TEN YEARS AGO - 2000
NHS seniors Becky Little and Derek McCune crowned Prom Queen and King.
Newcomerstown Lady Trojans fast-pitch softball team won the first sectional tournament in school history, defeating Shenandoah 3-0.
Brian Olinger won four firsts for Ridgewood in 75-57 track meet win over Indian Valley Braves.
Married: Mr. and Mrs. Mick (Mary) Mayhew, Newcomerstown, 35th wedding anniversary, May 1.
Deaths: Jack Wallace, 70; Mabel A. Lyon, 87.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1990
Newcomerstown voters defeated 4.6 mill levy and one-half percent income tax. Over 200 students held an organized walk-out to protest defeat of the two school issues.
NHS seniors Jamey Lower and Darren Fillman received scholarships at 92nd Annual Ohio Elks Assn. Convention, Columbus.
Trojans and Lady Trojans won the Inter Valley Conference track meet at Lee Stadium.
Dorothy E. Collins, Coshocton, formerly of Newcomerstown, inducted into Southeastern Ohio Women's Hall of Fame.
Ryan Edwards, Gnadehutten, a junior at Indian Valley High, won the 43rd annual Voice of Democracy Scholarship essay contest.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1980
60th annual Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce banquet held with Chief Netawatwes awards presented to Thompson's IGA, Prater's Dairy, Curtiss Jewelry, Western Auto, Reeves Bank, and Baker's AG Foods.
Members of Newcomerstown Underwater Search and Recovery Unit receiving certification were Robert Snader, Rick Shuck, Tom Sauerbrey, Tony Sheppard and Joel Styer.
Diana Hill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hill, Newcomerstown, and a seventh grader at Newcomerstown Middle School, first-ever student here to receive a fourth Presidential Fitness Award.
Ridgewood Generals won their first-ever Inter Valley Conference track championship. General Jim Fleming took three firsts and set new records in several events. Newcomerstown finished second.
Clean-Up Day May 10 in Port Washington.
44th annual Tuscarawas County Extension Homemakers Council achievement luncheon held in New Philadelphia with cultural arts chairman, Edy Groff naming contest winners including local area women: Jane Parks, Mary Campbell and Mrs. Groff, all Newcomerstown; Lillian Haver, Stone Creek, and Beverly Kinsey and Ruth Nigro, Port Washington.
Death: Mrs. Edna Powell, 85; Arthur Ray Wolff, 86.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1970
Newcomerstown School District voters approved renewal of 5.3 mill operating levy.
Charles Lenzo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lenzo, E. Canal St., received his Eagle Scout award.
Village Council to borrow $323,000 to finance new water system.
Lloyd Miller, local high school social studies teacher, presented honor award for dedication by Chief John Lawver and councilman Paul Simpson.
Married: Elaine Gilreath and Thomas Burrier; Dianne Louise Herron and Steven R. Craigo; Barbara Jean Regula and Larry L. Brenly.
Deaths: Charles Flanagan, 11; Blake J. Middleton, 58; Mary M. Lorenz; Frona Booth Temple, 73.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1960
Newcomerstown voters approve 5.3 mill school operating levy.
Virgil Ervin elected president of Jaycees.
Largest class in history of Newcomerstown High School, 108 members, to graduate May 24.
Woody Hayes, Ohio State football coach, speaker at All Sports banquet honoring Trojan athletes and coaches.
Mrs. Willis Haver elected president of Jaycee Wives.
Graham Marshall installed as exalted ruler of Elks.
Annual all-night junior-senior prom held at West School.
Married: Miss Bonnie Myers and John Norman; Miss Vivian Dyer and Raymond Shivers.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1950
Ross Starkey winner here as 554 go to polls in primary.
Deanne Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Davis, and John Murphy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Murphy, named co-valedictorians for class of 1950.
72 seniors to receive diplomas May 24, including two sets of twins, Marilyn and Mary Kohler and Pat and Don Silverthorne.
Ten seniors will graduate from Port Washington High School.
Deaths: Edward H. Ricketts, 45; Harvey McCoy, 66.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1940
Cy Young marks his 50th anniversary of baseball.
Three gas stations, Treasure's, Standard Oil Company, and Lyons on Canal St. are remodeled.
AFL is victor in vote at Heller plant.
Mrs. Nellie Kail, Gilmore, homicide victim.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1930
Local high school to graduate 43 on May 27.
Andrew Shalosky, well-known resident, instantly killed at railroad crossing east of town.
Kilgore Products Co. resumes operations.
Fire at Ohio Penitentiary takes 319 lives.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1920
Mayor John C. Ross, lone-handed, captures robber of Kaden Store.
J.C. Cochran, 82, Civil War veteran and justice of the peace, dies of paralysis.
Stock being sold for the erection of a grain elevator.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1910
Harry and Paul Riggle leave this week to take up two homesteads in South Dakota.
Prof. C.W. Elliott, former superintendent of local schools and brother of Mrs. J.R. McElroy, dies in Cleveland.
D.C. Whiting, local agent for Metropolitan Insurance Co., transferred to Coshocton.
William B. Morrison and Miss Agnes Angus leave this week for visit to their native land, Scotland.