TEN YEARS AGO - 2002

Cy Young Days is set for July 5-7 in Newcomerstown.

The Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District adds radio station for the 2002-2003 school year.

Miriam Pleger, 49, of Newcomerstown, was struck and killed in the 500 block of Mulvane Street, Newcomerstown, July 1 at 1:30 a.m.

Deaths: J. Paul Curby, 86; Urbana, formerly of Newcomerstown; William L. Welsch, 77, Columbus, Ga.; Beverly Anne Wilkin, 81, Columbus, formerly of Newcomerstown and New Philadelphia; and Cora E. Milligan, 86, formerly of North Salem.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1992

Newcomerstown set for big Fourth of July celebration with a variety of activities and attractions planned.

West Lafayette had its 45th annual Homecoming, accompanied by good weather. Monica Miller, 15, was crowned the queen, with Jennifer Hamilton, junior queen, and Jennifer Postel, mini queen.

Carla Hinds, daughter of Carl and Barbara Hinds, Newcomerstown, was elected "Miss Ohio Angus" queen.

Deaths: Edward S. Weingarth, 37; Barbara Jean Cook, 62; Fred S. Greathouse, 74.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1982

Frontier Days Celebration set to kick-off in Newcomerstown with a July 4th fireworks display.

Area temperatures averaged 84 degrees during the week of June 26 through July 1.

Port Washington's Firemen's Festival was to be held July 15-17.

Lisa Moreland was crowned senior queen of the West Lafayette Homecoming. Junior queen was Julie Bluck, and mini queen was Kristi Snyder. The Homecoming Parade theme was "Great American Landmarks," and Ann Marie Elliott submitted the winning design for the commemorative plate.

Bob Best, a native of Newcomerstown, was named to the New York Board of Regents, considered one of the best educational guidance groups in the United States.

Married: Tangy Dale Bliss and Eric Franklin Gault, May 15.

Deaths: Jeffrey William Kent, 17; Mrs. Benjamin (Benitha Ellen) Matheny, 73; Mrs. Fred (Myrtle) Reidenbach, 87.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1972

John C. Little, 16-year-old son of Weldon and Mable Wilson Little, Newcomerstown, dies from injuries received in a motorcycle collision on County Road 21, north of Newcomerstown.

Jeffrey D. Schlarb, 18-year-old son of Dwain and Sara Schlarb, West Lafayette, killed in car crash near Coshocton.

Graham E. and John G. Marshall of Scott-Marshall Insurance Agency Inc., Newcomerstown, received the President's Achievement Award from Westfield Companies.

Dick Roe elected president of Rotary Club.

Calvin Danford, Newcomerstown area manager of Columbia Gas, announces plan limiting gas sales to new customers.

Married: Gayle Lorraine Scott and Gary D. Opphile.

Deaths: Ernest R. Swigert, 85; Raymond Pope, 73; Esther Marquand, 39.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1962

The Village of Newcomerstown has spent $7,077.15 in blacktopping streets, Mayor Tufford reports at council meeting.

The 14th annual News Golf Tournament is scheduled to start this month.

Sale of the D.F. Davis drug store, Main Street, to Robert Lawler of Mullens, S.C., is announced.

Marilyn L. Bonnell and Albert Cel are wed in Illinois.

Deaths: Benjamin Murphy, 81; Mrs. Grace Shalosky, 78; Howard Hogue, 84; William John Wallace; infant; Mrs. Ida Berkshire, 79; Henry J. Zwoll, 82; Mrs. Hilda Rieter, 67.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1952

Mrs. Katherine Baxter retires after serving 17 years as local postmaster. Lloyd Ley is appointed acting postmaster.

Temperature hits 102 degrees, rain helps crops.

Gordon Jackson Polk, 13, is killed when his bicycle is struck by truck on Route 21 near the Guernsey County line.

Mrs. Mildred M. Fracche, 45, former Kimbolton R.D. 2 resident, is shot and killed on an Akron street by her husband, who then took his own life.

Tuscarawas County for third straight year has the highest 4-H club enrollment in the state.

Masons announce plans to erect new Masonic Temple on N. Bridge Street.

Over 5,000 swim in pool at Cy Young Park during June.

Wallace Curtiss is installed as president of Rotary Club.,

Arthur Tufford, Heller Drive, is appointed Pennsylvania Express agent replacing William Hendershot, who resigned.

Married: Thelma Wiandt and Fred D. Charton; Bonnie Jean Addy and Frank Mauro; Mary Lynn Pomeroy and James A. Macmillan Jr.; Lilly Ann Zimmer and Charles H. Howarth; Ruth Orr and Frank Nelson.

Fire causes $175 damage at home of Mr. and Mrs. John Wiandt, Goodrich Street.

Mrs. Arminda Schweitzer dies at Coshocton Hospital.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1942

K of P building on Main Street is sold to the Elks Lodge.

Walter Porteus, West Lafayette, and well-known here, dies as result of over exposure to heat.

Rev. W.S. Longsworth is returned as pastor of College Street Methodist Church, and Rev. L.S. Green is new pastor at Trinity Methodist Church.

Local stores open stamp drives.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1932

The Good Time Club is camping along the Tuscarawas River.

Ralph Bauer, former athletic coach of local high school, accepts position at Elyria.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1922

The engagement of Miss Margaret Macmillan and Lyle Gaskill is announced.

Miss Nettie Pope and Warner Mackey are married.

Gail Bretzius is ill with typhoid fever.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1912

Mrs. Anna Hines, Neighbor Street, is given a party on her birthday.

Clarence Bean purchases the Dugan Barber Shop.

V.D. Crater purchases a Warren-Detriot auto.