TEN YEARS AGO - 2002

After 17 years of his dedication, service and improvements to Newcomerstown's athletic programs, Ron James, athletic director, will serve at his last Inter-Valley Conference Invitational on May 11, as his letter of resignation was sent to Superintendent David Branch.

Newcomerstown Prom Queen was Jessica Sparling and king was Joe Staser.

Indian Valley Prom Queen was Kimberly Marstrell and king was Phillpe Albequerque.

First Federal of Newcomerstown will begin site development at the end of June for its new facility. The hope is for completion at the end of September.

Shirley Darr and Nicholas Belt are engaged.

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy (Jennifer) Fugit were married Feb. 25.

Lady Trojans fall to TCC 15-5 and Garaway 6-1.

Trojans' baseball team falls to Malvern 10-0.

Deaths: Charlie Hamilton, 75; Lloyd J. Bender, 83; Martha Jean (Watson) Joy, 58; Charles Oscar Larrick, 60.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1992

Local area proms were held with Newcomerstown High's theme "An Unforgettable Evening" and Molly McKibben, prom queen, and Mel Lahmers, prom king. Ridgewood High's prom theme was "Music in the Night" with Erin Waters reigning as queen, and Lonnie Ridenbaugh, king. The Indian Valley prom was "Splendor in the Park" and Angie Hagan was crowned queen, and Steve Darr was king.

Newcomerstown High student John Buckey earned an excellent rating at the Ohio Academy of Science's 44th annual State Science Day at Ohio Wesleyan University. His project was "Common Science Remedies: Do They Work?"

Fred Steinbrecher submitted his resignation as superintendent of Ridgewood Schools after five years with the district.

Deaths: James C. Kedigh, 50; Ida O. Erskine, 87.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1982

Frontier Days celebration committee selected John Heller as the area's "favorite son" for festivities in July. The "salute to industry" was to honor Simonds Cutting Tools (formerly Heller Brothers) as the company was celebrating its 150th anniversary.

Natalie Tufford was crowned queen, and Greg Lawrence, king, of Newcomerstown High's prom.

Kevin Hinds, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hinds, Newcomerstown, was part of a 4-H general livestock judging team that qualified for international competition in Scotland in June.

Mayor Dennis Belle of Newcomerstown started a skyward program designed to help spot tornadoes in time to warn area residents.

The Newcomerstown High School Class of 1982 was to be the 100th class to graduate from the school. Graduating seniors were to receive special medallions inscribed "NHS 1982 100th Graduating Class."

Mr. and Mrs. Howard (Marie) Caldwell, Newcomerstown, were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary May 10.

Starlite Drive-In theater shows "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre."

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1972

Newcomerstown High School graduating class comprised of 105 seniors.

John Buss Jr. named superintendent of cemeteries.

John Milburn, Newcomerstown, received a "1971 Award of Excellence" for outstanding service in providing life and health insurance, at a meeting in Kansas City, Kan.

A total of 816 votes cast in Newcomerstown at primary election with the presidential election set for November.

Tenth annual spelling bee at Newcomerstown Middle School won by Mary Lynn Ellis, with Rita Cognion, first runner-up, and Mark Wolff, second runner-up.

Married: Candace Elliott and James R. Hagan, April 22.

Deaths: Helen R. Proud, 68; Charles A. Risher, 76; Dwight Davies, 67; Hazel C. Downs, 76; Harvey Haver, 87; Corle M. Roahrig, 68; Mary Domen, 85.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1962

Only 481 voters cast ballots in primary election in Newcomerstown and Oxford Township.

Donald Dean Wilkin, 24, dies after his motorcycle goes out of control and strikes and embankment on old State Route 16 and 36.

Dr. Gerald Read of Kent State University will be speaker at Newcomerstown High School commencement May 25.

Deaths: Howard McCleary, 87; Mrs. Olive Dusenberry, 87; Mrs. Laura Ehret, 66.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1952

Wallace Curtiss elected president of Rotary Club.

Richard Sharrock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Sharrock, is elected president of the Wesley Foundation at Kent State University.

Deaths: Mrs. J.L. Sheets, 77; J.A. Shryock, 81; Mrs. Cora Casteel, 62; Mrs. W.J. Williams, 73.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1942

Russell Reynolds appointed night officer by council.

Total of 3,730 apply for sugar ration books, but only 3,575 receive them.

Students of local high school place in state tests with Lewis Huff taking first place in General Science; Marcia Byrd, first in English I; and Paul Wells, first in Bookkeeping I.

Home Equipment Co. purchases the Crater Hardware Co.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1932

School board cuts teachers' salaries for 1932-33.

W.H. Carpenter, dentist, opens office here.

Miss Marie Marling and Howard Caldwell were married in the Presbyterian Church study by Rev. McRoy.

Stores will close on Wednesday afternoons.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1922

Isaac Robinson, Civil War veteran, dies.

Miss Augusta McConnell is married J. Wallace Haverfield, of Uhrichsville, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John McConnell, N. College Street.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1912

K of P lodge holds banquet for 206 guests.

William Harbeck of Toledo, nephew of B.F. Milligan, is lost on the Titanic.

Johnson and Gilhma open bakery on Walnut Street.

Dennison businessmen engage the Hyperion band for summer concerts.

Married: Miss Bessie Martin and Arthur Marling; Velma Gross and Charles Cutshall; Hilda Bergman and Charles Hosick Ott; and Craig Moore and Miss Sybil Muford.