TEN YEARS AGO - 2002
Tanner Sellers wins first place and Tyler Craigo receives Best of Show in local Scouts' annual Pinewood Derby.
Deaths: Gertrude L. Gephart, 86; Vernon R. Arnold, 71.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1992
Recognized as Elks' Students of the Month were Marcianne Grewell from Newcomerstown High, and Jeremy Glazer and Christie Lyons, both of Ridgewood High.
St. Patrick's Day was the theme for the March 17 meeting of the Port Washington Senior Citiznes at St. Paul's United Church of Christ. Readings were presented by Doris Donley and Marian Frank.
Ridgewood High School's delegates for Buckeye Girls' State were Lori Herbert, Amanda Bluck, Lori Lahna, Leslie Domer and Michelle Chapdelaine. Buckeye Boys's State selections were Jeremy Glazier, Ben Norman and Tim McNeal.
Married: Diana Christina Hill and Larry Eugene Emerson, March 7.
Deaths: Ellsworth J. Heston, 87; Roland A. "Shorty" Scott, 53; W. Sherman Duhamel, 88.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1982
Chamber of Commerce erects "Welcome to Newcomerstown" signs at village entrances.
Athletes and cheerleaders were honored at Newcomerstown High's winter sports banquet. Top wrestling honors went to Rob MacKinnon and Dave Renaud, Basketball awards went to Bill Thompson, Kurt Hall, Jim Stocker, Bob Meek, Theresa Hogue, Vicki Meek, Dimittra Harris, Rhonda Baker and Jodi Huffman. Tammy Stocker won the most spirited cheerleader award.
Some 300 persons attended Newcomerstown Business Women's annual style show and card party at West Elementary School.
Deaths: Paul E. Marling, 94; Mrs. Ralph (Margaret) Heister, 73; Mrs. Ila Brown, 89; Henry O. Warne, 84; Carl Hammersley, 71.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1972
Don Boyd was elected presented of the Jaycees, with Raymond McCormick, second vice president, and Mike Butler, secretary.
Neil Mortine, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Mortine of Oxford Heights, and Don Hart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Milford Hart, R.D. 1, of Newcomerstown, selected as local American Legion as delegates to Boys State.
Deaths: Donald Baker, 36; R.T. Forsythe, 58; Lester Zinkon, 58; Robert Stout, 27; LeRoy Miller, 60; S.H. Mullett, 77.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1962
Newcomerstown's police cruiser is equipped with a seat belt donated by the Parks Ashland service station, E. State Street.
Newcomerstown Ministerial Association completes plans for observance of Holy Week.
Seiberling Rubber Co. honors 28 employees of five area firms for the completion of a supervisor's safety training program presented by Seiberling's Division of Safety and Hygiene.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ott, Route 2, observe their 50th wedding anniversary.
Deaths: David Frederick Metzger, eight months, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Metzger; John Maloy, 76; George Durbin, 76; Rodney Dean Gaskill, infant; Cornelius Edwards, 76; Mrs. Harry Ely, 47.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1952
Newcomerstown Band receives "excellent" rating in Music Association's high school music contest of District 8 at East Liverpool.
Youth Center report states 1,052 young people visited the center in eight-week period.
Miss Grace Walkenspaw weds Myron Hoobler.
Deaths: Albert Sayre, 56; Charles Kedigh, 91; Alvin Owens, 95; Bertha VanSickle, 74.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1942
Residents are asked to attend the Air Wardens meeting Sunday.
Johnny Jones, columnist for the Columbus Dispatch, asked to speak at the Chamber of Commerce banquet.
Large crowd attends Easter services at the churches with 125 attending Good Friday services.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1932
Council plans to cut lighting bill to balance budget.
Lorin Palmer is elected president of Rotary.
Florine Marlatt and John Foster win state high school honors.
Local Legionnaires will participate in monster radio meet.
The Tuscora quartette will broadcast Sunday over WAIU.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1922
Lori Knowles locates in California.
The new electric fire siren is tested for second time.
Prof. York is guest speaker at the Chamber of Commerce.
Miss Mary Bean chosen president of Ohio University YWCA.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1912
Russell Little is thrown from his buggy when his team of horses is frightened by an automobile.
The Lutheran Church burns its mortgage.
Denver Reeds sells interest in his smoke house to his brother, JM Reed.
Neal and Wiley of Cambridge purchase Grand Theatre.