TEN YEARS AGO - 2003

Brooke Schrickel, band member of The Ohio State Marching Band, was part of the National Championship Buckeyes that won the Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Ariz., on Jan. 3, 2003.

Dr. Terry Overholser of the Arrowhead Clinic met all criteria for Laboratory Accreditation by COLA, a national healthcare accreditation organization.

Area basketball: Trojans lose to top-ranked Garaway, 52-35. Braves fall to the Colts, 55-52. Lady Trojans best Sandy Valley, 44-41. Lady Generals on a two-game win streak by beating Tuscarawas Central Catholic, 45-34, and Conotton Valley, 57-53. Lady Braves fall to Dover, 55-30.

Deaths: Nathaniel Christopher Wilson, stillborn; John Dougherty Watson, 62; Rosalie J. Porcher, 75, West Lafayette; Alice M. Marlatt, 87, Newcomerstown; Denny E. Miller, 28, Newcomerstown; Dorothy George, 86, West Lafayette; Elmer Butcher, 90, Newcomerstown; Barbara Ortt Haege, 69; and Tommy Robert Bourne, 66, Newcomerstown.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993

Beth Breneman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Breneman, Newcomerstown, was the Newcomerstown High School winner of the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Voice of Democracy speech contest.

For the first time in the school's history, Ridgewood High will have a girls' fast-pitch softball team in spring sports.

Area basketball: Trojans lost 83-31 to Garaway and 97-44 to Hiland; Ridgewood defeated Jewett-Scio 75-64; Indian Valley Braves won 77-38 over Coventry and 80-64 against Fairless.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983

Buckhorn Village retirement complex under construction in Newcomerstown was to be ready for occupancy in April, according to officials of Newcomerstown Ltd., owners of the development.

Laura Wright re-elected president of Newcomerstown Senior Citizens.

Trojans defeated Malvern 49-44 for second win of season.

Ridgewood General Dan Olinger was awarded the MVP trophy after scoring 30 points in the Generals 72-51 win over the Trojans. Trojan Clayton Walker scored 23 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Ridgewood won their eighth victory of the season against Indian Valley North 51-43.

Curtis Huston shot a 17-foot jumper for a 43-42 Indian Valley South win over Garaway.

Newcomerstown Church of the Nazarene held a "Special International Buffet" with costumed couples including Francis and Beverly Moore, Charles and Barbara Myers, Frank and Connie Spring, Alvin and Hazel Spring, Floyd and Lucy Haines, and Pastor and Mrs. John Bowman preparing and serving foods from various lands.

Deaths: Charles O. Parks, 83, West Lafayette; Mrs. Esther G. George, 88, Gnadenhutten; Lucile McLaughlin, 79; Alberta McGhee, 82.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973

Dr. Harry A. Little, formerly of Newcomerstown, accepted the position as professor and director of programs in special education at Russell Sage College, Troy, N.Y.

Trojans lost pair of weekend games by one point each dropping 63-62 decision to Malvern and losing to Tusky Valley 60-59.

Local Elks Lodge honor their Youth Leadership Contest winners: Sharon McCullough, Gnadenutten, a student at Indian Valley South High School, and Steven Darr, a student at Ridgewood High School. Darr was also named district contest winner.

Death: William H. Parks, 81.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963

St. Paul Lutheran Church to dedicate its newly completed educational building and other facilities.

Newcomerstown Trojans lose to Three Rivers, 84-46.

Deaths: Dr. Eugene L. Mulvane, 60; Mrs. Pearl Riddick, 81; George McGinnis, 10; Clarence S. Courtright, 74; Charles Douglas, 76.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953

John Heller elected president of Newcomerstown Board of Education.

Temperature goes to 54 degrees after ice-covered roads forced schools in Newcomerstown and vicinity to close.

Heller Brothers Co. stock retired.

Deaths: Frank H. Whitis, 74; Charles Ford, 83.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943

Walter Coulter is named superintendent of water works.

Dr. Frank Warren, local dentist, is called to Army.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933

Water works will lay a four-inch pipe through Mulvane park.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1923

R.L. Shoemaker leases the Rehard garage on Canal Street.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1913

E.D. Swigert is adding a two-story addition to his meat market on Main Street.

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