A local history group has been meeting at the Newcomerstown Public Library. Here, the group was discussing some of the old businesses once located in Newcomerstown. Old soda bottles from Van Hoesen Brothers, and the Crystal Bottling Works were topics of discussion; both businesses having been located in Newcomerstown at different times between 1905 and 1930. The group meets at the Newcomerstown Public Library each Wednesday at 1 p.m., and is open to anyone with an interest in Newcomerstown, or surrounding communities. The group is looking for old pictures, newspapers, scrapbooks, school yearbooks or anything related to the area's local history. For more information, contact Elaine Mayenschein at 740-498-8228 or William Casteel at 740-545-0260.