TEN YEARS AGO - 2002

Eighty jobs at Simonds Industries in Newcomerstown might be in jeopardy as a package is being sought on how to preserve the jobs that manufacture files.

Mayor Jim Carr retains position after charter issue was defeated on November ballot.

Three new councilman, Mitch Wise, Malcolm Ritchie and Jeff Westfall, are sworn in and Dave Hickman is appointed. Also sworn in are Al Miskimen and Dave Leading, members of the Board of Public Affairs.

One hundred thirty individuals join the Newcomerstown Alumni Association in 2001.

In basketball action, Trojans defeat Sandy Valley 62-49; Ridgewood posts first victory with win over Conotton Valley 61-56; Indian Valley defeats Buckeye Trail 62-51. Lady Trojans rolled over by Indian Valley 48-34.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1992

Newcomerstown Mayor Gordon DeMarco issued his annual State of the Village report. Accomplishments in 1991 included resurfacing of streets and alleys and expansions and improvements at local industries. Additional developments in the Industrial Park projected for 1992.

Elks students of the month were Connie Shaw and John Buckey from Newcomerstown High School, and Christina Aoun and Brandon Blair, both of Ridgewood High School.

Local area boys basketball: Trojans lost to Hiland 97-39; Ridgewood Generals lost to Malvern 85-60; Indian Valley Braves defeated Claymont 62-41 and Ridgewood 81-37.

Girls basketball: Lady Trojans lost to Hiland 49-35 and to Malvern 40-35; Indian Valley Lady Braves won 49-36 over Fairless; Ridgewood Lady Generals won 72-32 over Malvern.

Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. (Virginia) Edwards, Gnadenhutten, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary, Nov. 23.

Deaths: Donald R. Horvath Jr. 31; Lorraine K. Baker, 84; Lillie Mae Kaiser, 73; Laura M. McAllister, 84; Wilma M. Miller, 90; Irene Roe, 78; Velma M. Couts, 82.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1982

Shannon Rodgers, a native of Newcomerstown, and Jerry Silverman, internationally-known figures in the fields of fashion and design merchandising, signed an agreement with officials of the Kent State University Foundation pledging an antique gown collection as a basis for a fashion museum at KSU.

Barbara Mathias named president of Newcomerstown Board of Education.

Local area basketball: Trojans lost 73-50 to Strasburg and 59-54 to Indian Valley North; Ridgewood lost to Garaway 55-49 and won over Tuscarawas Central Catholic 67-57; Indian Valley South Rebels defeated Jewett-Scio 50-41 and lost to Hiland 47-45.

William Schake, local postmaster, named president of Newcomerstown Rotary Club.

Betty Berkshire named Newcomerstown Welcome Wagon hostess.

Deaths: James Bradford, 28, killed in single-vehicle accident near Coshocton; Arthur Noble, 67; Roy Huston, 88; Harold Lyons, 69; Carl Shurtz, 73; Ralph F. Lewis Jr., 37; Floyd Williamson, 68; Mrs. Ione Angle, 76.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1972

Mayor Ron Hooker conducts ribbon-cutting ceremony for new H&R Block office at 109 Bridge Street.

Jon Harding hit on a rebound shot with four seconds left in a game between the Trojans and the John Glenn Little Muskies to give the Trojans a 55-54 victory. The Trojans were 3-4 on the season.

Village Council appropriated $430,881 for 1972.

Death: James W. Murphy.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1962

Toys distributed to over 100 children in Jaycees Christmas program Toys for Tots.

Newcomerstown Trojans win holiday tournament, defeat Stone Creek 51-39.

Burns fatal to Mrs. Lydia Sneary, 74, when her clothes catch fire from an open grate.

Paul VanVoorhis seriously injured in coal furnace explosion.

Married: Lydia McMasters and Benjamin Westhafer; Martha Murphy and Paul R. Darr; Alyce Ann Fouch and Gary Mathews; Barbara Atkinson and Robert Augustine.

Deaths: Floyd B. Lee, 77; Henry Reidenbach, 51; Mrs. Geraldine McCune, 47.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1952

Temperature registers 68 degrees here on New Years Day.

Robert Fife opens real estate office in the Spear building.

Married: Miss Mona Jean Fretague and William A. Prater; Miss Norma Jean Riley and Gene Little; Miss Melva Little and Alva Ray Wiliams.

Deaths: Mrs. J.B. Johnson, 84; Mrs. Sylvester Beeks, 82; David Bailey, 10-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bailey.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1942

Men from three U.S. wars gather at Elks Club to honor local men home on furlough.

Tax stamps collected by children buy two new pieces of play equipment at Maplewood School.

Volunteers are asked to enroll for defense work.

Defense bond sales more than double since the declaration of war.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1932

J.W. Taylor, 76, retired farmer, teacher and senior member of Taylor Hardware Co., dies of heart attack.

Miss Gladys Alexander resigns as high school commercial teacher to accept similar position in Roslyn Heights, N.Y.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1922

Chamber of Commerce plans to fill old canal basin with water for ice skating.

Mrs. Ada Hosick and S.R. Phillips are married.

Eureka Hardware completes addition to store.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1912

The Hikers Club is entertained at home of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Creter.

Mayor Lloyd Muprhy enters second term and appoints F.B. Angle marshal to succeed I.O. Stoffer.

Hannah Muchelnaus, 80, dies at home of her son, George, in Bolivar.

Miss Beulah Meek and Clarence Widder are married.