TEN YEARS AGO - 2001
One of the most controversial issues in years will be decided by voters on Nov. 6 as six continuing levies for the Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District have been brought up for repeal.
Residents to vote whether Newcomerstown adopt a charter form of government.
Trojans end season undefeated and an Inter-Valley Conference title with 41-7 victory over Ridgewood (4-6 overall). Braves end season at 7-3 with 28-21 victory over Claymont.
Brooke Schrickel, Ridgewood graduate, is a member of the Ohio State University Marching Band.
Marathon at Morris Crossing, Newcomerstown, drops gas prices at $.69 a gallon.
Deaths: Evelyn Ahle, 77; Charles Gore, 80.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1991
The Newcomerstown Halloween Parade was a success with a tremendous crowd of spectators and numerous participants, including costumed children, floats, election candidates, and emergency equipment.
Voters were to decide on several issues and candidates at the coming Tuesday, Nov. 5 election.
Angela Jo Wilkin, a junior at Muskingum College and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Craig Wilkin, Newcomerstown, was crowned Muskingums 1991 Homecoming queen.
Area football: Trojans lost 20-16 to South Harrison, W.Va.; Indian Valley Braves won their eighth game of the season, 20-0 over Fredericktown; Ridgewood lost to Coshocton Redskins, 28-0.
The talented Ridgewood Lady Generals were in regional volleyball tournaments with five seniors, Amy Gute, Niki Wolfe, Danielle Hostetler, Karen Zinkon and Jean Ann Harrison, who were sporting a record of 97-18 since their seventh grade year in 1986.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald (Rosalie) Porcher, Newcomerstown, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 22.
Deaths: Donald E. Zeigler Sr., 66; Ralph V. Darragh, 79; Erma C. Miller, 77.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1981
Newcomerstown Thespians to present Guys and Dolls Nov. 13-14 in the middle school auditorium. Ron Little was play director with Diane Spaulding, assistant director. Bev Sharrock was the choreographer.
Tim Jackson, owner of Jackson TV & Appliance, was named president of the West Lafayette Chamber of Commerce.
Coach Ron James and his Trojans won a 53-34 victory at Jewett-Scio.
Duane Neal and Mark Mozena of the Newcomerstown Trojans cross country team qualified for the state tournament after the team finished a strong second at the district meet in Cambridge.
Bob Atha, senior placekicker on the Ohio State Buckeyes football team, kicked a record five field goals in the Buckeyes game against Indiana. Athas father, Cy Atha, formerly resided in Newcomerstown and was a graduate of Newcomerstown High School.
Lori Styer, 13-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Styer, Newcomerstown, won a set of books for being named a winner in The Times Reporter Tell Me Why column. Her winning question was Who Invited Roller Skates.
Church Women United of Newcomerstown elected Mrs. Marvin Loader, president. Also elected to offices were: Mary Nolan, vice president; Faye Davidson, secretary; and Celia Hennis, treasurer.
The Indian Valley South Band Parents voted to change their name to IVS Band Boosters.
Gifts of Love was the theme for the Tuscarawas County Extension Homemakers annual holiday Show and Tell Nov. 11-12 in the New Philadelphia Elks auditorium.
Greg Bowman of the local Knights of Columbus presented a check for nearly $400 to Jean Stull, district coordinator for Special Olympics of Tuscarawas County. The K of C raised the funds in their Measure Up drive.
Married: Doris Roberson and Rex Clarkston, Aug. 23; Judy K. Chadima and Steven L. Kissinger, Oct. 16; Mr. and Mrs. Donald (Rosalie) Porcher, Newcomerstown, 40th wedding anniversary, Oct. 22.
Deaths: Mrs. Inez O. Elliott, 83; Raymond W. McPherson, 86; Thomas R. Briley Sr., 60.
(Additionl information was unavailable for the Memory Lane column this week.)