TEN YEARS AGO - 2000
Ohio EPA representatives attended a public meeting here to explain needed upgrades at Newcomerstown's wastewater treatment plant. The village was placing a one-half percent income tax increase on the November ballot to finance upgrades.
Rotarian Carl Plants presented the program "Main Street 1942" for local Rotary Club.
Trojan Kyle Girton scored five touchdowns as the Trojans rolled over Bellaire St. John's 54-13; Ridgewood Generals nipped by Malvern 22-21; Indian Valley Braves lost 28-7 to Dover.
Deaths: Paul W. Mardis, 45; Harold L. Marlatt, 89.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1990
Trojan Keno Jackson passed the 1,000 yard mark in Newcomerstown's 53-0 victory over Jewett-Scio Vikings.
Kimmie DeMattio crowned Indian Valley High's Homecoming Queen.
Mabel Thornton, worthy matron, and Jack Thornton, worthy patron of local Oriental Chapter 106 Order of Eastern Star, honored at a dinner and presented engraved silver tray.
Tracy Brill crowned Ridgewood High School Homecoming Queen. The Generals lost to Malvern 21-12.
Indian Valley Braves lost to Fredericktown 14-6.
Deaths: Bert G. Knox, 78; Marshall R. Wheeland, 69; Carole J. MacQueen, 58; Mary E. Durben, 82; Mary Jo Beardmore.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1980
Clocks fall back one hour for Daylight Savings Time Sunday, Oct. 26.
Charles Easter elected president of West Lafayette Chamber of Commerce during annual meeting at River Greens clubhouse. Bill Ress, Republican candidate for state representative, was guest speaker.
George V. Brindley, 69, well-known resident of Newcomerstown involved in community and school affairs, died of a heart attack.
Local football action: injuries cost Trojans 19-7 loss to Strasburg Tigers; Indian Valley South Rebels won their homecoming game 46-8 over Conotton Valley; Ridgewood Generals closer to Inter Valley Conference championship with 21-7 victory over Garaway Pirates.
Married: Judith Ann Phillips and William Jones, Aug. 31.
Deaths: Michael David Slay, 20; Mrs. Clarence (Ruby) Maurer, 73.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1970
Newcomerstown voters turned down Buckeye Joint Vocational School levy by some 200 votes.
Rev. Tom Gamblin, Canaan, Ind., named new pastor of First Baptist Church here.
Trojans defeat Garaway 8-0.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1960
Trojans to host Uhrichsville Tigers for Homecoming game. Queen candidates are Pam Johnson, Diana McCleary, Jennie Mae Myers, Sue Milburn and Cathy Rehard. Escorts are Jerry Addy, Ronald Augenstein, Dennis Barlow, George Everhart, Hack Moore and Harold Sanders.
Newcomerstown Public Library will receive an additional $2,000 per year for the next three years for remodeling of new location on corner of Main and Bridge streets.
Elks make $100 donation to the library fund.
Deaths: Robert F. Kail, 33; Phillip Jones, 85; Samuel H. Crayton, 72.
W.M. Brode Co. low bidder for replacing Tuscarawas River bridge on Rt. 21.
East School's name goes on building. Materials were made locally at Seiberling Company in Newcomerstown.
First frost hits Newcomerstown Oct. 21.
Report indicates Newcomerstown took in more money than was spent in 1959.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1950
2188 vote here; $30,000 bond issue for new storm sewer in the west end passes.
Business and Professional Women's Club presents check for $1762 to Volunteer Fire Dept. for new emergency truck; business places and individuals contribute to the fund.
Don Fenton elected master of Buckhorn Grange, and Jerry Widder is elected master of juvenile grange.
October parking meter collections are $554.
Darrell Chaney, 14, wins first prize of $25 in "Misplaced Items" contest held in conjunction with Halloween.
Mayor Fred Reed appoints Earl Titus as head of local Civil Defense.
Legion donated $60 to the emergency truck fund and gave four flag staffs to local high school band.
Winners of the Prince of Peace contest were: Dianne Duff, College Street Methodist Church; Frances Hildebrand, Evangelical United Brethren; Sue Gay, Presbyterian.
Mr. and Mrs. O.A. Quillen celebrate their 66th wedding anniversary at home of their daughter, Mrs. Loren Stocker, Mulvane St.
Elwood Couts, Mayor of Port Washington, and Miss Loretta Nofsinger are married at Navarre.
Deaths: Mrs. Frank Wise, 69; Ida Mary Lyons, 73; Mrs. John Chambers, 79; Mrs. Minnie Mizer, 77.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1940
2661 vote, favor Wilkie, Bricker and county Democrat candidates.
City Clerk Oval Beiter is scraping corners to pay bills.
Trojans and Dresden tie in weird game. Local team gets all its points on kick-off runs.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1930
George White becomes Governor of Ohio.
Governor James Cox asks observance of Armistice Day.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1920
The body of Roy Norris, who died overseas, received here for burial.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1910
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Botimer and children return from trip to Panama Canal Zone in Texas.
D.O. Thompson, Coshocton, will open cleaning store here.
The Swatiska Club holds Halloween party.
Miss Mae Beuton leaves to spend winter in Lima.