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Spring Fling

The Newcomerstown Senior Center’s second annual "Spring Fling Craft Show" will be Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Senior Center, 222 S. Bridge St. A bake sale and lunch stand will be provided.

Cy Young Days

The Cy Young Days Festival will be June 22-24, and the committee’s next meeting will be 6:30 p.m., May 16, at Dick’s Place in Newcomerstown

Farmers Market

The Newcomerstown Farmers Market will begin operating on May 11 in the Newcomerstown Public Library parking lot from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The main parking lot will be closed to traffic during the Farmers’ Market. The purpose of the Newcomerstown Farmers’ Market is to promote local agriculture and provide fresh, seasonal foods as well as locally grown plants and locally produced products for sale to the public. It will be open each Friday through the second Friday in October. The Newcomerstown Public Library hosts the Farmers’ Market free of charge. To participate, vendors must grow, raise or make what they sell. Vendors who live in Tuscarawas, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison and Holmes County will be given priority if space becomes limited. All vendors must complete and sign a vendor application including a Participation Waiver and Hold Harmless statement before setting up a booth. A full list of rules and the vendor application including the participation waiver and the "Hold Harmless" statement may be found on or

Bridge sweeping

Nighttime bridge sweeping operations were to begin Sunday, April 29, throughout Tuscarawas County on multiple routes and various bridges. ODOT crews will be working from 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., during which time roadways will be reduced to one lane. Bridge sweeping will take place on the following routes: I-77, U.S. 250, U.S. 36. Work will be done through May 4 and May 6-11. ODOT reminds motorists to move over or slow down for all roadside workers, it’s the law! This law not only protects ODOT workers, it also protects the traveling public and should be obeyed at all times. For more information contact: Lauren Borell at (330) 308-7817 or

Traffic change

COSHOCTON CO. — As work continues on the SR-16/?SR-541 bridge replacement project, drivers will see the following traffic pattern change. SR-541 at SR-16 will be shifted into the Phase 1 traffic pattern for bridge work. Traffic will be shifted to the south side of the bridges and reduced to one lane in each direction on SR-541. This traffic pattern change will be on SR-541 between Whitewoman Street and Second Street in the City of Coshocton. For more information contact: Morgan Overbey, Public Information Officer, at (740) 323-5204.

Kurz Kasch Retirees

Kurz Kasch Retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. on May 9 at April’s Country Kitch’n.

Class of 1956

The Newcomerstown High School Class of 1956 will meet for lunch at Roberta’s Diner in Warsaw May 10 at noon.

Class of 1958

The Newcomerstown High School Class of 1958 will meet for lunch on Thursday, May 10, at 12:30 p.m. at the Winterset Kitchen located at 16869 Cadiz Road, Lore City, Ohio 43755. The restaurant phone is 740-489-5040.

Class of 1960

The Newcomerstown High School Class of 1960 will meet at noon Wednesday, May 9, at Dutch Valley Restaurant, 1343 Old Route 39 N/?E, Sugarcreek.

Plainfield Reunion

The annual Plainfield School Reunion will be Sunday, June 3, at the Linton Community Center (formerly Plainfield Elementary School). This is open to anyone who graduated or attended Plainfield School. Dinner catered by Schumaker Farms begins at 1 p.m. Honorees will be the Panther basketball and baseball players and the cheerleaders. Bring any sports memorabilia to share. Advance reservations required for meal before May 21 at a cost of $16. Call Carol at 740-439-1493 or Mary Lou at 740-545-6968 if letter not received.

Featured art

The West Lafayette Library is featuring watercolor pictures painted by Kay McCoy during the month of May. Library hours are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Resurfacing is under way on State Route 751 in Coshocton County. The road is being resurfaced from West Lafayette to the Tuscarawas County line. Motorists can expect two lanes of traffic to be maintained with daily flagged lane closures. The contractor is Shelly Co. The estimated completion date is Oct. 15.

Music benefit

A Bluegrass Gospel / Country Music Jam is planned for the third Sunday of each month from 2-5 p.m. at the Historic Everals Chapel, 60417 Everals Church Road just west of Newcomerstown. The event is hosted by Chestnut Hill Bluegrass band and sponsored by Everals Chapel Preservation Society. The event is free and open to the public, All donations and proceeds go toward maintenance and repairs of the old Historic church. Contact Duane Hardesty on 740-498-8456. Food and drinks available. Bring your instruments and come join us.

Mother’s Day

All mothers will receive a free box of chocolate covered strawberries during the morning church service on Mother’s Day at the Chili Crossroads Bible Church Sunday, May 13 at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to the church at 29445 County Road 10 Fresno, OH 43824.