TEN YEARS AGO - 2005

Kelcea Long, age 10, of Gnadenhutten, was crowned 2005 Pioneer Princess.

The State Library of Ohio approved $15,027 in Library Services and Technology (ACT) LSTA funds for Newcomerstown Exempted Village Schools.

Deaths: Daisy L. Bible, 63, Newcomerstown; Ann Myers, 93, Newcomerstown; and Chester L. "Chet" Stumm, 86, Dennison.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1995

Roy "Skeeter" and Arlene Mayhew, Newcomerstown, reached the six-gallon club as blood donors.

Blair Porteus, Coshocton County, and Charles "Sonny" Lahmers, Tuscarawas County, were elected to the Frontier Power Company board of trustees.

Former Newcomerstown resident Bob Weber was touring as a member of the road crew with the rock band R.E.M. and was part of a special feature appearing in "USA Today."

Deaths: Joshua J. Miller, 25, Newcomerstown, farming accident; Mary Bell Arnold, 67; Roger B. Thompson, 85; Wendy Wilson Smith, 37; and Dean Emery Bear, 75.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1985

Tuscarawas County Common Pleas Court jury found Donald Nicely, Port Washington R.D. 1, guilty of the April murder of his wife, Delores "Jeannie" Nicely.

Newcomerstown school board voted to place a 5-mill continuing operating levy on the Nov. 5 ballot.

Billy D. Shalosky, 2, of Fresno, fatally injured after being struck by pickup truck.

Some 85 friends attended a surprise 80th birthday party at the Old Temperance Tavern Museum for Dorothea Marshall of Newcomerstown, president of Newcomerstown Historical Society.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1975

Coach Ward Holdsworth reported 39 boys out for Trojan football.

Tuscarawas County Budget Commission gave Newcomerstown's 1976 budget a "good shape" rating.

Frank D. Oldt, Newcomerstown, named Coshocton County Emergency Service coordinator.

Newcomerstown Business and Professional Men held its second golf outing of the season with Tom Eakin, Chet Mizer And Don Wagner taking top awards.

Local Elks announced annual picnic for Aug. 17 on Jon Atkinson farm.

Profits to exceed $3,000 from West Lafayette Homecoming.

Deaths: Lulu E. Thompson, 80; Rodney Bassett.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1965

Superintendent Edward D. Hamsher announces Newcomerstown Schools open Sept. 7.

Over 400 attended annual Moose Lodge picnic at Sportsman's Club.

Little League All-Star Game Aug. 23. American Legion team is coached by Jim Mullen and National League all-stars' coach is Fr. John Kempf.

Herbert Buss Post of American Legion at Stone Creek dedicate new home, the former United Church of Christ.

Deaths: Harry E. Frymire, 66; Paul Richard King, infant; Richard P. Lauer, 87; and W.C. Walker, 64.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1955

15-cent increase for all employees of local Heller Tool Co. announced, effective Sept. 1.

Deaths: Mrs. Neva McMillen, 49; Mrs. Florence Haver, 77; Professor L.E. Wolfe, 85; Mrs. Fred Elliott, 58; and Mrs. Mary S. Black, 92.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1945

Soviet Union declares war on Japan.

Word received of death of Warner C. Portz, 53, reported missing on a Japanese prison ship last December; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Chaney, Post Boy, receive telegram confirming death of their nephew Warner Edson Chaney, chief radioman on destroyer Twiggs, sunk by Japanese in June 1944.

E.E. Lindsay, retired Tuscarawas County jurist and former local resident, dies at his home in New Philadelphia.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1935

Flood waters sweep through north end of town when railroad embankment goes out.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1925

Primary election winners: Mayor Oliver for mayor and J.R. Fisher for marshall.

Perry Murphy and John Atkinson return from six-week motor trip out west.

Death: Bigelow Miller, 78, prominent farmer.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1915

New company, Newcomerstown Supply Co., incorporated and capitalized at $3,500.

Death: Mrs. Dent L. Lydick.