TEN YEARS AGO - 2001

Newcomerstown school board planned to ask voters once again to approve a one-half percent income tax for school operating costs at special election Feb. 6.

Roy Mayhew earned a nine-gallon donor pin when Red Cross Bloodmobile visited Newcomerstown.

Evelyn Malvin, Newcomerstown, retired from Huntington Bank in Newcomerstown after 45 years service.

Local area basketball: Coach Mark Wolff's Trojans defeated Garaway 45-32 with Trojan Todd Bell scoring 24 points; Trojans won 64-29 over Tuscarawas Central Catholic; Cambridge Bobcats escaped with 62-59 win over Indian Valley Braves; Ridgewood lost to Hiland 71-53.

Deaths: Floyd P. Tidwell Jr., 72; Paul Edwin Mathers, 86; Charles B. "Whitey" Chappell, 75; Vidamae Chaney, 74.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1991

Area residents were showing support for U.S. troops serving in Operation Desert Storm by displaying American flags and holding prayer services.

Newcomerstown voters were to voete on a 9-2 mill continuing levy at special election Feb. 5. The levy, rejected on three previous attempts, was expected to bring in approximately $460,000 per year.

Local area basketball: Trojans lost to Lakeland 87-52, and Charlie Clum scored 16 points in the Trojans close 63-62 loss to Strasburg; Ridgewood lost to Garaway 76-64 and to Tuscarawas Central Catholic 75-64; Indian Valley Braves won three games, 65-56 over Zanesville Rosecrans, 67-62 over Buckeye Trail and 63-52 at Conotton Valley.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1981

On Jan. 20, Iran released 52 American hostages held in captivity for 444 days. The release was made just minutes after Ronald Reagan became President succeeding Jimmy Carter. Americans nationwide displayed yellow "welcome home" ribbons, including Doris Donley of Newcomerstown who tied a giant yellow ribbon around a tree on her lawn.

Bridge 1 on Coshocton Co. Rd. 9, just west of Newcomerstown, (closed in August 1979 because of structural problems) was to be demolished.

Area basketball: Trojans won their first game of the season 62-44 over Malvern; Todd Bradford scored 31 points for Ridgewood in a 72-67 victory over Indain Valley North Big Blue and earlier in the week scored 36 points in Ridgewood's 68-66 loss to state-ranked West Holmes; Indian Valley South picked up three wins defeating Garaway 66-31; Kidron Christian 58-40, and undefeated Massillon Christian 84-45.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1971

Local library board hosts retirement dinner for Miss Christina Macmillan, librarian for Newcomerstown Public Library since 1954.

New Thompson's IGA Foodliner schedules grand opening for Jan. 27.

Trojans post two wins by defeating Tuscarawas Central Catholic 70-69 and Meadowbrook Colts 74-58.

Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Stoffer, Kimbolton, mark 50th wedding anniversary.

Deaths: Rev. Mary Agnes Johnson, 64; Nettie C. Sargeant, 91; Chester L. Stoneburner, 67; William M. Huston, 53; Clifford W. Schumacher, 82.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1961

Tom Reppart wins fourth place in Ohio Prince of Peace Contest.

Mrs. Joann Hannahs named chairman of Heart Fund campaign here.

Deaths: James S. Deeslie, 62; John S. Kees, 67; Charles Marlatt, 49; Jesse Leighninger, 72; William Francis Schlupp, 74; Mrs. Elizabeth Dietrich, 76.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1951

Freak freeze halts traffic and closes schools for two days.

Gerald Walter Wigfield, 22, West Lafayette R.D. 1, dies from injuries received when his car collided with a steel truck at Braniger's corner.

World Day of Prayer set for Feb. 9 at College Street Methodist Church.

Twenty children get six-month check-ups and shots at Well Child Clinic sponsored by Sorosis Club.

Married: Dorothea Stilgenbauer and Willis Rehard; Kathryn Hoffman and Carl Dudley.

Deaths: William H. Medley, 67; George D. Addy, 87; John L. Gray, 83; Edith V. Chapman, 35.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1941

Biggest snowfall of year, 5 1/2 inches, slows pedestrians and cars.

Students given another week off from school because of flu epidemic.

Glenn Cosby, 34, former manager of local Kroger Store, dies of injuries from work at Superior Steel Co., Canton.

Heller plant increase production on 24-hour a day schedule.

Clow plant begins manufacture of new overhead gas heaters.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1931

Charles Loader buys unfinished Cooley Hotel for $26,000.

Dr. R.D. Hildebrand has received appointment as medical examiner in the district for U.S. Veterans Bureau.

S. Gunn, assistant manager of J.C. Penney Co., is transferred to Jeannette, Pa.

Post Boy Grange will build grange hall.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1921

Burglars break into Buckhorn Creamery.

Thomas Neil is appointed councilman to succeed J.B. Johnson.

Statistics for 1920 show 105 births and 64 deaths in Newcomerstown.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1911

Local Board of Trade is endeavoring to locate industries here.

Miss Marguerite Parks entertains the Hiker Club.

Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Newton, Skull Valley, Ariz., former local residents, are parents of triplets.

Barn on the Lucy Case property, N. College St., damaged by fire.

Fred Rodenstine catches wrist in stripper at Rex File Shop.