TEN YEARS AGO - 2002

Newcomerstown Thespians to perform "Anything Goes," under the direction of BJ McFadden.

Lisa Wolff, Newcomerstown High School senior, selected Elks' Student of the Month for February.

John Lawver, who served as Newcomerstown Chief of Police from 1954 to 1985, dies at the age of 80.

Marian Frank, Port Washington, celebrates 90th birthday.

Melissa D. Hibinger and Gary R. Stahl exchange marriage vows Jan. 19.

Deaths: Maxine M. Datz, 73; Florence L. Miller, 97.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1992

Terry Jurin, Newcomerstown Cemetery Department superintendent for six years, resigned to go into agri-business.

Blue and Gold banquet held by Cub Scout Pack 424 at the David Barber Civic Center. Receiving special recognition were outgoing Cubmaster Mike Hart and committee chairman Debbie Hursey. New Cubmaster was Roger Wright and Annettee Gamble, committee chairman.

Buckeye Girls State delegates from Newcomerstown High School were Nicole Barker, Marci Grewell and Becky Russell. Boys State delegates were Charles Bell III, Trevor Garretson and Jeff Guilliams.

Indian Valley Braves lost to Bellaire 54-41 in sectional tournament at Steubenville. The Braves ended the basketball season with an outstanding 20-2 record.

Mr. and Mrs. Terence C. (Leota) Postel, Newcomerstown, were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary march 13.

Deaths: Ruth C. Cunningham, 86; Lucille Scott, 67; Hazel Ross, 95; Roger C. Eagon, 79.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1982

Lyle Stewart, Park Hill Drive, named new village councilman replacing Arthur Schwarzer, who resigned.

Merger of Reeves Banking & Trust Co. of Dover with Huntington National Bank of Columbus set for March 18. Reeves had 123 offices in Ohio, including the Newcomerstown branch.

Pam Norman elected president of Newcomerstown Junior Mothers Club, succeeding Sandy Henry.

Mrs. Josephine Chaney, a resident of Riverside Manor Nursing and Care Center, Newcomerstown, celebrated her 100th birthday March 18.

Ridgewood finished the basketball season with an 18-4 record after a 63-58 loss to Cambridge Bobcats in the district semi-final tournament game.

Inter-Valley Conference first team selections from local area: Todd Bradford and Barb Arney, both Ridgewood, and Eric Huston, Karen Kovach and Anne Williamson, Indian Valley South. Indian Valley South girls' coach Don Winrod named coach of the year after his team posted an 18-2 season record.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur (Mary) Spencer, Newcomerstown, were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary March 24.

Deaths: Joseph Raymond Huston, 81; Willey Blamble, 88; Grace M. Morgan, 85; Mrs. Floree S. Brown, 89; John C. Beiter, 62; Mrs. Emmett (Edna) West, 81.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1972

Mimi Bowling, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Bowling, Newcomerstown, accepts a post as research librarian for the American Heart Association at their headquarters in New York. She received her master of library science degree from Columbus University in New York.

Sally Gay, Janet Tilton, Debra Hinds, Penny Patterson, Laura Duffy, Jackie Lawver, Teresa Hart, Cindy Bradshaw and Pamela Miller receive superior ratings in District 8 Junior High School Solo and Ensemble Contest.

Deaths: Mrs. Jessie I. Morris, 89; Mrs. Lillian Mathews Dillon, 81.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1962

Newcomerstown ranks second among the county's five largest municipalities in taxpaying percentages.

The Board of Education appropriates $552,750 for Newcomerstown Schools for 1962.

More than 1,300 persons attend the Jaycees Dixieland Minstrel.

Deaths: Mrs. Jesse Forney, 88; Carl Powell, 55; Mrs. Jesse Craigo, 65; John Cunningham, 88; Mrs. Matilda Lyons, 71; Mrs. Mary E. Gray, 91; Mrs. Fonzo Hogue, 84.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1952

Children of Newcomerstown and Port Washington purchase over 2,000 trees in Conservation program sponsored by the American Legion.

Minimum charge for water rates in Newcomerstown to be increased from $2 to $3 a quarter.

Attorney Robert Mowbray is named local Red Cross chairman.

The annual PTA minstrel is attended by 1,700.

W.E. Ourant is named Civil Defense director of district 8 of Tuscarawas County.

Deaths: J.M. Reed, 73; Frank Castor, 75.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1942

The Neighbor Company dry goods store closes after 56 years of business.

Sugar rationing plans are studied, and 5,000 ration books are to be distributed from the school.

Local students Dale Rice, Joy Zepp and Joann Trees win in county essay contest.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1932

Dr. Ray Mason, prominent dentist, dies of pneumonia.

Superintendent W.B. Hayes is re-elected a four-year term.

Plans are made at the Merchants' Lunch for helping businesses.

Raymond Taylor 23, is killed after an accidental fall from a fourth floor window in Cambridge.

Roland Stocker, mail carrier, is injured when his car plunged over a 60-foot embankment.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1922

Wilson Wilson, Civil War veteran, dies.

Sheriff George Stucky and Marshal Frank Fisher discover a "still" at Booth.

"The Shiek," with Agnes Ayres and Rudolph Valentino, plays at the Grand Theatre.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1912

A branch of the National Newsboys Association formed here with O.C. Kramer, president, and Eugene Crater, vice president.

The Vickers Account File Co. receives permission to locate in Newark.

Dr. A.F. Hess, president of West Lafayette College, speaks at local M.P. Church.