TEN YEARS AGO - 2001

Mayor Jim Carr announced Newcomerstown received $300,000 from Ohio Public Works Commission for Phase II of the waste water treatment plant upgrade.

Employees of Janesville Products Inc. plant, Newcomerstown, voted to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers union.

Ohio Rail Development Commission announced plans to upgrade 41 railroad crossings with flashing light signals and roadway gates, including four in Newcomerstown and two in West Lafayette of the Ohio Central Railroad System.

Deaths: Robert D. Wise, 71; Mary Ann Ross, 72; Bernice M. Oaklief, 98.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1991

Negotiations continued as United Steelworkers Local 2391 at Simonds Industries Inc., Newcomerstown, turned down contract offer.

A fountain at Tuscora Park, New Philadelphia, being dedicated in memory of Newcomerstown native, Larry Chaney, during First Town Days festival. Chaney, park concession manager for several years, died April 7.

Wrae Williams, Brian Thornton and Shawn Sprowl, members of Indian Valley FFA, received their State FFA Degree at the 63rd annual State FFA Convention in Columbus.

Don Deetz, 44, Stone Creek R.D. 1, was in Akron Children's Hospital Medical Center with burns over 35% of his body after explosion from cutting an empty gasoline tank with a propane torch.

Death: Ina E. Roby, 84.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1981

50-unit apartment complex costing $1.4 million considered for construction on Mill St. by Newcomerstown Village Council.

Merger of Wallace Murray Corp. with Household International completed June 29.

Alan Osler, son of the Carl Osler's of Newcomerstown and a 1963 graduate of NHS, named superintendent of Strasburg schools.

Deaths: Clarence M. Ott, 84; Mrs. Arthur (Oreadee) Dansby, 74; Laura Congdon, 75; Milford C. Gray, 67.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1971

Port Washington Firemen's Jubilee is July 13-17.

Kathi Sue Dennis of Buckhorn Buckshots and Ruth Hursey of Southern Bells 4-H clubs chosen attendants in Jr. Miss 4-H Queen contest.

Married: Andrea Rummell and James Beckley.

Temperature remained in 90-degree range all week.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1961

Melvin Noe installed as president of Lions Club.

Susan Nigro, Port Washington, wins 4-H beauty contest.

Married: Norma Ruth McIntire and Harry Leroy Seevers married at Cambridge; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Corbett, 50th anniversary.

Death: Mrs. Faye Opphile, 59.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1951

Thomas C. Montgomery Post, American Legion, wins Community Service Award in 10th District.

Robert and Richard Stoffer purchase Ford Agency from Darwin H. Bibler.

Married: Betty Jean Couts and Donald Wolff; Marilyn Wilkin and Edward Ray; Mary Ellen Huston and Pvt. Roy Beans; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Chaney, golden anniversary June 13; Miss Pauline Goettge and Cpl. George R. Smith; Miss Nancy E. Helmreich and Ralph Dean Neal; Miss Betty Hickenbottom and Owen E. Ward.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1941

Temperature reaches a high of 98 degrees.

Town has last filing with fireworks as fireworks are prohibited in Ohio.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1931

The flag presented by the Elks Lodge was dedicated at the Athletic Field July 4.

Miss Frieda Harman and Dwight Davis are married.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1921

E.F. Fisher and Son purchase the Cappel Risher Hardware Store.

Rilmond Schear marries Miss Helen Bovee at Waterloo, Iowa.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1911

A horse of J.R. Herbert frightened by automobile and collides with a buggy driven by Mrs. W.C. Clow.

Arrangements being made for summer concert by Hyperion Band.

Miss Gertrude Starts and Homer Miller are married.