TEN YEARS AGO - 1999

Local Union 134 purchased the building formerly occupied by Dollar General Store and owned by Silco Corp. at the corner of Main and River streets, Newcomerstown.

Wesley S. Deffenbaugh installed as worshipful master of Lone Star Lodge No. 175, F and AM, Newcomerstown.

Local area basketball: Trojans lost to Hiland 68-61 and to Garaway 60-52; Indian Valley Braves won 55-29 over Ridgewood; Ridgewood lost to North Adams 54-49.

Deaths: Marjorie E. Ourant, 84; Charles F. Baker, 76; June P. Matthews, 72; Lawrence W. Menges Jr., 59.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1989

Newcomerstown Schools bus drivers received a commendation from Nationwide Insurance in recognition of two years of driving with no accidents. Drivers included Judy West, Jimmy Tufford, Jim Tufford, Bill Hall, Carl Lawver, Nancy Parry, Dan Kinsey, Leroy Kellam, Alvin Spring, Marvin Smith, Allen Gaskill, Tom Triplett, Ivan Hickenbottom, Dick Arth, Patty Arth and Tom Shepherd.

Latina Duffy won first place in the 43rd annual Voice of Democracy contest at Ridgewood High School. Ethan Vessels won second place and Cathy Wyler, third.

The 95-year-old Woman's Club of Newcomerstown voted to disband and gave its remaining funds to Newcomerstown Public Library.

Area boys basketball: Trojans lost to Lakeland 79-52; Ridgewood defeated Garaway 62-61; Indian Valley Braves won 48-43 in overtime against Cadiz Cardinals.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1979

Starting in January, license registration renewal for vehicles would be according to the first letter of the owner's last name.

10th annual "living" Nativity scene planned at Valley View Baptist Church in co-sponsorship with St. Paul Lutheran Church and Newcomerstown Community Christmas committee.

Rev. Charles H. Lee, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Newcomerstown, installed as worshipful master of local Lone Star Lodge.

Gary Chaney elected president of Tri-County Sportsman's Club.

Paul Celuch Jr., Newcomerstown, killed a 20-point buck during deer season.

George Brindley presented awards to local American Legion Americanism and Government contest winners Noreen Wolff, Kevin Hart, James Weber, Joyce Schrickel and Steve Russell. Wolff's essay also was a county winner.

New members inducted into Newcomerstown High's National Honor Society were Beth Hart, Cindy Fenton, Richard Wise, Sheryl Foraker, Tamera Spring, Karla Phelps, Sharon Lamson, Tammy Stocker, Thomas Hashman, Carolyn Watson and Kristin Holdsworth.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1969

Newcomerstown voters approve five-mill school operating levy by 58 percent majority.

Peoples National Bank & Trust Company of Dover to affiliate with First Banc Group of Ohio Inc.

Deaths: Rebecca Jean Brandon, infant daughter of Frank and Eva Dakin Brandon; Mrs. Luther Carney, 57; Frank David; W.M. Fowler, 76; Mrs. Lottie Jones, 78; John T. McCleary; Mrs. Marie Myers, 89.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1959

New clubhouse being constructed on land owned by Tri-County Sportsman's League, southeast of Newcomerstown.

School levy loses by narrow margin.

Joe Kessler, exchange student from West Germany, speaks at Rotary.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1949

Gerald Dean Leonhard, 13, and James Barcus, 15, killed in accident at Chestnut St. crossing.

Leo S. Heller announces his retirement from Heller Bros. Co.

The body of Pfc. Curtis R. Myers permanently interred in France.

William J. Lehman, 75, dies at his home on McKinley Ave. following a heart attack.

Howard Smith elected Commander of World War II Veterans Assn.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1939

Jesse Gaskill, 48, Wolf, is killed in auto accident two miles east of Port Washington.

Trojans lose to Uhrichsville 54-24.

Ohio Chamber of Commerce maps watershed tax for Newcomerstown.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1929

Ortt Brothers buy Ritz Theatre.

Miss Mary Bean will receive degree of Doctor of Philosophy at Ohio State University commencement.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1919

Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Yingling and daughter will leave soon for St. Petersburg, Fla., where Mr. Yingling will play in the Scotch Highlanders Band.

Mrs. Joe Downs leaves Washington, D.C., to join her husband, an employe in the infantry service in Texas.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1909

Louis Liebman, prominent clothier, dies of pneumonia.

Donald Frame, veterinarian, has accepted a position in the surgical department of Ohio State University.