TEN YEARS AGO - 2003

After fighting in Iraq for three and a half months and assisting in the rescue of Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch, Marine Lance Cpl. John Marstrell returned home on July 28.

Newcomerstown Village Councilman Jeff Westfall resigned from his post.

On March 18, Newcomerstown Village Council approved Ordinance No. 13-02, which states that without a building permit, any rubbish left on the curb for more than 24 hours is declared a violation of the law and each day of the occurrence will be a separate violation.

State to offer hunting, fishing licenses on world wide web starting Jan. 1.

Nick Conley, son of Chris and Teresa Conley, Newcomerstown, is one of the 200 high school singers from all over Ohio making up the 41st edition of the All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993

Area students were preparing to return to school with the Ridgewood district to resume classes Aug. 25, the Indian Valley district on Aug. 20, and Newcomerstown on Aug. 31.

Jessie Mae Mizer, Newcomerstown, was celebrating her 102nd birthday on Aug. 14.

Newcomerstown High students Nichole Eicholtz, Tonya Mayhew and Emily Overholser went on a trip to France, Switzerland and Monaco. Chaperons were French teacher Gretchen Yerian, and Richard and Marianne Wright.

Deaths: John E. Johnson, 88; Dale M. "Peck" Ellis, 74.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983

The City Loan, 143 Main St., closed its Newcomerstown office to merge with the Coshocton office.

Don Mizer was elected president of Salem Farm Council at a meeting held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lahmers.

Blair Porteus, Route 83, Coshocton, and Richard P. Gasser, Stone Creek R.D. 1, re-elected to three-year terms on the Frontier Power Company board of trustees. Porteus was named president, and Gasser, secretary-treasurer.

Rev. Ralph Dovenbarger, former pastor of Newcomerstown First Baptist Church, was to be speaker for the church's mortgage burning celebration Aug. 21. Rev. Donald Glasgow was the current pastor.

Mrs. Aileen Glazer, librarian of Newcomerstown Public Library, announced Heather Durbin, April Gilmore, Josh Gilmore and Nathan Swigert were winners in the Reese's Pieces contest held during the Summer Reading Program.

Ohio Baseball Hall of Fame, originally located in Newcomerstown before being moved to Springfield, was re-locating in the Lucas County Recreation Center in Toledo, home of the Toledo Mud Hens, according to Thomas Eakin, founder-president of the Ohio Baseball Hall of Fame.

Deaths: Harold G. Booth, 34; Danny Wayne Patterson, 31, Coshocton, former Newcomerstown resident; Robert R. Lintner, 58; Harvey A. Reger; Sarah M. Sees, 67; Kenneth Condgon, 70; Mabel A. Atkinson, 82; John A. Gilmore, 36.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973

Dollar General Store to open here Aug. 30 in former Silco Store building.

Franklin Gault assumes new duties as superintendent of Newcomerstown schools.

Farm Fresh Store holds grand opening at new location at 222 E. Canal St., Newcomerstown.

Deaths: Mrs. Albert (Kathleen) Thompson, 73; Mrs. Harold Davis, 66; Mrs. Carrie Denton, 77; W. Clemson Gray, 72; Mrs. Tom J. Gowins, 74; Floyd George, 77.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963

Local streets repaired at a cost of $9,894.

Thomas Addy fills the expired term of Robert Cramlet on the school board.

Deaths: Ralph Gray, 54; Mrs. John Smith, 68; Mrs. K.H. Baxter, 81; Austin Mears, 85; Mrs. Charles Neighbor, 76.

Committee is formed for Newcomerstown's 150th anniversary.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953

Two new water wells will be in operation by fall at Newcomerstown water works, according to John Heifner, superintendent.

A-2C Robert W. Tidrick arrives safely at Chatequrox, France.

Miss Elinor Fiecoat, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Fiecoat, graduated from Grant Hospital nurses training.

Deaths: Clyde Russell, 51; George W. Quillen, 60; Levi Gardner.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943

Canteen drive starts here with $1,500 being sought.

Fifteen local men leave for Army service.

Four soldier-patients of Fletcher Hospital, Cambridge, are guests at Rotary Club dinner.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933

WCTU announces a Silver Medal contest.

Local merchants agree on NRA schedule.

R. Harvey Brown, 74, retired Pennsylvania Railroad employee, dies.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1923

I.F. Gray kills six-foot snake at Milburn and Best Mill.

Russell Purdy is granted license to preach in Baptist Church.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1913

A trolley line through Newcomerstown is insured by the Brook Institute.

J.O. Shaw, Clarence Gardner, S.L. Stowe and wives motor to Buckeye Lake to spend Sunday.