TEN YEARS AGO - 2003

All six councilmembers voted in favor of Newcomerstown Police Capt. Tim Miller being appointed Chief of Police at the Dec. 15th council meeting.

The Tuscarawas Valley has responded by donating more than $21,000 for the tornado victims of last month's devastating F-2 tornado that caused $1.5 million in damage in the South.

Bret Book, Jeff McIntire and Jake Fox claimed individual championships at the Malvern Invitational.

The Ridgewood Generals had a solid showing against the Malvern Hornets as they pulled away to a 56-28 victory.

Deaths: Doris A. Nay, 61, Port Washington; Margaret Jane "Peggy" Prindle, 44, Pickerington.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993

Newcomerstown Village Council approved an enterprise zone agreement with Gary Dyer and 3-D Diamond Inc. to create a new facility at the Newcomerstown Industrial Park. Groundbreaking was scheduled for spring 1994.

Absenteeism tripled in local schools due to outbreak of influenza.

Local basketball: Trojans lost to Buckeye Trail 79-56 and to Hiland 93-42; Ridgewood Generals defeated Malvern 56-55; Indian Valley Braves remained undefeated at a 4-0 with a 48-42 victory over Tusky Valley.

Newcomerstown Historical Society welcomed Shirley Kerr and Eddie Groff as new members.

Deaths: Essie Jo Buss; Nella Rose (Budd) Dew, 68; Dorothy E. Hothem, 82; Virginia I. Foster, 76; Daniel D. Armstrong Sr., 62.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983

Nearly 100 donors participate din Bloodmobile visit in Newcomerstown with Arlene Mayhew receiving her four-gallon donor pin.

Vane Scott of Newcomerstown, general manager of Colonial Flag Company in Coshocton, reported the company was making the official Super Bowl flags for the National Football League and employees were working on Super Bowl XVII to be played in Tampa, Fla.

David Grewell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Grewell, West Lafayette, and a senior at Ridgwood High School, received his pilot's license.

David Mizer was installed as president of Stone Creek Ruritans.

Local basketball: Trojans dropped two, 70-51 to Indian Valley North and 71-56 to Garaway; Hiland, coached by former Indian Valley South coach Charlie Huggins, defeated Indian Valley South 36-26; Ridgewood won 49-46 over Garaway.

Charles Arth, Newcomerstown R.D. 1, elected president of the Ohio National Association of Farmer Elected Committeemen.

Charles Miller, new mayor of Gnadenhutten, given oath of office by village solicitor David Zimmerman. Kenneth Hamilton was the retiring mayor.

Death: James R. Matheny, 57.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973

Newcomerstown school board approves the Booster Club's plans for construction of additional physical education facilities at the high school.

In basketball action: Newcomerstown notched its fifth straight victory with a 57-50 decision over Meadowbrook Colts; Ridgewood lost its first of the season to Kidron Central Crusaders, 86-70; Indian Valley South defeated Tusky Valley 53-33 and Morral Ridgedale 54-47.

U.S. Postal Service announces postage stamps will raise from eight-cents to a dime Jan. 5, 1974.

Cecil Haver reports at Business and Professional Men's meeting that om Eakin of Cuyahoga Heights has offered Cy Young mementos to the village.

The Welker Buick bowling team of Roger Widder, Myron Mulvane, Leman Clark, Kelly Ault and Dick Limbaugh, wins first place in Southeastern Ohio Elks Tournament at Cambridge.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963

Trojans win 93-67 over Dover St. Joseph.

Mercury sinks to eight degrees below.

David V. Agricola and Steve E. Russell among top 10 scorers in Tuscarawas County in a scholarship test.

Deaths: Charles F. Cunningham; Mrs. Bessie McGinnis, 61; Ellsworth J. Schupp, 53; Charles (Rollie) Milligan, 71; Laura L. Quigley, 78; Mrs. Florence Moffett, 77.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953

More than $175,000 raised here for Industrial Fund.

Chamber of Commerce sponsors Home Lighting Contest.

Seiberling to use plant here for new plastics products.

George Braniger elected president of Tri-County sportsmen League.

Mrs. Gladys Schlarb named Mother of the Year by Eagles Auxiliary.

Dr. Ida Grace Alexander, teacher in Maplewood, N.J., dies in Los Angeles, Calif., Dec. 16.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943

Heller office force will sack 1,500 treats for annual Christmas treats for kiddies.

Most stores will remain open five nights a week during the Christmas buying season.

Frank Powell elected member of the board of education to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of George B. Brode.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933

Thomas J. Wiandt, former resident, dies from injuries received in a fall.

Council approves several P.W.A. projects.

Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Rehard leave for tour of southern states.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1923

Newcomerstown High School wins first basketball game of season from Warsaw.

Mrs. Elmira Smith, 91, dies at home of her daughter, Mrs. Jerry Straker.

Thieves break into Reed Battery Service Station.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1913

Two bloodhound pups belonging to J.W. Nicodemus are sent to Italy.

New wareroom of M. Yingling Co. is completed.

Dr. R.A. Goudy is elected president of Tuscarawas County Medical Society.