TEN YEARS AGO - 2000
Newcomerstown school board considering village income tax increase as option to offset deficit in school operating costs.
A tractor accident on farm near Bakersville claimed the life of Carlos Lahna, 42, of Rt. 751, Newcomerstown.
Newcomerstown Tourism Unlimited sponsoring Walker Bros. Circus here Aug. 27.
Married: Susan Ranee Ashcraft and Joel Alan Gossett, March 13.
Deaths: Laura Miller, 81; Gladys I. Girton, 78; Catherine Butler, 84.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1990
William Lee resigned as NHS principal for similar position at Cambridge High School.
Indian Valley Braves joined PAC-7 athletic conference after two years of having no conference affiliations since Indian Valley South and Indian Valley North combined.
Michelle Everhart, Newcomerstown, nine-year member of 4-H, placed first in Tuscarawas County with her project "Meals for Easy Living" to represent county at Ohio State Fair.
R. Martin Daugherty, Fresno, re-elected to Frontier Power Co. board of trustees.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1980
David B. Leading resigned as Newcomerstown's fire chief with 30 years service on fire dept.
Tackett Raceway, Port Washington, hosted Grand Nationals Go-Kart races.
Tuscarawas County unemployment rate hit its highest rate at 12.6 percent with 4,625 persons out of 36,702 jobless.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold (Betty) Temple, Newcomerstown, celebrate 25th wedding anniversary June 25.
Deaths: Howard Edward Fowler, 55; Spec. 5 Robert M. Kenney, 35; Clyde Nay, 75.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1970
Parking meters removed in downtown Newcomerstown.
Newcomerstown among local area cities to receive state aid for updating reference material at public library.
Willard C. (Sid) Latham, formerly of here, retires after 46 years with Ohio Power Co.
Rotarians launch effort to develop playground on vacant village land at south end of Martin Luther King Dr.
Deaths: Katherine D. Glazer, 85; Sandra Kay Tedrick Shelton, 34.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1960
Newcomerstown Youth Club Inc. in process of remodeling new quarters on Church St.
BPW baseball team won the Boys Baseball League. Team members included Mike Butler, Floyd Mason, Jeff Mason, John Hurst, Terry Jones, Bill McKibben, Dave Craigo, Ron Hurst, Wayne Leading, Jim Boone, Ben Tufford, Stanton Tedlie, Craig Wilkin and Pat Grimm.
Plans underway for 20th anniversary of the Lions Club with Wayne Mortine, club president.
Council agreed on new fire-fighting contract with trustees of Oxford Twp. at $500 per year plus fireman's expenses for each fire run.
Over 550 attended the Emergency Squad's horse show at Sunset Arena.
Deaths: Ray H. Bond, 66; Ernest Henrich, 70.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1950
Assembly of Rainbow for Girls instituted by Oriental Chapter.
Dick Jurin and Jack Schlarb, former Trojan athletes, serving on Destroyer USS Bordelon.
Star-lite Drive-In robbed of $75 while patrons watch show.
Mrs. Frank LaPorte named chairman of GOP precinct workers.
Over 150 entries received for Field Trials of Tri-County Sportsman's League to be held at Gadd farm.
Home Equipment to have opening in new Main St. store.
Dennis Bahmer wins trip to Arizona in December for Soil Conservation efforts.
Over 200 friends gather at home of Postmaster and Mrs. John H. Welsh, Port Washington, to celebrate their silver wedding anniversary.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1940
Poles set for new grid field lights. Budget for school year set at $100,955. Enumeration is 1049.
Bill Hendershot, Tuscarawas County Soap Box Derby champion, feted at National finals in Akron.
Roadside park on Rt. 21 to open soon.
Fred Lyons killed by train near Main St.
Trip Abbe, two-year-old gelding owned by high school principal Fred Tipton wins race at Portsmouth.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1930
Presbyterian Church holds groundbreaking ceremony for new church school addition.
W.M. Brode Co. erects gravel plant just west of Pilling St. bridge.
Corliss Leech sells his interest in undertaking business in Avella, Pa., to locate in Coshocton.
Tuscarawas County farmers forced to import grain for feeding during drought.
Miss Martha Stahler and Gilbert Hart married in Canton by Rev. George Shurtz.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1920
Rev. Louis Momberg returned to local MP Church pastorate by church council.
Mrs. Isaac Haver injured in auto accident and horse and buggy accident during the same week.
Boyd Wallace receives discharge from Navy and returns home.
Union Sunday School picnic held in Loveless Grove.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1910
Corn crop considerably damaged by drought.
Class of 1909 entertains class of 1910 with outing at Brownings Ford.
Former mayor M.B. Kennedy approved as Aide-de-Campe with rank of Lt. Col. in the G.A.R.
The Kandy Kitchen is sold by J.C. Hartline to J.O. King and A.C. Thompson.
J.C. Hartline resigns as fire chief.
Dr. George Kistler and son John return from European trip.
Atty. Thomas Calhoun fatally injured while boarding train at Isleta.