Newcomerstown Street Commissioner Bob Martin was suspended March 8 for violation of departmental policies, according to Newcomerstown Mayor Jim Friel.

In terms of the violation, Mayor Friel said he could not comment on them at this time.

Martin, who has been with the village for approximately five years, was suspended without pay.

Mayor Friel said an investigation will take place prior to the next Newcomerstown Village Council meeting which is set for Monday, March 18.

In Martin's absence, Newcomerstown Cemetery Superintendent Mike Bryant is serving as the temporary Street Commissioner.