Free tax


Newcomerstown Public Library is offering free tax preparation again this year in cooperation with Harcatus. The days available are March 10 and March 22. There are a limited number of appointments. Call the library at 498-8228 to schedule.

Spring Fling Dance set

The Newcomerstown Bicentennial Committee is having an adult dance on Friday, March 28 from 7 to 10 p.m.

This is their Spring Fling Dance. The venue will be announced.

Retirement luncheon set

The monthly retirement luncheon for Kurz-Kasch employees will be Wednesday, March 12 at 11:30 a.m. at April's Country Kitch'n in Newcomerstown.

Blood drive set

The Newcomerstown community blood drive is set for Wednesday, March 19 from 1 to 6 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 121 S. College St., Newcomerstown.

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Sherlock Holmes talk

DOVER -- The Dover Public Library will host a program featuring historian Chris Hart on Thursday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Hart will portray Dr. Watson, the faithful friend and chronicler of the world's greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes. During the presentation, Dr. Watson will recount an intriguing tale that shows how Holmes was ahead of his time as a sleuth.

Call 330-343-6123 for information.

Spaghetti supper set

Calvary United Methodist Church, corner of State Street and Heller Drive, Newcomerstown, will have a spaghetti supper on Saturday, March 22 from 4 to 7 p.m.

The cost is $6 for adults, $3.50 for children 4 to 12, and free for those 3 and under.

The meal includes spaghetti with homemade sauce, meatballs, salad, applesauce, bread and butter, drinks and various kinds of homemade desserts.

Carry-outs are available. Call 498-8766 for delivery.

The church is handicap accessible and the spaghetti supper is open to the public.

Friends of the Library to meet

The Newcomerstown Friends of the Library will meet Tuesday, March 4 at 6 p.m. in the Library Annex. The public is welcome.

Coupon lesson

Learn to coupon at the first meeting Thursday March 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cornerstone Church, W. State Street, Newcomerstown.

Come, bring a friend, have fun while learning to save money. Bring coupon insert from newspaper, paper, pen and scissors.

For questions, call 330-987-5150.

Coin club meeting

Tuscarawas County Coin Club will meet Monday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Geib Family Center, Dover. The public is welcome.

Preschool applications available

Newcomerstown West Elementary Preschools are taking applications for the 2014-2015 school year. Children must turn 3 before Aug. 1, 2014, and not turn 5 before Aug. 1, 2014.

Applications may be picked up at West Elementary office.

Applications must be returned with a copy of the child's birth certificate, social security number, immunization record and the families tax return or current paystubs.

Call West Elementary Preschool at 498-4151.

Community auction set

A community auction, provided by the Victory Assembly of God, is set for Saturday, March 15 at the Laborer's Union Local 134, 150 N. River St., Newcomerstown.

Doors open at 1 p.m. with the auction to start at 3 p.m.

There will be antiques and collectibles. To see items, visit

Spring Health Fair set

WEST LAFAYETTE-- The Rotary Club of West Lafayette is announcing the 2014 Spring Health Fair on Saturday, March 15 from 7 to 9 a.m. at the West Lafayette Baptist Church, 688 E. Main St., West Lafayette.

Results can be sent to your physician, no charge for results. Or, results can be sent to your address with donation of a canned food item.

Coffee, juice and donuts will be served.

For information, call 545-6743.


calamity day set

The Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District will have a make-up calamity day no. 6 on Thursday, March 27.

Any more days needing to be made up will be added on at the end of the school year.

Auction planned

The annual Cy Young Youth League Auction fundraiser is set for Saturday, March 22 at 11 a.m. at the Local Laborers 134 Union Hall, corner of Main and River streets, Newcomerstown.

The Cy Young Youth League program serves approximately 300 boys and girls, ages 5 through 16.

Donations are sought for the auction. To donate, contact Ed Gibson at 498-6422.

TOPS meets on Tuesdays

TOPS, Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 2227, in Newcomerstown, has meetings each Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the lobby of Christ United Methodist Church, Newcomerstown.

For information, call 492-0225.

Bicentennial committee

Anyone or any organization wishing to correspond with the Newcomerstown Bicentennial Committee can use: The Newcomerstown Ohio Bicentennial Committee, P.O. Box 11, Newcomerstown, OH 43832.

Christ's Kitchen

Christ's Kitchen, located in the Fellowship Hall of the Christ United Methodist Church in Newcomerstown, serves dinner from 4 to 6:15 p.m. every Monday. The dining room is open from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

The meal is free but donations are accepted.

The church is located at 648 Oak St., Newcomerstown.

For information, call 498-8134.

Sonshine Boxes drop-off

Bob Pell's Nationwide Insurance office, located at 117 N. Bridge St., Newcomerstown, is a new collection site for items to be sent to soldiers serving our country. Items may still be donated at Riverside Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, also in Newcomerstown. Sonshine Boxes consist of anything a soldier might need such as personal hygiene items, games, movies, etc.

For information, call 498-7994.