TEN YEARS AGO - 2003

Voters this year will continue to use the familiar punch card ballots, however, next year that voting system is expected to change to computers.

General beat the Trojans at Lee Stadium to claim the IVC Championship title.

More than 55 firefighters from six departments worked to extinguish approximately 100 salvaged automobiles on fire at Sharier Auto Wrecking and Salvage near West Lafayette.

Approximately $400 was raised during a four-week penny drive at the East Elementary School to be donated to Tuscarawas County Hospice.

Newcomerstown Middle School's eighth grade volleyball team was tournament runner-up and consisted of: Ashley Swinderman, Samantha Kirk, April Wardell, Lindsay Belt, Keelyne Kissel, Brittany Abner, Rachel Miller, Lindsey Norman, Alicia Norman, Alicia Somogye and Jennifer Lyons. They were coached by John Dupke.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993

Several area 4-H advisors were recognized at the 1993 Tuscarawas County 4-H Advisor's banquet held at the David Barber Civic Center. Newcomerstown Schools' Superintendent David Branch was banquet speaker.

Jimmy Boyd was top winner in the pumpkin decorating contest at the Newcomerstown Public Library's annual "Pumpkin Fest."

Ridgewood High School seniors selected as the Elks' Student of the Month were Amy Jo Sheneman and Ritchie Porcher.

Edward McMullen was winner of the week's "Lucky Bucks."

Local football: Trojans lots 14-0 to Jewett-Scio Vikings; Ridgewood Generals defeated heavily-favored Tuscarwas Centeral Catholic 7-6; Indian Valley Braves in first place in Principal's Athletic Conference with 14-6 win over Akron Manchester.

Deaths: Christopher Donald Thogmartin, 20; Luella M. Bonnell, 77; Clarence D. "Pete" Beamer, 71; Melinda E. Boltz, 88; Mary V. Rice Poorman, 78; Goldie M. Bradford, 83.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983

Candidates for mayor of Newcomerstown in the coming Tuesday, Nov. 8 election were Charles R. Yingling, Audrey Hanni, Marvin Lawver and Richard Day. Mayor Dennis Belle was not running for re-election.

Faith Baptist Church, Port Washington, to construct a new church on acreage purchased at the intersection of Route 36 and County Road 217B.

Shirley Wolff and Marjorie Miller, both Newcomerstown, named officials for the Red Cross program in Newcomerstown, succeeding Lillian Ruby, who retired.

Local football: Trojans over Jewett-Scio, 33-20; Indian Valley South Rebels lost to Indian Valley North Big Blue, 7-6; Ridgewood Generals won 13-0 over Malvern.

Local Lions Club Rose Day announced for Nov. 20.

Deaths: Frank B. Walker, 73, Newcomerstown; George J. Ramsour, 86, Port Washington.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973

Thousands of spectators lined downtown streets for the Jaycees' Halloween parade with James Cutshall, parade marshal. Business Women's Club won first place best float.

Malvern claims Inter Valley Conference title with 24-9 victory over Trojans.

Ridgewood Generals nip River View Black Bears 8-6 in homecoming game. Renee Sheneman was crowned queen.

General election is Tuesday, Nov. 6 with Charles Holdsworth, Republican, and Robert Hall, Democrat, candidates for mayor of Newcomerstown.

Mills Decorating Center, W. State Street, announces official grand opening.

Deaths: Harry M. Stocker, 75; Glenn Shearrow, 77; William Gamble, 35.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963

Newcomerstown Jaycee Wives visit the Mike Douglas Show Oct. 17. Frankie Avalon is co-host.

Trojans lose to Uhrichsville 38-24, but will be gunning for sixth victory at Byesville Friday night.

Flippo the Clown will be added attraction to the Halloween Parade this year.

Trojans will see OSU-Penn State game at Columbus Nov. 9.

Deaths: Harold E. Leading, 63; Charles Glenn Hannahs, 67; Miss Anna B. Brown, 89; George Raymond Kenney, three days.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953

Trojans defeat Byesville 26-0.

Large crowd attends high school open house.

472 receive chest X-rays here.

Scout fund drive nears $1,000.

Deaths: William Craigo, 88; Eddie Moore, 41; Arthur J. Maxwell, 49; Miss Lona Sergeant.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943

Plainfield schools closed by scarlet fever.

Council orders traffic light at corner of College and Canal streets.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933

Charles Edwards, breeder of black tailed Japanese bantams, takes string of prizes at Loudonville Fair.

Carl Parsons catches 33-inch, 16-3/4-pound Walleye Pike in Mohican River.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1923

Boy Scouts organize under leadership of Harry Dillehay.

Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Booth entertain for their son Jasper and his Belgian bride.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1913

Rev. W.W. Carhart and family are moving to Unionport.

A rear-end collision of two coal trains in the C&M Yards during a dense fog causes a fire.