TEN YEARS AGO - 2001

Newcomerstown Village Council decided to place one-half percent income tax on May ballot for purpose of funding improvements at Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Tuscarawas County Even Start program was marking its first anniversary Jan. 24.

Local area basketball: Trojans lost to Hiland 64-57 and won over Conotton Valley 96-52; Indian Valley Braves won 56-54 over Garaway and lost to Dover 56-55; Ridgewood lost to Licking Valley 74-66 and to Columbus West 85-39.

Deaths: Loren T. Berger, 42; Gladys Opal Wilkin, 88; Richard E. Reddick, 69; Harry V. Durben, 82; Edith N. Doyle, 76.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1991

Ministerial Assn. announced plans for a community prayer service on Jan. 23 at Newcomerstown Church of the Nazarene to pray for men and women serving in the Persian Gulf war. Several local residents were serving in the U.S. Armed Forces in the desert war.

Amy Lahna, daughter of Charles and Connie Lahna, West Lafayette, and a junior at Ridgewood High School, won first place in Ohio Veterans of Foreign Wars "Voice of Democracy" essay contest.

Local basketball: Newcomerstown defeated Jewett-Scio 56-44, and lost to Ridgewood 72-57; Ridgewood lost to Hiland 80-49; Indian Valley Braves lost to Claymont 42-34; Lady Trojans lost to Buckeye Trail 43-42 and to Garaway 47-44; Indian Valley Braves beat Coshocton 59-38; Ridgewood Lady Generals lost to Licking Valley 61-56.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Myers, Newcomerstown R.D. 1, observe 40th wedding anniversary Jan. 17.

Deaths: Bayliss Guy, 64; G. Oliver Ortt, 68; Wilton H. Smith, 67; Hazel McFarland.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1981

Newcomerstown Lions Club remodeled the former Youth Center on Church St. for their new "Lions Den" meeting facility and community room. Ray McFadden was project chairman.

West Lafayette Chamber of Commerce to hold meetings in new quarters above West Lafayette Post Office on S. Kirk St. Charles Easter was Chamber president.

Trojan girls basketball team upset Inter-Valley Conference leaders, Indian Valley South Rebels 42-34, and Tuscarawas Central Catholic 58-37. Coach Dennis Belle credited efforts of Brenda Williams, Wanda Thompson, Sue Poorman, Theresa Hogue and Jody Huffman for the wins.

Trojan varsity boys 0-11 after 56-46 loss to Lakeland.

Indian Valley South Rebels 7-3 on season with 64-45 win over Ridgewood, 5-7 on season.

Mr. and Mrs. John (Elizabeth) Shaw, Coshocton, marked their 50th anniversary Jan. 24.

Deaths: Mrs. Clyde (Lena) Ellis, 81; Mrs. Alvin T. (Gladys) Yutzy, 74; Dorothy Durbin; Russell Sharrock, 61; Howard (Gov) Hursey, 80; Rolley Ellis Alloway, 82; Mrs. Ruth Brown.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1971

Some 400 attend open house for new Byrd Ambulance Service here.

One person killed and six others injured when Greyhound bus plunges over 15-foot embankment south of Newcomerstown on ice-covered old Rt. 21.

Trojans lost to Hiland 80-72 and Tusky Valley 45-40.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1961

Trojan lost to West Lafayette 69-42.

Pvt. Kenneth L. Gardner completed eight-weeks military police training at Fort Gordon, Ga.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1951

Dale Rice, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Rice, elected president of senior class at Muskingum College.

Married: Miss Barbara Hunt an Robert Myers; Miss Betty Lou Roof and William Elliott.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1941

School and churches close as flu strikes.

342 receive service award pins at Heller Brothers plant.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1931

Mary Louise Page, well-known girl preacher, will speak at Rescue Mission.

Frank Underwood and Kenneth Bird buy the Athletic Club.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1921

Ray Lambert, Akron, succeeds Miss Ryker as instructor of English and mathematics in the local high school.

John Nicodemus picks pansies from his cold frame on E. State St.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1911

Rev. T.B. Robey and A.A. Shear have been elected delegates to Anti-Saloon League Conference at Columbus.

John W. Wilson sells famous bloodhound "Russell" to R.W. Oliver, deputy marshal of Byesville.