TEN YEARS AGO - 2003

For more than 25 years, former Cleveland Mayor Michael White dedicated his life to serving his constituents, but now after returning from the public arena, he and his wife dedicate their life to rescuing horses.

Army Pfc. Thomas W. Pittis has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jacobs, Columbia, S.C.

Darren Fillman and his brother, Joe Fillman, competed in the 25th running of the Columbus Marathon Oct. 19 finishing 1,133 and 1,235, respectively.

Shirley Osler of Empire Plastic presents a certificate of achievement to Gay Rogers, office manager of Workpro and to the Workpro staff for their dedication to industrial healthcare in Guernsey, Tuscarawas and Noble counties.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993

Judy Glazer, Newcomerstown, won $50,000 on the Ohio Lottery's "Cash Explosion" television show, with a chance to win $100,000 in a return trip to the show.

Norma Rutledge was the week's winner in the Lucky Barrel drawing.

Joyce Miskimen prepared the turkey for the Birds Run Grange annual Thanksgiving supper. Program theme was "November.

Lady Trojans opened their basketball season with a 48-23 win over Conotton Valley. Top scorers were Kristi Smith and Dawn Lafferty with 15 points each.

Shannon Hunt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hunt, Newcomerstown, was named local winner of the Ohio University American History test.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983

Santa Claus was the main attraction in Newcomerstown's Christmas Parade. Downtown streets were lined with some 2,000 spectators and more than 900 youngsters received treats from Santa. Boy Scout Troop 424 entered the first place winning float featuring a paddle wheel boat.

"Cabbage Patch Kids," the rage of the holiday season, causing fights among shoppers across the U.S. Some shoppers were injured and hospitalized from scuffles over the hard-to-find dolls

Newcomerstown lost its season opener to Tusky Valley 74-23 and suffered an 89-45 loss to Garaway.

Ridgewood defeated John Glenn Little Muskies 88-56. Jay Burson, Little Muskies scoring ace and the area's scoring leader, scored 35 points.

Indian Valley South Rebels lost to Lakeland 40-31 and won over East Knox 42-37.

Mayor-elect Charles Yingling discussed his aims and goals for the betterment of Newcomerstown when hew as guest speaker at a meeting of the Newcomerstown Rotary Club.

Deaths: Victor E. Park, 72; Nan M. Portz, 90; William Lewis Riley, 59; Robert G. Britton, 76.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973

Color photo driver's licenses to be issued in Ohio's beginning Jan. 2.

Ridgewood defeated 76-58 by River View.

Farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Brown, about four-miles north of North Salem, destroyed by fire.

Ohio Highway patrol cautioned motorists against traveling during weekends while gas stations are closed due to gasoline shortage.

Triangle Appliance Center opens on Main Street.

Deaths: Luther Q. Hill, 60; Mrs. Helen N. Clum, 64; David Worley; Rufus F. Matheney, 75; Ward Fowler.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963

Coach Joe Haugh's Trojan basketball team wins first two games against Port Washington and Stone Creek.

Sadie Hawkins dance held in high school gym attended some 60 costumed guests.

Victor E. Park is appointed manager of Newcomerstown Ohio Power Co.

Rev. Ward Holder will pastor the Newcomerstown and Bakersville Presbyterian churches.

Deaths: Paul Hayes, 59; W. Frank Worthing, 86; Clarence Maurer, 59; Mrs. Minnie D. Tufford, 85; Mrs. Charles Loader, 82; Mrs. Maude Loveless, 80; James Harlan Booth, 83; Mrs. Earl Smith, 80; Emerson Davey; Perry Haver, 68; Mrs. Phoeba C. Hawk, 75; Guy Dilsavor, 95.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953

Graham E. Marshall purchases Atkinson Insurance Aency.

Mrs. Earl Titus, organist at Trinity Methodist Church for 25 years, is presented 25 silver dollars by the church in appreciation.

B.K. Castle buys C.E. Ortt Furniture Store, Main Street.

Deaths: Mrs. Russell Zimmerman, 55; J. Edward Pickering, 82; Amie Dougherty, 83.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943

Rev. George Shurtz delivers the annual Thanksgiving sermon in the United Brethren Church.

Trojans cage season opens Dec. 3 with Port Washington.

Lester Little is reported to be a prisoner of the Nazis.

Restaurants pledge meatless Tuesday.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933

Toys for needy children are being collected by the fire department.

Milton Neighbor, crossing watchman, retires from service with the Pennsylvania Railroad.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1923

NHS loses to Coshocton 29-0.

Mrs. Elizabeth Baxter dies tat age 87.

Calvin Hartline is endorses for postmaster.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1913

Grant Besst sells confectionary to Louis Riggs.

Naomi Class of the ME Church gives an hour supper at the banquet.