TEN YEARS AGO - 2004

Bill and Cookie Thompson, owners of Thompson's IGA for 40 years, reflect on some of the memories as they clean out the office of the Newcomerstown store, soon to be known as Baker's IGA.

Army Reserve Spec. Douglas R. Cox has been recalled to active duty to support the missions of Operations Noble Eagle and Enduring Freedom.

After a decade long effort, law abiding citizens of Ohio now have the Right to Carry a firearm for protection of themselves and their loved ones.

Tiffany A. Wigert was recently named Branch Manager and Shelly R. Meeks was named Assistant Branch Manager for the Newcomerstown office of First Federal Savings Bank of Eastern Ohio.

Deaths: Ruth Ellen (Murphy) Harrold, 76, Mentor; Janet C. Jones, 87, Newcomerstown; Shirley M. Snively, 64, Gnadenhutten; and Dale E. Gress, 68, West Lafayette.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1994

For the second week, an eight-inch snowfall blanketed the area creating a snow emergency in local counties.

Ridgewood cheerleaders Tiffany Thomas, Heather Frank and Robin Shivers were among 240 cheerleaders from across the United States selected to cheer at the Hula Bowl in Honolulu, Hawaii, Jan. 22.

Local area basketball: Ridgewood defeated Newcomerstown 80-62; Trojans lost to Tuscarawas Central Catholic, 75-67; Indian Valley Braves lost their first game in 37 regular season contests 71-53 to Manchester.

Deaths: Carol J. Buckey, 46; Howard W. Schupp Sr., 75; Mary E. Carr, 81; Joseph W. "Bill" Miller, 61.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1984

EN-FAB, a division of Picoma Industries Inc., announced plans to locate the industry in Newcomerstwn.

B.K. Castle, Newcomerstown, presented "1983 Realtor of the Year" award by Mishler Realty Inc.

Local area basketball: Trojans lost two, 53-51 to Indian Valley North and 62-54 to Conotton Valley; Indian Valley South beat Massillon Christian 48-45 and lost to Tuscarawas Central Catholic 75-56; Ridgewood defeated by Strasburg 71-55.

Rev. William O. Calvert, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, elected president of Newcomerstown Ministerial Association.

Deaths: Donald M. Rehard, 35, Newcomerstown; V. Maxine Dyer, 58, Bakersvlle; John H. Johnson, 71, Kimbolton; Floyd D. Kail, 74, Port Washington.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1974

General Tire & Rubber Co. in Newcomerstown awards $2,500 suggestion award to C.A. Taylor, press operator. Barbara Storck, executive secretary, was named winner of the company's conservation poster contest.

Rotary Club to sponsor a country-western music and square dance show Feb. 8 in Newcomerstown Middle School.

Trojans split weekend games with 71-67 win over Meadowbrook and 60-45 loss to Inter Valley Conference leader Garaway. Randy Miller led all scorers in the Meadowbrook contest with 25 points.

Indian Valley South upped their record to 8-2 after 50-47 decision over Malvern and 55-40 win over Madison.

Deaths: Jesse C. Smith, 43; Mrs. Pearl Little, 57; Ellsworth McCullough, 75; Donald M. McCandless, 74; Mrs. Alice Schmidt, 85.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1964

Rev. Fr. John D. Kempf of St. Francis de Sales Church appointed Newcomerstown's chairman for March of Dimes.

Bates Metal, Port Washington, plans $85,000 industrial expansion through selling of stocks and help of Newcomerstown Community Improvement Corp.

Robert Zimmer, Titus Weaver and Cecil Haver, members of Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce industrial committee, appeared on the One O'Clock Club on WEWS television, Cleveland.

Deaths: Mrs. Russell Emerson, 52; Mrs. G.W. (Nettie) Asher, 89; Clyde Chamberlain, 82; Mrs. William Maurer, 81; Mrs. Emma Daniels, 87; Thelma R. Craigo, 46; Mrs. William (Nora) Nay; Charles F. Farry, 68.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1954

School cafeteria opens Jan. 16 in annex basement.

Total of 591 employees at Heller Brothers plant receive free chest X-rays.

Richard Robinson, local artist, holds show of his paintings in North Canton.

Lyle Kennedy, 40, operator of Orange Feed Mill, dies of heart attack.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1944

Rev. George Shurtz announces candidacy for senator from 17th, 18, 19 and 28th District of Ohio.

John Atkinson is local chairman for March of Dimes drive.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1934

Kilgore Metals Products plant leased to out-of-town parties.

Britton Grocery moves from W. State Street to L.O.O.F. building.

Trojans win fourth game of season by defeating Millersburg.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1924

Marietta Division is merged with the C&P Division.

Survey shows 796 homes and 432 automobiles in Newcomerstown.

Radiator Department at Clow's starts work Jan. 28.

Thirty-nine building permits issued in 1923.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1914

W.L. Clow becomes general manager of Clow plants at Coshocton and Newcomerstown; Frank Schwab, assistant general manager; and J.W. Mugford, manager of Coshocton.

Richard and Lust of Marion opens restaurant in Longshore building.