The new year brings new changes to the historic Memory Lane column in The Newcomerstown News.

The column will continue to contain historical happenings from the Newcomerstown area. However, we will no longer be putting in items that brought despair or sorrow to our community. It will not be an inclusive historical representation of the happenings. For that, we ask that you look at previous newspapers which are located in the Newcomerstown Public Library.

Along those same lines, the column will no longer feature engagements, weddings or anniversaries. Because of changes in marital status, we feel that it would be best to eliminate any potential problems by eliminating this section from the column.

The column will, however, list the deaths of local individuals in the community.

We hope that you welcome the changes and look forward to more changes coming to The Newcomerstown News.