TEN YEARS AGO - 2001
Due to Anthrax scares, the Newcomerstown Fire Department and Police Department officers might get vaccinated.
Newcomerstown Board of Education accepts Ohio Reads grants totaling $24,500 for East and $29,800 for West elementaries.
The tenth annual Christmas in the Village craft show is set for Nov. 3.
Mabel Pollock, Newcomerstown, writes a book called, Our State Ohio: 1803-2003, from a collection of articles and information she had compiled about the 88 counties.
Karen Shivers and Peter Pingle exchange vows May 5.
Deaths: Raymond R. Hall, 58; Earl C. Grewell, 74; Suzanne Siems, 56.
Trojans blank Conotton Valley, 50-0; Malvern stops Ridgewood, 18-12; and Indian Valley falls to Dover, 34-10.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1991
Clocks set back on Oct. 27 as Daylight Savings Time ends.
Coach Dan Smiths Ridgewood Lady Generals volleyball team remained undefeated (23-0) and moved onto regional tournament after sectional wins over Fort Frye and Buckeye Trail.
The Indian Valley Braves lost their first football game of the season, 13-11, to Triway.
Bettie Kaye and George Clemens traveled to Russia with a group of American pastors and lay persons to distribute New Testament Bibles printed in Russian.
Married: Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Lucille) McMillen, Newcomerstown, 50th anniversary, Nov. 1; Mr. and Mrs. Homer Snell, Newcomerstown, 62nd anniversary, Oct. 16; Mr. and Mrs. George (Caroline) Gardinsky, Guernsey, 50th anniversary, Oct. 19.
Deaths: Willard G. Norman, 55; John L. Meek, 79; Madeline O. Micky Zimnmer, 78; Sarah E. Hanlin, 67; Mary Helen Britton, 87; Clara Naomi Shorty Smith, 69.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1981
Voters go to polls Nov. 3, Newcomerstown residents were deciding on council and school board members, a one-mill school improvement levy, one-mill fire department levy, three county issues and two state issues. Council seats were being elected in West Lafayette, Port Washington, Stone Creek and Gnadenhutten, and school board candidates were to be selected in the Ridgewood and Indian Valley districts.
Trojans defeated 34-6 by Strasburg Tigers, the ninth-ranked team in the state. Derek Sheppard and Mark Stocker were Trojan players of the week.
Ridgewood Generals even their record to 4-4 with 27-9 win over Garaway Pirates.
Russell Neal, Newcomerstown, named manager of L-K Family Restaurant in Kimbolton.
Married: Nancy L. Schlupp and Robert B. Stratton, Sept. 19; Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. McMillen, Newcomerstown R.D. 1, 40th anniversary, Nov. 1.
Deaths: Wayne L. Wilson, 67; Eva G. Craigo, 74; Pauline Endlich, 65; Denise Bradford, seven-week-old daughter of Danny and Dolly Young Bradford; Mary Alice OBrien, 74.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1971
Governor John Gilligan attends Ron Hooker Night here after Hooker, 19, was elected mayor of Newcomerstown. Hooker, said to be the youngest mayor ever elected in the United States also received congratulations from President Richard Nixon.
The first football double-header ever held in Tuscarwas County took place at Lee Stadium here with Indian Valley South defeating Malvern 8-6 and Newcomerstown defeating Ridgewood 7-3.
Bomb scare at Lee Stadium during football double-header. Stadium evacuated, no bomb was found.
Married: Helen Schaar and Ralph Lee; Mr. and Mrs. Bruce E. Harvey, Newcomerstown R.D. 3, mark 25th anniversary.
Deaths: Dr. Robert Oaks, 79; Susie Prater, 62; C.W. Salvage, 92.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1961
Immunization rule is set by school board, stating all children must be immunized to be enrolled in school, or a reason clearly stated by letter.
Trojans beat Dennison 14-8 for a 3-7 season record.
Newcomersown junior high football team ends season undefeated.
Anti-Communism book, Master of Deceit, is presented to Newcomerstown Public Library by Police Chief John Lawver.
Rainbow Girls float wins first place in Halloween parade.
Married: Betty Bradford and Jack Barthalow; Sharon Huff and Gary Green.
Deaths: Nell Hammersley, 64; Mrs. Sylvester Bordenkircher, 62; Rev. Sanford K. Meek, 80.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1951
Pfc. Raymond D. Meek, 18, son of Mrs. Cora Meek, killed in action in Korea.
Trojans score 14-6 victory over Dennison in final game of season.
Maxine Julien and Marie Murphy are members of The Ohio State University Chorus, directed by Professor Louis H. Diercks.
John C. Ross re-elected president of Tuscarwas County Real Estate Board for the past 12 years.
Married: Geraldine Halboth and Joseph A. Taylor.
Deaths: Mrs. Frank Jones, 77; Mrs. Belle Ruby, 83; Cyrus A. Richard, 76; Mrs. Claude Moore, 52; Henry Weingarth, 73.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1941
Trojans beat Marietta Reserves, 52-6.
Annual Red Cross roll call to get under way here.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1931
Pilling Street viaduct opens to the public.
F.H. Roe invents an adjustable license plate holder.
Dr. C.A. Hanson fractures left ankle in fall.
Armistice Day program features huge parade, draws large crowd.
Thomas A. Banks, 76, retired merchant, dies.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1921
Boy Scout band takes part in Armistice Day celebration at Coshocton.
Benjamin Moore, 17, flips coin to decide his fate, then commits suicide by shooting himself.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1911
Dr. Charles Ree, Cincinnati, president of National Medical Association, speaks at meeting of Tuscarawas County Medical Association.
Mrs. Mattie Hill wins piano in Hefling piano contest.