TEN YEARS AGO - 2003

Newcomerstown High's Shannon Bennington finished in third place in the 2003 Ohio State Wrestling Championships in Columbus.

Rhonda Stephen, Newcomerstown McDonald's manager, received one of the nation's top McDonald's restaurant manager awards, the Roy Kroc Award.

Deaths: James A. "Jim" Stull, Port Washington, formerly of Phoenix and Mesa, Ariz.; Lloyd G. Maloy, 86, West Lafayette; and Audrey Lenzo, 83, Newcomerstown.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993

Dr. W.R. Agricola, Newcomerstown, received his 50-year membership pin from local Lone Star Lodge 175.

Ridgewood High School "Elks Student of the Month" were Lori Herbert and Daniel Gross, both of West Lafayette.

Newcomerstown High senior David Harris became the third all-time leading scorer in school history, passing Todd Osler and trailing John Hurst and Mark Warner. Harris reached the 415 point mark in the Trojans' 83-52 loss to Malvern.

Trojan wrestler Jeremy Houston advanced to the district wrestling tournament.

Local area basketball: Indian Valley Lady Braves lost to West Holmes Lady Knights 74-35 in Division II sectional finals at Coshocton; Trojans ousted by Hiland 96-55 in Division IV sectional at New Philadelphia; Ridgewood lost their regular season finale 85-69 to Strasburg Tigers; Indian Valley Braves defeated St. Clairsville 66-46 in Division II sectional opener at Steubenville.

Deaths: Verna F. Smith Hoffman, 61; Kenneth E. Hines, 80; David Lee Norman, 58; Bryan Phillips Jr., 64.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983

A temperature reading of 77 degrees March 4 broke the old record of 71 degrees set in 1946 and tied in 1974. Average temperature for the week was 57 degrees.

Dwayne Berger was the winner of the fifth and sixth grade spelling bee at Port Washington School. Finishing second through fifth were Scott Melville, Kim Laisure, Jennifer Bates and Ginnie Robin.

Joellen Martin, daughter of Joseph and Jane Martin, Newcomerstown R.D. 3, accepted for membership at U.S. Collegiate Wind Band, to tour England and seven European countries in the summer.

Indian Valley South Rebels lost to Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans 68-50 in Class A sectional tournament at New Philadelphia.

West Lafayette Homecoming set for June 22-25 with the parade theme "Countries of the World."

Fire in downtown New Philadelphia destroyed a half block including the Dutch Oven Restaurant, Bond's Shoe Store, Marlinn's Shoe Store and Williams Furniture Company, where the fire started in the basement. Losses estimated at $1.5 million.

Deaths: Mrs. Franklin (Jennie) Palmer, 98; Donald Norris, 85; Rev. Kelly Oswald, 65; Mrs. Robert (Opal) Kohler, 81; Harry Adrian Smith, 72; Vernon R. Mardis, 70; Cynthia Lehman, 24.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973

Consideration being given to changing the name of Newcomerstown High School to include the name of Hayes in honor of former Superintendent Wayne B. "Pop" Hayes and sons Isaac "Ike" and Woodrow "Woody" Hayes.

Trojans ousted by Zanesville Rosecrans 65-55 in the tournament at Muskingum College; season record is 5-14.

Defending state champion Indian Valley South Rebels win two tournament games, 76-20 over Guernsey Catholic Central and 25-15 over Zane Trace.

Coach Bill Gorscak's Ridgewood Generals bow out of AA tournament action in 73-64 defeat by West Muskingum.

Deaths: Louis Smith, 65; Jasper McCall, 65; H. Clifford Hinds, 82; Charles Casterline, 87; Philip H. Bind, 62.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963

Board of education decides bills can be paid for another month without borrowing money.

Stage set for Jaycee Minstrel.

Dick Glunt elected president of Newcomerstown Rotary Club.

Deaths: William G. Edwards, 86; Mrs. Mary Bliss Whiting, 75; Mrs. Helen E. Mulvane, 77; Mrs. Viola Marhover, 78.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953

Newly-formed Little League named for Cy Young.

Jaycees choose M.O. Julien as "Man of the Year 1952."

Over 1,600 see PTA Dixie Minstrel.

Deaths: Francis M. Goodwill, infant; John A. Thomas, 59.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943

Miss Madonna Shalosky joins the WACS.

William Thomas and William Neal appointed to Tri-County War Manpower Committee with headquarters in Canton.

Several donations being received for soldiers canteen in Dennison.

Parker Burge appointed chairman of Newcomerstown Victory Garden Committee.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933

Former local residents are reported safe in California following earthquake that takes the lives of more than 100 people.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1913

Mrs. O.A. Vogenitz and Mrs. Lewis Parks are patients in a Columbus hospital.