TEN YEARS AGO - 2002

By a 4-2 vote, the part-time Newcomerstown Mayor was given an increase of pay from 7,000 to 20,072 making the position full-time.

Veterans of Foreign Wars post 3303, Newcomerstown, announces Michael Morgan winner of the 2001-2002 Youth Essay Contest held at the Newcomerstown Middle School by English Department. Others that made it to the final four were Jarhett Groff, Andrew Kincaid and Seth Newell.

Trojans defeat Steubenville Central Catholic in sectional opener 69-55; Generals lose to Coshocton 74-44; Indian Valley wins sectional opener 52-37 over Carrollton but lose to Brown 62-61 in over-time.

Two Newcomerstown High School wrestlers Shannon Bennington Jr. and Gene Moore Sr. advance to state.

Carole Jean Eltringham and Keith Alan Plants married Nov. 19, 2001. Charlotte Brown Scott (former Newcomerstown school teacher) and William W. Preston Jr. married Jan. 12, 2002.

Deaths: Albert Naylor, 71; Wilma B. Morlok, 71.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1992

First meeting of Tuscarawas County 9-1-1 committee held in New Philadelphia for planning implementation of the 9-1-1 emergency system.

Elks' Student of the Month included Jeffrey Guilliams and Rhonda Ross of Newcomerstown High School, and Jeremy Rea and Marcia Maple of Ridgewood High School.

Kristi Shivers won the Newcomerstown Middle School spelling bee, with Linda Stowers, first runner-up, and Stephanie Fitzgibbon, second runner-up.

Boys' basketball: Lady Trojans pulled out a 38-36 win over Ridgewood; Indian Valley Braves defeated West Holmes 68-65 and Loudonville 68-48.

Girls' basketball: Lady Trojans lost to River Local 43-39 in sectional tournament at Meadowbrook; Ridgewood Lady Generals lost to Lakeland 55-53 and won over Fort Frye 53-31; Indian Valley Lady Braves beat Coshocton 52-45 and lost to Philo 45-42.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale (Martha) Glazer, Port Washington, were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary March 1.

Deaths: Hazel Hendershot, 83; Ronald A. Baker, 76; Beatrice "Peg" Moore, 73; Harold Van Dusen, 68; Alvin S. Day, 69.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1982

Newcomerstown firemen battled a fire that completely destroyed a storage building owned by 31 Inc. on W. State Street road, and a dust collection system at Simonds plant overheated and ignited but quickly controlled by the fire department.

Newcomrstown elementary and middle schools to participate in fifth annual Ohio Right to Read Week March 1-5 with the local theme "Reading Is the Key To Success."

Bob Huggins, formerly of Port Washington and head basketball coach at Walsh College, named Mid-Ohio Conference Coach of the Year.

Tim Gibson, eighth grade honor student at Newcomerstown Middle School, won first place in district and regional competition of Knights of Columbus Hoop Shoot and was to compete at the state level in March.

Trojans lose to Cadiz Cardinals 68-53 in sectional tournaments in New Philadelphia.

Michelle Hilliard was winner of the Newcomerstown Middle School spelling bee, with Lora Wells and Jamie Pappas finished second and third.

Michelle Endlich won the Port Washington School spelling bee. Other top finishers were Melissa Hanshaw, Penny Veley and Tonya Morrison.

Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Evelyn) Decker, Newcomerstown, R.D. 1, 40th, Feb. 6; Mr. and Mrs. Terence C. (Leota) Postel, Newcomerstown, 40th; Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. (Nancy) Riley of Marion, formerly of Newcomerstown, 25th, Feb. 22.

Deaths: Mrs. Paul (Vera) Gardner, 58; Alvin C. Huston, 74; Mrs. Richard R. (Elsie Mae) Smith, 58.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1972

New 1972 auto licenses to go on sale March 16 and must be displayed on vehicles by midnight April 15.

World Day of Prayer to be observed March 3 in Christ United Methodist Church.

Robert M. Best, a native of Newcomerstown and president of Security Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York, was named the company chief executive officer.

Dr. James L. Peck, Uhrichsville, to practice dentistry in local office of Dr. Donald S. Kopes.

Married: Miss Linda L. Dorsey and Roger A. Quillin.

Deaths: Mrs. Frona M. Taylor, 91; Milford McKean, 72; Lawrence B. Dayton, 63; Emory W. Schupp, 78; Toby Scott Folkert, infant son of Robert and Sandra Lyons Folkert.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1962

Freak ice storm causes several power outages in Newcomerstown.

Annual Heart Fund campaign under way.

Jaycees Dixieland Minstrel show, "Plantation Capers," to be staged March 8-10 in high school auditorium.

Gerald W. Page, 29, Port Washington R.D. 2, dies of burns received in blaze at his home.

Deaths: Mrs. Arnold Dauer; Mrs. Helen Grenne Brode; Albert F. McKenzie; Mrs. Mahala Byrd, 49; Lyndon H. Howman, 67; Mrs. Cora Arney, 79; Emet U. Lawver, 89; John Schweitzer, 87; Sarah Moomaw, 91.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1952

St. Paul Lutheran Church celebrates 25th anniversary of the pastorate of Rev. Charles Foust, Feb. 22.

Mrs. Delores McCleary, West Lafayette, killed in crash on Route 36.

Trojans finish season with 65-57 victory over Cadiz.

Donna Myers wins first place in district speech contest in Wooster.

OSU coach Woody Hayes speaks at Masonic father-son banquet.

Miss Mary Lou Luce and Joshua S. Harbold are married.

Deaths: John H. Hart, 89; Mrs. Nettie Ley, 73; David Tedrick, 87; Grover Crouch, 67.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1942

Labor board acts and averts brick company strike.

Trojans end season with new record of 13 victories.

County to ration 81 cars in three months.

Married: Miss Mary McAllister and Paul Carruthers; Miss Ruth Kohler and Glenn Hurst; Miss Martha Hume and Sgt. Edward VanSickle.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1932

Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Rippeth celebrate 60th wedding anniversary.

Newcomerstown to sponsor independent basketball tournaments.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1922

W.M. Brode Co. lowest bidder on state road paving from Newcomerstown to Waggoner's corner.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1912

Amos Yingling, well-known citizen, dies. The Novelty Store owned by the Orrt Brothers is sold to CE Lieser.