TEN YEARS AGO - 2005

West Lafayette Village Council agreed, Nov. 28, with the West Lafayette Planning Commission's decision -- no exemption on zoning rules for village government.

Low participation numbers may hurt Trojan wrestlers' 2005-2006 season.

Buckeye Health and Rehabilitation Center in Newcomerstown is now offering Anodyne Therapy to reduce pain using an infrared light.

Deaths: Robert Apple, 77, Dresden; Ruth H. John, 82, Concord; Patricia A. Matthews, 51, Troy; Gloria Ann Stahl, 66, Newcomerstown; June K. Tassell, 63, Newcomerstown; Arthur "Merle" Tedrick, 87, West Lafayette; Leora Weaver, 92, West Lafayette; Donald L. White, 78, Tippecanoe; and Vernon W. Powell, 88, Mount Juliet, Tenn.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1995

Newcomerstown Village Council approved a new contract with Newcomerstown Emergency Rescue Squad Inc.

Empire Plastics of Vestal, N.Y., purchased the rigid plastics plant of GenCorp in Newcomerstown, with a workforce of approximately 130 employees.

Jim Chorey, Newcomerstown postmaster, accepted the postmaster's position at Norwich.

Richard Wright, Newcomerstown High biology teacher, selected by Ohio Academy of Science to receive the Governor's Award for Excellence in Youth Science Opportunities.

Ridgewood Future Farmers of America members Brian Leindecker of Fresno and Timothy McNeal of Plainfield received the National FFA Convention in Kansas City, Mo.

Basketball season opened with the Trojans winning 64-26 over Waterford Wildcats, paced by Loren Berger scoring 20 points and Eric Gay, 12 points; Ridgewood lost 64-42 to Tuslaw and won in double overtime 46-42 over Akron Manchster; Lady Generals opened with a 94-25 loss to Garaway and 60-37 to Lakeland Lady Raiders.

Deaths: Wayne C. "Butch" Mounts, 45; Julia Beatrice (Temple) Owens, 85; Wallace E. Casteel, 72; Melvin E. "Pete" Dixon, 69; Ed Bates Sr., 56.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1985

Newcomerstown Board of Education authorized formation of a committee to set guidelines for the "Wall of Honor" at Newcomerstown High School. Ike Hayes, J.D. Milburn and Wayne Woodrow "Woody" Hayes were pictured on the wall.

Janet A. Warner, 36, Kimbolton, died from injuries received in a two-vehicle accident on County Road 35, Liberty Township. Her passenger, Melissa McPeak, 10, Kimbolton, was hospitalized.

Area basketball: Newcomerstown defeated Conotton Valley 63-46 and Tuscarawas Central Catholic 61-45, but lost to Tusky Valley 70-59; Indian Valley South Rebels beat Malvern 52-49; Ridgewood won over Jewett-Scio 60-55 and lost to West Holmes 47-42.

Tom Cinefro, Cricket Hill, Newcomerstown, started a new audio commercial production business called, "Star Media."

Deaths: Everett D. Alexander, 79; Mrs. Ray (Norene) Saylor Cunningham, 74; Charlotte D. Murphy, 84.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1975

Local Board of Public Affairs informed federal funds amounting to $138,975 were approved for detailed plans of the village's proposed sewer treatment facilities.

Christmas season brightened as recession eased -- local industries reported most workers recalled.

John Brady, Trojan guard, only Tuscarawas Countian selected for Associated Press Class A first team. Ridgewood's Mark Gress was named first team center on the AP's Class AA All-Ohio football squad.

Trojans nipped by West Holmes 50-48 and by Tusky Valley 35-34.

Ridgewood Generals undefeated with 4-0 record after beating Claymont 65-42 and Zanesville Rosecrans 630-59.

Indian Valley South won 57-37 over Jewett-Scio and 69-46 over Tuscarawas Central Catholic.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1965

Newcomerstown Public Library receives $13,500 in allocation of personal tax funds by the Tuscarawas County Budget Commission.

Trojans stomped by Claymont Mustangs 90-51.

Santa Claus to arrive Dec. 11.

Newcomerstown Volunteer Fire Department holds annual Christmas party.

Company and union representatives met for first time Dec. 7 since the Heller Tool Co. plant closed from a strike Nov. 14.

Former resident Robert D. Peoples, 64, Uhrichsville, killed in auto-train accident at Dennison.

Deaths: Charles W. Baumgartner, 67; Mrs. Dollie M. Folkert, 76; Erick Vogt, 68; Mrs. Margaret J. Kinsey, 77; George Jordan.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1955

President J.P. Seiberling to dedicate the Seiberling Rubber Company's new Plastic Division here to the memory of the late Forest Smith.

Port Washington Chamber of Commerce formed with 35 members.

Sheldon Young Shell Service Station, State Street, and Kissell Grocery, State Street, robbed.

Trojans beat Baltic 73-52.

Santa greeted by large crowd of children Dec. 8.

Deaths: Miss Ellen Wiandt, 46; Clarence Getchey, 31; Mrs. Lydia Quigley Parkinson; Oren H. Fisher, 81.

James Evans, son of Mrs. Fred Evans, Neighbor Street, named principal of Northwood School in University Heights.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1945

Local students Elsie Stahl and Wayne McFadden, 99 percent; Kenneth Dorsey, Donald Russell and Robert Kinsey, 97 percent; Celia Hogg, 95 percent, are all above state average in state math tests.

Dr. Glenn Stelzner resumes practice after serving 10 months with Gen. Patton's Army in France.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1935

Council adds more street lights to business section of town.

Golden Eagle captured on McKenzie farm north of town.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1925

Newcomerstown alumni bests Trojans 27-0.

Pennsylvania Railroad erecting mammoth steel water tank here of 50,000 gallon capacity.

Stakes driven Saturday for Vixen Tool Works of Rex File plant.

Ortt Bros. take over Victrola and Edison business conducted by Joe Laoder.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1915

The 67th birthday of Dr. J. McElroy celebrated with a dinner.

Four special trains of the Buckeye Special pass through Newcomerstown.

C.B. Bereman has resigned as manager of the Home Factory; succeeded by L.J. Schmitt of Columbus.

E.R. Swigert buys Pace Harness and Hardware Store on Main Street.

Two-story dwelling of Phil Kees, Canal Street, destroyed by fire.