TEN YEARS AGO - 2001

Construction of Wendy's/Marathon complex at Morris Crossing, St. Rt. 36, Newcomerstown, was progressing slightly ahead of schedule. Hampton Inn to open later in the summer.

Duane Smith, Newcomerstown, inducted into National Trap Shooters "Hall of Fame."

54th annual West Lafayette Hmecoming set for July 11-14.

Newcomerstown Rotary awarded Rotary International Presidential Citation and the Rotary District 6650 Public Relations Trophy.

Deaths: Louis J. Vannucci, 77; Faye M. Kenney, 78; Violet Mercer Boling; Cora M. Lawver, 61; Frank J. Main, 72.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1991

Thousands participated in variety of activities at Cy Young Park, Lee Stadium and downtown area during what possibly was Newcomerstown's best-ever Fourth of July celebration. A special "Welcome Home Desert Storm Veterans" and salute to all U.S. veterans was held, along with a huge parade and spectacular fireworks.

Doug McCallister, Fresno, a student at The Ohio State University, was recovering from gunshot wounds to both legs after he and a friend were confronted by man outside a tavern in Columbus.

Chris Belt, Ryan Mills and John Buckey were delegates to Buckeye Boys State at Bowling Green State University.

Death: Mary Coopmans, 85.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1981

Federal agents for second time in less than a month searched rural northern Guernsey County property in connection with a Cleveland area investigation into "organized narcotics activities."

Proposed crematorium to be placed at West Lawn Cemetery being opposed by residents of Shady Bend area.

Emmett Kail, 72-year-old prominent citizen of Gnadenhutten, was grand parade marshal of horse-drawn parade in Historical Gnadenhutten Celebration.

Newcomerstown cheerleaders won awards at The Ohio State University cheerleading camp in June. They were: Tina Stoffer, Nichelle Collins, Trisha Loader, Pam Belle, Leighanna Conley, Tammy Criss, Nicki Fudge, Lori Fillman, Tammy Stocker, Joyce McCarty, Terri Frye, Dawn Scott, Deanna Froelich and Kathy Weber.

Anne Elliott, West Lafayette, and Myra Miller, Newcomerstown, won a trip to Washington, D.C., after winning an essay contest sponsored by The Frontier Power Company of Coshocton.

Married: Carrie Burris and Floyd Stocker, June 23; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Berkshire, 55th anniversary, June 22; Cathy Lynn Carroll and John Gregory Rush, June 20; Mr. and Mrs. James E. (Mary) Hunt, Newcomerstown, 25th anniversary, June 10.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1971

Improvements at Lee Stadium include increased seating and lighting, dugouts, track and field adjustments.

Grocery prices in local stores: half-gallon ice cream, 49¢; five pounds flour, 39¢; 26 oz. box salt, 5¢; three jumbo cantaloupes, $1.28; jar peanut butter, 79¢.

Heller Tool employees receiving services awards were: Luther Carney, 45 years; James Tish, 40 years; A.K. Hannahs, 35 years; Leroy Butler, S.G. McCune, Henry Stonebrook, Howard Marlatt, Vernal Gray, Dean Bear, Omar Clay, Bennie Moore, Celia Lower, Robert Bender, Dale Porcher, Kenneth Tedrick, James McCormick, Richard Bordenkircher, 30 years; Emmett Belt, Andrew Porter, Doran Ellis, 25 years; Wayne Hall, 20 years; Cecil Gardner, Wayne Greathouse, Willis Shearer, Avonzo Beal, 15 years.

Married: Susan Elaine Brode and Gary L. Gustafson; Mr. and Mrs. John Richmond, Newcomerstown, 50th anniversary.

Deaths: Kenneth (Squire) Mason, 56; Ray H. Lewis, 76; George Corbett, 66; Eugene Chapman.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1961

First of 105 new street markers installed in Newcomerstown.

Jim Thomas receives highest mark in county on state eighth grade test.

Married: Mrs. Mildred Botimer and Harold Woodard; Evelyn D. Norman and Warren Wilson.

Deaths: Mrs. Ella Scott, 86; Fred Rausch, 74; Jennie Daugherty, 57; John S. West, 56.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1951

Cpl. Paul J. Affolter critically wounded in Korea, undergoes amputation of right leg and two fingers on his left hand.

Cy Young, 84, goes to Oregon for a month's visit.

Kilgore Mfg. Co. of Newark, originally from Newcomerstown, under 9,000 indictments in connection with May 1950 explosion in South Amboy, N.J., which took 331 lives.

Don Marshall of Beckley, W.Va., succeeds Vernon Lindberg as manager of J.C. Penney Store in Newcomerstown.

Council asks for bond issue for firetruck.

Deaths: John Budd, 59; Gustave Froelich, 7; George E. Sells, 77.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1941

Conference returns Rev. William Longsworth to College St. Methodist Church, and Rev. Walter Ralph to Trinity Methodist.

1200 idle as CIO walks out at Heller plant.

Joe Lenzo assigned Serial No. 1 for Army service when cards are drawn at Uhrichsville.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1931

Russell Palmer builds filling station at corner of State and Goodrich.

The Gate Way property on W. State St. is sold to Fulton Eurich.

Steam engines in passenger service on C&M give way to gas-electric coaches.

New front placed on Davis Drug Store.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1921

Board of Education called an election to consider $185,000 bond issue to erect a new high school building.

Rev. Godsall resigns as pastor of First Baptist Church.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1911

Royal Anglers are in camp at McCollum's Grove, west of town.