TEN YEARS AGO - 2004

Lady Trojans defeated Hiland 15-0 in softball. It was a "perfect" day for Ridgewood High starting pitcher, Angie Shurtz, on Thursday against the Newcomerstown Trojans in the Division III Sectional Tournament on the Lady Generals' home diamond, as she tossed a perfect game.

Newcomerstown participates in the Fix the Schools/Project Chalkboard at Columbus Statehouse.

Newcomerstown Council approved the inaugural steps of forming a commission to coordinate a zoning commission.

Deaths: Lores B. McAllister, 81, Springfield; Vera L. Smith, 96, Newcomerstown; and Sarah Jane Watson, 71, Kimbolton.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1994

Prom queens and kings crowned at area proms were: Tonya Mayhew and Nate Archer, Newcomerstown High; April Boals and Travis Brill, Ridgewood High; Lori Lehigh and Curtis Love, Indian Valley High.

Superintendent David Branch announced 100 percent of seniors at Newcomerstown High School has passed the Ohio Ninth grade proficiency tests, a requirement for receiving a diploma.

Carrie Russell and Nate Archer were crowned Newcomerstown High School's Spring queen and king.

Voters in Indian Valley School District approved a 5.9 mill, 25-year bond issue to be used for numerous repairs, construction and improvements at district buildings.

Deaths: William B. Kerr, 61; Lewis F. "Bud" Braniger, 65; Althea B. Braniger, 90; John V. "Jake" Harding, 74; Nora W. Hall, 91; Frances L. Berry, 85; Gerald E. "Butch" Mardis, 50.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1984

The 102nd commencement of Newcomerstown High School set for May 20 at Lee Stadium. Valedictorians were Joan Murphy, Mark Fenton and Danielle Casey, and salutatorian was Kelly Werber.

Woody Hayes, a native of Newcomerstown and former head football coach of The Ohio State Buckeyes, was to be honored as Newcomerstown's "Favorite Son" at a banquet kicking off the Cy Young Celebration in July.

Starlite Drive-In theatre opened for summer season with "Friday the 13th, The Final Chapter" and Stephen King's "Children of the Corn."

Trojan track team won the Inter Valley Conference after defeating the Strasburg Tigers.

James Hykes won the Inter Valley Conference after defeating the Strasburg Tigers.

Death: Pearl E. Riley Dorsey, 76.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1974

Mayor Charles Holdsworth proclaims May 24-25 "Poppy Days" in Newcomerstown in conjunction with local American Legion Auxiliary.

Fire Chief Otto Haxton announces new fire alert system installed at Municipal Building.

Trojan track team wins Inter Valley Conference championship, as well as fourth place in Class A sectional meet at Lee Stadium, and first place in 10-team Cuyahoga Relays.

State Board of Education to name referee to hear proposed transfer of portion of Monroe Township from Cambridge to Newcomerstown school district.

West Lafayette Emergency Squad formed.

Mrs. Clem Stute elected president of Christian Mothers and Altar Society of St. Francis De Sales Church.

Deaths: Harry E. Eckelberry, 81; Mrs. Bradie (Dessie) Morrison, 82.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1964

A class of 81 seniors graduate May 26 from Newcomerstown High School with David Agricola ranking first scholastically and Steve Russell second.

Junior-Senior prom attended by 300 persons with theme "Ebb Tide."

Rev. Clare St. John of local Nazarene Church to leave in August to pastor Bucyrus Church of Nazarene.

Ed Riley re-elected president of Lions Club.

Chris K. Yanai receives Fourth Degree, highest award of Knights of Columbus.

Deaths: Charles M. Ludwig, 74; Walter W. Welker, 72; Martha Bordenkicher, 84.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1954

Rev. Phillip Auer, Galion, to be commencement speaker May 21.

State Auditor James A. Rhodes speaks to crowd of 300 at Chamber of Commerce banquet.

Rotary fetes senior boys.

Trojans tie Dover 59-59 in track meet.

Deaths: Mrs. W.A. Beers, 74; Mrs. Celia Tufford; Mrs. Hattie Brode, 77; Samuel Robinson, 84.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1944

Kindergarten school will start June 5 with Mary Ballentine in charge.

Several high school students successfully pass Civil Service examinations.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1934

Charles Rector home south of town destroyed by fire.

Chamber of Commerce will organize a band.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1924

R.O. Vogenitz buys Haver farm south of town.

A board of public affairs appointed by council with G.A. Beers, Mr. Brode and M.O. Julien as members.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1914

Blair's Flour Mill destroyed by fire.

Gurn Fisher, former resident, dies of injuries received in B&O Railroad yards in Pittsburgh.