TEN YEARS AGO - 2002

Newcomerstown Police Officer Detective John Murphy given maximum suspension for several policy violations.

Newcomerstown Public Library observes one-year anniversary in new building with Ripley's Believe It or Not celebration.

Della Perkins nominated as a hometown hero because of her homemade baked goods she delivers around Newcomerstown.

Deaths: Beverly J. Sharrock, 62; Carl B. Miskimen, 79; Dortha L. Eggleston, 73; Joanna L. Uliveto, 68; Charles W. Shaw, 84.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1992

Newcomerstown Village Council approved appropriations of $2,835,450, a decrease from 1991's $2,979,165, mainly due to removal of a one-half percent income tax in January.

John Smith of Newcomerstown, manager of the Newcomerstown branch of Tuscarawas Landmark Inc., received a 20-year award when the shareholders of Tuscarawas Landmark had their 57th annual meeting at Buckeye Joint Vocational School.

Ireland was the theme for the Beta Circle meeting hosted by Eleanor Doss at Christ United Methodist Church. Co-hostesses were Marjorie Miller and Oleen Peoples.

Audrey Hanni was sworn in as new president of Newcomerstown Republican Women's Club.

Married: Veronia Grewell and Steven Fender, Jan. 26; Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. (Evelyn) Decker, Stonecreek Road, Newcomerstown, 50th anniversary, Feb. 6; Mr. and Mrs. Bill (Hazel) Johnson, Newcomerstown, 50th anniversary, March 21.

Deaths: Leo J. Hurley, 86; Vera E. Haxton, 86; Etta L. Rehard, 81; Walter "Nanner" Hamersly, 81.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1982

Woody Hayes, a favorite native son of Newcomerstown, and former head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes, was announced as speaker for the Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce banquet April 14 at Newcomerstown High School.

The Chamber of Commerce groups of West Lafayette and Newcomerstown joined forces to plan a promotion for the opening of a new County Road 9 bridge under construction just west of Newcomerstown.

Mayor Dennis Belle was chairman of the Breath of Spring Bike-A-Thon in Newcomerstown to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

American Legion to sponsor annual Easter egg hunt at Cy Young Park April 12.

Penny Veley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. Dale Veley, Port Washington Road 1, was the winner of the Tuscarawas County Spelling Bee.

Trojan track team, coached by Ernie Art, observing "100-Tear Pride" in upcoming season.

Susan Wolff Cappel, 19, reported, missing by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Wolff, Newcomerstown.

Gary and Janet Chaney opened the Village Cafe at 640 Heller Drive, Newcomerstown, at the location of the former Buckeye Restaurant.

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry (Marjorie) McCune, Newcomerstown, were observing their 35th wedding anniversary, March 29.

Deaths: Kristie and Carrie VanVoorhis, infant twin daughters of Ronald and Rutter VanVoorhis; Gertrude M. Bremer, 94.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1972

Indian Valley South Rebels, coached by Charlie Huggins, won the Class A state basketball championship after defeating Ridgedale 59-41 in St. John Arena. Top scorning Rebels were Bobby Huggins with 23 points; Van Henry, 14; and Chuck McComb, 10.

Steve Swigert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Swigert, 400 Park Hill Drive, Newcomerstown, and a senior at Urbana College, was honored as most valuable player on the college's soccer team. He also received honorable mention in the Mid-Ohio Conference.

Steven Darr, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Darr, Newcomerstown R.D. 3, selected to represent Ridgewood High School at Buckeye Boys State.

Fire destroys 100 head of hogs, a farm tractor and a wagon at George Steiner farm on Newcomerstown R.D. 2.

Old U.S. Route 36 is abandoned with approval from the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Deaths: Walter Daniel Brenneman, 3; Oliver Maurer, 75; Delphine Wolf, 52; Laurie Martin, 65; Beulah McCoun, 42; Zella Hixson, 77; Mrs. William Randles, 64; A.L. Marshall, 73; Frederick Moslander, 69.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1962

Attorney Robert F. Young, Dayton, to be guest speaker at Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce banquet.

State Highway Director Everett S. Preston starts procedures obtain construction plans for Interstate Route 77 from Newcomerstown to New Philadelphia.

Calvin Danford elected president of Rotary Club.

Ground is broken for new educational unit at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lyons, Route 1, to observe 50th wedding anniversary.

Deaths: Mrs. Effie Berkhimer, 84; J. Russell McConkey, 76.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1952

W.E. Ourant elected president of Chamber of Commerce.

Joe Martin Jr. elected exalted ruler of Elks.

Newcomerstown Industrial Corp. formed here with John Ross, president.

Howard Caldwell and brother, Fred Caldwell, purchased the Howard Lyons service station on E. Canal Street.

Deaths: James Huff, 5; William Hutchison, 77; Raymond Ripley, 44; Flora Geinghry, 84.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1942

Miss Joy Zepp wins honors in state essay contest and gets free trip to Washington, D.C.

Dale Cassidy, Cleveland, new manager of Scott's Store.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1932

J.M. Reed sells meat market to Raymond Herron, New Philadelphia.

Widening of Canal Street is awarded to W.M. Brode Co.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1922

The senior class presents the play "Aaron Boggs, Freshman."

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1912

William Hallisey, C&M fireman, is killed in train collision.

Charlie Severs, Australian worker at the Clow plant, is crushed to death in the pit.

First National Bank observes its 12th anniversary.