COSHOCTON -- Did you know that there is a correlation between ice cream consumption and violent crimes? Rest assured (in your hammock), it is not a causal relationship.

Both rise with the temperature, and it feels like we're at this year's apex. That's why the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum has chosen Crimes and Criminals for the topic of its next Our Town Stories program on Thursday, Aug. 13 at noon. It has been rumored that there will be so much murder, assault, and general bad stuff that has gone down that we might have to save burglary and theft for another day. Whether you know some good stories or have kept yourself blissfully ignorant, you will enjoy this gathering of friends who share information from archival newspapers and their own memories of Coshocton's past.

JHM's Our Town Stories gathering occurs monthly on the second Thursday of the month at noon. The conversation animates "the old days" as we conjure up memories, share personal stories, and recall Coshocton County as it once was. The atmosphere is casual and the discussion is always informative, amusing and surprising. Admission for the program is free, and beverages, cookies and ice cream will be provided. Make this hour your lunch break -- feel free to eat your meal while we talk.

September's topic is "Outhouses and Toilets."

For information, call 740-622-8710.