TEN YEARS AGO - 2002

Newcomerstown Police urging caution at crosswalks in Newcomerstown.

Newcomerstown High School Principal Randy Addy issues a "progress report" about the upcoming year.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Ruth) Martin of Port Washington celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary, Aug. 25.

Mr. and Mrs. Oleg (Masha) Pristayko celebrate their first wedding anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Leo (Kathryn) Steiner, formerly of Newcomerstown, celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary.

Deaths: Dolores G. "Dee" Knapp, 82, New Philadelphia, formerly Newcomerstown; John V. "Bud" Wiandt, 79, Coshocton; Rosa-Lee Oldt, 93, Newcomerstown; Albert Reiser Jr., 72, Gnadenhutten.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1992

Newcomerstown Village Council approved an increase in water rates to help offset costs of a new water well field at Newcomerstown Industrial Park.

Rev. Gary George was elected president of the Newcomerstown-Port Washington Ministerial Association.

Dick E. Moore Jr., 31, Newcomerstown, was in fair condition at The Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, where he was flow by helicopter after being injured when a backhoe rolled over on him.

Ridgewood board of education hired Robert Spicer, Norwalk, as interim superintendent to replace Superintendent Fred Steinbrecher, who resigned.

Married: Mr. and Mrs. Walter (Flo) Congion, West Lafayette, 60th anniversary, July 27; Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Ruth) Martin, Port Washington, 50th anniversary, Aug. 25.

Deaths: Gene Arnold, 69; Howard Ross, 69; Kathryn Ridgway, 81; Nelva E. Hosfelt, 76.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1982

New Trojan Band uniforms dedicated at special presentation given before an enthusiastic crowd of nearly 500 at Lee Stadium.

The welcome was given by Don Carr, Band Boosters president. Band director was Phil Loudon and assistant director was Ron Little.

Beams set in place for new bridge under construction on Coshocton County Road 9, just west of Newcomerstown. Completion of the bridge projected for October.

Charles Huggins, a legend in Ohio high school basketball coaching, accepted the head coaching position at Hiland High School.

Charles Arth led a discussion on "Social Security" when Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Lahmers hosted Salem Farm Council at their home.

"Star Wars" and "Alien" double-feature movies showing at Starlite Drive-In theatre.

Deaths: Mrs. Emery (Leola) Welker, 85, West Lafayette; Fred L. Rominger, 30, Guernsey.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1972

Mrs. Joshua (Mary Lou) Harbold, 39, Newcomerstown, drowned in the Tuscarawas River west of the village.

Local M&K Grocery Store burglarized -- 175 pound safe -- empty when stolen, found in Willoughby.

John Hackenbracht re-elected president of Trojan Booster Club.

The Maternal and Child Health Center for Newcomerstown opens Sept. 18 and is to be located in Christ United Methodist Church.

Indian Festival in Gnadenhutten's Heck's Grove set for Sept. 1-2.

Married: Patricia Weber and John Altier.

Death: Doyle Castor, 64.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1962

Newcomerstown and Port Washington schools to open for 1962-63 school term Sept. 4.

BPW team wins Little League championship.

Enos L. Loader named assistant manager of the Boulevard office of the National Bank of Dover here.

Gov. Michael V. DeSalle scheduled to stop in Newcomerstown for approximately a half-hour Sept. 1.

Married: Miss Joan Rae Lindon and Richard R. Curren; Mrs. Harriet Cooper and Donald Torr.

Deaths: Rolli Berkshire; Mrs. Mary Brown, 89; Edwin Hossenlopp, 79; William Belle, 88; William F. Reymond, 83; Arthur Schneider, 78; Winfield C. Hammel, 86.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1952

Newcomerstown school enrollment 1,111 on first day.

Council names committee of Ross Starkey, John Buss and Robert Elliott to help make survey for sewage disposal.

Youngsters catch 193 carp in Carp Derby sponsored by Tri-County Sportsmen's League.

Elmer Miller is named county commissioner.

Paul Parks wins Jaycee Golf Tournament.

Max Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Smith, Beaver Streets, accepts position as teacher at Miami (Florida) High School.

Mrs. Clara Kugler, Stone Creek, and Roy Schumaker, are married.

Deaths: Henry Jackson, 70; Lee R. VanSickle, 56; Mary Hebert, 81; Mrs. Lydia Haines, 76.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1942

Twenty-eight Trojans report to Coach Angus Wilson football practice.

Charles Lieser accepts position as music instructor.

F.W. Angle resigns as chief clerk of local Selective Service Board.

Defense League, organized in 1936 to fight excessive taxes levied by Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, disbands and turns over balance of $151.40 to USO.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1932

Marriage of Dr. Chester Bennett to Miss Dona Davis announced.

Miss Violet Mercer and Carl Hammersley are married at Moundsville, W.Va.

Melvin VanSickle is married at Toronto, Canada, to Miss Ivy Stone.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1922

James B. Clow and Sons announced wage increase effective Sept. 1.

Miss Martha MacQueen and Miss Henrietta Lieser entertain with shower honoring Miss Margaret Macmillan.

Albert Thompson buys Edwards Grocery.

Miss Florence Haver and Owen Miller married at New Philadelphia.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1912

Thieves attempt to steal a car of Samuel Mullet by starting fire at rear of Wise Blacksmith shop.

Bert Miller and Harry Boltz are killed when the engine of their threshing machine explodes.