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Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM

First Baptist Church news

WEST LAFAYETTE -- Ants the size of kittens rode on the First Baptist Church Float for the West Lafayette Homecoming Parade.

WTNS Radio celebrates 70 years in Coshocton
Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM

WTNS Radio celebrates 70 years in Coshocton

COSHOCTON -- Next month, WTNS radio station, Coshocton, will celebrate 70 years being on the air. In September, 1947, area listeners heard the first broadcast from what we all know as WTNS Radio.

By William Casteel Correspondent
Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Cy Young Festival a success

Organizers of the 2017 Cy Young Festival have deemed this year's festival a success. "Thanks to everybody that helps makes this festival a success," said Janet Chaney. "Without your support, this would not be possible.

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Ground to be broken for new Scout center

Officials for the Muskingum Valley Council said they are excited to announce the official groundbreaking ceremony for their new Scouting Resource Center. The community is invited to join the Scouts on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 2 p.m.

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Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Journal

Police log Thursday, Aug. 3 2:40 a.m. Items in roadway. E. Canal St. Report taken. 3:04 a.m. Vandalism. S. Bridge St. Charged Hogan Meeks, 28, Newcomerstown, with criminal mischief. 5:26 a.m. Lights on. Park Hill Dr. Checks ok. 5:32 a.m. Swing set in roadway.

Port Elementary has 'Teacher of the Year'
Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Port Elementary has 'Teacher of the Year'

PORT WASHINGTON -- Patty Couts of Port Washington Elementary is the 2018 Teacher of the Year for State Board of Education District 9 and one of five finalists for next year's Ohio Teacher of the Year, according to an announcement made by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria.

Council checks out cruiser
Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Council checks out cruiser

Council member Kristie Wilkin took a picture of fellow council member David Shepherd is checking out Newcomerstown's first brand new police cruiser ever after a council meeting on Aug. 7. "It is so nice to see firsts like this in our village," Wilkin wrote.

New street superintendent hired
Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM

New street superintendent hired

Two new village employees will soon take their places in their new positions. Travis Goodwill of West Lafayette was hired as the new street superintendent, and Chris Harrah, also a resident of West Lafayette, was hired as part time street department employee to replace the seasonal workers.

By William Casteel Correspondent
Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Calendar

Class of 1967 The Newcomerstown High School Class of 1967 has re-scheduled its class reunion date to Oct. 21, 2017 at 6 p.m. at Raven's Glen, West Lafayette. For more information, call Connie (Schlarb) Funk at 330-401-7671.

Van plunges into Salt Fork Lake
Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Van plunges into Salt Fork Lake

Van plunges into Salt Fork Lake in Guernsey County.

By Rick Stillion Special To The News
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Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Gateway to Fall Fest Aug. 19

The first Gateway to Fall Festival sponsored by the Thomas R. Little Community Fund is scheduled for Aug. 19 in Newcomerstown. Recently, a group of Newcomerstown citizens came together with a vision to expand the outreach of the foundation to benefit even more people.

CSB promotes Gerber to VP, commercial lender
Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM

CSB promotes Gerber to VP, commercial lender

Eddie Steiner, president of The Commercial & Savings Bank, recently announced the promotion of Eric Gerber to vice president and commercial lender.

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Memory Lane

TEN YEARS AGO - 2007 Performing at the Ohio State Fair were Betsy Marinucci, Kristen Amore, John Warner and Rose Marinucci, with Steve Hildreth as one of the directors. A 100-year-old water line at the intersection of Goodrich and Canal streets in Newcomerstown was to be moved.

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Cruise-In scheduled

The 21st annual "Cruise-In The Country" will be Aug. 19 at Fry's Valley Moravian Church, 594 Fry's Valley Road, New Philadelphia. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m., with trophies presented at 5:30 p.m. Registration for the judged show is $8.

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Open House at East School

East School will be having its Open House on Aug. 22 from 6-7 p.m. Students and their families will have time to meet their teachers and look around the building. Everyone is invited for refreshments in the gym as well. The first day of school is Wednesday, Aug. 23.

Photo display at library
Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Photo display at library

West Lafayette residents and local historians Dan and June Markley are seen with one of 14 photos currently on display at the West Lafayette Branch Library for the month of August. The photos feature buildings and scenes throughout West Lafayette in the early days.

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Indian Valley Schools get ready for 2017

Students attending grades 1-12 in the Indian Valley Local Schools are set to begin classes for the 2017-2018 school year on Wednesday, Aug. 23. Kindergarten students will use a two day phase in with all students attending Friday, Aug. 25. Starting time for students will be 8 a.m.

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM

School start just around the corner

The first day of school is right around the corner! Here is some important back to school information: West School will be hosting the annual Back to School Fair on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon.

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Aug 9, 2017 12:00 AM

Schools open new year

The Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District will begin the 2017-2018 school year on Monday, Aug. 21, for all staff. The first day for students will be Wednesday, Aug. 23. Students attending classes at Buckeye Career Center will begin on Monday, Aug. 21, for new students and Aug.

Aug 9, 2017 12:00 AM

Bakersville Homecoming Aug. 11-13

The Bakersville Volunteer Fire Department and Bakersville Community Park will host the annual homecoming Aug. 11-13 at the park on Route 751 in Bakersville. All proceeds benefit the Bakersville Volunteer Fire Department and the Bakersville Community Park.