TEN YEARS AGO - 2005
In an unanimous vote, the Newcomerstown Board of Education approved the extension of Superintendent Jeff Staggs' contract for one year with a salary of $79,000 per year.
Tom Stratton graduated June 11 receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude with a major in physics and a minor in German from the University of Chicago.
Solid Rock Youth Center attracting national attention.
West Lafayette Council approves $420,000 budget.
Deaths: Irene A. Bossworth, 99, Canton; George W. Cornelius, 78, West Lafayette; John Douglas Estep, 62, Reno; Clara E. Hawkins, 42, Newcomerstown; Ruth Hayes, 74, Lewis Center; Ronnie Lee "Homer" Martin, 44, West Lafayette; Alvin C. Mille, 81, Millersburg; and Sarah L. Miller, 62, Baltic.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1995
Two-mill levy to be placed on the November ballot for voters to approve replacement of the Cy Young Park bathhouse and concession stand,
Former Newcomerstown resident Danielle Ritter, 16, Coronado, Calif., named California state champion in speed trial bicycling; gearing up for the U.S. Olympic team.
Karrie Loader and Renee Bouchs, seniors at Newcomerstown High in the coming school year, attended Buckeye Girls' State at Bowling Green State University.
Port Washington planned to place 0.6 mill levy on the November ballot for upkeep of Union Cemetery.
Deaths: Hazel E. Hartman, 90; Wilmer B. Bates, 74; Gilbert E. Flowers Jr., 48; Robert Lee Donley, 69; Ralph J. Robinson, 83; Geraldine Riggle, 75; Debra E. Johnson Covic, 34.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1985
Aggravated murder trial of Donald L. Nicely, 46, Port Washington R.D. 1, accused of killing his wife, Dolores J. "Jeannie" Nicely, started at Tuscarawas County Courthouse even though her body had not been found.
Randy L. Henry, 32, formerly of Port Washington, killed by gun-shot wound in Denver, Colo.
Jim Weber, Newcomerstown, and his partner undefeated in concrete canoe competition for the University of Akron, continuing the university's undefeated record for the eighth consecutive year. Team captain Weber was in his third year on the team.
James McKinney, 47, Fresno, was participating in "Ride Across America" and by finishing the 3,000-mile bicycle race from Santa Monica, Calif., to Atlantic City, NJ, he would be the oldest to qualify as an official finisher.
Deaths: James E. Grewell, 55; Edith M. Rogers, 94; Mabel L. Gram, 81.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1975
Truck owned by a Kentucky firm overturned in dense fog on Rote 36, killing livestock loaded on the truck.
R.L. Mathias, exalted ruler of Newcomerstown Elks, and his wife, Betty, attended the Elks National Convention in Dallas, Texas.
Anna Lynn Hashman, Newcomerstown, appointed grand lecturer of District 18, Order of Rainbow for Girls.
Palace Auction, owned by Joe Barbera, announced plans to sponsor community tennis tournament.
Deaths: Annias P. Beal, 84; Curtis Schupp, 83; Opal Foraker Poorman; Rebecca Diechler Leonard, 85.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1965
Russell Grubbs, 622 N. Bridge St., purchases M&K Store, 151 Main St., where he has been manager for 20 years.
Patricia Schlarb, Shirley Waelde, Beth Stoffer, Jill Addy and Beverly Krebs attend 34th annual Grand Assembly of Order of Rainbow for Girls at Ohio University.
Death: Loren C. Stocker Sr., 80, Oxford Township Trustee for 24 year and former street commissioner.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1955
Council marks $25,000 for street work.
George Fuller is new manager of Newcomerstown J.C. Penney Store.
Merchants Committee plans Farmers' Day celebration.
Local property owners have paid 99.86 of real estate tax.
Fred W. Lowery, Newcomerstown High principal, appointed principal of Lancaster High.
Death: Alverton H. Norris, 73.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1945
Council asks for levy to replace tax loss.
Congressman William Thom asks investigation of local sugar shortage.
Electors to vote on bond issue for park program; $40,000 asked for swimming pool and park improvements.
E.V. Rice, M&K Store manager, resigns to accept management of produce department of the Barnesville store.
C.L. McMahon, former superintendent of Newcomerstown Schools, named superintendent of Washington County Schools.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1935
The Heller Club visits Carnegie Institute.
E.M. Carr sells restaurant on E. Canal Street to James Huff.
Council increases budget $3,057.37 over last year.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1925
American Legion will sponsor the show, "The Lost Battalion."
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1915
Newcomerstown Commercial Club organized with W.A. Beers as president.
Frank Thompson injured when gas exploded at Kinsey's Bakery.
Excavation for new K of P building started.