TEN YEARS AGO - 2002

Newcomerstown lost a vital civic leader after Thomas R. Little, former village solicitor and one of the founders of the Newcomerstown Community Improvement Corporation, died as the result of a heart attack at his home. He was 52 and passed away Nov. 3.

Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce prepares for the annual Christmas Parade Dec. 7.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim (Mae) Gibson, New Philadelphia, celebrated their 50th anniversary, Nov. 17.

Deaths: Dorothy M. Barthalow, 79, Newcomerstown; Rebecca J. "Becky" Freetage, 62, Newcomerstown; and James Elwood Martin, 81, Newcomerstown.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1992

Newcomerstown Emergency Rescue Squad Inc. announced delivery of new aerial firetruck.

Regional cross country meet qualifiers included Lady Trojan Carla Hart, and Ridgweood General Jeremy Loos.

In football: Trojans lost to Wooster Triway 42-14; Ridgewood was defeated by Malvern 48-6; Indian Valley Braves upset by Fairless 20-18.

Married: Mr. and Mrs. Jack (Marilyn) Ellis, Newcomerstown, 40th anniversary, Nov. 3; Mr. and Mrs. Russ (Christine) Myers, Newcomerstown, 25th anniversary, Oct. 22.

Lady Trojans' volleyball team defeated in district tournament at Muskingum College by Tusky Valley Lady Trojans.

Newcomerstown varsity coach Kim Marty named Division III Coach of the Year.

Deaths: H. Dean Hammersley, 68; Lester W. Shepard, 64; Robert W. Moorehead, 60; Susan E. Hurley, 43; Sigel E. John, 75; Robert "Jack" Conrad; Mabel Hackenbracht, 87; Grace U. Sigman, 79; Scott W. Moore, 23.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1982

Grand opening celebration for new bridge on Coshocton County Road 9, between Newcomerstown and West Lafayette, announced for Saturday, Nov. 13, with the Chambers of Commerce of the two communities joining in a promotion to be highlighted by giving away a new car.

Village of Newcomerstown topped its United Way goal and collected $11,523, according to local chairman Helen Robinson.

Indian Valley South Rebels defeated the Trojans 12-6. Dave "Buzz" Bell for offense, and Bart Berry, defense, were players of the week for the Trojans' previous game when they defeated Jewett Scio.

Ridgewood Generals edged by Indian Valley North for Inter Valley Conference crown after Big Blue claimed a 14-6 win over the Generals at Midvale.

Ohio's governor-lieutenant governor race won by Richard Celeste and Myrl Shoemaker at the Nov. 2 election.

Ray Cramlet spoke about his trip to Russia for Newcomerstown Rotary Club.

Married: Karen Lynn Laughlin and Bernard Edward Williams.

Deaths: Dennis L. Craigo, 61; Mrs. Russell (Mildred K.) Craigo, 65; Margery F. Wigfield, 69, former Newcomerstown educator.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1972

Trojans listed as No. 1 team in the state according to Associated Press poll with a chance to play in state play-offs. Coach Ward Holdsworth's team claimed the Inter Valley Conference title after defeating Garaway 33-6 for a perfect 9-0 record and only one regular season game left to play against Caldwell.

Mrs. Parker Burge sells Newcomerstown Floral to Mr. and Mrs. Gary Phillips and Dr. and Mrs. Don Kopes, all of Newcomerstown.

Charles Welker, owner of Welker Sales and Service, Heller Drive, received the 25-Year Buick Award from Buick Motor Division.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Murphy, State Grange deputies for 36 years, retire from their offices and are succeeded by Mr. and Mrs. Howard Caldwell.

Deaths: John R. Norris, 79; Harry McMullen, 83; Benjamin Teeple, 82; Playford Bliss, 97; Mrs. Mary Blair, 86.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1962

Estimated crowd of 8,000 attend Halloween parade, possibly largest ever.

Proposed plans for relocation of a short section of Route 21 near Newcomerstown discussed by council.

Newcomerstown voters approve issuance of $20,000 in bonds for new firetruck by a 798 to 453 majority.

Mrs. James Carl Haskins, 58, West Lafayette, killed in Route 36-16 accident.

Trojans run over Byesville 44-8.

Lions Club sells 270 dozen on Rose Day.

Deaths: Mrs. Cloma Gunn, 72; Alvin O. Neighbor, 91; Mrs. Velza Dunlap, 69.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1952

Trojans lose to Dennison 39-13.

Lions Club sells 275 dozen and 1,000 single roses on Rose Day.

Richard Sharrock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Sharrock, Church Street, named "Student of the Month" by the Wesley Foundation at Kent State University.

Deaths: John W. Emler, 72; Jesse Griffith, 65.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1942

David Ferguson addresses large crowd in high school auditorium on defense following victory parade of approximately 1,000 persons.

Yule treats will be given as usual by Chamber of Commerce.

Christmas lights are banned.

Clow plant awarded Safety trophy by National Safety Council at Chicago.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1932

Virgil Stocker, C.O. Geese and Fred Marthelmel appointed on Christmas Community Tree committee by Chamber of Commerce.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1922

The Great A&P Tea Co. opens store in Spear building.

A.R. Wolff, World War I veteran who was gassed in France, enters government hospital at Oteen, N.C., for treatment.

Engineer George Arnold instructed to prepare plans for construction of municipal water works.

Emerson Davis is married to Miss Clara Easton of Warren.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1912

C.J. Waters sells the Home Bakery to O.J. Kinsey.

Friendship Class of M.E. Church presents hymnals to the congregation.

J.C. Forney, brakeman on the C&M division, fatally injured while shifting cars.