TEN YEARS AGO - 2003

Newcomerstown Village Mayor Jim Carr issues statement for 2003, and hopes for a year of resolve and the economy to turn around.

The Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce is planning its April 30 banquet.

Ridgewood advanced 7 of 10 proficiency standards for fourth and eighth grades.

Area basketball: River View beats Newcomerstown, 60-50; Newcomerstown beats Ridgewood, 49-48; and Buckeye Trail beats Indian Valley, 71-65.

Deaths: Clement J. State, 78, Newcomerstown; and Aubrey D. Robertson, 86, Newcomerstown.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993

Ridgewood Generals Marching Band, directed by Robert McNutt, left for Orlando, Fla., for a prestigious band competition.

Buckhorn Grange 1445 met at the grange hall in Wolf with the program entitled, "It's Christmas."

Millie Russell was elected president of Newcomerstown Senior Citizens.

The 94th annual installation of officers was conducted at the local Masonic Temple for the Oriental Chapter 106, Eastern Star. Ruth Ann Humbert was the new worthy matron, and Stanley Fish worthy patron.

Area basketball: Indian Valley Braves undefeated with 4-0 record after a 70-47 win over Garaway, and a 68-27 victory over Tusky Valley; Ridgewood Generals lost to Malvern, 88-70.

Deaths: Clyde L. Thomas, 87; Louis E. Jones Jr., 71; Nancy McAllister, 67; Goldie Martin, 83; Hubert J. Polk, 77; Ina Hinds Lowry, 92.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983

Mrs. Susan Pop, Isleta, was the winner of the 1983 Chevrolet Chevette given away as the grand prize in a joint promotion sponsored by the Newcomerstown and West Lafayette Chambers of Commerce for the opening of the new bridge on Coshocton County Road 9.

Marvin Lawver was named president of Newcomerstown Council.

A temperature reading of 67 degrees broke a record high 63 degrees set in 1971. Temperatures recorded for Christmas week were 60 and above for five of seven days with the average at 56 degrees.

Rev. Ben Gillian (Brother Ben) was the new pastor of the First Baptist Church in Port Washington.

Ridgewood Generals finished third in the Coshocton County Cage Classic.

Deaths: Ronald Harrison, 58; Mrs. Ernest (Evelyn) Novis, 7, of Weset Lafayette, former Newcomerstown area educator; Mrs. Gaylon (Ruth) Wilson, 78, Coshocton; Clarence H. "Red" Ferrell, 66, Port Washington.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973

The Newcomerstown News, owned and published by Mrs. Florence Julien, is purchased by The Jeffersonian Company, Cambridge. Jerry Wolfrom, national news editor for The Daily Jeffersonian, was named editor of The News.

Trojans defeated 76-61 by the Zanesville Rosecrans Bishops.

Columbia Gas of Ohio announced gas rationing plan would reduce allocations to industries including Alsco-Anaconda and Larson Clay Pipe, both of Gnadenhutten; and General Tire and Goshen Brick, both of Newcomerstown.

Local Business Womens' Club sponsors holiday home decorating contest with Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Cochran Jr., Hickory Street, winning first prize, and Mr. and Mrs. William Heifner, N. Cross Street, second prize.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963

Holiday traffic, snow and ice produce several accidents in the Newcomerstown vicinity.

Trojans defeat Stone Creek and Baltic to win the Holiday Basketball Tourney.

Eugene R. Weir, Newcomerstown Village solicitor, is named a partner in the Coshocton law firm of Pomerene, Burns, Milligan and Frase.

Lorin D. Gadd named county welfare director, replacing Wayne App.

Deaths: Mrs. Ola Bell Leech, 86; Ezra Huff, 81; Harry Goettge.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953

Dr. Alfred Hotz, son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Will Fletcher, Neighbor Street, will teach in Salzburg, Austria, during the first session of the Salzburg Seminar in American Studies.

The City Loan & Savings Co., Lima, will open office in the Ortt building. Robert L. Adams, Cambridge, is named manager.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943

Local churches unite in watch night service.

Lt. John A. Schlupp returns from England.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1923

The Lone Star Lodge holds banquet and initiates candidates.