TEN YEARS AGO - 2002

In a special village council meeting, Newcomerstown Council Chambers are filled with Mizer Addition residents, showing their disagreement and concern with the possibility of annexation of County Road 15.

Lisa Wolff selected as Newcomerstown High School's recipient of the Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Award.

Newcomerstown Post Office presented an award for being the top eighth office in the Columbus District for carrier productivity.

Death: Mary Jane Emler, 82.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1992

Daylight Savings Time was to begin April 5.

Some 400 students, family members and community friends attended the PACCT (Parents, Adolescents and Citizens in the Community Together) three-generation dance at Newcomerstown High School. Limbo contest winners were sixth graders Dirk Gadd and Beth Maxwell.

West Lafayette Boy Scout Pack 409 had its annual Blue and Gold Banquet at the David Barber Civic Center in Newcomerstown. Winners in the father-son cake baking contest were A.J. Williams, Sean Bordenkircher, Brandon Rine, Robert Eaton, Kyle Dobbins, Nathan Eckelberry, Brian Reiss, Jeremy Rine, and Brent Bates.

Bob Huggins, formerly of Port Washington and a graduate of Indian Valley South High School, coached the Cincinnati Bearcats to the NCAA Final Four and a 29-4 season.

Barb Scott was elected president of Newcomerstown Historical Society.

Death: Homer L. Snell, 84.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1982

Charles Lenzo named president of Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce.

Ohio State University board of trustees approved a resolution changing the name of a street near Ohio Stadium to Woody Hayes Drive. Hayes, formerly of Newcomerstown, was former head coach of the OSU football team.

Marc Gibson, Newcomerstown High School science student, received a "superior" rating this his project "What Makes Water Wetter" at the District Science Fair in Canton.

Single-car accident near Uhrichsville claimed the lives of Patrick Parrish, 21, of Newcomerstown, Lonnie Hanshaw, 20, of Port Washington, and Robert K. Parrish, 22, Uhrichsville.

David Barber, former resident of Newcomerstown, killed in auto accident in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Trojan baseball team won its season opener over Tusky Valley 11-6 with the help of a grand slam homerun by Jeff Harding, followed by a homerun by Jerry Regula.

Graedon Egler was recognized for 30 years of service to Girl Scouts, and Peggy Shook, 20 years, at dinner of the Delaware District of the Great Trail Council of Girl Scouts.

Married: Bonnie Carney McVey and Bryant Braden, March 20; Mr. and Mrs. Harold "Ed" (Helen) Elliott, Newcomerstown, 40th anniversary.

Deaths: Mrs. Aubrey (Pansy) Hutchinson, 65; Homer R. Nelson, 63; Mrs. Ila Brown, 89.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1972

Newcomerstown High School Thespians to present "Funny Girl" with Debbie Harshbarger portraying Fanny Brice, and Gary Hoffman as her co-star. Other cast members included Jean Benson, Debbie Gray, Sharon Cramlet, Debbie McPherson, Jane Swigert and Mike Wise.

Rod McCune, Vietnam veteran, was guest speaker for Rotary Club.

Gary Hoffman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hoffman and a senior at Newcomerstown High School, won the National Amco scholarship.

Shirley Hayes, 576 S. River St., was winner of $50 given away by the Young Women's Association.

Death: Ross M. Wagner, 84.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1962

Total of 3,757 persons ranging in ages three weeks to 88 years received the Sabin oral polio vaccine.

Plans for annual Easter egg hunt made by American Legion.

Overflow crowd of 650 pack the Ritz Theatre for revival led by the Rev. Rex Humbard.

Deaths: William Kendrick, 60; Mrs. John Smith, 75; Albert Grewell, 76; William Thomas, 70; Harry Masters, 56; Albert Grewell, 76; William Thomas, 70; Harry Masters, 56; Lawrence Trieber; Mrs. Ralph Huffman, 74.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1952

Over 3,000 starlings killed at Tri-County Sportsmen League vermin hunt.

Cy Young, world's greatest baseball pitcher, celebrates his 85th birthday.

Red Cross drive nets $750 in Newcomerstown.

Pat McElhaney is chosen by American Legion Auxiliary to attend Buckeye Girls State in Columbus.

Deaths: Mrs. Thomas McConnell, 83; Mrs. J.J. Gainor, 56; Mrs. I.W. George, 84; Lawson Everhart, 86; Walter Fillman, 64.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1942

Fingerprinting of employees at Heller Brothers is begun.

All county rationing boards start functioning April 1.

Miss Rachel Barnett and Roger Stoffer are married at Canton.

Local churches plan sunrise services and Good Friday Services.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1932

The junior-senior class will present "Marrin' Marion" this month.

Lewis Mercer, 16, mangled his foot when he fell while attempting to board a freight train.

R.L. Shoemaker is elected president of the Chamber of Commerce.

Breckenridge Jones, 46, St. Louis, dies at Coshocton Hospital as the result of being gassed while at work at the Clow plant.

Local business men adopt Credit Exchange plan.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1922

Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Carr, W. State Street, celebrate their golden wedding anniversary.

Paul Sells, son of Frank Sells, dies of diphtheria.

O.J. Beiter is elected president of Chamber of Commerce.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1912

Miss Mary Graham and Joseph B. Johns are married.

Arthur Yingling of the Pennsylvania freight office, transferred to the auditing department at Pittsburgh.