TEN YEARS AGO - 2003
Newcomerstown Street Department calculated more than 80 hours of overtime during the big winter storm this season and a total of about 130 hours of overtime for the year. They also used 139 tons of salt to treat the roads.
Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce has membership drive.
Deaths: Irene Martin, 71, West Lafayette; Sara J. Pearson, 64, Newcomerstown; and Norma J. Jones, 57, Newcomerstown.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993
Tuscarawas County Common Pleas Court Judge Edward O'Farrell to speak on "Community Pride and Family Values" at the 73rd annual Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce banquet set for April 14.
David Harris, the Trojans 6-2 senior center, was an honorable mention pick for the Associated Press Division IV All-Ohio team. He averaged 19.5 and 7.2 rebounds per game and ranked third on Newcomerstown's all-time scoring list.
Michelle Chapdelaine and Benjamin Norman, seniors at Ridgewood High School, chosen Elks Lodge "Students of the Month" for March.
Buckeye Girls State delegates from Newcomerstown High were Jennifer Riffle, Heather Stein, Tonya Mayhew and Emily Overholser, and Boys State delegates included Matt Marlatt, David Arth, Ben Treat, Matt Fockler, Mike Crank and Rob Henry.
Deaths: Epaminodas C. "Monte" Lampros, 82; Twila Snell, 89; Mary Barnett Weir, 87; Orlen Bennett.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983
"Industry on Parade" theme for Chamber of Commerce banquet April 27.
Sixth annual Times-Reporter all-star football game announced for July 29 with Ridgewood coach Chuck McMasters head coach of the West team. Local players selected for the West team were Bill Thompson of Newcomerstown, and Jeff Border, Lance Corder, Tim Markley and Larry Mullett of Ridgewood. Mark Cox of Indian Valley South was chosen for the East team.
Beth Hannahs and Jamie Pappas, students at Newcomerstown Middle School, were 1983 U.S. National Award winners in mathematics.
Deaths: Frances T. Spillman, 78; Mrs. Kenneth (Barbara) Ebersbach, 50; Mrs. John (Laura) Forney, 87; Mrs. Erma Finkbeiner.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973
Columbia Gas of Ohio office to close in Newcomerstown.
West Lafayette American Legion celebrates its 40th anniversary.
Week of April 16 designated as "Clean Up Week" in Newcomerstown.
Indian Valley Future Farmers of America, under advisor Terry Hiller, successful in district competition with the chapter superior rating and chosen a District Gold Emblem Chapter.
Deaths: Walter Peters, 69; Mrs. Grace Beal, 83; Mrs. Harriette Murphy, 61; Mrs. Chester (Dorothy) Berry, 66; Mrs. Inez Arnold Armstrong, 48; Mrs. William (Verda) Harrigan, 84; Mrs. Ralph (Amanda) Welling, 69.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963
Rev. Daena Cargnel, pastor of Assembly of God Church for 15 years, resigns.
Request made to council for additional lighting at Cy Young Park.
Deaths: Virgil Fisher, 42; Harold C. Fast; Harry Porteus, 45; Martin Cunnginham.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953
William E. Ourant re-elected president of Chamber of Commerce.
Cy Young celebrates his 86th birthday quietly at home.
Shuman Plants elected commander of Darrel O. Beiter Post of VFW.
Newcomerstown High School placed on list of secondary schools approved for the ensuing year by the North Central Associated College and Secondary Schools.
Kenneth Loader, playing saxophone, Ronald Bonnell, trumpet, and Gary Carney, trombone, receive superior ratings in soloist group at District 8 music contest.
Deaths: Mrs. Ida Chaney, 83; John S. McKinney, 70.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943
Town getting ready for blackout April 8.
Grass fire near old brick works north of town sweeps over 1,000 acres.
Mayor Earl Treasure takes over management of Shell Service Station on W. Church Street.
$23,100 raised in Red Cross drive; $500 needed to reach goal.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933
Local churches united for Easter service.
Raymond McCune and Forrest Berry open shoe store in Hinds building.
Attorney P.S. Olmstead of New Philadelphia appointed general manager of Heller Brothers Co., succeeding E.E. Clark, resigned.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1923
About 1,200 attend Ford opening in the Shoemaker garage.
Red Eagle Bus Co. rents room in Reed property on Bridge Street for bus station.
Oxford Bank to build new bank building.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1913
Ohio's greatest flood does untold damage. Newcomerstown suffers heavy property loss as nine-tenths of town is under water.