TEN YEARS AGO - 2002

Newcomerstown Village Council agrees to have a pay raise freeze for all village employees.

Over 1,226 Newcomerstown residents in the downtown area were affected by a power outage from a severe storm.

Kenneth and Rose Buehler of Stone Creek were honored as the Most Outstanding Couple on Oct. 30.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1992

Lee B. "Leo" Affolter, last surviving World War I veteran in Newcomerstown, died on Nov. 4 at age 94.

After five previous defeats, Newcomerstown School District voters approved a one-mill, five-year permanent improvement levy -- a vote of 1,215 to 1,103.

Two bus loads of veterans from Newcomerstown traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in Veterans Day activities including the 10th anniversary observance of the building of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

In football: Ridgewood claimed the Orange and Black trophy defeating Newcomerstown 33-22; Indian Valley Braves ended their season with a loss to Claymont Mustangs 13-7.

Deaths: W. Ray Cunningham, 101; Donald P. Rutledge, 65; Dr. Glenn W. Stelzner, 83; Patricia A. Hennis, 56; Clinton M. Leach, 66; Hattie A. Bluck, 90.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1982

Coshocton County engineer James Gute cut the ribbon Saturday, Nov. 13, opening the new bridge on Coshocton County Road 9, linking Newcomerstown and West Lafayette. Several dignitaries attended including county commissioners from Coshocton and Tuscarawas counties, State Rep. James Ross of Coshocton, Tuscarwas County's deputy engineer Ronald Smith, Mayor Dennis Belle of Newcomerstown, and Thelma Griffith attended for her husband, James Griffith, mayor of West Lafayette. Thousands crossed the new structure with cars lined to the Isleta Church on the west side and backed to Goodrich Street on the bridge's east side.

Ground broken Nov. 8 for a new 50-unit senior citizens apartment complex off N. Spaulding Avenue, Newcomerstown.

Trojan players of the week for the Indian Valley South game were Mark Stoffer, offense, and Robert Berger, defense.

The Touraine Club observed its 35th anniversary of business featuring food and entertainment. Joe Lenzo opened the business in 1947 on Route 21 north of Newcomerstown, and moved to Bridge Street in 1955.

Married: Michelle (Shelley) Lynn Robinson and Kent Edward Howell, Oct. 22; Connie L. Parks and Franklin M. Parks Newcomerstown, Oct. 8; Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. (Melva) Emler, Newcomerstown, 60th anniversary, Nov. 21; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Richard (Martha June) Emler, Newcomerstown, 29th anniversary, Nov. 25; Mr. and Mrs. E.L. (Iris) Stratton, Newcomerstown, 40th anniversary, Nov. 11; Mr. and Mrs. Harlan (Ted and Ivan) Hughes, Port Washington R.D. 2 (Birmingham), 60th anniversary, Nov. 7.

Deaths: Theodore P. Jones, 68, Stone Creek; Robert K. Spencer, 45.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1972

Trojans defeated Caldwell 34-8 for a perfect 10-0 season record.

According to a new computer system, Coach Ward Holdsworth's Trojans did not qualify for the first-ever state football playoffs.

Local school system opens new elementary library.

Groovfold Inc. of Newcomerstown was featured in a "Progress In Industry" report in the "Woodworking and Furniture Digest."

Local Ministerial Association plans Community Thanksgiving service for Nov. 22 in the First Baptist Church.

Married: Karen Egler and Roger Haver.

Deaths: Herman D. Riggs, 76; Mrs. D.C. (Hannah Jones) Mahon.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1962

Newcomerstown Trojans possess the best football record in seven years with a 5-4-1 record.

Interstate Routes 77, passing about a mile east of Newcomerstown, may be open by 1965.

Deaths: Mrs. Bessie M. Marling, 72; Mrs. Nellie M. Schupp, 65; William J. Nay, 82; Mrs. Ernest R. Swigert, 75; Stanley A. Walter, 56.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1952

Seniors present "Lost Horizon" as their class play.

Mercury reaches 72 degrees here.

Sixty boys out for basketball.

American Legion reaches quota of 338.

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald McAllister return to Caracas, Venezuela, after three-month visit here.

Married: Joyce Haas and Denver Watson; Shirley Couts and Jack Foraker; Dorothy Angle and George A. Dilley; Marilyn Mullen and Jack Ellis; Mrs. Ruth Gamble and Edward E. Johnson.

Deaths: Mrs. William Rose, 67; Mrs. Earl Bond, 68.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1942

Thirty candidates out for the Trojans.

400 register on first day for gas cards.

Nella Rose Budd wins the local Prince of Peace contest.

Oak Street extension is slated as council gets deed for land.

Coffee sales are frozen for one week.

New office of Heller Brothers plant is nearing completion.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1932

American Legion pledges aide to destitute.

Trojans clash with Coshocton on Thanksgiving Day.

Roy Crater, Columbus, former local resident, awarded gold medal by Ohio Bell Telephone for 35 years of service.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1922

John Stoffer, street superintendent, resigns.

Five boys find liquor still in a cave on old sheet mill groups.

Ward Carr, rural mail carrier, resigns.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1912

Farm house of Joseph Chancey, Lick Run, is destroyed by a fire.

Coshocton Whist Club wins second of three games with the local club.

Miss Vera Banks is married at Twin Galls, Idaho, to Glenn Cox.

Dr. R.A. Goudy accepts position as Pennsylvania Railroad doctor.