TEN YEARS AGO - 2003

Newcomerstown Village Council looking at approximately $57,000 in cuts.

Longtime Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District employees Rheadon Roe and Marvin Lauver retire from the school system.

H&R Block in Newcomerstown newly-remodeled is now locally owned.

Local basketball action: Lady Trojans beat Generals, 53-45; Lady Braves fall to Lady Bobacts, 37-18. Trjans beat Tuscarawas Central Catholic, 41-36, but fall to Hiland, 62-46.

Death: Phyllis J. Dillon, 53, Moorefield, W.Va.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993

Newcomerstown Mayor Kelly Ault announced he would not seek re-election.

Elks' Student of the Month were Marcianne Grewell and Jennifer Pickett of Newcomerstown High School, and Heather Davis and J. Eric Vogel of Ridgewood High School.

Local basketball action: Trojans lose to Jewett-Scio, 65-57 and to Ridgewood, 70-36; Inter Valley Conference leader Hiland beat Ridgewood, 91-55; undefeated Indian Valley Braves (11-0) won 69-46 over Manchester and 81-55 over Coshocton. Lady Trojans defeated Lakeland Lady Raiders 77-52, but lost to Garaway 63-35. Indian Valley Lady Braves won 65-48 over Tuslaw and 38-29 over Sandy Valley; Ridgewood Lady Generals lost to Garaway, 75-32.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983

Auditions and rehearsals under way for Newcomerstown 100 Club's "Sweet Hearts Follies."

Richard P. Gasser, Stone Creek, two-time county commissioner, named to fill vacancy on Tuscarawas County Board of Commissioners.

Newcomerstown Welcome Wagon Club changed its named to Friendly Welcome Club.

Shelly Nastoff, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Nastoff, Newcomerstown, installed as worthy advisor of Rainbow Girls.

Local basketball action: Lady Trojan Rhonda Baker set school record scoring 41 points in 80-71 loss to Indian Valley North; Lady Trojans won 63-33 over Lakeland; Newcomerstown boys' team lost to Hiland; Ridgewood Generals defeated Lakeland 66-51; Indian Valley South Rebels beat Kidron Christian, 59-46, and lost to Guernsey Catholic Central, 69-55.

Alfonso Revollo, former exchange student and 1972 graduate of Newcomerstown High School, appointed minister of finance for Bolivar government.

Deaths: Grace VanSickle, 76; Herbert S. Roe, 53, Gnadenhutten; Everett E. Rush, 81; Mrs. Harvey (Lillie) Little, 94; Zane Magers, 82; Elgie W. Clutter, 85; John W. Scott, 55.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973

Newcomerstown Schools' Superintendent Harold Shingler announced his resignation.

West Union United Methodist Church near Gilmore rededication after extensive remodeling.

Local General Tire and Rubber Co. plant given new mailing address, One General Street.

Trojans lost by one point to Hiland Hawks, 65-64.

Opal Care Nursing Center on east edge of West Lafayette nearby completed.

Deaths: Gary David Uplinger, 3; Jeffery Linn, 1; David Uplinger; Lynn Mathews Uplinger; Pearlie M. McCall, 46; Marla Ellen Heter, 26; John Smith, 83; Ira T. Walters, 89; Carl R. Widder, 63; Mrs. Edward Cronebaugh, 81; William D. Carter, 48; Wilbur F. Marlatt, 60.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963

Property valuation in Newcomerstown increased $1,014,561 within a year, according to figures by County Auditor Donald Kinsey.

Francis Bosold receives award as Outstanding Jaycee of the Year and Mrs. Virgil Ervin receives Outstanding Jaycee Wife Award.

Deaths: Albert C. May, 58; G. Hubert Smetts, 69; Homer W. Eddy, 74; Mrs. Earl Blizzard, 77; Kelly Doolin, 56.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953

Washington Township Farm Institute attended by 425.

Deaths: Mrs. Mary Ross, 78; Mrs. Carrie Mae Wiandt, 77.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943

Local schools will handle new ration sign-up.

Thomas Montgomery Post buys $1,000 war bond.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933

Mrs. Cy Young, 61, dies at Union Hospital after long illness.

Hundreds of small pine trees to be planted at Mulvane Park.

C.F. Morton, Crestline, buys O.G. Kinsey creamery.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1923

A.L. Limbach appointed city solicitor.

Clow plant adds industrial railroad to its plant here.

J.W. Mugford appointed manager of local Clow plant.

Plans for new high school buildings call for 15 rooms.

School board buys ground on corner of State and River streets for $5,224.50 for new high school building.