TEN YEARS AGO - 2002

Newcomerstown Village Council approved the cost of $15,100 for the application and plan review fee for Phase II of the wastewater treatment plant.

Dairy Mart closes in Newcomerstown.

Newcomerstown Police Department is warning residents of another scam circulating in the village.

Trojans beat the Beallsville Blue Devils in season opener, 45-32.

Indian Valley rolls past Ridgewood, 27-8, in season opener.

Deaths: Alice M. Wynn, 80, Newcomerstown; and Mary Alice Patterson, 81, Newcomerstown

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1992

Possibility of serial killer in the area under investigation by the FBI after the apparent random shooting deaths of five men over a three-year period in Tuscarawas, Coshocton, Noble, Muskingum and Belmont counties.

Phyllis Arth was retained as master of Buckhorn Grange 144 in Wolf.

Announcement was made Abolite Lighting Inc. in West Lafayette would be closed. The plant had 65 employees.

Deaths: Dean A. Shugart, 68; Ronald Pickrell, 56.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1982

Merchants in the Newcomerstown and West Lafayette areas planning a joint celebration for the opening of the new Coshocton County Road 9 bridge, located between the two communities. The reception was set for Oct. 30.

Mayor Dennis Belle proclaimed Sept. 1-7 as "National Bowling Week" in Newcomerstown kicking off the fall season at Emerald Lanes.

Bill McConnell, son of the William McConnells, Port Washington R.D. 2, entered the grand champion potatoes in the Ohio State Fair. His first place entry earned him a record $900 for the peck.

Married: Pamela Schlarb and John Duggan, Aug. 14; Patricia Ann Jones and Terry Joe Gadd, June 26; Lynne Ann Schott and David Allan Little, July 17.

Deaths: Mrs. Bessie Cochran, 61; Mrs. Kenneth (Elizabeth) Arbogst, 75; James R. Rosenberry, 49; Mrs. Lilliam Vandal, 55; Gertrude Simpson, 81; Robert H. Storm, 65; Mrs. Florence West, 80; Glenna Porteus, 66; Louella McNurlin, 75.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1972

Newcomerstown Schools open Tuesday, Sept. 5 with an enrollment of 1,652 -- an increase of 29 students over 1971.

C. Lester Carney and his 11-year old niece, Mary Eagon, both Newcomerstown, hospitalized for injuries received in car-train accident in Isleta.

United Way goal for Newcomerstown set at $3,500.

Rotary Team, coached by Charlie Dennis and Dona Hannahs, wins Little League championship.

Married: Jill Ann Addy and Thomas R. Little; Janet Marie Lee and Randy L. Addy; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Howard, Newcomerstown, 65th anniversary.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1962

Governor Michael V. DeSalle pays his first visit to Newcomerstown and draws a crowd of some 300 persons.

The Ohio Fuel Gas Co. asks for a 20-percent rate increase in Newcomerstown, it is announced at council meeting.

Newcomerstown's first day of school enrollment was 1,364 an increase of 25 over the 1,339 total last year and represents the largest number of students in local schools' history.

Trojans open 1962 football season at Athletic Field against Strasburg.

For third time, Godfrey Meeks is winner of the News golf tournament.

Married: Mrs. May Taylor Nicodemus and William L. Waggoner, Mary Kathryn Clouse and Edgar Barrett Pickett; Sandra Harstine and John A. Mallett; Mary Kathryn Lawver and Charles T. Rose.

Deaths: George C. Schweitzer, 77; Mrs. Nettie Beal, 78; Arthur Mercer, 61; John W. Rothenstein, 94; John Ray Davis Jr., infant; Adam H. Brown, 88; Mrs. Bessie L. Hoffman, 63.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1952

Trojans open football season on local field with Loudonville.

John West, Newcomerstown, and George Reiser, New Philadelphia, purchase Dodge-Plymouth dealership.

David Lauer, River Street, wins first prize, and Ed Welsch, Walnut Street, second prize for largest carp caught in Tri-County Sportsmen League Carp Derby for youngsters.

Mrs. Margaret Lower and Martin Lincoln Reed married at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Dick Bordenkircher wins first flight and Red Ferrell, second flight in annual Jaycee Golf Tournament.

Forty-three cases of Polio recorded in Tuscarawas County.

Deaths: George Lanning, 72; Mrs. Sarah E. Ripley, 81.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1942

Lereman's Underselling Store, Main Street, sold to Louis Berman, Bellaire.

Ed Levison buys Beers drug store, Bridge Street, from George Beers, who operated the pharmacy for 51 years.

Garden Club is sponsoring a Victory Garden Show.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1932

Newcomerstown Commercial School opens Monday evening at Legion Hall for two nights each week.

William S. Martin, 42, dies while attending a boxing show at Shoemaker's garage.

Heller Brothers baseball team leaves to enter national tournaments in Dayton.

Electrically operated gates installed at Bridge Street crossing of Pennsylvania Railroad.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1922

Miss Margaret Macmillan and Robert Lyle Gaskill married at bride's home.

C.E. Ashelman, New Philadelphia, accepts position as assistant cashier of First National Bank.

School opens Sept. 18.

Lester McDonnell accepts position as principal of Dennison schools.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1912

Miss Maggie Dillehay and Roy Frame are married.

Deaths: Dr. A.M. Beers, prominent physician; Conrad Stocker, 83, life-long resident of Port Washington.

Great Empire Carnival Shows here for one week.