TEN YEARS AGO - 2005

The board of education approved, June 15, the hiring of William "Bill" Caudill, Jr., of Maineville, Ohio, as superintendent of Ridgewood Schools with a three-year contract at a salary of $75,000 per year.

St. Paul Lutheran Church will present organist Timothy Marlatt in a concert in the newly-installed 28-rank Bunn Minnick Pipe Organ on Sunday, June 26.

Morgan Pharmac of Newcomerstown is pleased to announce that they have a new Pharmacy Manager Danielle Patton.

The following retiring teachers were recognized at the annual Newcomerstown Teachers Association Banquet: Elverda Baker, 25 years; and Ron G. James, 30 years.

Deaths: Neale Rodger Frenton, 71, Nashport; Paul Foster, 60, West Lafayette; Katie Hershberger, 80, Baltic; Richard "Dick" Stantz, 71,West Lafayette; Rev. William H. Strauffer, 95, Fiat; Melba Stotten, 90, Newcomerstown; and Elizabeth Portz, 98, Overland Park, Kan.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1995

Newcomerstown Council approved ordinances increasing village water and sewer rates with a $1 surcharge per month on water bills and a $4.50 per month surcharge on water. Quarterly billing was being changed to monthly.

Farmers' market on Main Street planned for July through September by Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs statuettes donated to West Lawn Cemetery by Ginny Bates of Ginny's Discount, Newcomerstown.

Deaths: Shirley D. Bloom, 44, drowning victim; David Lee Bell, 55; Edward E. Welsch, 54; Abby Brady, 83; Hazel R. Laebka, 87; Dr. Eugene A. Feldheimer, 67.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1985

Good weather and a variety of entertainment combined for a successful Cy Young Celebration in Newcomerstown -- Clyde Barthalow, educator, honored as "Favorite Citizen," and Lisa McPeak reigned as queen. Lions Club won first place parade float.

Morgan Pharmacy holds grand reopening at newly-constructed store on College Street, Newcomerstown, in addition to observing their 38th year of business here.

Starlite Drive-In theatre showing "Rambo, First Blood, Part II" starring Sylvester Stallone.

Deaths: Raymond E. Riggs, 53; Edwin Ott, 83; Wilma Creachbaum, 64; Paul J. Worthington, 82.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1975

Newcomerstown designated a Bi-Centennial Community by American Revolution Bi-Centennial Committee, according to Senator John Glenn's Office in Washington, D.C.

Gregory Scott Williams, 14, son of the James Williams family, Newcomerstown, seriously injured in Pony League baseball game.

Local Church of the Nazarene observed 40th anniversary, May 25.

Stone Creek High graduates hold 41st annual banquet at New Philadelphia Elks Lodge.

Newcomerstown High students Debra Stocker and Penny Temple to attend 1975 Teenage Institute on Alcohol and Other Drugs at Ohio Wesleyan University.

Deaths: John W. (Jack) Butler, 75; K. Edward Scott, 42; Walter L. Winters, 72; Roger Widder, 55; Gilbert Gay, 69; Paul Miskimen.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1965

Newcomerstown Board of Education to submit $950,000 bond issue to voters to construct new high school.

Deaths: Mrs. Alice Rennacker, 92; Mrs. Nellie G. Bird, 88; Mrs. Ora Longsworth Robinson, 86; John N. Moffitt, 76.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1955

Ralph W. Scott Agency, E. Main St., and Graham Marshall Insurance Agency, W. Canal Street, combine.

Earl R. Murphy, E. Canal Street, and John A. Murphy, R.D. 1, commissioned in Air Force Reserve at Ohio State.

Mr. and Mrs. Aufmuth of Lodi purchase Dari-Delite from Mr. and Mrs. Ed Johnson.

Lutherans welcome new pastor and wife, Rev. and Mrs. John Fletcher.

Deaths: Edison Norris, 72; Alvin Everhart, 87; Mrs. Mabel Gunn, 54.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1945

Canning sugar ration for area reduced to 6-1/2 pounds per person.

Newcomerstown Booster Club organizes with Russell Taylor as president.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1935

Rev. Eugene Thompson receives degree from Westminster College, Wilmington, Pa.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1925

J.K. Mohler takes over Hardson-Essex automobile agency.

Burt Murphy home after spending winter in Florida.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1915

Vaudeville season at local opera house closed this week.

Will R. Yingling in critical condition as result of paralytic stroke.