TEN YEARS AGO - 2003

Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District decided Aug. 11 to ask voters for a 9.2-mil emergency property tax levy to appear on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

Airman First Class Rick Cutshall II graduated basic training from Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, July 25.

Newcomerstown finished ninth in the Inter-Valley Conference Pre-Tournament at Wilkshire Golf Course.

Kelly Simmerman (discus). Dominic Bell (shot put) and Jeni Miller (pole vault) from Indian Valley competed at the 2003 USA Track and Field Junior Olympic Nationals in Miami, Fla.

Newcomerstown Rotary Club donated $1,500 towards the purchase of new trash containers in the village.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993

Newcomerstown Emergency Rescue Squad Inc. conducted an Emergency Vehicle Driver Training Course at the David Barber Civic Center and the local GenCorp Polymer Products Plant.

Twina Lois (Hothem) Gilhousen, Bakersville, and Virginia "Gini" (Hothem) Richardson, Fresno, were among 3,000 sets of twins attending the 18th annual Twins Day Festival at Twinsburg.

Hazel Riddick, of near Kimbolton, grew a three-pound "rainbow" variety tomato in her garden.

Deaths: William E. Whiteus, 65; Roma L. Miller, 76; Jerry L. Wylie Sr., 65; Charles D. Harding I, 73; Jennie M. Deterline, 91; Helen P. Wier, 96; Thelma N. Harding, 85.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983

The Clothes-Line clothing store held its grand opening in the former Baltimore Clothing building on Main Street, Newcomerstown.

Justin Dichler, Port Washington, finished 13th in the country in national moto-cross racing at Ponca City, Okla.

Bev and Cheryl's Dance Studio, Newcomerstown, announced fall registration for dance classes, marking the studio's 25th year of dance instruction.

Todd King, 16, Stone Creek, won the Ohio State Fair junior steer showmanship award.

Jerry Beiter, Newcomerstown, won his third crown in the Tuscarawas District Golf Association Ferris Chevrolet 72-Hole Classic, finishing five under par with a 283. Chris Dyer, Newcomerstown High senior, won the high school division with Ridgewood's Doug Davis finishing second, and Greg Dyer and Kevin Fillman, both Newcomerstown, third and fourth, respectively.

Starlite Drive-In theater features of the week were "Staying Alive" starring John Travolta, and "An Officer and a Gentleman" starring Richard Gere and Debra Winger.

Deaths: Virginia Holdsworth, 63; Elmer E. Murphy, 90.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973

Village Council reconsiders ordinances dealing with mufflers and tailpipes on vehicles and the repair and cleaning of city sidewalks.

Trojan band majorettes Debbie Wilson, head majorette, and Faylene Hoffman, Brenda Temple, Nedra Knight, Mary Lynn Ellis, Debbie Stocker and Brenda Hogue win superior ratings at camp in Syracuse, Ind.

Henry M. Moore, Coshocton, hired as village marshal for West Lafayette.

Ron Quillen, Tom Wilkin and Terry McCrone named tri-captains for Trojan football team.

Indian Valley South Rebel Club plans annual Indian Festival for Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 in Heck's Grove Park, Gnadenhutten.

Deaths: Paul A. Miller, 45; Goldie M. Campbell, 66; H. Glen Eckelberry, 53; Mrs. Adelaide Waelde, 85; Evelyn D. Salrin, 85; Faye Silverthorn; Arthur Couts, 84.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963

State Rep. Jesse Dempster is guest speaker at Lions Club.

Clean-up party held at former Clow buildings.

Newcomerstown Jaycees schedule a course in politics.

Barn of Jesse Helter is destroyed by fire.

Deaths: Dr. C.A. Hanson, 66; R.L. Caldwell, 65; Mrs. Ida Mugford, 82; Thomas Ferrell, 79; Clyde Lapp, 66.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953

Wallace (Hoppy) Casteel shoots chicken hawk with 49-inch wing span.

Mercury sinks to 39 degrees.

Al Brenneman is appointed clerk.

Blood mobile nets over 2,000 pints.

Firemen spend $900 for new equipment.

Deaths: Mrs. Elizabeth VanSickle Tufford; Orun W. Mears, 77; H.J. Fernstermaker, 50; infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward McCall.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943

No vacation trips are permitted to holders of B and C ration books that exceed 10 miles round trip.

Attorney Vernon Lee has closed his law office to enter war service.

War production plans in this area change over to four-hour week by Sept. 9.

Delinquency is reported on increase in this country.

Herman C. Vogenitz, in U.S. Diplomatic Service, has been transferred from Cuba to the Dominican Republic.

Approximately 1,100 people are awaiting the opening of schools Sept. 7.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933

Approximately 700 attend community picnic at Mulvane Park.

Mrs. Alto Scnear, wife of A.A. Scnear, New Philadelphia, and former high school instructor, dies.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1923

Roger Widder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Widder, narrowly escapes death when he falls from wagon.

Plans are completed for the community picnic to be held at Riverside Park this month.