TEN YEARS AGO - 2002

Malcolm Ritchie, Newcomerstown Village councilman, resigns from position on council to serve on active duty for the U.S. Army Reserves.

Marisa Christian and Jon Foltz, both from Winona Lake, Ind., were united in marriage on Aug. 3, 2002.

Robert and Patricia Wilson, Peoli, celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, Nov. 10.

Local football action: Ridgewood beats Newcomerstown, 18-13, in Orange and Black Game; and Claymont wallops Indian valley, 42-6.

Death: Gary A. Gadd, 66, Newcomerstown.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1992

Lee Stadium rededicated on its 25th anniversary with Mrs. Edith Lee, wife of the late Vernon Lee, and groundskeeper Jim Williams honored at a pre-game reception and half-time ceremonies at the Trojans' football game against Jewett-Scio.

Buckhorn Grange at Wolf held at 125th anniversary rededication ceremony with Phyllis Arth, Grange master.

Elks' Student of the Month for October from Ridgewood High School were Renee Ellen Emig, daughter of Jean Emig, and Steven Jackson, son of Tim and Nancy Jackson, all of West Lafayette.

Ralph E. Hardesty, 19, and his passenger, Jennifer Ross, 20, both of Newcomerstown, seriously injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident on Wheeling Township Road 385.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl (Carol) Gardner, 21966 Emerson St., Newcomerstown, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary, Sept. 20.

Lady Trojans' volleyball team, coached by Kim Marty, won their first sectional title against Fort Frye.

Local football action: Trojans won 26-10 over Jewett-Scio; Indian Valley Braves lost the PAC-7 championship game 49-6 against Manchester Panthers; Ridgewood was defeated by Tuscarawas Central Catholic, 39-0.

Deaths: Olive M. Brokaw, 79; David Richard McCullough, 83.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1982

Father John Kempf, former pastor of St. Francis de Sales Church in Newcomerstown, was named national chaplain for the American Legion.

Newcomerstown finally rang the victory bell after ending a season-long winless streak by defeating Jewett-Scio Vikings 47-14. Leading the way to victory were Trojans' Dave "Buzz" Bell, Jerry Triplett, Steve Meeks, Marc Norman, Mark Stocker, Bart Berry, Todd David, Bill Thompson and Derek Sheppard.

A 40-car caravan led by the lights and sirens of local emergency vehicles escorted the Newcomerstown High School Trojan Marching Band into the village as the unit returned from award winning performances at both Westerville and Newark. Phil Louden was band director.

Indian Valley South Rebels played tough but fell to Indian Valley North Big Blue 13-0.

Ridgewood defeated Malvern 14-13.

Scott Lehman, Newcomerstown High sophomore, competed in the state cross country meet and finished 34th with an excellent 16:42 time.

Largest crowd ever attended the annual Halloween Parade and party in Stone Creek Oct. 25.

Area residents joined in efforts to repair and remodel the Guernsey Head Start Center with Jim Garretson serving as the project supervisor.

World Community Day was being sponsored by Church World United Nov. 5 at Calvary United Methodist Church.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1972

Trojans remained undefeated after wining their eighth straight victory by trouncing Malvern 20-7.

Some 3,000 spectators braved damp weather to watch the Jaycees Halloween Parade. The Assembly of God Church won the $75 first prize for best decorated float.

Jim Starkey, attendant at Fairchild's Sohio Station on U.S. 36, robbed of over $400 by armed thieves.

Business and Professional Men received 205 entries in their Halloween poster contest. Debbie Gindlesperger won the first prize.

Deaths: Mrs. Hulda Tice, 73; Mrs. Isabelle Mansill, 72; Mrs. Mary Meek, 61; Mrs. Lelia Mulvane, 89.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1962

James W. Bell, 46, 637 S. College St., becomes Tuscarawas County's 19th traffic fatality of 1962 when his car was struck by an eastbound Pennsylvania passenger train at the E. Third Street crossing in Uhrichsville.

More than 2,000 local voters expected at Tuesday's election.

State Auditor James A. Rhodes, Republican candidate for Governor, emphasizes Ohio's economic needs when he visits here.

Dedication services will be held Sunday, Nov. 4 at the newly remodeled Foursquare Church, 315 West St.

Deaths: Mrs. Clarice Smith, 59; Henry F. Reidenbach, 85; Mrs. Albert Little, 79.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1952

Total of 11,814 tickets sold at swimming pool this past summer.

Dwight D. Eisenhower wins here by large majority.

Helen Goodall elected worth matron and L.O. Curtiss, worth patron of OES.

Deaths: Mrs. Stella Ringer, 62; Robert Alan Hill, infant; Leander M. Johns, 83.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1942

Dorothy Jones, 36, former missionary to India, dies at Marietta Hospital.

Student Victory Corps to be organized at the high school.

Women's Club spends day at Dennison canteen.

The Lereman Store, Main Street, quits business after 18 years. Norman Lereman is stationed at Patterson Air Field.

An Armistice Day parade is planned by defense council.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1932

Marriage of Miss Katherine Wassem. Stone Creek, to Wayne Rice announced.

The Ralph Pryor grocery on River Street is robbed of $75 worth of groceries.

Deaths: Emerson Little, retired Pennsylvania railroad foreman, Robert Stoffer, 25, dies of complications following an operation.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1922

Daniel Ott, 69, and son Charles, 38, are killed when their automobile is struck by a train at the Isleta crossing.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1912

Oxford planning mill resumes operations with F.S. Mercer, manager.

Harry McElroy is married at Canton to Miss Hilda Mercer.