Mayor Pat Cadle has one question: "Have you noticed that there seems to be a lot of things happening in Newcomerstown?"
In addition to the unveiling of the life-size bronze statue of Woody Hayes, legendary football coach of The Ohio State University Buckeyes, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Lee Stadium, the mayor wants area residents and visitors to the community to know that there are other positive things happening in the community.
On Mayor Cadle’s "short" list are:
• 31 Inc. is building a new 17 acre distribution warehouse in the Industrial Park.
• HV Coil is moving into the old General Electric building on Newport Street in Newcomerstown.
• There is a new solar array being constructed at the Water Treatment Plant near McDonald's.
• The land near the Wastewater Treatment Plant is being prepared for another solar array. Both solar arrays are going to provide cheaper power and save the village 12% the first year, with additional savings in future years.
• Taco Bell is coming to Morris Crossing at Route 36. Mayor Cadle said the plans have been finalized and that there are plans for another business to be built beside Taco Bell.
• Groundwork started for a new shelter at Cy Young Park.
• The village has received what the mayor called "good" interest from companies looking at the Caito Foods building at the Newcomerstown Industrial Park.
• ArtsNCT has opened in Newcomerstown, offering a place for community events, art galleries, plays and more.
And in the interest of less being more, the mayor and council are also looking at plans to demolish houses that have been abandoned or have been damaged by fire.
"We have a good group of people working on behalf of the village," Mayor Cadle said, pointing to the department heads and village employees. "We also have a council that is willing to work together to get things accomplished and village residents who have always stepped up to get things done."