TEN YEARS AGO - 2002

Local residents respond to first anniversary of Sept. 11th.

Newcomerstown Park Board President Steve Lower resigned; Chris Jones was named new president.

Jack E. and R. Marie Carpenter of West Lafayette celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary.

Robert Schmidt and Andrea Polederos were united in marriage on Aug. 16, 2002, in Clinton, Conn.

Trojans hold off Harrison Central, 14-8.

Ridgewood beats Meadowbrook, 21-11.

Braves upended by Cambridge, 14-8.

Deaths: George Russell Decker, 84, Cambridge, formerly of Port Washington; Betty J. Laughlin, 81, Gnadenhutten; Hildred Allean Billings, 91, Dayline, La., formerly of Newcomerstown; and Clyde R. Mathews, 65, Newcomerstown.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1992

John C. Kessler was named general manager of GenCorp Polymer Product Rigid Plastics Division in Newcomerstown succeeding John Aycock.

West Lafayette Church of the Nazarene was planning the church's 65th anniversary celebration on Sept. 20 with the Rev. Joe Pittenger, church pastor.

Local area football: Newcomerstown lost the season opener to Caldwell Redskins 52-0; Ridgewood opened the season with a 21-18 win over Tusky Valley; Indian Valley Braves won their season opener against Smithville, 40-19.

Deaths: Mary J. Cochran, 41; John V. Hough, 77; Paul Hanni, 66; Ida Pearl Pool, 88; Wesley Allen Kaser, infant son of Dan and Tracy Greene Kaser; Albert B. Beal, 59.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1982

Greyhoud Bus lines announced a decision made a the main office in Phoenix, Ariz., would eliminate bus stops within the Village of Newcomerstown. Early morning and late night stops would continue at Newcomerstown Truck Stop near Interstate 77.

Trojans lost 17-12 to Malvern. Trojan "Players of the Week" for the previous game against River View were Scott Baker, offense, and Robert Berger, defense.

Ridgewood Generals edged Strasburg, 17-13.

Eleven firefighters from Gnaden-Clay, Newcomerstown, and Port Washington fire departments received certificates for completing 36 hours of instruction in firefighting skills and techniques instructed by Tom Simmons, Gnadenhutten.

Greg Bowman of the Knights of Columbus presented a check for $638.40, collected in the group's "Measure Up" campaign to the special education department of Newcomerstown High School.

Edith Billman hosted the Stone Creek Garden Club where Ruth Doll was elected president.

Deaths: Arthur E. McAfee, 29, of Newcomerstown R.D. 2, killed in one-car accident on County Road 21, near Stone Creek; John H. Carr, 61; Mrs. Charles (Blanche) Hawk, 92; Daniel "Bud" Schreiner, 62, Gnadenhutten; Flossie Watson, 80; John S. Miller, 74; Vera McKim Grogg, 76; Mrs. Elliott (Myrtle) Leon, 79.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1972

Trick or Treat night canceled in both Newcomerstown and West Lafayette.

Maternal-Child Health Center for the Newcomerstown area opened Sept. 18 in Christ United Methodist Church.

Newcomerstown's team of the Tuscarawas County Babe Ruth Baseball League won the league title after defeating Gnadenhutten 3-2 in an eight-inning championship game. Coaches were Willard McCrone, Tom Triplett and Elmer Myers.

Rotary exchange students from Japan and Bolivia attending Newcomerstown High School, and Mary Shaw and F.H. Gates, NHS students, having returned from Mexico and Brazil, respectively, spoke about their exchange visits for the local Rotary Club.

Deaths: Arthur J. Dorsey, 67; Joseph Blaine Amore, infant son of William and Judith Greathouse Amore.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1962

Newcomerstown is within 20 miles of a college with the opening this week of the Tuscarawas County Center of Kent State University.

Newcomerstown Trojans defeat Tuscarawas, 8-6.

Plans for annual Halloween parade discussed by Chamber of Commerce.

Deaths: Mrs. Anna Neal, 84; Mrs. Henry Schuer; Dr. Charles Craig.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1952

Trojans lose to Butler, 14-6.

Roland Meek, 10, accidentally shot in the elbow by playmate Virgil Plants.

Thirty children examined at well-child clinic sponsored by Sorosis Club.

Harold VanDusen, Barnett Avenue, seriously injured in accident at Clow plant.

Kroger frreeze unit is destroyed by fire.

Buckhorn Garden Club wins blue ribbon and $25 at Tuscarawas County Fair.

Deaths: Solomon Opphile, 82; Virgil P. Park, 56; John C. Whitis, 77.

Married: Audrey Hashman an Wayne Renner; Gloria Triplet and Doran Ellis; Carol Mobley and Carl. F. Gardner; and Jean Nay and Orlan Harding.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1942

Lieser Store, established 46 years ago, is sold to S. Abel of Coshocton.

New shipping building at Heller Bros. is completed.

R. Lellan Shoemaker, Canal Street, appointed rent inspector for Tuscarawas County.

Trojans win over Caldwell, 14-7.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1932

Gail Marks buys Reed News Stand.

Barn on the Harvey Quigly farm burns.

Council recommends speed warning signs be placed at new viaduct.

Trojans lose to Caldwell, 7-6.

Heller team proves a sensation at National Tournament held at Dayton.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1922

Miss Helen Brunn enters Bethesda Hospital for three-year training course.

John Dorsey, Bernice, breaks arm cranking car.

Charles Deed and B.F. Scheick of Cleveland painfully injured when bridge over Bill Stillwater collapses.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1912

Walter Hitt, who struck Alex Vandal with a stake jack and inflicted fatal injuries, is arrested in Wheeling, W.Va.

Cleveland Hursey and Celia Dornell are married.