TEN YEARS AGO - 2003

Newcomerstown Village Council discusses the sick leave policy for village employees.

This month parks the 90th anniversary of Newcomerstown's most destructive flood, Ohio's greatest natural disaster nd the end of Ohio's canal system.

USS Radford National Naval Museum in Newcomerstown prepares for opening day on Memorial Day.

Deaths: C. Magdalene Sagrilla, 85, Port Washington, formerly of Hopedale; Glenn H. Everhart, 69, Newcomerstown; and Virginia R. Ross, 80, Dover.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993

Lady Trojan Misty McMillen was named Eastern District Division III "Player of the Year" and was a first team selected for the Inter-Valley Conference 1992-1993 All-Stars. She scored 21 points per game and scored 1,026 career points.

Father Robert Manning, formerly of Newcomerstown, was announced as the Grand Marshal for the seventh annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in New Philadelphia.

Indian Valley Braves advanced to district tournament after a 55-43 sectional tournament win over Buckeye Local. Braves' coach Greg Zimmerman was "Coach of the Year" in Division II of the District 5 Eastern Ohio Coaches Association.

Ridgewood Generals won the sectional tournament at New Concord over Barnesville 83-62, and lost to Shenandoah 60-52 in sectional finals.

Newcomerstown Middle School "Mat Counts" team including Ellen Miller, Chris Truex, Stephanie Fitzgibbon, Matt Sproat, Angie Wise and Julia Booth placed second in district competition at Kent State Tuscarawas.

Deaths: James N. Beaver Sr., 80; Alfred Reddick, 69; Chester E. "Curley" Ross, 77; Emma Whillhite, 97; Charles W. Barnhouse, 75; Paul M. Carruthers, 75.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983

National Girl Scout Week kicked off in Newcomerstown with a balloon launch in the parking lot of Christ United Methodist Church. Some 85 balloons carrying messages and the address of a Girl Scout were released.

Spring was in the air as the temperatures soared to a one-day high of 81 degrees and averaged around 60 degrees for the week.

Officials from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency supervised the clean-up of flammable liquid resin after a tractor-trailer overturned on Interstate 77 near Newcomerstown.

Indian Valley South of Port Washington-Gnadenhutten was one of five finalists in a national "Spirit Day" competition sponsored by 7-Up Corp.

Lori Beth Dennis, daughter of Jack and Kay Dennis, Newcomerstown was named "Resident of the Month" at Rose Lawn Nursing Home, West Lafayette.

"Tropical Sabbath," a pencil drawing by Newcomerstown High senior James Evans was selected at the regional exhibition judging at Dover for display at the Tuscarawas Campus of Kent State University.

Deaths: Mrs. Edward (Mary Lou) Robinson, 56, Port Washington; James E. Lusk, 67, Guernsey.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973

Ronald Hooker resigns as mayor. Charles Holdsworth, president of village council and former mayor here, expected to complete Hooker's term.

Penny Beal, daughter of Mrs. Ruth (Jerry) Beal, Newcomerstown, selected as Tuscarawas County Eastern Seal Girls for 1973.

Paul Brunn, native of Newcomerstown and editor-publisher of the Miami Daily Sun Reporter, printed a front-page story commending Newcomerstown citizens.

The Home Building and Loan Co., established in Newcomerstown on March 15, 1898, celebrates its 75th anniversary.

Indian Valley South Rebels, defending State Class A Champions, advanced to regional tournament in Athens after defeating Conotton Valley and Garaway in the Steubenville District.

Deaths: Mrs. Gene (Nell) Hall, 69; Mrs. Rebecca Mackey; Mrs. M. Hostetler, 76.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963

Jaycee Minstrel attracts a crowd of about 1,700 at the high school.

God and Country awards are presented to David and Paul Eschelman and Alan Woods.

Deaths: Raymond Cronin, 68; Mrs. Zella Calletine, 64; Mrs. Clarence Hursey, 71.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953

Parmi Nous Club sponsors concert by Ohio University men's Glee Club, under the direction of Professor Norman Staiger.

John S. Heller is elected president of Rotary Club.

Eighty-two at banquet honoring M.O. Julien as "Man of the Year" selected by Jaycees.

Deaths: Fred Harbold; Mrs. Emma E. Lambrich.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943

Local Red Cross War Fund reaches $1,000 mark.

Council votes salary raises for elected officials, effective Jan. 1, 1944.

Mayor's pay boosted from $1,100 to $1,500.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933

Roelof B. Smith wins News circulation contest.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1913

Mrs. R.J. Welsh entertains the social club.