TEN YEARS AGO - 2003

Local families voice concerns about the War in Iraq.

Newcomerstown Village Council agrees to reduce mayor's salary to $10,000 a year.

Jane Kirker was hired by the Newcomerstown Board of Education as the new secretary at the West Elementary School.

Deaths: Mary A. Hickman, 92, West Lafayette; Charlotte M. Bodenheimer, 86, Newcomerstown; Paul D. "Tinker" Triplett Sr., 58, Port Washington; and Helen Beauregard, 98, Sylvania, Ga., formerly of Newcomerstown and Otsego.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993

Newcomerstown Village Council gave the first reading to a "noise" ordinance to prohibit the playing of unreasonably loud music with in the village.

Newcomerstown High's Elks' Students of the Month were Misty McMillen and David Shepherd.

Marion Frank elected president of Port Washington Senior Citizens.

Lady Trojan Misty McMillen named to first team All-Ohio in Division III by the Associated Press.

Birmingham reported 13 inches of snow and blizzard conditions on March 13.

Indian Valley Braves lost to Cambridge Bobcats 55-46 in Division II district final sat Steubenville.

Dave Longaberger of Longaberger Baskets of Dresden was announced as speaker for "Town Meeting" being sponsored by the West Lafayette Chamber of Commerce March 24 at Ridgewood High.

Deaths: Carol J. Kupfer, 56; Rudolph L. Russell, 53; Hildred Warner, 67; Cecil Hammersley, 58.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983

Some 300 women attended the Newcomerstown Business Women's "Springtime Celebration" style show at the David Barber Civic Center.

Dan Stocker succeeded his mother, Mrs. Garner (Annabelle) Stocker, as treasurer of Newcomerstown School District.

Local American Legion announces annual Easter egg hunt for April 2 at Cy Young Park.

Newcomerstown eighth graders, Tom Myers, son of Russ and Christine Myers; Lorie Porcher, daughter of Ron and Polly Porcher, and Emily Everhart, daughter of James and Kathy Everhart, all of Newcomerstown, named 1983 U.S. National Award winners. They were nominated by their math teacher, John Feller.

Lee Sandstead, Newcomerstown, won several pee-wee class awards at 1983 Inter-School Tae Kwon Do championships at Dover Memorial Hall.

Deaths: Overton B. Booth, 92; Arthur Dansby, 77; Mrs. Janice J. Wilden, 46; Charles Quillen, 83; Mrs. Edith V. Miller, 61; Wilber (Wib) Gladstone, 75; J. Klein McAllister, 54; Maggie J. Shryock, 97.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973

Indian Valley South Rebels, defending Class A state champs are vying for a second straight title, lost to Marion Pleasant 42-37 in St. John Arena, Columbus.

American Legion sets annual Easter egg hunt for April 2 in Cy Young Park with Penny Beal, project chairman.

Historical society reports thousands of dollars received in drive to purchase the Temperance House Tavern for village museum.

Business Women's Club presented its annual style show and card party in the West Elementary School.

Otto Shaw, West Lafayette, retired from Jones Metal Co. in West Lafayette with 46 years of service.

Deaths: Lewis R. Kennedy, 60; Gover E. Moore, 56; John L. Thompson, 67; Mrs. John (Helen) Sharrock, 60.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963

Doreen Wakeling, Ann Agricola and Diane Glunt top Girl Scout cookie sellers.

Thomas Burrier wins state award for American Legion Americanism essay contest.

Ed Riley elected president of Lions Club.

Thespians present "Aladdin and His Lamp" directed by Mrs. Ralph Portz.

Deaths: G. Smith Couts, 88; E.A. Parks, 82.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953

Chamber of Commerce buys W. State Street building and land from Harlan Addison.

Harry Little, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Little, receives his bachelor of science degree in education from The Ohio State University.

Some 400 attend Eagles' Minstrel.

Clyde Lee presented 50-year pin by Masons. E.L. White, L.O. Curtiss, Frank Huff and Merle Walker received 25-year pins.

Deaths: Mrs. Charles Purdy, 39; Albert Lee Booth, 83; John Clayton Emler, infant.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943

Evangelist Uncle Harold Mead starts series of services at Trinity Methodist Church.

Pork ceilings start April 1.

William Bean, senior, leaves to enter Air Force in E. St. Louis, Ill.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933

Annual meeting of Steubenville Presbytery to be held here.

Ritz Theatre is redecorated.

Property owners near river petition council for new or repaired levees.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1923

Frank Lutz and Frank Swavel purchase Abel Coal Yards in Coshocton.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1913

Large plate glass in the Emerson Bakery blown out by wind.