TEN YEARS AGO - 1999A 21-vehicle pile-up in dense fog on I-77 just south of Stone Creek claimed the lives of two persons, including Port Washington Elementary School teacher R. Steven Trustdorf, 51, of Dover, and a Garfield Heights man. Of the 28 others involved in the crash scene, Marcie Smith, Port Washington, was most severely injured.American Legion Americanism and Government test winners from NHS were Andy Wolff, Estella McKinney, Dustin Kennedy, Tara Belt and Lisa Wolff. Inter Valley Conference fall sports first team selections were: golf, Caine Bricker, Newcomerstown; cross county, Mike Myers, Mike Lawrence, J.D. Eckelberry, Lisa Wolff, Marcy Eicholtz, all Newcomerstown, and Brian Olinger and Chad Olinger, Ridgewood; volleyball, Bekah Jones, Newcomerstown, and Beth Ianniello, Ridgewood; football, Steve Butler, Josh Branch, Jason Bryant, all Newcomerstown, and Chris Alverson, Brian Fortune, Chad Lahna, Jeremy Savage and Jeremy Brown, all Ridgewood.Deaths: Erma Berger, 85; Alice Sasser, 53; Bertha Bailey, 84; Elizabeth B. Hines, 69; John W. "Jack" Daniels, 60.TWENTY YEARS AGO - 198931 Inc. of Newcomerstown among area businesses and industries honored with Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce Golden Shovel"Award in recognition of improvements while creating jobs.Local area boys basketball: Newcomerstown lost to Ridgewood 62-41, General Tony Griffith named game MVP; Ridgewood lost to Claymont 67-53; Indian Valley lost to Zanesville Rosecrans 51-50.Married: Julie Ann Hackenbracht and Thomas O. McCoy, Oct. 14.Deaths: Rachel B. Stoffer, 80; William Ralph Little, 67; Melvin R. Moodler, 82; Herbert E. Young, 63.THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1979Newcomerstown Council passed a resolution protesting closing of Conrail railroad tower on Bridge St. Conrail officials said the tower would close Dec. 14 after operating in Newcomerstown for more than 150 years.Region 6 named nine Trojans as Class A All-Stars: Brad Nolan, first team defense; Randy McCune, Scott Miller, Alan MacKinnon, Mike Crank, Jerry Addy, Chris Hall, Ben Wright and Tim Rine.Some 4,000 Christmas trees ravaged by fire at planting ground owned by Guernsey County 4-H Council near Plainfield.Trojan basketball season opened with 64-44 win over Conotton Valley and 80-72 loss at Jewett-Scio where Viking Dave Jones scored 39 points.Charlie Huggins won his 200th game as head coach at Indian Valley South when the Rebels narrowly defeated Indian Valley North 51-50.Ridgewood lost its opening two games, 61-43 against Malvern and 70-50 at West Holmes. Married: Sue Cutlip and Vane Scott III, Nov. 25; Linda Joy Peterson and Robert Lee Dean, Nov. 10; Mr. and Mrs. Russell Gibson, Newcomerstown, 60th anniversary, Dec. 6; Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hughes, Birmingham, 57th anniversary.Deaths: Herbert R. Hendershot, 73; James T. Tidrick, 61; Bert George Casterline, 83; Kenneth W. Hammond.FORTY YEARS AGO - 1969Newcomerstown Council passes ordinance changing name of Clow Ave to Martin Luther King Dr.State Auditor's office reports Newcomerstown village books in "good shape."Haver Supply Co. announces grand opening of new store.Ohio Outdoor Historical Drama Assn. plans special evening for "first nighters" when Trumpet in the Land premieres July 3, 1970, in the new amphiteatre at Schoenbrunn.Deaths: Brada R. Duff, 82; Harvey Little, 86.Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Hayes, West Lafayette, observe 60th anniversary.FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1959Santa Claus to arrive Dec. 12.Charles Arth, R.D. 1, re-elected president of Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau.Dr. and Mrs. Lester Evans, Cambridge, speakers at local Presbyterian Church Thank Offering Service. Deaths: Mrs. Florence M. Ankrum, 58; Miss Annie Jeffie Burris; Mrs. Milan Myers, 74; Mrs. Nancy Peoples, 87; Ira E. Domer, 69; Mrs. Daisy Frame Rufenacht, 70; Mrs. Bankie Scott, 73; Mrs. Paul Gotshell; Mrs. Mina Stowe, 80; Mrs. William Miller.SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1949More than 100 persons attend Elks Memorial services.Booster Club gives $120 to Athletic Dept.Lions plan to fete children in County Home at Christmas.Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Keiser, Goodrich St., observe 51st wedding anniversary.Oldsters defeat youngsters 19-6 in Thanksgiving Day football game.Alta M. Haire estate valued at $104,281.Miss Alice Wolfe, Dennison, and Glen Bradshaw, Port Washington, married.SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1939Mayor Charles Mugford, 56, dies after long illness. Earl Treasure, council president, becomes mayor.Catholic Action Society organized at St. Francis de Sales Church.Band Mothers to present musical comedy "Don't Park Here."EIGHTY YEARS AG0 - 1929Office force and fire department of Heller Brothers hold banquet with 100 present.Deaths: Mrs. Jackson Smith, 76; Mrs. Harry Foraker, daughter of Roy Sondles; Joseph Wilkin, local coal dealer.NINETY YEARS AGO - 1919George Fidler, veteran merchant of Port Washington, dies.The Lady Macabees hold large rally.ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1909Alfred Peoples opens feed store at corner of Canal and College streets.