TEN YEARS AGO - 2002

Newcomerstown Village Council questioned as to why the pool department received a cut in pay.

The 55th annual West Lafayette Homecoming set for July 17-20.

Bethany Ramsey and Shane Sarchet united in marriage on May 11, 2002.

Newcomerstown Moose Lodge 1337 purchases a new batting cage for Pony League Team at Cy Young Park.

Deaths: Charles E. Holdsworth, 84, Newcomerstown; Cora E. Milligan, 86, Whittier, Calif.; Ada I. Jones, 90, Port Washington; and Howard Floyd Mason Sr., 75, Newcomerstown.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1992

Large crowds attended local Fourth of July events, including approximately 3,000 at the fireworks display.

Jan Robinson Alles was named to Newcomerstown Village Council to fill the seat vacated by Sandi Mahaffey, who resigned.

Newcomerstown Trojans football program to benefit from the newly-organized "Touchdown Club."

Ralph Sulser, Newcomerstown, named plant manager of GenCorp Polymer Products facility in Newcomerstown, succeeding David Hidinger.

Death: Rose Marinucci, 87.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1982

Frontier Days concluded in Newcomerstown after a packed week of events, including the selection of Dorothea Marshall and Clyde Barthalow as queen and king of the celebration. Vane Scott II was master of ceremonies for the favorite son dinner, honoring John Heller, the Heller family and the 150th anniversary of the John Simonds plant, formerly Heller Tool Company.

Locals 2050 and 1437 of the International Association of Machinists went on strike at Jones Metal Product Company, West Lafayette, June 30 with some 150 union members affected by the strike.

Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau Women held a meeting with Evelyn Decker, Newcomerstown, show slides of her trip to the Holy Land. Local women elected to offices were Carol Hoffman, Gnadenhutten R.D. 1, and Mildred Mizer, Port Washington R.D. 1, secretary-treasurer.

Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Harry (Sharma Louise) Bell, Kimbolton, 25th anniversary, June 23; Mr. and Mrs. John (Eleanor) Kelly, 603 Tuscarawas Ave., Newcomerstown, 25th anniversary, July 14.

Deaths: Penny Sue Daugherty, 9-year-old daughter of Paul and Regina Willis Daugherty, Newcomerstown R.D. 3, died from injuries in auto accident; Bertha Bowers, 71; Mrs. Foster (Flora) VanDusen, 86, West Lafayette; Harriet Lanning Webster, 85, and Edna Fitch, 94, both Fresno; and Marie Dawson, 74, Coshocton.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1972

Postmaster Ralph Tilton announces Newcomerstown Post Office's mail will be processed in Zanesville as part of a new "Area Mail Processing" plant.

Kathi Sue Dennis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Dennis, Newcomerstown R.D. 2, chosen runner-up in 4-H Junior Queen contest.

Board of education hires William Windon as Newcomerstown Middle School principal.

Indian Valley South Band to march in 1972 Pro Football Hall of Fame Parade July 29.

Deaths: Mrs. Bert (Anne) Snell, 74; Cordelia Wyler, 78; Thomas R. Moore.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1962

Approximately 3,000 persons watch Jaycees' fireworks display at the Athletic Field.

Board of education approves budget of $480,000 for fiscal year 1963.

Six members of the Newcomerstown High School majorettes received third place award in majorette competition at camp in Indiana.

Married: Sandra Jean Hickenbottom and James R. Dobson, and Helen Jane Norman and James Penrod.

Deaths: Ford D. Davis, 89; Mrs. Stephen Roahrig, 70; Beverly A. McConnell, 91; Thomas P. Lyons, 80; James G. Carpenter, 77.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1952

Fred DeMinico, Adena, named head football coach here.

2,522 crows bagged in Tri-County Sportsmen's League vermin hunt.

Charles Etter, 46, R.D. 3, injured when auto strikes hay wagon he is driving.

Married: Barbara Ann Losch and Don Warren; Juanita Heston and James Brandon.

Miss Joy Zepp, Cross Street, leaves to attend summer session at the University of South Carolina.

Deaths: Stillborn son of Mr. and Mrs. James Tedrick; McClellan Mumma, Lancaster, at home of his sister, Mrs. John Richmond, N. College Street.

Dr. Charles E. Sheets, former local resident, receives Doctor of Medicine degree from Indiana University School of Medicine.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1942

Mrs. Doris Beauregard resigns post at Public Library.

Sale of bonds and stamps are on increase here.

Edward Warner named fire chief succeeding Ed Lee, who resigned.

Fifty-six air raid wardens are ready for action.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1932

Bigelow Dorsey fractures arm while at work at the James B. Clow plant.

Dr. Hobart Donahue, former high school principal, becomes residence physician at Children's Hospital, Columbus.

Crayton Norman, 63, dies after long illness.

Grace Zimmer fractures her arm in a fall at home.

The new lighting offer of the Ohio Power Co. saves town $900 per year.

Gnadenhutten plans a historic pageant for its 150th anniversary.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1922

T.J. Stahler's new two-family home on Cross Street is receiving a stucco finish.

S.L. Stowe received first prize in clay pigeon school at Walhonding.

Lester Bucher is married at Coshocton to Mrs. Helen Cohen.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1912

Dry goods and clothing stores will close each evening at 6 p.m. except on Saturdays and paydays.

Miss Nellie Carr and John Stoffer are married at the bride's home by the Rev. McCall, pastor of the Baptist Church.