TEN YEARS AGO - 2005

Newcomerstown High School teacher Gretchen Yerian was nominated as "Educator of the Year" along with 12 other educators in Tuscarawas County.

Cody Cunningham finished second in the 135-pound weight class for the Trojans while Shawn Lafferty (119) and Nick Rotruck (215) each took fourth at the Malvern Invitational.

Ohio BMV announces specialty license plates for National Rifle Association.

Deaths: Cleveland L. "Butch" Beatty, 58, Newcomerstown; Floyd "Lauty" Lautenschleger, 73, Baltic; Patricia A. Matthews, 51, Troy; and Arlene E. Wheeler, 87, Newcomerstown.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1995

Leman Clark won a four-year term on Newcomerstown Village Council in a coin toss conducted by the Tuscarawas County Board of Elections. Clark tied with Jim Carr in the general election with both candidates receiving 388 votes following an automatic recount.

Newcomerstown Rotary Club celebrated its 70th anniversary at the Foreman's Club with Walter Funk receiving a 25-year perfect attendance award from president George Everhart. Other Rotarians present were Duane Smith, Donald Silverthorn, Dave Fletcher, Wayne Mortine, Bill Bower, Ike Wilkin, Dr. Dennis Davis, Carl Plants, Dwayne Shepherd, Jeff Orr and Mark Ashcraft.

Basketball: Trojans lost 71-56 to Hiland and 58-40 to Garaway; Ridgewood Generals lost 52-37 to Jewett-Scio Vikings; Indian Valley Braves lost to Fairless 59-45.

Deaths: Pauline R. Stoffer, 70; Marjean McMorrow, 63; Bryant J. Boitnott, 66.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1985

Fire destroyed the Amore home at the corner of State and Chestnut streets.

Trojans rallied in second half for 51-42 win over Indian Valley North.

Christmas edition of The News was filled with Christmas remembrances, including articles by Ridgewood students Jennifer Huff, Jeff Owens, Lisa Rose and Kim Potts.

Santa to visit youngsters in Port Washington Christmas Eve by firetruck.

Ruth Baker shared information about Dave Zeisberger and the Delaware Indians when members of Alpha Kappa Gamma Chapter of Delta Kappa Society Interntional met at Gnadenhutten Moravian Church.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1975

"Mood" rings and "pet" rocks topped list of best selling Christmas gifts.

Columbia Gas of Ohio requested customers conserve energy by setting thermostats at 67 degrees or lower.

Anna Hashman named winner of Tuscarawas County Americanism contest sponsored by American Legion. Other Newcomerstown High winners were Dave Pearson, Patti Huff, Rita Cognion, Kipp Hall and Tim Saylor.

Basketball: Trojans drop pair of close contests, 50-48, to Malvern and 35-34 to Zanesville Rosecrans; Indian Valley South posts 6-0 record after wins of 75-42 over Tusky Valley and 76-47 over Caldwell; Ridgewood Generals defeated Hiland 79-59.

Deaths: Mrs. Thomas (Ruth) Nastoff, 55; Sarah C. Vierheller, 78.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1965

Newcomerstown Jaycees deliver Christmas toys to 150 local needy children.

Fuel oil tankers and two vehicles crash three miles east of West Lafayette killing Charles A. Williamson, 25, and Larry H. Freetage, 27, both of West Lafayette.

Newcomerstown firemen receiving certificates for completing 26-hour fire-fighting instructions class were Fire Chief Otto Haxton, C.E. McElhaney, Willard Gunn, Bernard Malvin, John Shephard, Robert L. Riley, James W. Dorsey, Walter Fillman, Donald Frye, Wilbur F. Marlatt, Dave Leading, Carl T. Smith and Thomas Gaumer.

Trojans beaten 90-51 by West Holmes Knight in basketball action at Millersburg.

Deaths: Mrs. Harry (Lucille) Hough, 49; Mrs. Winfred Morris, 83; Joseph W. Robe, ex-principal, 75.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1955

Trojans defeat West Lafayette, 83-78.

Council approves appointment of new police officers, Joseph Marlatt and Harold D. Hoffman.

Marilyn Bean Haver receives bachelor of science in nursing degree at OSU.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1945

House shortage in Newcomerstown critical; no homes for vets until next fall.

Schools close second time because of influenza.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1935

Trojan basketball team defeats West Lafayette 36-21 and Dennison 33-21/

Merchants banquet attended by 100.

NINETY YEARS AGO -1925

NHS girls basketball team wins over Uhrichsville 21-5 and 19-5 over Warsaw. Trojans lost to Uhrichsville and Dover.

Chamber of Commerce completes work for community Christmas with over 1,000 treats packed.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1915

Daniel L. Miskimen, Cross Street, Civil War veteran, dies at Mt. Carmel Hospital in Columbus.

J.W. Nicodemus purchases new Ford delivery car for his florist and gardening business.