TEN YEARS AGO - 2003

Newcomerstown High School senior Kristen Cochran signs her letter of intent to play softball at the University of Kentucky.

Ridgewood's School staff waits for cuts as levy is defeated.

Newcomerstown Board of Education to put levy back on ballot.

A painting, which depicts a Main Street surprise by artist Richard Robinson, is donated to the Newcomerstown Public Library by the Chris and Mary Yanai family.

Governor George Voinovich announces $2.1 billion in additional highway funding for Ohio.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993

Newcomerstown High School fall athletes and cheerleaders were honored. Receiving special recognition were Ryan Burrier and Darrin Overholser, golf; Matt Marlatt, Rob Henry, Ben Treat, Joe Eggleston, Nate Archer, Khiva Harris, football; Karri Addy, cross country; and Dawn Lafferty, Nichole Eicholtz, Jenny Eckelberry, volleyball.

Ridgeowod High's "Elks' Students of the Month" for November were Trisha Mallett and Daniel Gross.

Newcomerstown 100 Club was planning the 1994 Sweet Heart Follies for Feb. 17-20 in Newcomerstown Middle School.

Deaths: Harley Richard Rusnak, infant; Glenn M. Hupp, 76; J. Eugene Goodall, 69; Inez R. West, 66.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983

Power outage left residents and businesses in the eastern section of Newcomerstown without electricity for about two hours of Thanksgiving Eve.

Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce parade Dec. 3.

Newcomerstown High students named winners in American Legion Americanism Contest were: Amy Groff and Mark Fenton, seniors; Pam Belle and Tony Nigro, juniors; and Amy Stocker and Philip Albaugh, sophomores.

Terry Gaskill and Mike Poorman, both of Newcomerstown, among eight Buckeye Joint Vocational School Future Farmers of American chapter members attending the 56th National FFA Convention in Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 7-10.

Indian Valley South Rebels opened their basketball season with 66-54 loss to Fort Frye.

Ohio Governor Richard Celeste was in Coshocton to attend ground-breaking ceremonies for new 51-room Roscoe Village Inn being constructed at a cost of $2.5 million.

Deaths: Maria Landis, 58; Iris L. Nichols, 72; Bertha V. Smith, 88; Lester A. Lyons, 67; Sara A. Kissell, 80; Wilma C. Bing, 77; Emma Mae Neiswonger, 70; William R. Stevens, 68; Walter J. Schlarb, 82.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973

The 82-member Trojan Marching Band performed in the seven-mile Gimbels Thanksgiving Day parade in Philadelphia, Pa.

Lorin Gadd, president of the local Chamber of Commerce, announces Santa Claus will visit the village Dec. 15.

Local grocery store prices included: Bananas, eight-cents per pound; coffee, three pound can, $2.19; ham, 99-cents per pound; 16 ounce bag of marshmallows, 25-cents.

Trojans, under new head coach Dave Hughes, to open basketball season Dec. 1 against Caldwell Redskins.

Newcomerstown High's varsity cheerleaders are Pam Ripley, Rhonda Roe, Karen Kopes, Dona Stevens, Mary Regula and Joyce Gadd. Reserve squad included Lisa Smith, Trisha Huffman, Debbie Fairchild and Barbara Rutherford.

Death: Russell Perkins, 79.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963

Community mourns death of President John F. Kennedy, 46, assassination Nov. 22 in Dallas, Texas. Flags flown at half-staff and memorial services held locally.

Mayor J.A. Tufford sends telegram to Mrs. Kennedy and family expressing the deep sympathy and shock felt by Newcomerstown.

Junior halfback Randy Osler leads Tuscarawas County in scoring 104 points to lead the Trojans to a 7-3 season.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953

Fifty Trojans turn out for cage practice.

Thieves break into Legion Home; get $50.

Joe Isenhower, former manager of the Ritz Theatre, to be paroled Feb. 11.

Billy Graham film "Oiltown USA" attended by 450.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943

Thirty-five youths will take part in Prince of Peace contest.

Rev. Harold Lee resigns pastorate of Newcomerstown and Bakersville Presbyterian churches.

David C. Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. D.F. Davis, Neighbor Street, commissioned a second lieutenant in the Air Force.

Lt. R.F. Warren promoted to rank of captain at Camp Phillips, Kan.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933

Elks hold father-son banquet.

Charles Mugford defeats Harley Kail in race for mayor.

O.A. Maurer sells Ritz Tea Room to Paul Ortt.

Two hundred families in Oxford Township are on relief.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1923

Rev. M.L. Oliver defeats Marion Mercer for mayor.

Plant of Newcomerstown Water Co. is sold at receives sale to William Haines of Williamsport, Pa., for $50,000.

Irwin Rice purchases O.C. Moore residence and business property, River Street.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1913

Consolidated Gas Co. drilling new well on Joe Yarnell farm near Peoli.

Rev. F.F. Brown, new pastor of the Presbyterian Church, joined by his family.

Albert Wohlwend, Gnadenhutten, succeeds M.A. Anderson as miller at Blair Mill.