TEN YEARS AGO - 2003

Former Cleveland Mayor Michael R. White to create a charity that rehabilitates abused horses and gives them to children with mental or physical problems.

Buckeye Career Center FFA very busy.

Ridgewood wins "Orange and Black" trophy. Ridgewood defeats Newcomerstown 61-52 in the Inter-Valley Conference at West Lafayette.

Buckeye Trail High girls' basketball team defeats Newcomerstown 44-33 at Indian Valley.

Deaths: Randall "Pete" Brothers, 90, New Concord; Leonard R. Kuczmarski, 49, Kimbolton; Robert Roy Davis, 78, Port Washington; Elsie "Ellen" Pollock, 76, Birmingham; and Florence Irene Bowen, 85, Westlake, formerly of Zanesville.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993

George Brode, president of the Newcomerstown Community Improvement Corporation, discussed the organization's efforts for local industrial and economic development when he addresses the Newcomerstown Republic Women's Club at the Village Cafe.

Local basketball: Trojan David Harris scored a career high 32 points in a 90-69 loss to Garaway; Tuscarawas Central Catholic came from behind to defeat the Trojans 78-62; Indian Valley Braves 18-0 on the season with victories of 84-334 over Buckeye Trail and 64-48 over Tuslaw; Ridgewood defeated Jewett Scio Vikings 51-50 and lost to Lakeland Raiders 64-58.

A Valentine theme was featured at the February meeting of Newcomerstown Parmi Nous Club, hosted by Carol Abbuhl in her home.

Deaths: Mary L. Hannahs, 76; James R. Ross, 59; Ethel R. Kishpaugh, 81.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983

A law effective March 7 would require children under the age of 4 or weighing less than 40 pounds to be protected in safety restraints in motor vehicles

Coach Craig Collins' Trojan wrestling team won the Inter Valley Conference championship. Ridgewood's coach, Dan Eggan, was voted conference coach of the year, and Trojan Steve Dulaney was outstanding wrestler of the day in the championship.

Local basketball: Trojans lost to Garaway 48-32 and to Conotton Valley 73-56; Indian Valley South Rebels lost to Conotton Valley 73-57 and to state-ranked Buckeye Central 64-46; Ridgewood Generals 38-36 winner over Garaway.

Deaths: Fred Moore, 69; Mrs. Richard (Viola) Thompkins, 69, West Lafayette; Alice Louise Breedlove, 76; Brett Marie Baker, 5 1/2 month old daughter of Steve and Theresa Oliver Baker.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973

Trojans defeated Meadowbrook Colts 88-75 and lost to Ridgewood 81-76, concluding regular season play with 5-13 record.

Port Washington March of Dimes collections total $70.

Mary Lou Hill crowned queen of Ridgewood Future Farmers of America.

Deaths: Mrs. Thomas (Hollins Couts) Bradshaw, 81; Mrs. George (Verna) Cappel, 78; Julius D. Longshore, 81; Charles Angle, 40; Mrs. Peter Contini, 50.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963

Newcomerstown tax rate decreased $2.20 per $1,000 valuation, according to County Auditor Donald Kinsey.

Explosion rocks the Raymond Ellis' Sohio Service Station on E. Canal Street.

Trojans to close season against West Lafayette.

Deaths: Grover C. West, 78; Clarence Coulter, 79; Mrs. Mildred Dovenbarger, 64; Mrs. O.C. Hothem.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953

Lloyd Cunningham, R.D. 1, wins top honors in the 1952 National Selected Five Acre Corn Growing Contest, by raising 113.50 bushels of corn per acre.

Raymond McPherson, R.D. 1, elected director of District 7 of Ohio Wool Growers.

Rev. Frank Clarke, pastor of Mt. Healthy Methodist Church, Cincinnati, will speak at local World Day of Prayer.

Deaths: Asa Norman, 68; Mrs. William Berry, 84; John H. Peters, 79; Mrs. Francis Johns; Charlotte Eckfield; Mrs. Fannie Brooks, 65; Mrs. George Everhart, 40.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943

Council increases the pay of mayor from $1,100 to $1,500.

Dr. George B. Kistler, 77, well-known physician, dies.

Mayor Earl Treasure appointed Robert Turner and Harold Fowler on the rationing board to replace M.O. Julien and J.J. Gainor, who resigned.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933

New Ford V-8 automobile is now on display.

E.E. Clark, manager of Heller Brothers Co., resigns.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1923

John Richmond purchases the interest of James Mohler in the Newcomerstown Buick Co.

Baltimore Clothing Co. is remodeling the front of the store.