TEN YEARS AGO - 2004

Major Malcolm Ritchie of Newcomerstown is assigned to the 489th Civil Affairs Battalion, 1st Calvary Division.

Newcomerstown Middle School Cheerleaders presented Catherine McCrea, principal, the first trophies for the new trophy case.

Rachelle Porcher, Huntersville, N.C., was recognized with the Outstanding First-Year Teacher Award for Briarwood Elementary in Charlotte-Mecklenberg Schools.

Deaths: G. William Craddock, 47, West Lafayette; Alfred Cunningham, 78, Newark; Marilyn L. Furbay, 64, Newcomerstown; Sharon K. Sturtz, 55, Kimbolton; and Evan C. Waycaster, infant, Newcomerstown.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1994

Local Elks Lodge to sponsor Easter egg hunt at Cy Young Park March 26.

Rotary Club was sponsoring its 15th annual health testing program.

Indian Valley Braves were headed to state basketball tournaments after defeating Columbus Hartley 70-58 in regionals. In semi-finals, the Braves won 74-50 over Minford.

Winter athletes recognized at Newcomerstown High School included basketball players Nate Archer, Rob Henry, Brad Opphile, Dawn Lafferty, Nicole Eicholtz, Emily Overholser and Karri Addy, and wrestlers Ricky Wright, Jeremy Houston, Adam Donahue and Chad Durben.

Ridgewood High's Elks Students of the Month for March were senior, Stacie Bahmer and freshman, Byron Harrison.

Deaths: Zelma L. McDaniel, 85; Sanford H. Steed, 76; Lindsey Marie Booth, 2; F. Dean Winrod, 69; Howard D. Atha, 73.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1984

Workers at Groovfold Fabricators in Newcomerstown signed new three-year contract March 25 following a five-day strike.

"Brigadoon" was to be presented by Newcomerstown High School Thespians April 6-7 with Ron Little, director.

Brice Miller, owner of Miller's Market in Gnadenhutten, named "Small Businessman of the Year" at annual Gnadenhutten Chamber of Commerce dinner.

Deaths: Lisa Renee Endlich, 17; Frank Ross, 91; Carl Black, 86; Stella V. Ramsay, 77; Kosara Milkovich, 73.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1974

Reflectorized license plates to be issued this year in Ohio in hopes of cutting down on nighttime traffic accidents.

Pamela Nichols, 16-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Nichols, Newcomerstown R.D. 2, named 1974 Dairy Princess of Coshocton County.

Large crowd attends Indian Valley Board of Education meeting with consolidation of Indian Valley South and North high schools the major topic.

Victor Park elected president of local Chamber of Commerce.

Ken Ourant, Rick Miller and John Baker III, Newcomerstown High School juniors, nominated to attend Buckeye Boys State. Attending from Ridgewood High were Rich Babcock, Mark Robinson, Don Shaw and Jack Botimer, alternate.

Indian Valley South Rebels lose bid for a second state championship in three years after 59-49 loss to Lorain Clearview in class A semi-finals at Columbus.

Death: Clarence Senter, 90.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1964

Thomas A. Addy elected president of Rotary Club.

Loren Powell and Randy Olser chosen to represent Newcomerstown High School at Buckeye Boys State at Ohio University.

Estimated profit of $1,200 reported from Jaycees Minstrel.

Mayor James A. Tufford proclaims April 6-12 is Industry Appreciation Week.

Deaths: James Robinson, 92; Kenneth Wolfe, 52.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1954

Gerald Beiter, 19, dies in Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Va., after receiving a severe head injury.

Harold McVicker elected president of Rotary Club.

Cy Young, world's greatest pitcher, observes 87th birthday quietly.

Deaths: Harry V. King, 73; Mrs. Flora Yeagley, 86; Thomas Bradshaw, 63; Stacy Owens, 57; William A. Rothenstein, 57.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1944

More women workers needed for county plants; 310 women employed at Heller's.

S.A. Neighbor, life-long resident and descendants of one of Newcomerstown's pioneer settlers, dies at home after long illness.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1934

Junior-Senior classes present the play, "The Flash."

Buckhorn Grange to present comedy, "Silas Smidge of Turnip Ridge."

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1924

Charles Milburn and family narrowly escape injury when their auto crashes into curb during a blinding snow storm.

Pennsylvania Railroad installing new electric signal system.

Presbyterian Church plans to erect addition to the present structure.