TEN YEARS AGO - 2003

Carbon monoxide found in the West Elementary School.

District 5 announces winter hoops All-Stars for local athletes. District 5 coaches plan to sponsor all-star game.

Newcomerstown Historical Society making plans for annual "Swing Into Spring Steak Fry" fundraiser on March 22.

Joshua Green and Cory Myers will serve as delegates for the 2003 Buckeye Boys State on behalf of the Newcomerstown American Legion Post 431.

Deaths: Marilyn F. Burkey, 64, Port Washington; Lucille Malvin, 90, Newcomerstown; Denver H. McMullen, 75, Newcomerstown; E. Carl Shepherd, 77, Newcomerstown; and Dorothy E. Riley, 71, Uhrichsville.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993

Winter storm dubbed the "blizzard of '93" dumps 8-inches of snow in the local area with high winds and snow making four-foot drifts.

Port Washington and Gnadenhutten reported few problems but nationally the deaths of over 100 persons came as a result of the storm.

Newcomerstown Elks Lodge set April 3 for the annual Easter egg hunt at Cy Young Park, Newcomerstown.

Newcomerstown Science Fair held with the projects of Emily Overholser and Shawn Dakin tying for Best of Show honors at the high school. Projects entered by Kristi Henry and Sascha Stein tied for Best of Show at the junior high level.

Indian Valley Braves won 69-60 over the Tri-Valley Scotties in district tournament at Steubenville. Dave Williams was the leading Braves scorer with 21 points.

Deaths: Helen L. VanVoorhis, 71; siblings Elmer E. Wilcox, 71, and Dorothy M. Sarchet; Alverta Miller, 90.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983

Rev. Glenn Cornell, former pastor of the Trinity Methodist Church, Newcomerstown, was presented a silver plate award in recognition of his efforts in starting Girl Scout troops in Newcomerstown in 1948.

Mrs. E.W. (Lillian) Ruby, Newcomerstown, retired as Red Cross volunteer chairman after 32 years of service.

Newcomerstown athletes were honored at the winter sports banquet with Robert Berger and Jack Cunningham awarded wrestling trophies; Rhonda Baker, Darla Meek, Kim Wingeier, Vicki Miller, and Jodi Hoffman, girls basketball awards, and Bill Thompson, Kevin Scarborough, Todd Osler and Kurt Hall, boys basketball awards.

"Spirit Day" was proclaimed for March 24 in the communities of Port Washington and Gnadenhutten as the Indian Valley South school district joined efforts to win the 7-Up Corporation's "Spirit Day" competition.

Inducted into Newcomerstown National Honor Society were Shelley Nastoff, Mariann Mayhew, Kelly Werber, Kathy Singel, Danie Casey, Kenny Shaw, Betsy Swank, Todd Osler, Chris Dyer, Lisa Norman, Bart Berry, Mark Marlatt, and Ernie Art.

Roger Warne was sworn in as a West Lafayette councilman replacing Michael Williams, who resigned.

Deaths: Richard A. Robinson Sr., 50; Paul J. Ramsour, 63; Cecil Beaver, 80; Jacob W. Ripley, 66.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973

The 60th anniversary of the 1913 flood this week.

Charles Holdsworth sworn in as mayor of Newcomerstown to fill the unexpired term of Ronald Hooker who resigned. Cecil Gardiner was named Holdsworth's replacement on village council.

Indian Valley South Rebels win 50th straight basketball game in pursuit of a second straight Class A state championship.

Ridgewood High School Band in state competition for first time in school's history.

Franklin E. Barthalow, formerly of Newcomerstown, has book of poems published.

Voters in the Indian Valley Local School District for a fifth time since 1965 reject proposal to eliminate the two high schools in the district and construct one centrally located high school.

Deaths: Mrs. Carrie Lyons, 80; David H. Lauer, 64; Clarence Harbold, 84; Mrs. Walter P. Leas, 72.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963

Council passes an ordinance setting rates to be charged for use of village landfill.

Rev. Hoy to speak at Chamber of Commerce banquet.

Deaths: William Charles Newell, 76; Mrs. Florence Craig, 52.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953

Joseph Keiser retires after operating barber shop here for 57 years.

R.W. Smith, Newark, gets bid for material for three miles of local street improvements.

Jacob Ripley takes over the meat department of the M&K Store.

Death: William H. Worley, 61.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943

World Day of Prayer is held at College Street Methodist Church with the Rev. Harold Lee in charge.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933

The largest senior class, numbering 57, will graduate in June.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1913

J.C. Owens and family, former local residents, moved from Akron to Nashville, Tenn.