TEN YEARS AGO - 2003

Newcomerstown Village Council assured village employees that there would be no more lay-offs or removal of any more benefits in the near future.

Ridgewood High School's Derek Hains tied the school's single game scoring record with 46 points in a 90-70 victory over Conotton Valley.

Trojan wrestlers place second in IVC meet.

The Trojan basketball team beat Sandy Valley, 87-58.

Deaths: Helen Irene George, 90, Newcomerstown, formerly of Cambridge; Margaret G. "Maggie" Bodenheimer, 53, Kimbolton; and James W. "Jim" Northrop, 47, Kimbolton.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency informed Newcomerstown Village Council an additional two feet of dirt would be necessary to ensure the village's former landfill site was properly closed.

John F. Kennedy Council 5483 of Newcomerstown Knights of Columbus "Shoot Off" winners included Ryan Hendershot, Chad Elliott, Eric Gay, Jason Bush, Chad Lahna, Rebecca Jones, Brooke Schrickel, Courtney Dasnby and Tish Parks.

Indian Valley Braves and the Lady Braves clinched the Principal Athletic Conference titles in their first year in the league. The Braves defeated Coventry 66-46, and the Lady Braves defeated East Canton, 63-53.

Local basketball: Newcomerstown lost to Hiland 77-56; Ridgewood Generals lost to Coshocton 66-59 and to Malvern 61-57.

Port Washington Village Council and Salem Township Trustees were working on plans for a joint fire district.

Deaths: Dr. William C. Roche, 91, Gnadenhutten; Selma Mitchell, 74; C. Dale Miller, 71; and Virginia M. Clark, 70.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983

"Sweet Hearts Follies" presented by some 150 local area residents in Newcomerstown Middle School auditorium Feb. 10-12 was a tremendous success with capacity crowds all three nights and $3,133 gained for community projects.

Woody Hayes, a native of Newcomerstown, named to the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame. He began his 32-year college football coaching career at Denison University and Miami of Ohio before moving to Ohio State University where he coached the Buckeyes for 28 years. His Ohio State record was 205-61-10.

Trojan players of the week were Darla Meek and Clayton Walker. Meek led the Lady Trojans with a 13-point scoring efforts in a 31-23 victory over Buckeye Trail. Walker scored 24 points in a 67-52 loss to Ridgewood; General Dan Olinger scored 24 points for Ridgewood.

Indian Valley South Rebels defeated Strasburg 58-53 and lost to Indian Valley North Big Blue 64-54. Rebel Steve Ripley scored 23 points in the Strasburg contest and 19 against Big Blue.

Bob Gray, Newcomerstown, named "Barbershop of the Year 1982" by the Schoenbrunn Valley Barbershop Chorus.

Deaths: Elmer P. Harper, 57; John McCormick, 46; Harold H. Parry, 66; Mrs. C.D. (Vera) McGarry, 77.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973

Sen. Douglas Applegate was the speaker for the 11th annual banquet of the Newcomerstown Peace Officers Training School.

Village Board of Public Affairs approved a new water rate plan dividing rates into two categories -- residential and commercial.

Mike Wise, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lorin Wise and a senior at Newcomerstown High School, accepted into the Marine Corps Band,

Trojans defeated by Strasburg 73-65.

Newcomerstown Public Library began new mechanical operations under the Gaylord Charging System.

Deaths: Richard W. Wells, 73; Elmer G. Nichols, 61; Mrs. James (Helen) Larrison, 31; Mrs. David (Zelpha) Nicodemus, 60; James Dorsey, 85; John H. Schrickel; Charles H. Lehman, 91.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963

Newcomerstown Schools to receive $200,203.81 from the State Foundation Program in 1963.

Deaths: Charles Gene Hartman, 51; Mrs. Verna M. Taylor, 74; Kenneth F. Watson, 34; Mrs. James Meek, 80; Mrs. Lottie I. Jack, 83; Mrs. Roy Frame, 69; Harry E. Reynolds; Tufford infant; Russell Martin, 51; Mrs. Anna Patterson, 82; Karen Mackey, infant; Joseph E. Lafferty, infant.

Local merchants stage big sale to celebrate Washington's birthday.

Mary Jo Dorsey, Newcomerstown, one of three Ohio youths cited by the National 4-H Service Committee Inc., Chicago, for 4-H achievement in 1962.

Trojans downed by Tuscarawas 49-37.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953

Trains strike autos driven by Charles Fenton and J.L. Parker.

A.E. Dillehay elected chairman of Ohio Southeast District of Elks.

Fourteen aliens register in Newcomerstown.

Deaths: Paula Naomi Gist, 4; Miss Violet Ann Colvin, 45.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943

Rationing of canned goods begins March 1.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933

Anderson and Carr open gasoline and tire service station.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1923

Miss Mary Mugford entertains the Inter Nous Latin Club.

James B. Clow and Sons let contract for erection of 10 frame houses.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1913

Girls of the Hick Club give Valentine party at Pythian Hall for members.

Conductor William Hensel assigned watchman at Goodrich Street crossing.

K of P Lodge stages membership contest.