Grants help clean up Newcomerstown
NEWCOMERSTOWN – Mayor Pat Cadle said the village has received more than $1 million in grants over the past year, including more than $674,000 to clean up the site of the former Simonds-Heller factory on the south side from the village.
Speaking at his mayor’s monthly breakfast, Mayor Cadle said the funds will be used to clean up the brownfield site, hopefully paving the way for development in the area. The mayor said he had received an interest in building senior housing on the site and additional condominiums in the area facing the Tuscarawas River.
Another project moving forward is the new municipal building which will be located in the former Morgan Pharmacy building. The mayor said the opening of tenders for the renovation project is set for April 5 and the hope is to open the building by the end of September.
Mayor Cadle also discussed paving plans for 2022, which include finishing some projects not completed in 2021. Two of the delayed projects include lanes behind Hill Auto and Marstrell Auto Parts and the Beaver Street extension, which according to the mayor, has about 12 inches of paving that needs to be ground down to create drainage. Other projects include Canal Street from Pilling Street to N. College Street and the parking lot and upper road at Cy Young Park.
The mayor said electric car battery companies are interested in Newcomerstown industrial park sites and said Intel’s billion-dollar development near New Albany will provide supply chain opportunities to the local level.
One of the biggest problems facing the village, the mayor said, is the need for housing.
“We need housing,” Mayor Cadle said. “We have land and we have people ready to build.”
The mayor noted that the village will begin having bins for leaves and yard debris and said there will be bins for community cleanup later this spring.
The end of the journey
Journey’s End Ministries, a Christian ministry on River Street, noted that hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.
The ministry partners with the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank to help reduce hunger. The 501c3 non-profit organization is run by a team of volunteers, representing many area churches. The ministry also receives contributions from many local businesses.
Services are based on income eligibility, based on the latest income guidelines established by the Ohio Department of Employment and Family Services. The pantry is open for one visit per family per week. Accounts are limited to one per household.
Caitlin Green, a senior at Newcomerstown High School, received the $1,000 Lester Marrison Teacher Book Grant from the Ohio School Boards Association. She competed against 219 other school districts in 19 northeast Ohio counties to win the grant. Caitlin will be attending Ohio State University this fall to major in education.
The school will have university professors here to work with students to achieve greater academic success.
If you have any questions, contact the main office at 740-498-5111.
Down syndrome day
Newcomerstown Middle School celebrated World Down Syndrome Day on March 21.
Students and staff were encouraged to wear crazy, mismatched socks to school that day to draw attention to World Down Syndrome Day, which celebrates the lives of people with Down syndrome, raises awareness of the disease and highlights the role that people with Down syndrome play. in their communities. In honor of the day, people around the world are sharing photos and videos of their mismatched socks using the hashtag #RockYourSocks.
The day is celebrated on March 21 because the date symbolizes the three copies of the 21st chromosome, the genetic abnormality that leads to Down syndrome. Typically, the nucleus of each cell contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, but an extra copy occurs in people with Down syndrome, which changes the course of development.
The sock is meant to represent the typical shape of a chromosome. The variety of socks is meant to represent the variety of people with Down syndrome.
student of the month
Savanna Button was chosen as February’s student of the month, with her nomination noting, “Savanna regularly impresses her teachers with her effort and hard work. She has an eye for detail and strives for perfection in her assignments. Her dedication to her education is evident in everything she does. Savanna is a pleasant young woman with a sharp sense of humor and makes others smile with her witty personality. His maturity and work ethic should be a role model for others.
Savanna said her favorite subjects are math and history; favorite TV show, “Heartland”; enjoys watching Netflix and gaming on his phone in his free time; the greatest achievement being on the honor roll; the greatest fear, snakes; future career, welding; dinner with someone, “My sister or my mother, and I would order a well-done steak and macaroni and cheese with mashed potatoes; person she admires, “My mother”.
There will be a free community concert featuring the Dover High School Steel Drum Band and the Jazz Band at noon on Saturday May 21, outside the Olde Main Street Museum, Canal Street, Newcomerstown. This concert, organized by ARTSNCT, will launch the arts center’s series of free performances.
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