TEN YEARS AGO - 2003

Newcomerstown Schools facing tight budget; $70,000 worth of operating expenses to be cut.

Gump's Construction team won the Thursday Morning Gutter Dusters bowling league at Cy Young Lanes.

Top four finishers for Newcomerstown that will advance to the Regionals include: 4x100 team of Kristen Cochran, Amy Nay, Trisha Hall and Jenna Welch; discus, Mandi Rothacher; and pole vault, Amy Nay.

Meghann Mullane, Billy Mardis and David Singhaus were part of the McFeeders Tae Kwon Do competition team that competed at the state championships in Columbus March 30.

Kristen Fenton and Hannah Rexroad, Junior Juliette Girl Souts, earned the highest award -- a Junior Girl Scout can earn -- the Girl Scout Bronze Award.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993

Local area high school graduations were held with 67 graduating from Newcomerstown High. Co-valedictorians were Beth Breneman, Trevor Garretson and Mandy McFadden, and salutatorian was Rebecca Russell. At Indian Valley's Commencement 134 graduated with co-valedictorians Amy Hess and Andrew Yoder, and salutatorian Ryan Jenkins. Rigewood graduated 98 and representing the top five percent of the class were Amanda Black, Heather Davis, Nicole Grandmason, Jeremy Glazer, Ben Norman and Jeremy Rea.

Area residents voted to have Memorial Day services at West Lawn Cemetery.

Willard Grosenbacher was sworn in as new commander of Newcomerstown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3303.

Trojans' baseball team, coached by Jimm Morris, ended the season with a 7-5 win over Ridgewood. Jeff Guilliams, Brad Opphile, Ryan Burrier and Charles Bell had htis for the Trojans, and winning pitchers were Ben Gibson and Nate Archer. Scoring for Ridgewood were Jason Reveal, Rich Porcher and Jake Lee.

Ridgewood FFA installed new officers with Garry Buchanan, president.

Deaths: Caroline M. "Carrie" Dennis, 84; Alvah C. Watson, 70.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983

Charles Lenzo, president of the Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce, reported McDonald's Corp. confirmed approval of plans to build a restaurant near the intersection of Interstate 77 and Route 36.

Two Newcomerstown natives, Robert Best and Wayne Woodrow "Woody" Hayes, were among five persons honored at the 102nd annual Sunset Supper for recipients of the Alumni Citizenship awards, sponsored by The Ohio State University Alumni Association.

Coach Ernie Art's Trojan track team qualified for the state track meet in six events.

Bakersville Presbyterian Church was celebrating its 150th anniversary in June.

Carol Huffman, Gnadenhutten, re-elected president of Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau women's committee.

Robert Rexroad named grand knight of local Knights of Columbus.

Recipients of special awards at Newcomerstown High's spring sports banquet were baseball players Chris Dyer and Kevin Scarbrough, and track team members Rhonda Baker, Kurt Hall, Mark Kellerman, Dave Bell, Roger Armstrong, Michelle Hilliard, Ernie Art, Bill Thompson, Denise Rush and Jodi Huffman.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973

Trojan Booster Club to sponsor fund-raising campaign for adding a wrestling room, dressing rooms, and public restrooms onto the southside of Newcomerstown High School.

The Newcomerstown News conducted an opinion survey with local high school seniors on the issue of Watergate.

Raymond L. Wells speaker for Memorial Day services at East State Street Cemetery.

Grocery store prices included: 26 ounce box of iodized salt, five cents; six one-pound loaves of bread, 99 cents; 18 ounce jar of peanut butter, 59 cents.

Deaths: Charles E. Couts, 66; Charles E. Cooper, 89.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963

Crops and fruit badly damaged as mercury drops to 30.

Carol Hootman, Ramona Milligan and Suzanne Starkey received the Curved bar, the highest honor in Girl Scouting.

Deaths: Benjamin Barnhouse, 75; Miss Clara Gibson, 94; Harry Lyons, 76; Mrs. Francis Bethel; William Quillen, 64.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953

Woody Hayes, OSU football coach, to speak at Port Washington Memorial Day services.

Dr. J.R. Rosemury delivers Commencement address for 77 graduating seniors at Newcomerstown High School.

Mrs. Susan Burge installed as president of BPW.

Class of 1903 holds reunion at home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leiser, Oakland Heights.

Deaths: Elva Little, 82; Mrs. Nora Kline, 79; Mrs. Mae Morrison Demuth, 55.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943

Attorney Vernon Lee to give Memorial address at the cemetery.

Seventy-nine seniors received diplomas at 61st Newcomerstown High School Commencement.

Dr. Warner C. Robinson, 55, well-known veterinarian, dies at home on Cross Street.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933

Elks will have their State meeting here in July.

Union Bible School June 5-18 here.

Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Vogenitz here for visit from Brunswick, Canada, where Mr. Vogenitz is an American consul.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1923

Thirty-six seniors graduate.

Harry Patterson, 19, dies of typhoid fever.

Heavy explosion heralds the burning of a cross.

Local tennis club gets new courts on Carlyle Street.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1913

Sarah Yingling Mossgrove, former high school teacher, dies.