TEN YEARS AGO - 2004

Newcomerstown High School Prom King and Queen were Brian Lien and Michael McCormack, respectively.

Elks' Student of the Month for May was Amanda Lyons, a Newcomerstown senior.

Allen Gaskill, Newcomerstown, is retiring as a bus driver for Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District after 40 years.

Deaths: John Asher, 89, Arkville, N.Y.; George G. Briggs Sr., 78, Wainwright; Ryne C. Hathaway, 42, Universal City, Texas; George C. Hrometz Sr., 90, Newcomerstown; and John S. Heller, 83, Newcomerstown.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1994

The century's last annual eclipse of the sun was predicted for May 10; public warned direct eclipse watching could result in severe damage or loss of eyesight.

Newcomerstown Thespians presented "Cinderella" with Jennifer Pickett in the title role.

Newcomerstown High School's annual Academic Banquet took place. Fourth year award recipients were Susan Ashcraft, Heather Stein, Emily Overholser, Carrie Russell, Shelly Ashcraft, Michael Clark, Mary Belt, Tonya Mayhew, Jennifer Riffle and Rob Henry.

West Lafayette Chamber of Commerce announced plans for the 47th annual Homecoming, June 15-18.

Local area baseball: Trojans, coached by Jim Morris, won their fifth game, 6-2 over Lakeland, but lost to Ridgewood Generals 4-2 with Bryan George the wining pitcher; Indian Valley Braves 13-8 on season after double-header sweep of River View 4-3 (Curtis Love scored the winning run), and 15-14 helped by Shannon McComb driving in eight runs, hitting three doubles and a grand slam homerun.

Death: Hazel G. Norman, 83; Blanche J. Simmons, 84.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1984

Newcomerstown Council authorized ordinance routing trucks on village streets.

Phil Louden, Newcomerstown High band director, presented several awards at annual band banquet including John Philip Sousa Award to Randy Roe and Scholastic Award to Joan Murphy.

Ribbon cutting ceremonies held May 1 merging Home Building and Loan Company of Newcomerstown and First Federal of Zanesville.

Michael Butler installed as exalted ruler of Newcomerstown Elks Lodge.

Trojans won the Cuyahoga Relays.

Kevin Fillman winning pitcher in Trojans 6-2 win over Indian Valley South.

West Lafayette Fire Department honored Fire Chief Gaylord Hill for 25 years of community service.

Deaths: R. Bruce Everhart, 73; Lela R. Clarkston, 81; Lloyd R. Couts, 78; Ethel S. Angle, 75; Janice M. Hunt, 56; Mrs. William (Beulah) Gress, 61.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1974

Newcomerstown's track team, coached by Ernie Art, won Inter-Valley Conference victories 102-5 over Indian Valley South and 98-23 over Strasburg.

Deaths: Thelma Reidenbach, 64; Ralph Carlisle, 65; Fred Maloy, 78; Timothy K. Myers, infant son of Russell Jr. and Christine Myers.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1964

Mayor James A. Tufford designates May 11-16 as "Clean Up Week" in Newcomerstown.

Rev. John Kempf elected president of Booster Club.

Death: Rev. Sylvester P. Ozmun, 71.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1954

Seventy-three seniors in graduating class.

Fifteen initiated into Honor Society at high school.

Deaths: Jesse H. Richmond, 64; Dwight V. Kitchen, 65; Coyle F. Beiter, 63; Fred O. Gadd, 62.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1944

All village employees granted uniform wage rate.

45th annual inspection of Oriental Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, held at Masonic Temple.

Rationing removed from all except beef roasts and steaks.

Church of Nazarene burns first note of mortgage on church.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1934

Schools at Newcomerstown, New Philadelphia, West Lafayette and Coshocton burglarized.

Kilgore Cap Factory destroyed by fire.

Graduating class of 68 receives diplomas.

Death: Mrs. Anna B. Dorsey.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1924

Dr. Rollin A. Goudy dies of heart attack.

Ohio Bell Telephone takes over local lines.

Seniors will present "The Country Cousin" as their class play.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1914

Robert Kohler given surprise masquerade birthday party by friends.