TEN YEARS AGO - 2004

All area school issues defeated in election.

A fire early Friday, Nov. 5 caused thousands of dollars worth of damage to the Newcomerstown American Legion Post.

Newcomerstown resident Malcolm Ritchie returns from serving in Iraq.

Ridgewood took its dynamic cross country show on the road to the state meet in Columbus and finished an impressive third place in Division III of the 76th Ohio High School Athletic Association Champsionships.

Deaths: Joan L. Belle, 68, Columbus; Jack R. Danley, 77, Kimbolton; Sharon F. Davidson, 64, Port Washington; Walter S. Graham, 64, Port Washington; John William Hendershot, 78, Newcomerstown; David A. Lafferty, 43, Lake City, Fla.; Blanche M. Miller, 70, Newcomestown; Lester L. Paulun, 68, Highland Park, Mich.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1994

Governor George Voinovich inducted 25 men and women into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame including humanitarian and the ohio State Buckeyes most successful football coach, the late Woody Hayes. A Newcomerstown native, Hayes died in 1984.

Striking employees of GenCorp Polymer Products plant in Newcomerstown approved a new contract.

Football: Coach Mike Gary's Trojans upset heavily favored Ridgewood Generals 16-14 at West Lafayette. Trojan Kris Bradford won the MVP trophy. Among other outstanding performers were Trojans Loren Berger, Joey McCall, Gary Fries and Lawrence Prysi, and Coach Terry Guilliams' Generals Jake Lee, Tim Warden, Tyler Affolter and Dirk Hostetler.

Deaths: Hazel Worthington, 86; Walter E. Jones, 69; Alma D. McConnell, 85; Max H. Corbett, 79.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1984

First snowflakes of winter fell on the area Nov. 6, according to local weather observer Don Keating.

Local area players selected for Inter Valley Conference football first team were Marc Norman of Newcomerstown, Tom Gray and Dan Jackson of Indian Valley South, and Randy Norman, Alan Folkert, Loy Wiggins and Todd Paisley of Ridgewood.

Ron Little, Newcomerstown High choral director, appointed assistant conductor of Coshocton Community Choir.

Dan Smith, coach of Ridgewood Lady Generals, named Coach of the Year in Inter Valley Conference volleyball as the Lady Generals won the 1984 crown. Ridgewood's Diane Croy and Karen Kaiser and Newcomerstown's Darla Meeks named on conference first tame.

Deaths: Emma J.O. Stocker, 87; Brett Chapman, 21.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1974

Cambridge Board of Education plans more legal action to block transfer of portion of Monroe Township from the Cambridge district to Newcomerstown School District.

Trojans and Ridgewood battle to 6-6 tie.

Allen Gaskill, Newcomerstown R.D. 1, named "Farmer of the Year" by Tuscarawas County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Elmer "Coxey" Lorenz, Stone Creek, in his 72nd year of fur buying.

West Lafayette's 20th Century Club celebrating 75th anniversary.

U.S. Treasury reports shortage of pennies.

Death: James M. Dichler, 78.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1964

Art Dennis and Dave Gress win boat/motor at Jaycees barbecue.

Trojans defeat Byesville, 58-8.

Pam Barber winner and David Vogel, runner-up in Newcomerstown Prince of Peace contest.

Earl Stocker heads Tri-County Sportsman's League.

W.E. Ourant, Lions Club Rose Day chairman, reports 280 dozen delivered in Newcomerstown vicinity.

Newcomerstown High School to present play "Tom Swayer" Nov. 20.

Deaths: Ellsowrth Hixon, 65; Roy Graham, 70; Ira Murphy, 84.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1954

Prince of Peace contest won by Nancy Brown, Methodist Church; Eloise Shreve at Presbyterian; Dolly Buss, EUB; and Jeannie Portz, First Baptist.

Richard Robinson, Cross Street, accepts position as commercial with state highway department in New Philadelphia.

Trojans lose to Dennison, 20-14; finish season at 5-4.

Rev. George Shurtz, Cross Street, re-elected National Chaplain Veterans of World War I.

Deaths: Mrs. Alice Hoobler, 55; John Homer Smith, 60; Mrs. Ceci Rose, 57.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1944

Dr. E.C. Spear, local dentist, dies at University Hospital, Cleveland, after six-month illness.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1934

Trojans sin over New Concord, 22-0.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1924

Mrs. J.L. Sheetz and Mrs. C.E. Gardner receive severe cuts and bruises in automobile accident.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1914

Ohio quarantined and hunting forbidden due to foot and mouth disease.

Paving of highway east of town completed by W.M. Brode Co.

ONE HUNDRED TEN YEARS AGO - 1904

U.G. Wheeland, Gnadhutten, killed by train at Port Washington.