TEN YEARS AGO - 2004

West Lafayette Mayor Jack Patterson nominated and village council approved Fresno resident Dru Ann Prater as the new fiscal officer of the Village of West Lafayette.

Ridgewood may face financial emergency by year's end.

Trojans clobber Union Local before taking a defeat in the Division III Sectional Tournament.

George and Cathy Everhart receive an award from Boy Scout Pack 424 for their many years of service.

Deaths: Carl F. Gardner, 71, Newcomerstown; Harry Hearn Jr., 85, Malvern/Minerva; Braxton A. Morrison, 2-12/ weeks, Magnolia; Paul W. "Webb" Wrgight, 62, West Lafayette.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1994

Ed Johnson, popular host of the television program Agri-Country, was in Newcomerstown filming a show segment at Sunset Acres farm owned and operated by George and Bev Darr.

Adam Donehue, Trojan wrestler in the 152-pound weight division, took first in the Inter-Valley Conference wrestling tournament. Other Trojan wrestlers placing were Paul Lambes, Ricky Wright, Paul Russell, Chris Myers, Chad Durben and Eric Sellers.

Basketball: Indian Valley Lady Braves claimed the Division III sectional title 40-24 over Newcomerstown Lady Trojans. Trojans finished the regular season with 75-44 loss to Tuscarawas Central Catholic; Ridgewood Generals defeated Barnesville 76-69 to advance to finals against Fort Frye in Division III sectional tournament at Muskingum College; Indian Valley Braves won 50-45 against Buckeye Trail, and 53-42 over East Canton.

Deaths: Bessie Kendrick Casteel, 87; Isaac C. Dorsey, 90; Elva I. Eckelberry, 82; Ruth E. Mullett, 77; Jen Evea M. Raine, 88; Lulu Launda Hawthorne, 88.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1984

Schools in Newcomerstown, Indian Valley and Ridgewood closed due to snowstorm that dumped 11.4 inches of snow in a 24-hour period. A total snowfall of 14.9 inches covered the area.

Groundbreaking for McDonald's Restaurant near Newcomerstown set for March 12.

Series of community Lenten services begins March 7 at St. Francis de Sales Church in Newcomerstown.

Basketball tournaments: Ridgewood won 55-52 over top-seeded Coshocton in Class AA sectional at Warsaw; Newcomerstown lost to Hiland 70-38 in Class AA sectional Warsaw; Newcomerstown lost to Hiland 70-38 in Class A sectional finals.

Municipal Court Judge Edward O'Farrell spoke at Tuscarawas Landmark's 49th annual banquet in Dover; John Smith, manager of Newcomerstown Landmark, presented Ed Simmerman of Peoli a gold watch for 20 years of service. Board of directors president Vernon Mutti of Stone Creek, and secretary Vernon Glazer of Port Washington, re-elected to three-year terms.

Deaths: Raymond (Rube) Rubbins, 69; Joseph Tondra, 67; Cora Richardson, 89; Mrs. Virgil Asher, 80; Mrs. Nellie Lentz, 86.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1974

Top awards won by Tom Mason, Larry Bouscher and Bill McManus at Newcomerstown High School's Science Fair.

Byrd's Scarlet Immortals roster for a March 28 benefit boxing basketball game here with the Cleveland Browns included player-coach Mike Butler, Dave Barber, Bob Snader, Jeff McCune, Rod McCune, Ron Quillen, John Hendershot, Paul Miller, Bert Ridgway and Randy Hoffman.

Cathy Heston, Newcomerstown High School senior, named finalist in National Merit Scholarship competition.

Tri-Valley Scotties defeat Ridgewood Generals 87-80 in tournament. General Rich Babcock scored 29 points.

Walter Funk named president of Rotary Club.

New Ohio law reduces speed limit on state highways from 60 and 70 mph to 55 mph.

Deaths: Mrs. Geneva (Sally Reed, 55; Mrs. Arthur (Marsha) Noland, 29; Mrs. Carrie D. Lee, 87; Clarence N. Lucas; Mrs. Alex (Iva) Philabaum, 75.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1964

Gov. James A. Rhodes to speak at annual Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce Banquet.

Daniel E. Decker, fifth year student in agriculture at Ohio University, receives the annual $200 award given by Reynolds-Metal Co. The award is given for the best original design of a building component in aluminum.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1954

Sally Duffy and Cynthia Roeder winners in County American Legion essay contest.

Fred Dominico elected president of youth center board.

Charles Cunningham is second, Kenneth Welch, third, and Thomas Watson, fourth in DeKalb five-acre corn growing contest.

Deaths: Charles G. Britton, 65; Miss Jessie Cutshall, 77.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1944

Orrville Tidrick sees action in Marshall Islands.

Bond sales exceed the $240,000 needed to purchase a bomber.

Death: Reece Stoffer, 82.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1934

Council approves several PWA projects.

Several local bowlers enter state tournament.

Cold wave from 20 to 30 below breaks all previous records.

Death: Lester Whitting.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1924

The Kennedy & Guy Store at Wolf is sold to W.P. Lease.

J.W. Barnhouse moved his barbershop from the Fountain Hotel to the McConnell property on Bridge Street.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1914

Ortt brothers and Frank Jones purchase the grocery of Lightner and Lightner on W. State Street.