| Times-Reporter correspondent
NEWCOMERSTOWN It’s that time again! Toys for Local Tots applications are now available at the Newcomerstown Public Library on Main Street.
Applicants and the child or children must live in or attend Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District to be eligible for this program.
Applicants are not eligible if they sign up for Share-A-Christmas. Applications are due back at the library no later than the second Saturday in November.
Due to the purchasing time frame, late forms will not be accepted.
“Our Village — Newcomerstown” is planning a holiday outdoor market from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Dec. 5.
Vendors are encouraged to contact 740-294-3664 to request a space. Outside spaces, 10×20 feet, are available with vendors providing their own tables and a canopy, if wanted.
Applications can be dropped off at Midwest Gypsy, 143 W. Main St. Only cash payments are accepted and all sales are final.
Pizza Box Art
ARTNCT has posted entries for the third annual “Pizza Box Art Exhibit & Contest.”
To cast a vote, Michael Wise, director of ARTSNCT, said area residents should “Like” their favorite Pizza Box Art boxes which are posted on Facebook. The student artist with the most “likes” for their box will receive a $100 first prize and the runner-up will receive a free pizza party from one of the sponsors; Damons, Dominos or Terry’s Pizza.
Students from Newcomerstown East, West, Middle and High schools were eligible to submit entries.
Voting for Pizza Box Art will be open through Oct. 31. Winners will be announced Nov. 2.
The Village of Newcomerstown is asking area residents to move to paperless billing for the water/sewer department.
“Our preferred method of sending your monthly billing statement is by email,” officials said. “This means you will no longer have to rely on the mail service, and you will receive your monthly bill quicker. Paperless billing also minimizes the effect we have on the environment.”
Fall is here and that means that the falling leaves will be on every corner, street and yard in Newcomerstown.
The Newcomerstown Street Department is asking for cooperation from village residents as village employees gear up for leaf removal.
“We will use the same schedule as last year’s clean-up,” village officials said. “Leaves are to be raked into the street on the assigned day. Rake them about one foot from the curb, which allows the water to flow to the drains. Crews will start at 7 a.m. It is important that you rake your leaves into the street the night before your scheduled day. Crews will only make one pass each day. Don’t place brush and trash in the piles of leaves. If these items are found, the leaves will not be picked up. Do not park cars in front of the pile of leaves to leave room for the leaf machine to pick them up.”
The schedule for leaf pickup will be:
* Mondays: Section 1 – From River Street west to the corporation limit, south of the railroad tracks.
* Tuesdays: Section 2 – From River Street east to the corporation limit, south of the railroad tracks.
* Wednesdays: Section 3 – From Bridge Street east to Pilling Street, north of the railroad tracks. Includes Scott Addition.
* Thursdays: Section 4 – From Bridge Street west to the corporation limit, north of the railroad tracks.
For more information, call 740-498-8655 and leave a message. The call will be returned as soon as possible.
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