TEN YEARS AGO - 2000
First Federal Savings Bank of Newcomerstown started a fund-raising campaign for Newcomerstown Cy Young Youth League with a goal of raising $6,500 for the baseball/softball league.
Andrea Simmerman was crowned Indian Valley High School's Homecoming Queen.
Barbara Mardis, 53, Newcomerstown, fatally injured in two-vehicle accident on St. Rt. 258.
Ridgewood School District broke ground for new 85,000 sq. ft. high school with Superintendent Dr. Victor Cardenzana master of ceremonies.
Football: Trojans won 49-6 over Tuscarawas Central Catholic; Ridgewood lost to Shenandoah, 14-12; Indian Valley Braves defeated Garaway 27-12.
Married: Melissa Ann Ortt and Eliasha Bourne, Aug. 5; Mr. and Mrs. Ray "Sonny" (Jean) Williams, Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Newcomerstown, 50th anniversary, Sept. 23.
Deaths: Carl J. Lenzo, 83; Dale R. Baker, 74; Louida B. Riggle, 67; David B. Porteus, 80.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1990
Newcomerstown Middle School student council built a split rail fence around Pioneer Cemetery, Bridge St., and planned other improvements at the town's oldest cemetery.
Newcomerstown received a $200,000 grant from Appalachian Regional Commission towards development of well field east of the village.
Entertainers coming to area fairs included the band Sawyer Brown at Guernsey County Fair; Lorrie Morgan, Mel McDaniel and Patty Loveless, Tuscararawas Co. Fair, and Garth Brooks and Tom Wopat, Coshocton Co. Fair.
Trojan golfers show improvement with triangular win over River View and Zanesville Rosecrans.
Football: Trojans lost 16-8 to Indian Valley Braves, and Ridgewood Generals defeated by Coshocton 49-14.
Married: Mr. and Mrs. Michael (Anna) Somogye, Newcomerstown, 50th anniversary, Aug. 31; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Lorenz, West Lafayette, 65th anniversary.
Deaths: Henry W. Humphrey, 90; Claude R. "Abe" Hayes, 74; Martha Mae Glazer, 67.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1980
Police Chief John Lawver informed village council Newcomerstown's jail failed to meet state standards and requested the jail be closed.
Margaret Arnold crowned Ridgewood High's homecoming queen, escorted by Doug Richardson. Ridgewood won the homecoming game15-7 over Newcomerstown.
Indian Valley South Rebels, led by Scott Urban, defeated Jewett-Scio 40-0. In a previous football game, the Rebels lost to Tuscarawas Central Catholic 14-8.
Jefferson Grange at Stone Creek recognized Mr. and Mrs. Charles Haver as "Community Citizens of the Year."
Married: Teresa Diane Rivers and Charles E. Buzille, Aug. 16; Susan Lee Myers and Jeffrey G. Martin, Aug. 10.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1970
Miss Becky Postel crowned NHS Homecoming Queen. Trojans defeated Indian Valley North in homecoming game.
Gregory Anthony and William Laughlin, both Newcomerstown, receive Eagle Scout awards.
Married: Helen Minney and Bernard W. Chapman; Carol Mizer and David Fockler; Joyce Ann Faes and James R. Ortt; Bertha Green and Tom Dusenberry; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mallarnee, 65th anniversary; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Couts, 50th anniversary.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1960
Seiberling Plastics announced newly develope plastic packing material for packing perishable foods.
Rev. Donald Doss, leaving soon for pastorate in New York City, honored at picnic at roadside park near Port Washington.
Ida Addy, 91, received a birthday letter from First Lady Mamie Eisenhower.
Deaths: Roma Edna Blackwood, 80; Jerry Starker, 85.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1950
Robert W. Mowbray opens office for general practice of law in Crater building over Baltimore Clothing.
Heller Co. to move sales dept. here with Lloyd C. Smith head of the new department.
Local American Legion plans movies for children.
Trojans lost to Uhrichsville 31-0.
Maplewood PTA marks 10th year; Vernon Lindberg re-elected president.
Miss Norma Jean Baker and Raymond Williams married.
Deaths: William T. Kennedy, 75; Howard Parks, 62.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1940
Town gets ready for draft. Estimated 500 to register.
Town treasury sinking as tax revolt goes on.
Charles Abbuhl, awarded Flying Cadet scholarship, assigned to Dallas Aviation School at Dallas, Texas.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1930
Taylor Hardware remodels store room.
Russell Norman, 33, son of Crayton Norman, dies in Chicago.
Miss Bernice Palmer and Wayne Dorsey married.
The sawmill of Anthony Grewell burns to ground.
Remodeling of Presbyterian Church begins.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1920
First Baptist Church burns mortgage.
William Shurtz, 72, retired railroader, dies at home of his son, A.M. Shurtz.
Harvey Ortt purchases the Vogenitz store on Main St.
Ralph Emerson and Miss Margaret Lehman married and will reside in Cleveland.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1910
Cy Young and other members of the Cleveland ball club narrowly escape death of asphyxiation from gas fumes at League park.
W.R. Crater has sold his farm near Post Boy to Irwin Rice.
The slaughter house of S.S. Becks, near River St. bridge, destroyed by fire.
Rev. W.H Haverfield new pastor of ME Church.
Dr. W.J. Roberts and F.D. Mulvane on hunting trip in Michigan.