TEN YEARS AGO - 2003

Twelve votes lie between incumbent Newcomerstown Mayor Jim Carr and councilmember Leman Clark II once polls closed.

The Elks' Student of the Month for November is Newcomerstown High School senior Amy Nay.

Emily Rose Lyons was admitted to the Teacher Preparation Program at Walsh University.

Ohio All Sports Hall of Fame inductees: Howard "Ike" Meek, Howard Groff, Jess Kenney, Len Barker, Gina W. Montgomery and Kevin Ritz.

Cy Young Award winners: J.C. Rine and Robbie Hendershot.

The Newcomersown High School Thespians will be presenting "Smokey Joe's Cafe."

Newcomerstown's St. Paul Lutheran Church receives donation and gains large pipe organ.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993

Wayne "Packy" McFarland was elected mayor of Newcomerstown, succeeding Kelly Ault, who did not seek re-election.

Judy Winter was the week's winner of $100 in Lucky Bucks in the Chamber of Commerce Lucky Barrel drawing.

Alford Miskimen elected worshipful master of Lone Star Lodge 175.

In football: Ridgewood Generals won the Orange and Black Trophy with their 31-0 victory over the Trojans; Claymont held off the Indian Valley Braves 20-13.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983

Winners of local area mayor's races were Charles Yingling, Newcomerstown; Charles B. Miller, Gnadenhutten; Jack Patterson, West Lafayette; Ronald E. Phillips, Plainfield; and incumbent mayors James Lawver of Stone Creek and Terry L. Bates of Port Washington received numerous complimentary votes in retaining their positions.

Trojan Marching Band, directed by Phillip Loudon, won their third consecutive superior rating at start competition.

Strasburg head football coach Ron Hurst, formerly of Newcomerstown, named Inter Valley Conference Football Coach of the Year. Players named to the IVC first time were: Trojans Mark Stocker, Jerry Triplett, Dave Bell and Derek Sheppard; Troy Schumacher and John Rankin of Indian Valley South; Mike Tedrick, Karl Parks, Ron Roberts and Brian Brown of Ridgewood.

American Education Week to be celebrated in Newcomerstown schools with the theme "A Strong Nation Needs Strong Schools."

Deaths: John C. Nemeth, 75; Thomas C. Exline, 62; James H. Wylie, 79; Rebecca Stratton, 86; Lewis A. Roahrig, 87; Nellie Pargman, 76; Alma L. Taylor, 92.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973

Charles Holdsworth re-elected mayor of Newcomerstown.

Heller Tool Division of Wallace-Murray Corp. in Newcomerstown to merge into the corporation's Simonds Saw Division Fitchburg, Mass.

Ground broken for new apartment complex in E. State and Pearl Street area.

Five-year service awards presented to 148 General Tire and Rubber Company workers, employed at the local plant when it was acquired from Seilon Inc. on Oct. 21, 1968.

Football: Ridgewood's Dave Foreman scores 56 points (a Coshocton County record), in 56-6 victory over Indian Valley South; Trojans romp over Caldwell 38-0.

Deaths: Thomas A. Ripley, 67; Foster A. Wright, 82; Paul E. Wigfield, 68; Mrs. Elizabeth (Betty) Day, sister of New York fashion designer Shannon Rodgers.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963

Trojans trounce Frazeysburg 36-16 for 7-3 record best season since 1955.

Fire hits Castle's Furniture; loss estimated at $20,000 to $30,000.

Crowds watch as some 70 area firemen burn down the old Milburn Mill.

Deaths: Mrs. Warne Miller, 57; John Hammersley, 56, dies in Massillon; Mrs. C.O. Geese, 83; Clarence E. Widder, 76.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953

Judge Ralph Finley holds hearing to construe the will and determine the heirship of the $125,000 estate of the late William Elliot, River Street, jeweler.

Miss Marsha Peoples, Miss Nancy Gardner and Miss Jeanne Portz win first in three separate Prince of Peace speech contests.

Deaths: Mrs. Roy Walker, 54; Mrs. Goldie Bishop, 64.

Trojans seek fourth straight win in Dennison finale.

Bernard Chapman, Walter Lahmers and Russell Decker elected to Tuscarawas County Fair board.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943

S.R. Stowe retires as secretary of Masonic Lodge after 25 years in office.

Mayor Earl Treasure re-elected mayor and three-mill school levy carries.

Pvt. Lester Little, stationed in Africa, reported missing in a telegram received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elva Little.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933

Gov. George White will speak at Democratic rally at the high school.

Trojans and Carrollton play to scoreless tie.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1923

Rev. M.L. Oliver, Republican, and Marion Mercer, Democrat, are candidates for mayor.

Hubert McConnell attends the National American Convention in San Francisco.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1913

William Couch has left hand so badly crushed while at work at J.B. Clow plant that it has to be amputated at the wrist.

Miss Thelma Emerson wins a medal at SCTU speech contest.

Property and lots of the Public Improvement are sold at auction to ex-mayor H.C. Little.