Ongoing and upcoming projects topped discussion at the June 15 Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce meeting.

The main project is the launch of the chamber's new Web site, www.newcomerstownchamber.com. Web designer and chamber Vice President Susan Norman said the site will have a directory of chamber members and businesses, as well as links to those businesses, and it will feature the chamber's newsletter and any upcoming events.

Meanwhile, the chamber's newsletter will be printed and available either on a monthly or quarterly basis. It will be sent via e-mail and possibly in the mail. The newsletter will explain the chamber activities and tell what's going on in the village and community.

"We don't want to constantly repeat ourselves," chamber President Jim Friel said.

In other business, the chamber discussed the annual Music in the Park entertainment. The July event will be Saturday, July 18 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Cy Young Park, Newcomerstown, with the Silver Eclipse band performing.

The entertainment for the August event has not yet been determined.

Four-man teams as well as hole sponsors are still being sought for the chamber's annual golf outing on Wednesday, July 29 at the Hickory Flats Golf Course, West Lafayette.

To enter a team or to sponsor a hole, contact Gary or Janet Chaney at 489-4545.

As far as the Cy Young Days Festival, the chamber is sponsoring the first ever queens competition on Thursday, June 25 at Christ United Methodist Church's River of Life Center.

"It's getting really, really close and we're getting nervous," chamber and festival committee member Janet Chaney said. "It'll all come together."

During the queen competition, which has seven girls competing for the title, Newcomerstown Mayor Steve Guy will crown the winner.

Tickets are also still available for the breakfast with Jim Perry on Sunday morning during the festival.

In other business, Friel informed the chamber that a committee has been formed (including three councilmembers, two Board of Public Affairs members, village fiscal officer, mayor and three citizens) to look into a new location for the village's municipal building that is handicap accessible.

The locations they are currently looking into are the former Presbyterian Church location, the former Duds 'N Suds laundromat and the village's water department to name a few.

The committee meets the first Monday of each month after the Board of Public Affairs meeting at the water department.

At the chamber's July 20 meeting at noon at April's Country Kitch'n, Trevor Vessel from the Ohio Job & Growth Plan will be at the meeting to discuss the proposed casino gambling issue coming this November in Ohio. All chamber members are encouraged to attend.