Road work

Work began Monday, Dec. 4, Cross Roads Construction on a rock scaling project on SR 83 northbound, approximately a half mile north of Lake Park in Coshocton County. While work is being completed, there will be a signalized lane closure of SR 83 NB. The estimated completion date for this portion of the project is Friday, Dec. 8, weather permitting. For more information contact: Morgan Overbey, Public Information Officer, at (740) 323-5204, or email

Church events

Christ United Methodist Church, 648 Oak St., will have a traditional candlelight service in the sanctuary Dec. 24 at 7 p.m.  There will also be the annual Christmas musical, "Joy," on Dec. 17 in the River of Life Community Center.

‘Dear Santa’

"Dear Santa" is a theatrical presentation at the Olde Main Street Museum featuring Chris Hart as a postmaster locking up the Post Office when he finds a packet of un-delivered letters! Oh, no! When he looks through the packet, he finds that they are letters to Santa. As Chris shares the letters (which are actual letters kids wrote to Santa), we will enjoy the look at kids' wishes over the years. "Dear Santa" will be presented on December 8 and 9. The doors will open at 6 p.m., with the meal served at 6:30 and the show to follow. The meal will feature lasagna, tossed salad, garlic bread, a drink, and a homemade dessert.Tickets, which are $20, can be purchased from the box office on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. To get your tickets, stop in at the Olde Main Street Museum and Social Center during those hours or call 740-498-7735 during those hours. Enjoy this Christmas-themed show while surrounded by the beautiful trees, wreaths, and other decorations of the museum’s Christmas Wonderland.

Christmas Parade

The Newcomerstown Christmas Parade will be Saturday, Dec. 9, at 1 p.m. in downtown Newcomerstown. The line-up begins at noon at Newcomerstown High School. Santa Claus will be at the East Elementary School immediately following the parade with treats and refreshments. Anyone interested in participating in the parade should call Bonnie Johnson at 740-498-6644 or Jane Wilson at 330-407-0575.

Class of 1957

The Newcomerstown High School Class of 1957 will gather for lunch at the New Philadelphia Elks on Dec. 5 at noon.

Christmas sale

Isleta United Methodist Church will have its 12th annual "Christmas Cookie & Candy" sale in the church basement on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 8-11 a.m.. There will be hundreds of delicious holiday cookies and candies to choose from, and participants can make up their own assortment of favorites. Price is $6.50 per pound. The church is located at 58608 CR 9, Newcomerstown.

Class of 1956

The Newcomerstown High School Class of '56 will meet Thursday, Dec. 14 at noon.

Family in concert

The Mark Dubbeld Family will be in concert at the Bakersville Community Church at 7 p.m. on Dec. 8. A freewill offering will be taken.

Kurz Kasch luncheon

Kurz Kasch Retirees will have a luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 11:30 a.m. at April's Country Kitch'n.

Class of 1958

The Newcomerstown High School Class of '58 will have lunch on Thursday, Dec. 14 at Theo's Restaurant in Cambridge at 12:30 p.m.