TEN YEARS AGO - 2005

Newcomerstown Thespians put on a show-stopping performance of "Seussical the Musical" in the Newcomerstown Middle School.

Newcomerstown is again making its mark on the OSU program as 2002 Trojan graduate Tyler Mason has achieved special recognition by making the Ohio State Buckeye cheerleading squad.

River otters can be trapped in Ohio beginning in late December.

Taylor Bradford of Newcomerstown is the winner of the pumpkin decorating contest at the library.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1995

East of Chicago Pizza was planning to open a restaurant in Newcomerstown at the corner of State and Bridge streets in April 1996.

A single-vehicle accident on County Road 21, just north of Newcomerstown, claimed the life of Mrs. James (Tamara) Connor, 24, Newcomerstown.

Members of the Women's Beta Club met at Christ United Methodist Church where a musical group comprised of Gene Poland, Charles Arth and Bert Romig entertained by performing a selection of older songs.

Deaths: Martha M. Berry, 93; Rev. O.E. Ghere, 86; Ralph M. Westhafer, 80; and Chester G. Scheetz, 74.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1985

Threat of AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) was adversely affecting donor participation in the American Red Cross Bloodmobile locally. Ways of contracting the disease and the procedure used by the Red Cross to make it safe to give and receive blood were clarified in The News.

Jeff Gill, art teacher at Ridgewood Junior High and High schools, received the outstanding art teacher of the year in the Eastern Region of the Ohio Art Education Association.

Local residents retiring from Newcomerstown plants included Edith Daugherty with 20 years and Betty Glazer, 26, years, both from DiversiTech General, and Elmer Simmerman with 40 years at Simonds Cutting Tools.

Deaths: Lawrence Groff, 79; Mable Woods Little, 85; Mary Audrey Davis, 47; Eva L. Dawson, 82; Robert W. Wigfield, 64.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1975

Santa Claus to visit Newcomerstown Nov. 29.

Attorney Patricia McCants DeBoer to practice law here with Attorney R.A. Mowbray.

Coach Dave Hughes announced a Trojan roster including Mark Wolff, Dave Seibert, Chuck Eckelberry, Dan Stocker, Don Rutherford, Rick Hogue, Chucks Donato, Tom Gadd, Tony Sheppard, Dave Snyder and Eric Gault.

Dave Olinger canned 44 points, tying a previous record set by Rich Babcock, and teammate Rob Warne added 18 points leading Ridgewood Generals to a 72-59 win over West Holmes in season opener.

Frank E. Lanning, 75, Newcomerstown, killed instantly in car truck accident on Route 36 at north edge of town.

Deaths: James Earl Berry, 72; Clarence E. Ashelman, 79; Robert G. Haver, 48; Jack Lohr, 53; Clifford H. Shaffer, 64; Edward Evans, 89.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1965

New village curfew in Newcomerstown takes effect ordering children under 12 to be off streets by dark and youths under 18 to be in by 11 p.m. unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Trojans drop 36-16 decision to River View Black Bears in preview game at Warsaw.

Tornado-like windstorm does considerable damage to James Brandon property on Newcomerstown R.D. 3.

Some 60 4-H leaders and advisers from Tuscarawas County and several other southeastern counties met at a special session at the West School.

Local high school students hold assembly in memory of late President John F. Kennedy under the direction of social studies teacher Edward Dickau.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1955

Annual Union Thanksgiving service at College Street Methodist Church. Rev. Ernest Howell, E.U.B. Church pastor, will be speaker.

Homer Arth of Newcomerstown R.D. 2, Glen Jarvis of Port Washington R.D. 2, and Chester Mizer, Stone Creek R.D. 1, re-elected directors of Tuscarawas Soil Conservation District.

Senior Class presents play "The Fighting Little's."

Deaths: Mrs. George Passwater, 49; Mrs. William Tish, 78; Adam M. Dittmar, 56; Mrs. Ora Baker, 41.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1945

Council accepts plans for opening Cross Street.

Iris Bethel, 19, suffers contusions and abrasions when struck by automobile.

Attorney Vernon Lee receives Army discharge and resumes his law practice here.

Rev. Charles Foust of the Lutheran Church will deliver Thanksgiving sermon at Trinity Methodist Church.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1935

"Dusty" Miller will speak at annual fall Chamber of Commerce banquet.

First issue of school paper, "Student Print," appears.

John Nicodemus reports he is still picking strawberries.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1925

Twelve new members bring the Boy Scout Band membership to 35.

Former county treasurer Charles Ley, 59, dies of heart attack at New Philadelphia.