The village of Newcomerstown administrative office will soon have some relief with the day to day tasks in the office.

At the recent regular council session, during new business, village council members approved the hiring of an administrative assistant. Erica Gress, a resident of West Lafayette, is a 2000 graduate of the Coshocton Christian Academy. She was formerly employed with the Ridgewood school system. The position is part-time, and will involve completing clerical tasks such as taking phone calls, relaying messages, assisting with research of requested information, filing, preparing village permits, assisting Mayor Pat Cadle, and Fiscal Officer Lisa Stiteler.

Other business discussed during the Oct. 15 session included:

• Michelle Dallachesia, RN, introduced a new local service, Leap of Faith Wellness, LLC, a new health coaching program. Dallachesia is a certified health coach. For more information contact Dallachesia at leapoffaithwellness@gmail.com or on Facebook.

• Council approved Capitol Energy at a 12 month term as an electric supplier for the village.

• Heather Stein-Wells thanked everyone who participated, supported the annual NERS chicken BBQ on Oct. 6.

• Council discussed recent concerns of homeless individuals sleeping, sheltering in several local business locations.

• A lot split was approved on Adena Drive for the lot that Taco Bell will be building on.

• A second reading was given for Ordinance 16-2018 concerning village insurance.

• The village will soon start the process to acquire the former Heller Tool/ Simonds property on Heller Drive.

• Training will be held at the Barber Civic Center on Nov. 1 from 6-8:30 p.m. for Volunteer Reception Center (VRC). They are looking for 30 local residents who would be interested in participating in the training. The VRC will be set-up in the event of a local, or national large scale emergency. The training is by RSVP to the Tuscarawas County EMA by calling 330-308-6670, or emailing Gail Baldwin at baldwing@co.tuscarawas.oh.us

• Council discussed concerns with the recycling site, and individuals that are depositing refuse and items that are not recyclable. The problem appears to be occurring at night time. Council has discussed placing security cameras, and installing a gate that will be locked throughout the night.

The next council session is scheduled for Nov. 5.