TEN YEARS AGO - 2000Vane Scott was keynote speaker for Newcomerstown's remembrance of the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. The memorial was held at West Lawn Cemetery.Construction of the new Newcomerstown Public Library was on or near schedule for completion by Feb. 13, 2001.Coach Mark Wolff's Trojans 3-0 on season after defeating Hiland 50-47 led by Trojan Greg Booth with 16 points; Indian Valley Braves won 64-42 over Ridgewood with Brave J.P. Brown scoring 15, and General Todd Cabot 18 points.Deaths: Sandra L. Deffenbaugh, 57, Fresno, killed in two-vehicle accident at intersection of US Rt. 36 and St. Rt. 93; Edith E. Mulligan, 79; Norma J. McCune, 67; James Cummins Sr., 68.TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1990Youth Ministry of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Newcomerstown, presenting outdoor Christmas drama, "A Journey Through Christmas" including live farm animals.Local area basketball: Trojans, coached by Dana Carley, won over Jewett-Scio Vikings 66-64 with credit for excellent play going to Trojans Delon Jackson, Mike Eikleberry, Charlie Clum, Keno Jackson, Chris Belt, Brian Bambeck and Mel Lahmers. Ridgewood, coached by Rick Raach, beat Hiland 70-68 with General Travis Simmons top scorer with 27 points; Indian Valley Brave Trent Couts scored 20 points in a 65-44 loss to Tusky Valley.Roger Bliss, commander of American Legion Post 431, Newcomerstown, presented certificates to NHS students winning the annual Americanism test, including Steph Stephen and Chris Gardner, seniors; Rhonda Ross and John Buckey, juniors; Becky Russell and Tony Adams, sophomores.Returning lettermen for NHS wrestling team were Todd Norman, Bob Imlay, Willie Weaver and Drew Lippencott.Ridgewood High's five returning lettermen on the wrestling team included Ethan Vessels, Mick Williams, Shane Borden, Bill Moore and Paul Apple.Married: Rebecca Michelle Green and Edwin Lane Everhart, May 5.Death: Madeline Makepeace, 87. THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1980Father John Kempf, Dresden, formerly with St. Francis de Sales Church in Newcomerstown, announced as guest speaker for Newcomerstown Elks Lodge annual Memorial Services.Newcomerstown's inadequate jail facility, closed by Police Chief John Lawver in September, included in story on sub-standard jails across Ohio featured in the Columbus Citizen-Journal.New sign being erected at TG & Y Store, formerly Scott's, on Main St., Newcomerstown.Gary Chaney elected president of Tr-County Sportsman's Club of Newcomerstown.Ron Bolton of the Cleveland Browns announced as speaker for the Tuscarawas County All-Stars banquet Dec. 15 at Tuscarawas Central Catholic High School.The Guernsey Go-Getters won the southeast regional "Ultra" award given by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation for outstanding Farm Bureau Youth Councils. Ken Ferguson, Kimbolton, was president of the Go-Getters and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Lamson, Guernsey, were council advisors.Coach Mike Gunther's Trojans lost to Tusky Valley 59-35, despite 18-point scoring effort by Trojan Tim Davis.General Dan Olinger was MVP as Ridgewood took the Orange and Black trophy in a 47-41 win over the Trojans. Olinger scored 14 points and teammate Todd Bradford scored 12. Trojan Bill Thompson scored 16.Indian Valley South Rebels defeated Strasburg Tigers 78-69 in a double-overtime game played in Newcomerstown High's gym. Rebel Von Beal led all scorers with 23 points, and Tiger Brad Lineback, who transferred from Newcomerstown to Strasburg, scored 22 points.FORTY YEARS AGO - 1970Oriental Chapter 106, Order of Eastern Star, installs new officers with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Denham, worthy patron and worthy matron.Death: Mrs. Lester (Audrey) Norris, 61.FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1960Newcomerstown, Roscoe, Malvern and Dover St. Joseph to take part in Newcomerstown Holiday Tournament.Deaths: Charles R. Beall, 53; Robert Sharples; Mrs. James Neal, 84.SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1950More than 150 attend open house at East School.World War II Veterans Assn. to sponsor 1951 March of Dimes.Lt. Col. Willis S. Johns, Port Washington, presented first oak leaf cluster to the Bronze Star for Meritorious Achievement as commanding officer of the 1809th AACS group.Deaths: John T. Hursey, 92; George A. Stoffer, 83; Richard Lee Barthalow, infant.SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1940Earl Carruthers, 15, wins silver cup at livestock show.Over 750 hear rendition of "Messiah" at Lutheran church.Students plan Yule pageant, "The Living Window."EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1930The new Cooley hotel is appraised at $39,000 and will be offered for sale.A cantata, "The Coming of Christ" will be presented at EUB Church.The Elks will give away 35 Christmas baskets.NINETY YEARS AGO - 1920Professor Marlowe, former superintendent of local schools, accepted similiar position near Cincinnati.The service medal of Darrell Beiter, killed in action, is received by relatives.Bert Early, 38, dies after short illness.ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1910The Mulvane brothers sells 6,543 acres of land in Kansas for $150,497.99.E.D. Swigert purchases Douglas property on Main St. for $3,000.The Kirby brothers open new bakery here.Miss Josephine Marling and W.W. Pennington of Caldwell are married.