The old hardware store at the southeast corner of Main and Kirk streets in West Lafayette appears to be a popular spot on this postcard postmarked Dec. 6, 1913. The establishment, originally known as Ross & McAllister Hardware, changed ownership several times with name changes including Foster & Naragon, Foster & Gray's, then Gray's Hardware. The building more recently housed the former Jackson Maytag Appliance store owned by Tim and Nancy Jackson. The building, built in 1910, would have been three years old in the photo and 100 years old this year.
TEN YEARS AGO - 2000
Proclamation signed by Newcomerstown Mayor Jim Carr designating July 24-29 as local observance of the 50th anniversary of the Korean War.
Trojan boys basketball head coach Mark Wolff, who had resigned, was rehired.
Angel Valley Rosebuds and Ramblers 4-H Club of Stone Creek planned an open house celebration at Jefferson Grange Hall for the club's 50th anniversary and 50-year adviser, Mildred Cronebaugh.
Deaths: Pamela Belle Stuyvesant, 33; Mary P. Forney, 92; Lurland Marie Daugherty, 47; Geraldine P. Ford, 83.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1990
Coach Gregg Shivers and his team of 15-16 year olds won the Tri-County Baseball League championship. Team members were Troy Belt, Troy Bricker, Chris Gibson, Drew Lippencott, Mike Belknap, David Russell, Tony Ortiz, Travis Pollock, Shawn Shivers, John Tanksley, Geoff Abbuhl, Kevin Bailey, Charlie Clum and Brian Hardesty.
Newcomerstown Police Dept. among 20 law enforcement agencies participating in four-county Southeastern Ohio Narcotics Team formed for Tuscarawas, Guernsey, Belmont and Monroe counties.
Married: Michelle Lea Kobel and Christian Dane Unger, June 16.
Deaths: Doris R. Moore, 63; J. Walter Dennis, 83.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1980
Coshocton Co. Commissioners rejected an emergency proposal to re-open Coshocton Co. Rd. 9 bridge near Newcomerstown following extensive repairs.
Preliminary census figures indicated Tuscarawas County's population was 83,000. Newcomerstown's population was 3,904, a decrease from 4,155 in 1970.
Tom Couts, 9, son of Jim and Ellen Couts, Newcomerstown, won his division in Pitch, Hit and Run competition at Tuscora Park, New Philadelphia, and advanced to district competition in Canton.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1970
Councilman Paul Simpson heads plan for federally-assisted, low rent public housing program for Newcomerstown.
Francis "Pete" Bosold named "Knight of the Year" by local Knights of Columbus at St. Francis de Sales Church.
Married: Doris Ann Lantz and Robert H. McCutcheon Jr.
Newcomerstown High School Band to perform at 117th Ohio State Fair "Expohio '70."
Death: Francis Wolff.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1960
Dr. R.F. Warren, son of Dr. and Mrs. R.F. Warren, E. Canal St., has moved from Houston, Texas, to Columbus where he has entered OSU for post-graduate work in orthodontics.
Deaths: George E. Day, 70; Mrs. Mary Dorothy Ferrell; Mrs. Emmett Craigo, 85.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1950
Wayne McFadden, R.D. 3, graduate of Muskingum College, accepted as student at Ohio State University Medical College.
Married: Miss Muriel Peterson and Donald Martin; Bessie Clary Kendrick and Daniel E. Casteel.
Deaths: Edward Michael, 87; Elmer Marling, 85.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1940
Heller Brothers get defense orders.
Work starts soon on Athletic Field with Home Equipment Co. and a Detroit firm low bidders.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1930
M.C. Grimm will open barbership on Main St.
Mrs. W.Y. Farral and daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Dillehay buy the Goody Shoppe from Paul Atkinson.
Dr. E.V. Berry dies after long illness and heart trouble.
Robert Hinds and Bill Beers selected to play in the State Fair School Band at the Ohio State Fair.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1920
Hobart Donahoe hired as principal of the high school and Mrs. S.A. Neighbor as art and music instructor.
The body of Leslie Gray, World War I soldier who died overseas, returned home.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1910
The boys of '40 meet at Mulvane Park.
E.M. Bair purchases Emerson Flour Mill.
Zach Thalheimer, manager of Baltimore Clothing Store, leaving for visit in Germany.