TEN YEARS AGO - 2003

Newcomerstown Village Council reads ordinance to make mayor's position a full-time position in the village.

Twelve Ridgewood High School students receive awards at Regional Science Fair competition.

Deaths: Jack L. Caldwell, 62, Newcomerstown; Florence M. Parks, 86, Newcomerstown; Verna M. Passmore, 91, Gahanna, formerly of Newcomerstown; and Dale G. Shook, 71, Newcomerstown.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993

Jodi Schmidt and Craig Green were crowned Newcomerstown High School's Spring Queen and King.

Dennis Belle, secretary of Newcomerstown Lions Club and the Zone 8 chairman, was honored at the Lions Club convention and named a "Melvin Jones Fellow," the highest honor conference by Lions International.

Rebekah Shoff, 18, daughter of Fred and Deborah Shoff, Newcomerstown, crowned "1993 Ohio Queen of Beef."

Trojan basketball coach Dana Carley resigned after three seasons.

Lady Trojans took second place in J.D. Milburn Memorial Relays at Lee Stadium; first place won by River View Lady Black Bears. The Trojans finished fourth with Tusky Valley taking first place, Ridgewood, second, and West Holmes, third.

Death: Dr. Alfred J. "Al" Hotz, 83.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983

Local Knights of Columbus named Charles "Charlie" Lenzo as "Citizen of the Year." Also honored were Mr. and Mrs. Dave Weber as "Family of the Year;" Mary Mayhew, "Woman of the Year;" and Father Robert Manning, "Knight of the Year."

William Schake, president of Newcomerstown Rotary, reported 100 persons participated in the annual blood testing program.

Ernie Art and Mariann Mayhew of Newcomerstown High School earned superior ratings with their projects at the district science fair at Malone College.

Raymond Ellis of the Newcomerstown Post Office elected president of Tuscarawas County Rural Carriers.

Kay Rohn elected president of Indian Valley South District Parent-Teacher Organization.

Star-lite Drive-In theatre, located between Newcomerstown and West Lafayette, opened for the season with Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte in "48 Hours."

Deaths: Richard N. Limbaugh, 75; Sarah Rose Julian, 46; Loren G. Davis, 69.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973

Sharon Chaney of Newcomerstown becomes the village's first policewoman.

Indian Valley South Rebel band, under the direction of James Pfeiffer, awarded the first ever "Cherry Blossom Festival" Chairman's Trophy for Original Presentation and Performance after performing in the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.

Trojans finished third in Newcomerstown Invitational Relays.

James W. Salisbury new superintendent of Ridgewood School District.

Deaths: Homer N. McCoy, 72; Sarah Taylor, 91; Edgar Addy, 44; Frank Miller, 82; Jerry Tate, 27; Clellie Berry, 67.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963

David Agricola is honored for science study.

Children search Cy Young Park for Easter eggs.

Seventy-one register for kindergarten for next year.

Deaths: James Frederick Miller, 5; Mrs. Charles Hayer, 83; Clifford Ray Lawrence.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953

Seventy-five attended Booster Club banquet at high school building.

A one-act play, "Spider's Web," presented by the Newcomerstown High School Thespians receives a superior rating in district contest at Muskingum.

Trojan baseball team defeats Plainfield 6-3 and Gnadenhutten 10-9.

Rev. Donald Doss, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, is guest speaker at Lions Club.

George S. Plants installed as commander of Darrell O. Beiter Post of Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Deaths: Mrs. Agnes Hunt, 75; Mrs. Margaret Williams; Mrs. Ora Blanche Tilton, 80; Mrs. Laura Fry, 67.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943

Town praised for its effort in blackout that lasted one-half hour.

Local store windows feature War Bonds in new drive.

Cpl. John Heifner and S-Sgt. Roy Ortt are back from Pacific area furlough.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933

The men's choir gives concert of scared music.

Glen Cosby, Kroger store manager, is injured in an accident.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1923

The James B. Clow & Son Co. grants a 10-percent increase to all men.

The two-story brick building at the corner of Canal and River streets, sold to Eastern parties.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1913

Train schedules disrupted by flood are now resumed.

A son is born to Mr. and Mrs. Craig Moore.

O.A. Quillen, Booth, sells a carload of sheep at Pittsburgh.