TEN YEARS AGO - 2003

Relay For Life raises $31,749 in Newcomerstown's event.

Former Newcomerstown High School product Ken Stocker was named as the next head coach of the New Lexington Panthers basketball team.

Journey's End Ministries purchased a larger more accessible building at 205 S. River St., Newcomerstown.

The Norma Johnson Center (NJC) is sponsoring a new club "Birding Club," for those interested in studying birds.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993

Sixty children registered for the library's summer reading program.

Todd Stoffer named head boys' basketball coach at Ridgewood High.

Riverside Home Healthy named June Adams as employee of the month.

Susan Lahmers, Jason and Cliff McCune, Chris Carney, Shannon Hunt, Karrie Loader, Shannon Harvey, Lori Norman, Jennifer Riffle, Chvonne Swaney and Mike Grewell, all members of the High Teen Class of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Newcomerstown, participated in a work-camp mission project in Welch, W.Va., helping people in need.

Deaths: Myrna R. Albaugh, 48; Teddy E. Cottrill, 54.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983

Fireworks and a variety of other activities planned for July 4th and Frontier Days Celebration in Newcomerstown.

Dr. George Tung, a native of Taiwan, opened a family practice at 149 S. Bridge St., Newcomerstown.

Carolyn Lehman, Newcomerstown, selected Newcomerstown Business Women's Club "Woman of the Year" at ceremonies held at Foreman's Club. Charter members honored were Edith Lee, Alma Reed, Dorothy McKean, Sue Burge and Edith Rogers.

Good weather cooperated with the West Lafayette Homecoming drawing crowds and 96 entries in the parade with the theme, "Countries Around the World." Janusian Club's "Holland" float took the grand prize. Homecoming queen was Amy McCrea, junior queen Jennifer Porteus, and mini queen Julie Owens.

Deaths: Former Birmingham resident, Myra Kay Kipler, Powell, 27, and her 18-month old son, Shawn Wesley Powell of Longmont, Colo., killed in truck accident at South Bend, Ind.; Mrs. William (Geraldine) Bradley, 64, Gnadenhutten; Joseph Redovian, 67, Kimbolton; Mrs. Rolland (Neva May) Babcock, 62, Coshocton; Mrs. Wesley (Fanabel) Mugford, 58; Russell E. Kennedy, 50.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973

Oxford Square Apartments project planned for Newcomerstown.

River Greens golf course sponsors benefit golf day for Ridgewood High School Living Memorial Fund established in memory of Mike Schlarb, Jeff St. John and Ward Carr, three Ridgewood High School students fatally injured in an auto accident Oct. 23, 1969.

U.S. Supreme Court rules newspapers cannot designate "female" or "male" in help wanted advertisements.

Indian Valley Board of Education, working on a one-school plan for the district, takes action to place a bond issue on the Nov. 6 ballot to construct high school at Tuscarawas.

Deaths: Renee Fansler, 16 months old; Mrs. J.H. (Mary B.) Riggle, 100; Charles M. Ray, 77; Ernest J. Kilchenman, 80; Mrs. Martha M. Mooney, 54.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963

Miss Pamela Johnson, Kimbolton, crowned Miss Clayland.

Chester Sharrock receives highest degree of Loyal Order of the Moose.

Postmaster John Scott announces Newcomerstown's code.

Rev. W.A. Hewitt named pastor of College Street Methodist Church.

St. Francis de Sales Church celebrates 25th anniversary.

Deaths: George B. Brode, 81; Frank Rohrbaker, 86; Mrs. J.E. Fletcher, 85; Harry F. Hothem, 85.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953

Ovel Beiter installed as president of the Lions Club.

Rev. P.E. Wright, pastor of local EUB Church, returned for third year by Ohio East Annual Conference.

Congregation of First Baptist Church to have reception for new pastor, Rev. Ralph Dovenbarger and wife.

Deaths: Mrs. Frank Neff, 64; William Ross, 53; Mrs. Elizabeth Blind, 85.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943

New curfew law is adopted. Children must be in by 10 p.m.

Miss Mary Simoni accepted the position as secretary in the office of the president of Otterbein College for the summer.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933

The 1934 Christian Endeavor Convention for Tuscarawas County will be held in Newcomerstown.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1923

Hugh and Christina Macmillan are home from Wooster College.

Lewis Fletcher, recently graduated from Bliss Electrical School in Washington, D.C., accepts position as tester of the Westinghouse plant in Pittsburgh, Pa.