M. Walters, 81; Ralph P. "Yock" Steinbach, 84. THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1980Presidential election race results in Newcomerstown approving Ronald Reagan for president and George Bush for vice president, 662-408 votes.Roger George, Newcomerstown, retired as president of Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau Federation board. Local area persons elected to serve on the board were Wayne Patterson, Fresno, vice president; Robet McMullen, Newcomerstown, and Charles Guspyt, Gnadenhutten.Married: Jodi Lyn Wright and Mitchell D. Bricker, Oct. 18; Jennifer L. Baxter and Ronald L. Hart, Oct. 25. Deaths: Mrs. Martha Ann Bryant, 82; Charles Dale Milburn 72; John R. Graham, 56.FORTY YEARS AGO - 1970Meeting planned to discuss straightening, widening and changing the course of Buckhorn Creek.Russell Riggle, 13, son of the Walter Riggle's, Port Washington, accidentally shot himself in his right arm while hunting.Trojans Carl Smith, tackle, and Tom Addy, end, selected to defensive first team of Inter Valley Conference.Santa to visit here Dec. 5.Married: Diane Herbert and Jeffrey Meek; Miss Terry Compton and Dana Kittell; Mr. and Mrs. A. Ray Wolff, 50th anniversary.Deaths: Sarah Wilcox, 58; Abby Asher, 83.FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1960School board discusses possibility of school patrol crossing guards.NHS play "The Family Nobody Wanted" being presented Nov. 18-19.Library fund receives $100 donation from Lions Club and Parmi Nous Club.Rev. Edwin Eshelman and family move into new manse on Beaver St.Bryan Smith, Trojan football player, wins $50 in merchants bonanza.SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1950Six-day snow piles up 20 inches in worst blizzard since April 19, 1901.Sgt. G. Hardman, Harding St., dies in action in Korea.42 basketball candidates report to Coach Bill Durtschi.Mrs. Molly Keller is guest speaker at BPW meeting.SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1940First draft questionnaires are sent out.Seventeen aliens sign here.First Baptist Church observes 25th anniversary with all-day program.Five lettermen report on basketball squad.Local firemen complete course given by Kent State University at New Philadelphia.$20,000 flood tax still due here as 95 percent fail to pay.Christmas lights put up this week on businesses. Large Christmas tree to be erected on the Beers lot.Death: William (Bud) Loader, famous gunsmith.EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1930Rev. C.E. Jeffers preaches Thanksgiving sermon at Lutheran Church.J.B. Clow and Sons to give relief to their unemployed.Newcomerstown Charity Fund totals $3,711.40.Chester Best is elected chef-de-gar of Voiture 117 of the Forty and Eight.NINETY YEARS AGO - 1920Frederick Zimmer, Wayne Ley and Victor Yingling play with OSU Band at football game in Urbana, Ill.Dr. Glenroie MacQueen to preach Thanksgiving sermon at United Brethren Church.Mayor John Ross and Marshal J.F. Fisher arrest train rider who admitted to committing several murders.Lorin Knowles buys Heskert billboard plant.Charles Els, coal miner, fatally injured by falling rock.ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1910D.O. Beiter and Logan McCune return from deer hunt in Pennsylvania.S.A. Emerson damages auto in wreck while starting hunting and finishes the trip by horse and buggy.Bessie Chaney and Ralph Curby marry.Dr. F.D. Pierson of Ohio State University inspects local high school.Miss Margaret Schwab, 64, brutally beaten and robbed at her farm home south of town.