TEN YEARS AGO
A fire Sept. 21 at 449 Center St., Newcomerstown, was deemed "arson" by the State Fire Marshall's office.
Army Reserve Spec. Nicholas E. Wright, the son of Connie L. Hale of West Lafayette, has returned to the U.S. from an overseas forward-deployed location where the soldier participated in Operation Enduring Freedom.
A blessing of animals service will be held on the grounds of the First Presbyterian Church, 205 W. Canal St., Newcomerstown where each animal will receive a treat and a blessing.
A new contract between the Indian Valley Local Board of Education and the district's OAPSE Local 474 and Central Office salary of classified personnel was ratified with a two percent wage increase each year of the contract.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
Newcomerstown High's Homecoming Queen candidates included Becca Dennis, Shannon Harvey, Dana Eicholtz, Nicolle Danby, and ChVonne Swaney.
Local football: Trojans defeated Tuscarawas Central Catholic 20-14 with Loren Berger, Kris Bradford, Chad Elliott and Chris Kyle contributing to the win; Indian Valley Braves' Brian Migoni scored a last minute touchdown for a 21-14 victory over St. Clairsville; Coach Terry Guilliams' Ridgewood Generals ruined Jewett-Scio Viking's homecoming with an 18-0 win.
Connie Shaw, daughter of Ken and Rhea Shaw, Newcomerstown, won second place in oral reasons division at 1996 Ohio State 4-H General Livestock Judging at the Ohio State Fair.
Ed Long elected president and Roy Tedrow, vice president, of Indian Valley Future Farmers of America.
Deaths: Barbara Joann Miller, 65; Samuel E. Riddle, 79; Helen Arnold, 89.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
Tisha Calvin crown NHS Homecoming Queen.
Trojans defeated Tuscarawas Central Catholic 7-0 in Homecoming contest with John Buss scoring the touchdown and Maurice Tarrance kicking the extra point. Game delayed 25 minutes due to thunderstorm.
Janusian Club of West Lafayette met at Robson's in Coshocton for installation of officers with Kay Braniger, outgoing president, and Pam Stevens, new president.
Deaths: Howard Nelson, 88; Harry R. Brown, 43; V. Marie Richards, 97; Hazel Silverthorn, 81.
FORTY YEARS AGO
Newcomerstown's junior fullback and linebacker, Tracy Hart, named MVP in Trojans 19-0 win over Ridgewood. Coach Ward Holdsworth's Trojans were 3-0 on the season; Generals 2-1 on season.
Indian Valley South Rebels beaten 28-7 by Jewett-Scio.
Area 4-Hers winning the livestock entries at Tuscarawas County Fair included: Cindy and Gary Frenton, and Kathy Wynn, of Newcomerstown; Richard and Karen Bland, Jeannie Williams, Sheryl and Scott Glazer, and Tom Lahmers, all of Port Washington; Kriss Raber, Stone Creek.
Deaths: Heloise A. Rice, 74; Joseph Campbell, 74; Mrs. Richard (Elisabeth) Wood, 68.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
Work began on the new Newcomerstown High School on Beaver St.
Richard Smith, 12, son of Mr. And Mrs. Duane Smith, Newcomerstown R.D. 1, captured the Tuscarawas County Trapshooting Championship at Newcomerstown Trap Club.
Trojans lost third straight game to Dover St. Joseph 32-16.
Deaths: Roy Smith, 69; Mrs. Jacob Stonebrook, 73; Mrs. Retta Erskine Martin, 84; Ralph Ludwig, 59.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
Crops and gardens hit hard by early frost.
Edwin Troendly, Stone Creek R.D. 1, among 21 county winners of "Farmer of the Year" title.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
Meat shortage continues.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO
Chamber of Commerce get new train stop, Mo. 107 at 9:40 a.m. Democratic caravan, Roosevelt and Dewey, visit county.
Death: Mrs. Grace Garr.
NINETY YEARS AGO
Council approves relocation of College Street.
P.J. Atkinson purchases the V.R. Rehard grocery.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO
Pennsylvania Railroad will run special trains to Coshocton Fair.
Mr. And Mrs. A.L. Dillehay celebrate 30th wedding anniversary.
Rev. A.E. Waterman, pastor of U.B. Church, transferred to Cambridge.
ONE HUNDRED TEN YEARS AGO
A son was born this week to Mr. And Mrs. F.W. Wise.
Council grants franchise for lighting streets with electric arc lighting.
D.C. Whiting and Oscar Nicodemus will give selected balls this winter in the Williamson building.