TEN YEARS AGO - 2003

Gary and Terrie Baker of Baker's Management, Inc. Coshocton have announced the purchase of Thompson's IGA in Newcomerstown.

In basketball: Dover rolled to an ECOL win over Lady Braves, 58-29.

Dave Alexander of Coshocton killed a nine-point buck deer at his residence and qualifies for Ohio Big Buck.

Marines from 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, including Lance Cpl. John P. Marstrell, recently tested the Gladiator, a relatively new tactical unmanned ground vehicle during riot-control scenarios in Urban Terrain Facility here, Nov. 24-25.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993

New satellite dish installed at Newcomerstown High School for use in the district's Distance Learning program.

Ourant Funeral Home, Newcomerstown, was celebrating their 45th year in business.

Lone Star Lodge No. 175, Newcomerstown, held its 45th annual installation of officers with Alford Miskimen installed its worshipful master.

Local basketball: Trojan Nate Archer scored 25 points in the Trojans 85-45 loss to Strasburg; Lakeland Raiders defeated the Trojans 95-54; Indian Valley Braves won 67-58 over Coshocton Redskins; Ridgewood Generals won 54-45 over Tuscarawas Central Catholic.

Deaths: Richard K. Owens, 54; Wayne L. Harstine, 73; Charles W. Rothenstein, 88; Helen M. Mercer, 89; Kerma A. Postel, 65.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983

Newcomerstown Board of Education drew up a 10 year lease for Little League to use the old Athletic Field for a fee of $1 per year.

Trojans defeated Indian Valley South Rebels 53-51 at Port Washington.

Lori Maloy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Maloy, Newcomerstown, installed as worthy advisor in 100th installation of Rainbow Girls.

Ridgewood Generals won 59-49 over Tusky Valley and lost to West Holmes 64-56.

Indian Valley FFA parliamentary procedure team earned its 17th straight District 15 "gold" rating. Team members were Sandy Bland, Dan Robinson, Dan Edwards, Barry Walker, Karen Affolter, Kim Vermillion, Charlott Stull, Charlie Sanders, Bobby Walker, Dawn Glauser, Jerry Allen and Traci Gardner.

Deaths: William E. McManus, 61; Lorin C. John, 55; Florence Leizer Zepp, 93; J. Clarence Hursey, 91.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973

Trojans win fourth straight with 62-52 victory over Indian Valley South, snapping the Rebel's 45-game regular season victory streak. The Rebels recovered the next evening, winning 61-57 over Conotton Valley.

Ridgewood Generals beat Tuscarawas Central Catholic 85-49 and Claymont 77-71 to remain undefeated with four straight wins.

President Richard Nixon signed legislation putting most of the nation on year-round daylight savings time to help conserve energy.

Special election set for March 12 for Indian Valley South District voters to cast ballots for seventh time to decide whether or not a new high school will be built in Tuscarawas combining Indian Valley South and North high schools.

Deaths: Clyde Cunningham, 72; Victor Bennett, 72; Roy B. Postel, 79; Clarence Tedrow, 69.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963

Trojans win in last two seconds 69-68 over arch rival West Lafayette.

Seiberling Co. expands 50 percent; adds 20,000 square feet to plant.

Gary Stocker, Chestnut Street, kills one of few deer killed this season.

Deaths: Randolph Stewart, 87; Mrs. Etta M. Boyd; Mrs. Grant (Esther) Loader, 69; Mrs. Alice M. Hudson, 78.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953

Tuscarawas County one of 40 Ohio counties eligible for drought relief loans.

Seiberling Rubber Co. to build plant on 12-acre tract in eastern section of town.

Russell Grubbs, Scio, appointed manager of local M&K Store.

Deaths: Mrs. Florence West, 71; Abe Mackey, 82; Mrs. E.D. Lembright, 69; Robert Lee Bond, infant; Lavonne Durben, infant.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943

Midnight closing hour of beer parlors remains unchanged.

Mothers of players serve banquet to football team.

Office of War asks for voluntary ban on Christmas lights.

Rev. Byron A. Wilson, Warren, called as pastor of First Baptist Church.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933

30,000 jobs and 164 card loads of flour allotted Ohio by the CWA.

National Recovery registers list of 255 jobless persons here.

Epidemic of shoplifting reported.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1923

Calvin Hartline assumes new duties as postmaster.

John H. Oxley, 79, former resident, dies in Newark.

Everett McElhaney, 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. John McElhaney, breaks arm in fall.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1913

C.O. Geese elected president of Oxford Fire Co.