Road closing

Beginning Monday, Dec. 11, SR 751 will be closed just north of Township Road 248 while ODOT crews work on replacing a culvert. Work hours will be from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; however, the road will be closed to through traffic for the duration of the project. The project is expected to be completed by Friday, Dec. 15, weather permitting. Detour: I-77 to US 36 to SR 751. For more information contact:For more information contact: Morgan Overbey, Public Information Officer, at (740) 323-5204, or email

Candlelight service

Tim Pritchard and family are inviting area residents to their annual candlelight Christmas Carol Sing at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, at Christ United Methodist Church. The program includes three pianos playing together, piano duets, special guests and singing of traditional Christmas carols. The story of the birth of Christ will be read from the Scriptures.The program will last about an hour. For more information, go to or call 740-227-1129.

Class of 1957

The Newcomerstown High School Class of 1957 will hold its next luncheon at Dee's Restaurant in New Philadelphia on Jan. 2 at noon.

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.

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.

Alumni game

The fourth annual Alumni Basketball Game will be played at Newcomerstown High School on Friday, Dec. 29 at 6 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $5 for spectators 12 and over, $3 for children 11 and under. All proceeds will go towards the Junior Class Fund. Former NHS boys or girls basketball players are welcome to participate in the game. To sign up to play, email

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.