TEN YEARS AGO - 2002

A parking problem was brought before Newcomerstown Village Council. A local Amish man was selling baskets and other items from a buggy parked on Adena Drive. That stand was causing traffic congestion in the area.

Walter Funk of Newcomerstown sold 335 poinsettias for the Newcomerstown Rotary Club.

Mr. and Mrs. Rick Archer of New Philadelphia celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.

Trojans lose opener against Strasburg, 61-47.

Deaths: Ernest A. Sparks, 85, Mt. Vernon; Elizabeth Ann Wheeler, 51, Zanesville; Ellen B. Ervin, 73, Newcomerstown; and Pearl R. Ross, 87, Newcomerstown.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1992

Newcomerstown Public Library announced plans for their production of "The First Story Hour at the Pine Ridge Public Library" to be presented at the Newcomerstown Middle School.

The FBI released information naming Thomas Lee Dillon, 42, Magnolia, as "a significant suspect" in the serial killings of five Ohio outdoorsman between April 1989 and April 1992.

Alford D. Miskimen, Newcomerstown, installed as worshipful master during ceremonies at local Masonic Temple.

Local boys' basketball: Trojans drop season opener 93-92 to Canton Heritage Christian; Ridgewood Generals won 82-50 over Tusky Valley; Indian Valley Braves open season with 64-45 win over Fort Frye.

Girls' basketball: Lady Trojans won 47-36 over Conotton Valley and lost to Garaway 50-28; Ridgewood Lady Generals lost to Coshocton 54-26; Indian Valley Lady Braves beat Tusky Valley 54-48 and won 53-31 over Sandy Valley.

Death: Artha M. (Kenney) Leidig, 85.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1982

Dr. David Booth, a native of Newcomerstown, opened his new chiropractic office at 1200 E. State Road, Newcomerstown.

Local area basketball: Trojans defeated by Tuscarawas Central Catholic 51-39 and by East Canton 72-49; Ridgewood picked up two wins, 68-50, over Claymont, and 67-52 over Jewett-Scio; Indian Valley South won 73-51 over East Knox and 67-52 over Smithville.

Fifteen area churches represented by 150 women attended the 15th annual Advent Breakfast at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Newcomerstown. "Born the King of Angels" was the theme.

Oriental Chapter of Eastern Star installed officers with Shirley and Stanley Fish, the new worthy matron and worthy patron.

Baltimore Clothing Store, Main Street, Newcomerstown, announced it would be going out of business.

Married: Jane Douglas and Samuel Swinderman, Oct. 23; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond (Maxine) Funk, Newcomerstown, 25th wedding anniversary; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond (Shirley) Rose, Kimbolton, 40th anniversary, Dec. 24.

Deaths: Everett (Zeke) Silverthorn, 71; Christina Macmillan, 80; Thomas Sweitzer, 68; Mrs. Willis (Nola) Durben, 70, Kimbolton; Edgil Corliss Fisher, 76.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1972

Trojans claim 81-60 victory over Indian Valley North, the pre-season choice for the Inter-Valley Conference crown.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Jane) Hashman installed as worthy matron and worthy patron of Oriental Chapter of Eastern Star.

Leo D. Boone, Newcomerstown, among retiring watchmen at Alsco plant, Gnadenhutten, honored at banquet.

Married: Linda Smith and Don Dunfee.

Deaths: Mrs. Margaret Miller Myers, 58; Harrison J. Wheeland, 84; Johnny Salyer, 18.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1962

Winter struck with sudden fury last week; snow, ice, cold come on heels of "Indian Summer."

Mayor J.A. Tufford administers oath of office as Civil Defense Director to Paul Edward Hamersley.

Clarence Schmidt, commercial manager for Ohio Bell Telephone Co. in the Coshocton-West Lafayette-Newcomerstown area, announced free dialing between the Newcomerstown and West Lafayette exchange will start Jan. 3, 1963.

Married: Shirley Spaulding and Robert Gaynor.

Deaths: Mrs. Alice Mason; Dewey Bixler, 64; Ross B. Miller, 85; Brooks Russell, 57; Joseph Taylor, 81; Mrs. Mary Elliott, 80.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1952

McKinley Avenue home of Mrs. W.J. Lehman nearly destroyed by $5,000 fire.

Walter P. Lease sells IGA grocery and meat market at Port Washington to David Goettge and his mother, Mrs. Helen Goettge.

New TV cable system put into operation here.

Lorin Stocker re-appointed street commissioner.

Kent S. Clow, 84, dies at Lake Forest, Ill.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1942

New bus line service to conserve use of automobiles is proposed here.

Annual presentation of "The Messiah" is Sunday at the Lutheran Church.

Through truck routes are restricted by council.

Children of community to receive annual Christmas treats Dec. 24.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1932

Carload of 26 South Dakota horses shipped to Dougherty farm east of town.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hess, Church Street, celebrate golden wedding anniversary.

Charles Edwards, local pigeon fancier, wins first, fourth and sixth prizes at American Pigmy Poultry Club Show at Cleveland.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1922

Trojans get win from Gnadenhutten 44-34.

Married: Miss Anna Louise Ludwig and Arthur Limbach at Port Washington; Miss Cordelia McCormick and Ambrose Baker.

Newcomerstown Democratic Women's Club holds banquet at Smythe's Restaurant.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1912

Mr. and Mrs. Will R. Yingling return from visit to New York City.

Consolidated Oil and Gas Co. drill gassers on Sander's Farm in Perry Township.

Miss Pearl Casteel, 19, teacher at Centenary, died suddenly while teaching.

Mr. and Mrs. William Lyons celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.