NEWCOMERSTOWN — The Newcomerstown football program will recognize its 100th anniversary this season and is planning some special events for each of the home football games.
While the season literally begins with an away game against Shenandoah, the home opener will be Friday, August 26 against Beallsville.
In recognition of 100 years of football, all former cheerleaders, former players and coaches are invited to help celebrate the event. Former players and coaches will be admitted free.
There will be an animation practice from 6 to 8 p.m. on August 24. There is a cost of $25 for a shirt, with proceeds going to support the cheerleading program.
Themes for the remaining home football games include: Sept. 2 vs. Conotton Valley, military appreciation game; Sept. 9 vs. Sciotoville, Biddy Cheer game; Sept. 30 vs. Tuscarawas Central Catholic, Homecoming; Oct. 14 vs. Strasburg, Senior Night.
The village of Newcomerstown released the role and responsibilities for selecting a new police chief when Gary Holland retires in January.
The job description reads, “We are seeking a diligent Chief Constable to supervise and oversee the activities of the patrol unit.” To be a successful police chief, you should work well independently, have a solid knowledge of local, state and federal laws and policies, and have strong verbal and communication skills.
The responsibilities of the Chief Constable include:
Applications can be submitted to the town by email at email@example.com or by postal service to Mayor Pat Cadle, P.O. Box 151, Newcomerstown, OH 43832.
Officials at the Gateway to Fall Festival, held Aug. 19-20 at Cy Young Park, recognized the following sponsors of the event, which benefits the Thomas R. Little Foundation that provides scholarships and other funds for community events:
EZ Money Swap Shop, Trinity Health System Twin City Medical Center, Ron Hickman Realtor and Auctioneer, Jeff and Mariann Harding, Helen and Ray Booth, John and Pam Ripley Hendershot, McDonald’s, Rotary Club of Newcomerstown, McDonnell Excavating, SIMONA Boltaron, Veterans of Vietnam of America Chapter 532, Christ United Methodist Church, Cheryl Hogue Realtor, Marstrell Auto Parts and Trailers, Christi Olinger of Olinger and Co. Realty, Raven’s Glenn Winery and Restaurant, ARTSNCT, Elks Lodge 1555, H&R Block, Park National Bank, Hair Craze, Dr. Richard G. Roe, DC, Seitz Cattle, Mike’s Body Shop, Dover-Phila Federal Credit Union and .Coshocton Regional Medical Center.
The Newcomerstown Public Library is holding a “Patron Appreciation Day” from 11 a.m. at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24.
Customers are invited to stop in for a taco and dessert and also enter for a chance to win some prizes.
Newcomerstown Now, a community advocacy group, is planning a Halloween festival on Saturday, Oct. 29, starting at noon.
The event will include a costume contest, pumpkin painting, apple cider, magic show, haunted trail, cotton candy, balloon art, candy apples, carnival games, “Greg’s Caricatures” and food trucks.
Plainfield United Methodist Church, 101 Church St., Plainfield, will hold its annual Chicken BBQ and “Shades of the Past Car Show” on Saturday, August 27th.
Car show registration is $10 per car and will begin at 3 p.m. The car show starts at 5pm. with awards at 7 p.m.
Service begins at 4:30 p.m. with half a chicken, potato salad, roll, brownie and drink for $12. All dinners will be served as food in the back of the church; there is no food inside.