TEN YEARS AGO - 2003

Newcomerstown Mayor Jim Carr gives "State of the Village" address.

The Newcomerstown Board of Education votes to allow the 2003 26th annual East West Charity Al-Star Football Game at Lee Stadium, Newcomerstown.

Three area school districts receive "effective" ratings on state's school report cards.

Local basketball action: Lady Trojans beat Conotton Valley, 60-53; Tuscarawas Central Catholic beats Newcomerstown, 57-50. Trojans fall to Strasburg, 49-26.

Deaths: Wayne E. Moore, 64, Newcomerstown; Henry E. "Gene" Decker, 84, Walnut Creek; and Lois A. Corwin, 77, Newcomerstown.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993

Newcomerstown community honored the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the second consecutive year, holding a march and memorial service. Some 75 persons participated in the memorial march, led by Superintendent David Branch and Patrick Cadle of Newcomerstown Schools, the Rev. Bob Sherrell of Trinity Baptist Church, Joann Porch, the Rev. Lon C. Harris Jr. of St. Paul's African Methodist Episcopal Church, and the Rev. Chris Lowery of First Baptist Church of Dover.

Long-awaited postage stamp featuring entertainer Elvis Presley was released by the U.S. Postal Service on Jan. 8, 1993, on what would have been the celebrity's 58th birthday. Newcomerstown Post Office's allotted 1,600 stamps sold out in just minutes.

Dr. Jerry Lahmers elected president of Newcomerstown school board.

Karri Addy, Brian Stewart, Nathan Jones, Rob Henry, Emily Overholser and Mandy McFadden named winners of Newcomerstown American Legion and Tests program.

Local basketball: Trojans defeated by Malvern 83-68 and by Tuscarawas Central Catholic 78-56; Indian Valley Braves remained unbeatened after winning their 10th game of the season 74-46 over East Canton; Ridgewood lost to Lakeland Raiders 84-55, but beat Strasburg 80-65.

Deaths: Carl E. Byrd Sr., 58; Grace E. Simmerman, 68; Jack E. Hall, 69; Blanche G. Mathews, 57; Mary A. Edwards, 85; Atlee D. Johnson, 75; Ralph E. Myers, 89; Rachel Oney, 67.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983

Helen Robinson, campaign worker, and her husband, Richard, of the Ohio Department of Transportation, were along local residents accepting awards at the 41st annual United Way banquet. Ray Booth, editor of The Newcomerstown News, received a "Town Crier" award. Other awards went to General Electric, Bank One, Huntington Bank, J&V Coin, Welker Sales, and schools of Newcomerstown; Alsco Anaconda, Gnadenhutten; Indian Valley Schools and Goshen Dairy.

Local basketball action: Trojans defeated 66-49 by Indian Valley and 46-28 by Conotton Valley; Ridgewood lost to Strasburg 54-50 and won at Millersburg over West Holmes Knights 52-50; Indian Valley South lost to Tuscarawas Central Catholic 50-46 and won 50-33 over Massillon Christian.

Naundice Hart, Newcomerstown, was elected president of District 14, Ohio Order of Eastern Star, at the 58th annual Session in Steubenville.

Lewis Walter, Fresno, named chairman of Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau's 1983 membership drive.

Deaths: Haywood C. Cappel, 75; Willis S. "Pillsby" Moore, 87, West Lafayette.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973

Newcomerstown area residents join in the mourning the death of former President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Ritz Theatre to present documentary film on "Big Foot," a controversial creature reportedly living in the woods of Northwest United States.

Trojans outscored by Garaway 76-61 and by Meadowbrook 84-79.

Coach Charles Huggins' Indian Valley South Rebels continued to be ranked No. 1 Class A team in the state.

Newcomerstown Mayor Ronald Hooker elected president of the Tuscarawas County Mayor's Association.

Deaths: William S. Lohr, 37; Elizabeth Murdock Groce Howell, 78; Townsend Bell, 82; George W. Wires, 61; Mrs. Elmer Peoples, 92; Mrs. Forest Forney, 79.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963

Council takes action to convey former Clow company property to Kurz-Kasch Inc., local plastics molding plant.

Newcomerstown village fines, costs, forfeitures and fees for 1962 amounts to $12,762.90 down $861.80 from the $13,624.70 collected in 1961.

Trojans are victorious over Tuscarawas 58-40.

John Foust is re-elected president of Salem-Washington Board of Education.

Death: William Newell, 46.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953

Ensign Kenneth E. Wolff, USN, first pilot to land on the recently commissioned escort carrier USS Gilbert Island.

Rotary Club votes to help form Little League here.

Total circulation of Newcomerstown Public Library is 24,950 books.

John Paulun elected president of Buckhorn Institute; Fred Wolfe, vice president; Mrs. Walter Riggle, secretary-treasurer; and Mrs. Bernard Chapman, hostess.

Deaths: Mrs. Paul Sells, 31; Bonnie Jean Davies, 8; Mrs. Delila Cryder, 89, 89; Mrs. William Ott, 66; Mrs. Raymond Cake, 54.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO 1943

School bus routes reduced by war time restrictions; pupils now walk more.

Village debt increased, town finances in good condition.