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Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM

AAA: Historic Independence Day travel season ahead

This Independence Day, a record-breaking 44.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home, taking to the nation's roads, skies, rails, and waterways to honor the red, white, and blue. With 1.

Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Little Free Library now at Burt Park

WEST LAFAYETTE -- In cooperation with the Village of West Lafayette's Park Board, the Little Free Library is now placed at Burt Park. The Library belongs to everyone and anyone can use it. The books are always free.

Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Port Washington Council June meeting report

PORT WASHINGTON -- Mayor Tom Gardner reminded Port Washington village council members during the June meeting that five council seats will be open as of Jan. 1, 2018.

Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM

West Lafayette Rotary student of the month

Ms. Celeste Vanfossen, daughter of Wes Vanfossen and Amy Zwick, was named the West Lafayette Rotary Student of the Month for May.

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Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Senior Center

Activities at the Senior Center: June 26: Exercise, 10:15 a.m.; Women's euchre, 12:15 p.m. June 27: Exercise, 9:15 a.m.; NERS blood pressure, 10:30 a.m.; senior meeting with bingo, 12:15 p.m. June 28: Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; Dover euchre, 11:30 a.m.

Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Welcome home!

COSHOCTON -- They had once parachuted into the same Holland field, the old veteran who stood at the podium and the one in the flag-draped casket behind him.

By Holly Zachariah Gatehouse Ohio Media
Heavy rains close I-70 in Guernsey-co.
Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Heavy rains close I-70 in Guernsey-co.

According to a report from ODOT East Central Ohio website, portions of Interstate 70, and Interstate 77 were submerged by nearly two inches of rain following a torrential storm that struck Guernsey County just prior to Friday afternoon, June 23.

By William Casteel Correspondent
'Black Jack' a rock star in Newcomerstown
Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM

'Black Jack' a rock star in Newcomerstown

Jack McDowell felt like a rock star again this past weekend. McDowell, the 1993 American League Cy Young Award winner, was the featured guest and Grand Marshal of the Cy Young Days Festival luncheon and parade Saturday in Newcomerstown.

By Roger Metzger Gatehouse Ohio Media
Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Kids' Bike Show set for July 23

The Tri-County Auxiliary is planning a Kids' Bike Show at 530 S. College St. at 4 p.m. on July 23. The event is for children age 12 and under with an entry fee of $1.

Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Budget by the numbers

COLUMBUS -- Republican lawmakers and Gov. John Kasich's administration believe they are in striking distance on a biennial budget deal that funds needed government services and makes adjustments for lower-than-earlier-expected tax collections and other projections.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
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Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Calendar

Kimbolton Music An afternoon of country music will be presented at The Kimbolton Community Center on Sunday, July 2. Rod Bradford and Friends will take the stage at 12, followed by the Ray McFadden band from 1 to 2. George Coler and friends will entertain from 2 until 3.

Good crowds for Cy Young Days
Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Good crowds for Cy Young Days

It may have started out on a rainy note but two solid days of sunshine brought smiles to all concerned with the 2017 Cy Young Days. Torrential rains complicated the kick-off for the festival on Friday, forcing the Queen's Contest inside and limiting the number of people attending.

Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Ohio counties building jails, but not for reasons found in national study

Rural jails quietly and steadily have been driving the increase in the number of Americans behind bars, not urban jails, a national study by a justice-reform organization has concluded.

By Mary Beth Lane Gatehouse Ohio Media
Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Distracted drivers may face extra fine

COLUMBUS -- Drivers who break certain traffic laws while texting or engaging in other activities that distract their attention from the road would face an extra fine, under legislation moved by the Ohio House.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM

4-H Health and Safety contest winners announced

NEW PHILADELPHIA -- The 4-H Health and Safety Speaking Contest was held June 15 at Broadway United Methodist Church in New Philadelphia. The results of the contest are as follows: Junior Division (under 14 as of Jan.

Chicago man sentenced in Tusc. shooting
Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Chicago man sentenced in Tusc. shooting

NEW PHILADELPHIA -- A Chicago-area man who shot at a Salem Township resident last July is going to prison for eight years. JaPierre M. Morris, 30, was sentenced by Tuscarawas County Common Pleas Judge Elizabeth Lehigh Thomakos.

By Alex Knisely Gatehouse Ohio Media
Former Newcomerstown resident releases new novel
Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Former Newcomerstown resident releases new novel

Heidi Renee Mason, granddaughter of the late Barb Westhafer, and former resident of Newcomerstown, is an Amazon best-selling author and writer of "Always Hope." In July, Mason will release her latest novel, "Love At First Crepe," with Hot Tree Publishing.

Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Police log

Newcomerstown Police log Friday, June 16 12:49 a.m. Vehicle with open tailgate. Beaver St. Log note. 2:17 a.m. Suspicious person. W. Main St. Report taken. 10:56 a.m. Possible burglary in progress. W. Church St. Unfounded. 1:07 p.m.

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Miss Clayland is named Miss Ohio
Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Miss Clayland is named Miss Ohio

Sarah Clapper, the newly crowned Miss Ohio, is looking forward to representing the Buckeye State in the Miss America pageant in September. Clapper, who was crowned Miss Clayland in September, will be spending two weeks in Atlantic City, N.J.

By Jon Bake Gatehouse Ohio Media
Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Library considering concealed carry policy

The Newcomerstown Public Library Administration and the Library's Board of Trustees would like to inform the community and the patrons of the Library that we have been working diligently to provide a safe place for all users.