TEN YEARS AGO - 2004

Area supporters of "Project Chalkboard" will hold a rally supporting changes in the state's school funding system on May 1 at Cy Young Park.

Cory Brandon of the Newcomerstown Trojans won the long jump in a triangular meet against Ridgewood and Strasburg.

Charles Haver, 91, of New Philadelphia, formerly of Stone Creek, participated again this year in Jefferson Grange's Stone Creek Community Easter Egg hunt.

Deaths: Lawrence D. Coy, 86, West Lafayette; and Gardner L. Stocker, 87, Newcomerstown.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1994

Primary election set for May 3.

Allen's Sawmill on Peoples Church Road, Newcomerstown, destroyed by fire caused when sparks from a wood edger ignited sawdust and grease.

Jamie Lewis, Newcomerstown High School junior, set a new pole vault record with a 14-2 vault against Jewett-Scio Vikings. He broke Dave "Buzz" Bell's record of 14-0.

Elks' student of the month from Ridgewood High School were Nikki Dolick and David Scott.

Deaths: Margaret Wilson, 84; Betty J. Morgan, 69; E. Irene Mason, 66; Helen H. Rogers, 77; Eva Blair Walter, 89; John A. Olinger, 58.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1984

Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce awarded Ray Booth, editor of The Newcomerstown News, the first "Outstanding Chamber Member of the Year" award at the 64th annual banquet at the David Barber Civic Center. "Chief Netawatwes" awards went to Lawson's, Roger Bambeck, Bowman Apartments and Wentz Concrete.

Among recipients of awards at the Knights of Columbus 13th annual banquet were: Miller Krebs, Citizen of the Year; the Clem Stute family, Family of the Year; Mrs. Russ (Kathy) Ashkettle, Woman of the Year; Rachel Stoffer, Wise Owl honor; and Mariann Mayhew, Youth of the Year.

Eric Parks of Columbus, a native of Newcomerstown, honored by Central Ohio Vision Center as Outstanding Parliamentarian. Sandy Bland, FFA queen, and Hoss Robinson and Dan Edwards, State Farmer awards.

Dennis J. Keeton, 21, Irivin, Texas, formerly of Newcomerstown, killed in traffic accident in Dallas County, Texas.

Deaths: Russell W. Marchett, 78; Alfred L. Swigert, 68; Mrs. Charles (Anna) Berger, 75; Herbert L. Harness, 72; Ashley K. Dansby, five weeks; and Wilson R. Bush, 54.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1974

Chamber of Commerce banquet held at Newcomerstown High School (NHS) with awards given to Unger Lumber, Gnadenhutten; Hutchinson Services and Walker and Associates, both Newcomerstown; Dale Boyd, owner of Farm Fresh building; Roy Fletcher, president of Bank One; Rev. Fred Schmidt of Assembly of God Church; and Godfrey Holzbach, NHS band director.

Newcomerstown Teachers Association honored retiring educators Farrill Sharrock, Claude Hinds and Nettie Hilborn at banquet at Bonvechio's Restaurant.

Trojans win 77-72 over Garaway Pirates at track meet here.

Trojan sophomore Mark Crank pitched no-hitter against Strasburg for 10-0 NHS victory.

Deaths: Olden Passmore, 69; Daniel Cordrey, 93; Mrs. Fred K. (Ada) Duvall, 87; Harry W. Ott, 73; Kenneth Patterson.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1964

Trojans edged 2-1 by New Philadelphia Quakers in sectional Class AA baseball tournament at Dover.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1954

Miss Naudice Oldt is valedictorian and Miss Doris Ellen Beal, salutatorian of high school class of 1954.

Duke Heller, John McFadden, Keith Russell and Ron Walkenspaw chosen to attend Boy's State at Camp Perry.

Woody Hayes will be speaker at Memorial Day service.

Deaths: Mrs. A.L. Rinehart, 54; Fred D. Miller, 87; John Brewer, 87; Mrs. Andrew Schlafley, 84.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1944

Ensign Robert Kistler part of capture of Eniwetok in Marshall Islands.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1934

68 seniors to receive diplomas May 2.

Rev. Glenroie MacQueen retires from ministry at Presbyterian Church.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1924

Mrs. Charles Brode, Chestnut Street, dies of heart attack.

Tuscarawas County Sunday School Convention held here April 27.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1914

C.B. Chapman left this week for Kentucky to purchase three carloads of Jersey cattle.

Miss Grace Temple, Guernsey, wins diamond ring and trip to Europe in Daily Guernsey Times contest in Cambridge.