TEN YEARS AGO - 2003
Students at Newcomerstown High School will be able to explore the world of radio broadcasting as WNHS begins operations this year.
Selected as the Elks' Student of the Month for September is Newcomerstown High School senior Jenna Marie Lenzo.
Corey Brandon led Newcomerstown rushing with 55 years on 16 carries, while Tyler Sellers added 51 yards on 12 carries against Harrison Central.
Newcomerstown Trojan Girls' Cross Country team members Andonia Steele, Jenna Lenzo, Lindsay Welch and Sarah McEntee lead the pack of runners during the cross country meet at Garaway.
The Newcomerstown volleyball team picked up its first win of the season with a 15-3, 15-7 decision over Conotton Valley.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993
Local area county fairs announced featured entertainment include Sammy Kershaw at the Guernsey County Fair; Shenandoah at the Tuscarawas County Fair; and John Michael Montgomery at the Coshocton County Fair.
In local football: Trojans lost to Caldwell Redskins 40-0 loss in opener; Ridgewood Generals opened the season with a 14-0 loss to Tusky Valley; and Indian Valley Braves lost 12-6 to Smithville Smithies.
Guernsey Memorial Hospital, Cambridge, announced plans to change their name to Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983
After receiving a motivational telegram from legendary football coach Woody Hayes, formerly of Newcomerstown, the Trojans defeated Malvern 20-12. Trojan coach Craig Collins and Hayes encouraged the players to "make sure you put a chip on your shoulder and use it to beat Malvern."
The Trojan golf team, coached by Chuck Eicholtz, won the Inter-Valley Conference Golf Classic at River Greens. Trojans' Greg and Chris Dyer took first and second places. Ridgewood finished in fourth place and Indian Valley South, eighth.
Candidates for Newcomerstown High School Homecoming queen were Leighanna Conley, Kelly Huffman, Tara Meeks, Karan Stocker and Amy Groff. Crowning ceremony was to precede Ridgewood-Newcomerstown football game.
Indian Valley South Rebels defeated in season opener 26-14 by Buckeye Trail.
Deaths: Margie May Watson, 85; Helen Kline Johns, 83; Virginia Henning, 80.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973
Mayor Charles Holdsworth proclaims week of Sept. 17-23 as "Constitution Week."
Local area football scores: Meadowbrook Colts over the Trojans 15-0; Ridgewood Generals tie with West Holmes Knights 6-6; and Indian Valley South Rebels over Jewett-Scio Vikings 2-0.
Dr. R.W. Dougherty of Ames, Iowa, formerly of Newcomerstown, received a "Distinguished Physiologist" award from the American Society of Veterinary Physiologists and Pharmacologists.
Greg Booher, recent graduate of Ridgewood High School named Ohio State Champion of the 4-H Swine Contest at the Ohio State Fair.
Pascal Chague, 20-year old citizen of Lyon, France, a guest here at the home of the Wayne Mortine family.
Deaths: James E. Snedeker, 54; Walter B. Albright, 78; Mrs. Philessa Miller, 97; Mrs. George (Ada) Ames, 80.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963
758 enroll in the elementary grades and 643 in the high school.
A course in "Practical Politics" taught by Attorney Vernon Lee is started.
A new 2-mill levy is OK'd by Newcomerstown school board.
Deaths: John L. Grewell, 21.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953
George Booth, 58, of E. State Street, fatally injured when his car overturns.
Small twister hits Buckhorn area, blowing off a roof, TV antenna and uprooting trees in the vicinity.
Mercury reaches 104 on Sept. 4 , drops to 39 degrees on Sept. 9.
Russell Glazer, R.D. 1, named county manager of Farm Bureau Cooperative, succeeding Russell Bunning.
E.D. Brenneman assumes duties as village clerk, succeeding Mrs. Olive Medley, who resigned.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943
Local high school band plays in annual Labor Day Parade at Coshocton.
Phone subscribers here jump 47 percent.
Thirty-seven candidates report for Trojan football squad.
Third war loan drive started Sept. 9.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933
Miss Elizabeth Shaw receives life certificate for both high school and elementary schools.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1923
Lloyd Ley announces the opening of a new Gents Furnishing Store in the Fountain Hotel.
Miss Pauline Dorsey will teach in the Kimbolton Schools this fall.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1913
Blain Culbertson, employed by the Home Telephone Company, accepts a position with the company in Newark.
Lightning kills eight sheep on the S.S. Beeks farm.